Sony ECM-VG1 Short Shotgun Microphone

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Sony ECM-VG1 Short Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • Phantom Powered
  • Switchable Low-Cut Filter
  • High Sensitivity Requires Less Gain
With an ultralightweight body and smooth tone, the Sony ECM-VG1 shotgun microphone offers strong, clean output signal for event video shoots, indie film production, TV and documentary shooting, court room depositions, and more. Plus, at a mere 2.3 ounces, it can be placed atop a camcorder or mounted on a boompole with virtually no impact on the weight of the rig.
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Sony ECM-VG1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ultralightweight Metal Body
  • 3Smooth Frequency Response
  • 4High Sensitivity
  • 5Onboard Low-Cut Filter
  • 6Phantom Powered
  • 7Furry Windshield
  • 8Included Accessories

With an ultralightweight body and smooth tone, the Sony ECM-VG1 shotgun microphone offers strong, clean output signal for event video shoots, indie film production, TV and documentary shooting, court room depositions, and more. Plus, at a mere 2.3 ounces, it can be placed atop a camcorder or mounted on a boompole with virtually no impact on the weight of the rig.

The ECM-VG1 features a supercardioid polar pattern for excellent directivity and minimal noise at the off-axis sections of the capsule, resulting in intelligible voice pickup even in noisy environments. The microphone's wide, flat frequency response yields natural, accurate signal reproduction with crisp detail and minimal coloration.

The ECM-VG1 runs on 40 to 52 VDC phantom power, making it compatible with a variety of professional camcorders, multitrack field recorders, and portable audio recorders. The supplied furry windshield delivers up to 20 dB of wind noise reduction for high-quality audio capture in outdoor environments. It also includes microphone spacers and a mic holder to accommodate camera-mount and stand-/boompole-mount configurations.

Ultralightweight Metal Body

The ECM-VG1 has been designed as a compact and ultralightweight shotgun microphone, measuring 8.3" in length and weighing a mere 2.3 ounces to ensure good balance even when mounted on compact camcorders. Its metal body offers rugged durability to handle the rigors of location recording.

Smooth Frequency Response

With its flat and wide frequency response of 40 Hz to 20 kHz, the ECM-VG1 provides sound reproduction that is smooth and natural.

High Sensitivity

The ECM-VG1 offers an elevated sensitivity of -33 dB and low self-noise level of less than 18 dB SPL, allowing the microphone to be used for clear voice capture even in noisy environments.

Onboard Low-Cut Filter

The onboard two-position (M, V) low-cut switch provides users with a simple method of reducing the effects of undesired ambient noise such as rumble.

Phantom Powered

The ECM-VG1 can be driven by 40 to 52 VDC phantom power for consistent, battery-free operation with professional camcorders, multitrack field recorders, and portable audio recorders.

Furry Windshield

The ECM-VG1 comes with a special furry windshield that has an internal frame to rigidly fix the windshield. This creates a space between the microphone and the outside part of the windshield, helping it achieve up to 20 dB of wind noise reduction. It also protects the ECM-VG1 from contact noise in harsh operational environments such as outdoor shooting.

Included Accessories

The ECM-VG1 is supplied with a short XLR cable, a microphone holder (for use on a boompole or mic stand), two stand adapters, and a microphone spacer (for attachment to a camcorder's mic holder).
UPC: 027242814646

Sony ECM-VG1 Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule1 x Electret Condenser
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass FilterYes
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter
WindscreenWindsock/Windjammer (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL127 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD)
Off-Axis Rejection>3 dB at 60°
>15 dB at 120°
20 dB at 180°
Impedance60 Ohms ± 20% at 1 kHz (Balanced)
Sensitivity-33 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range109 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio76 dB A-Weighted (1 kHz)
Equivalent Noise Level18 dB SPL
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x XLR 3-Pin Male
Headphone ConnectorNone
Cable Length19.69" / 50 cm
Power
Operating Voltage40 to 52 V (Phantom Power)
Operating Current Consumption2.5 mA
Physical
MountingMic Clip/Stand Adapter (Included)
Included CaseNone
Construction MaterialMetal
Operating Temperature32 to 122°F / 0 to 50°C
Storage Temperature-4 to 140°F / -20 to 60°C
Dimensionsø: 0.79 x L: 8.27" / ø: 20 x L: 210 mm
Weight2.33 oz / 66 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.92 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.4 x 5.2 x 3.05"
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