Vidpro XM-88 Shotgun Microphone Kit

Vidpro XM-88 Shotgun Microphone Kit

Vidpro XM-88 Shotgun Microphone Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Supercardioid & Cardioid Polar Patterns
  • Durable Aluminum-Alloy Construction
  • Powered by Phantom or One AA Battery
  • Shockmount and Stand Mount Included
  • Camera Shoe Adapter Included
  • Foam Windshield and Furry Wind Muff
  • Cushioned Hand Grip
  • Foam-Padded Hardcase and Cables Included
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The XM-88 Shotgun Microphone Kit from VidPro includes a microphone and a wealth of accessories designed for use with video cameras and DSLRs. The XM-88 microphone is switchable between cardioid and supercardioid polar patterns. The off-axis signal attenuation provides focused audio pickup. The XM-88 features durable aluminum-alloy construction for indoor and outdoor use. The microphone also features dual power modes, allowing it utilize Phantom power or one AA battery. It includes long and short (on-camera) audio cables with multiple connectors to support XLR, 1/8" (3.5mm) and 1/4" jacks.

The XM-88 includes an adjustable shockmount and stand mount with thread adapters for a 5/8" mic stand, 3/8" boom pole, 1/4" tripod and camera shoe mounts. It also includes a furry wind muff, a foam windshield and a cushioned hand grip.

UPC: 026127770800
In the Box
Vidpro XM-88 Shotgun Microphone Kit
  • Suspension Shockmount
  • Adjustable Shockmount
  • Camera Shoe Adapter
  • Furry Wind Muff
  • Foam Windshield
  • Cushioned Hand Grip
  • 26' (7.9m) XLR Cable
  • 16" (41cm) XLR Cable
  • 16" (41cm) XLR to 1/8" (3.5mm) Cable
  • 1/8" (3.5mm) to 1/4" (6.3mm) Adapter
  • AA Alkaline Battery
  • Foam-Padded Hard Carry Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Vidpro XM-88 specs

    Transducer Type Electret Condenser
    Polar Pattern Cardioid and Supercardioid
    Frequency Response 100 Hz to 20 kHz
    Nominal Impedance 1kΩ
    Load Impedance 2.3kΩ
    Sensitivity -45 dB, short
    -38 dB, long
    Power 1 x AA alkaline battery or 48V Phantom power
    Output Connector 3-pin XLR
    Construction Aluminum alloy
    Dimensions (Ø x L) 0.87 x 14.2" (22 x 360 mm)
    Weight 4.4 oz (125 g) without battery
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    Package Weight 3.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.3 x 10.8 x 3.3"

    Vidpro XM-88 reviews

    XM-88 Shotgun Microphone Kit is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 35.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good enough for the price I was looking for a cheap solution to help me in my productions with two cameras. I just bought this microphone two weeks ago and I liked the results until now. There is no big difference between the cardioid and super cardioid position switch, but it's OK. If you have a low budget to buy a shotgun microphone, it's a good choice.
    Date published: 2013-06-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from At any price...a Great Kit!! I rarely give any product 4 STARS (much less 5) as there are always those irritables that take it down a notch. But the XM-88 Shotgun Mic Kit is not one of those products! As an up and comming production outfit, maintining high production value is key to our success. And so often times its the audio that suffers in video production and after extensive research online, I purchased the XM-88 a few weeks ago. The first question unboxing this Microphone that came to my mind was, Why doesn't every shotgun mic come equipped like this one??? Everything you need to get started in any situation is right in the box! Using it with an Canon XA25, I have found the Microphone to be pretty much neutral with out much coloration on either end of the scale. And the truth is, when you do spend so little on a peice of equipment, you just don't expect much anyway, but this Mic really works great in interview style shoots. The included cables are not top notch, but they work!! Why 4 and not 5 stars...?, I still can't figure out how to attach the handle for handheld situations, and insted of finger grips on said handle (that was shown in the descriptive image)its just a straight dense foam covering it instead. And lastly, I could not audibly hear any difference in changing the pattern setting (cardioid and supercardioid) of the XM-88. The bottom line is, for the money, or even as a cheap backup, this Kit is untouchable for what it delivers. I expected a tinny, hollow sound in the back of my mind to be honest, even after reading reviews and hearing sample audio. But none of this was present. With a professional looking carrying case, and all the accessories to to record on the fly, the XM-88 is one of the best values in recording audio when you budget cannot afford the very top rated Shotgun Microphones!
    Date published: 2013-10-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great value I'm an amateur movie maker looking to get great results. By profession I'm an Electronics engineer. The microphone is good in terms of the signal to noise ratio,(hiss) there seems to be very little hiss. This is excellent. Signal level is not high when using it with the 1.5v battery. Don't have phantom power to try it, but might be improved. The accessories are good for what you pay. The shock mount seems flimsy but does the job. The cables and connectors are fine. Anyone haveing problems is pulling the cables out by the wire,not the connector base. Whats Great: The mic has a LED to show that the power is on. The switch (On/Cart/Super Cart) is very positive with a nice click. I can definately hear the difference between the Cart and Super Cart settings. Others who can't were probably in a small room and picking up sound reflections from the walls of the room. Not so Great: The dead cat is more like a dead kitten, and the sponge wind filter is very delicate. Overall excellent value for money. Yes, I would advise someone who is'nt a Pro to purchase. No,I don't work for the company.
    Date published: 2014-05-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Value For The Price! I purchased the XM-88 for us with my Panasonic AG-AC160A and I must say I was very impressed. Audio quality is excellent, phantom or AA compatibility is really useful and the kit includes EVERYTHING you'll need to operate the microphone. Great buy!
    Date published: 2013-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome sound Before purchasing this item I was somewhat skeptical because of the reviews I've read. However I've used this product and found that the device and the mechanics of it worked rather well. Wires weren't pulled out when I detached my cables from the bottom. I've come to realize it's the person mishandling the device rather than the device itself. It's a great item for a great price.
    Date published: 2014-05-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does what it's suppose to I was at first skeptical since this mic is much cheaper than others and provides all the accessories you need. But let me tell you. It all works very well. I'm really happy that it comes with both XLR and 3.5 jack hookups that way I can plug it into my camera when on the run or into a preamp XLR for premium sound quality. All the accessories work great too, Only the foam cover seems a bit cheap. but I use the wind screen fluff more anyways.
    Date published: 2013-12-20
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Loads of hiss, very weak signal Tested in my studio with my voice as the source. The hiss level was greater than the signal at distances more than 2 feet. I could not get a usable signal, so I returned it same day I received it.
    Date published: 2016-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprises come in all shapes and sizes Being a no budget filmmaker, this shotgun mic was an outstanding deal. The wind muffs work well outside, and the mount is fine. Although it isn't the best quality, it deserves 5 stars.
    Date published: 2016-08-08
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