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Shure VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Microphone with Integrated Audio Recorder and Windshield Kit

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Shure VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Microphone with Integrated Audio Recorder and Windshield Kit
Key Features
  • VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Mic & Batteries
  • Integrated WAV Audio Recorder
  • Furry Windshield Reduces Wind Noise
  • Separate 3.5mm Camera & Headphone Outs
Designed for run-and-gun shooters, vloggers, and mobile journalists who need effective reduction of wind noise during outdoor shoots, this B&H Kit includes the compact Shure VP83F LensHopper shotgun microphone with batteries and an integrated 24-bit / 48 kHz audio recorder and a furry windshield developed by Shure and Rycote to attenuate wind noise by up to 25 dB.
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Shure VP83F LensHopper Overview

Designed for run-and-gun shooters, vloggers, and mobile journalists who need effective reduction of wind noise during outdoor shoots, this B&H Kit includes the compact Shure VP83F LensHopper shotgun microphone with batteries and an integrated 24-bit / 48 kHz audio recorder and a furry windshield developed by Shure and Rycote to attenuate wind noise by up to 25 dB.

Gain, volume, and bass roll-off controls give you the flexibility to optimize your signal quality right at the mic. In addition, the microphone's built-in Rycote Lyre shockmount system provides isolation from vibration and mechanical noises while enabling mounting compatibility with camera shoes and tripods.

Shure VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Microphone with Integrated Audio Recorder

The Shure VP83F LensHopper merges all the functionality of the VP83 camera-mount shotgun mic with a self-contained recorder and a dedicated headphone jack. Designed for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters, it features a backlit LCD screen with easy access to the mic gain, bass roll-off, metering, and more.

With its integrated WAV audio recorder and separate audio output, the VP83F allows convenient redundant recording to a microSDHC card (available separately) and your camera while supporting real-time headphone monitoring.

Featuring rugged metal construction while remaining compact and lightweight, the VP83F is designed to be a reliable partner for your portable video rig. Its integrated shockmount attaches directly to your camera or tripod and impedes camera handling noise and vibrations transferred through a tripod. To reduce noise from light winds, the VP83F is equipped with a foam windscreen. A detachable coiled 3.5mm TRS cable is supplied for easy connection from the mic to your camera.

Integrated Audio Recorder
The VP83F's integrated audio recorder allows you to capture 24-bit / 48 kHz WAV files to a separately available microSDHC card (32GB maximum, Class 6 or higher) while recording the VP83F's output to your camera. Even if the audio cable gets disconnected or the camera settings are misconfigured, the VP83F continues to record. A 32GB microSDHC card will yield up to 64 hours of recording time. Transfer titled and timestamped WAV files to a computer using an SD card adapter or USB adapter (both available separately).
Focused Pickup Pattern
The omnidirectional microphones found in most cameras pick up sound from all directions, yielding too much ambience and noise. The VP83F uses a supercardioid/lobar polar pattern to focus on sound in front of the mic while attenuating portions of side- and rear-entry sound. Its sensitive condenser capsule and low-noise electronics produce more detailed audio and less hiss than traditional microphones built into cameras.
Separate Camera and Headphone Outputs
A detachable coiled cable is included with the VP83F to provide efficient connection from the VP83F's main output to your camera. The cable's 3.5mm TRS plug is wired in dual mono, which delivers the mic signal identically to both input channels on your camera or portable recorder. Additionally, you can plug headphones into the dedicated volume-adjustable 3.5mm headphone output for convenient real-time monitoring of your signal.
Battery Powered
Two included AA alkaline batteries power the VP83F for up to 10 hours of recording time. The power/battery LED will be turn red to warn of low battery levels. Approximately 15 minutes of run time remain once the battery icon begins flashing. To conserve battery life during periods of inactivity, use the power switch to turn off the mic or remove the battery from the battery compartment. NiMH or lithium AA batteries may also be used.
Bass Roll-Off
Traffic and HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems can create a buildup of low-frequency noise that reduces the intelligibility of your audio. When dealing with such factors, activate the low-cut filter to roll off bass frequencies without compromising the integrity of midrange and high frequencies.
Adjustable Mic Gain and Camera Output Level
Optimal recording levels are crucial to avoiding distortion and lessening noise. The VP83F features adjustable microphone gain and camera output volume. Apply up to 60 dB of mic gain in 1 dB increments, and choose from three camera output volume settings—high gain (0 dB) for cameras with a low-gain preamp, medium gain (-20 dB) for most cameras, or low gain (-40 dB) for cameras with a sensitive preamp.
Backlit LCD Screen
Use the ergonomic 5-position joystick to navigate the menu system, which is displayed on a backlit LCD screen. See track information, low-cut filter status, remaining recording time, headphone volume, mic gain, and meters for the battery and audio level at a glance. A record/pause/stop button and an LED indicator are placed next to the joystick for easy transport operation.
Integrated Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations
The VP83F utilizes an integrated Rycote Lyre shockmount to isolate the mic from vibrations and mechanical/handling noise. The bottom of the shockmount features a camera shoe mount with a 1/4"-20 thread, ensuring simple attachment to your camera or a tripod (available separately).
Windscreen Reduces Wind Noise
The foam windscreen on the VP83F is designed to lessen undesirable wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in outdoor environments, acquire a furry windshield such as the Shure A83-FUR (available separately).
Durable Metal Construction
The VP83F's all-metal construction provides a durable, rugged frame for rigorous operation in a variety of environments. It also offers enhanced RF immunity to mitigate unwanted audio artifacts from cellular and RF devices.
UPC: 042406277006
Shure Fur Windjammer for VP83 and VP83F LensHopper Microphones

The Shure Fur Windjammer for VP83 and VP83F LensHopper Microphones is designed to fit snugly over the foam windscreen of a VP83 or VP83F LensHopper shotgun mic. It is made of synthetic fur and provides up to 25 dB of additional wind noise reduction. The Fur Windjammer was developed by Shure with Rycote.

UPC: 042406323147

Shure VP83F LensHopper Shotgun Microphone with Integrated Audio Recorder Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Polar PatternLobar, Supercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass Filter170 Hz, 12 dB/Octave
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentUp to +60 dB
Indicators1 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsGain/Sensitivity, Headphone Volume, High-Pass Filter, On/Off
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL129.2 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection4 dB at 60°
18 dB at 120°
17 dB at 180°
Impedance47 Ohms
Sensitivity-35.8 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz (Open Circuit Voltage)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio78.4 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level15.6 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Headphone Connector1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Number of Conductors2
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion24-Bit
Sample Rate48 kHz
Digital Signal ProcessingNone
Internal MemoryNone
Power
Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type2 x AA (Included)
Approximate Battery Life10 Hours
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size1/4"-20 Female
Included CaseNone
Construction MaterialAluminum
Operating Temperature0 to 145°F / -17.78 to 62.78°C
Operating Humidity0 to 95%
Storage Temperature-20 to 165°F / -28 to 73°C
Dimensionsø: 3.8 x L: 6.6" / ø: 96.52 x L: 167.64 mm
Weight7.6 oz / 215.46 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 5.35 x 4.25"

Shure Fur Windjammer for VP83 and VP83F LensHopper Microphones Specs

Maximum Noise Attenuation25 dB
MaterialFaux Fur
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.135 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 2.45 x 2.15"

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