SE Electronics ProMic Laser DSLR On-Camera Shotgun Microphone
ProMic Laser is sE’s first ever on-camera microphone. Its a shotgun condenser with a precision-tuned capsule for capturing high-quality audio. It goes direct to camera with no exaggeration and no hype.
ProMic Laser provides sound that matches the high-definition video capabilities of today’s DSLRs. The Laser, the first release in the ProMic series, is a truly professional solution. It has a rugged aluminium design and comes with a removable wind shield and a custom shockmount. The Laser provides over 200 hours of use from only a single AAA battery.
Want to film your friend’s rock band? The inclusion of a -10dB pad allows you to reduce the level of the mic so loud sources (bands, jet planes, jet skis) don’t overload your camera’s audio circuitry.
The microphone also features a bass cut switch, which gives you the option of removing unwanted low frequency rumble – like traffic, air conditioning, or noise from the camera itself – and this can be used in tandem with the -10dB pad.
The Laser comes complete with a protective carry bag and a detachable 3.5mm coiled cable to connect it to your camera. There are a plethora of camera-mounted mics available, so why did sE decide to make the Laser – and why might it be your best choice? While developing a mic for a camera, a company tends to make sacrifices.
Most of the time these cost-cutting measures negatively affect the client – sound quality suffers, reliability suffers, durability suffers. Why use metal when you can use plastic, right?
sE don’t think like that. The Laser is crafted from aluminium – something you don’t see on DSLR mics anywhere below $500 and up. Also, it has a hand-tuned capsule, a clever custom shockmount designed by sE for the Laser, and a flat response.
- Custom-designed shockmount
- Mic cable with 3.5mm jack
- Protective carry bag