Shure's VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone (right) and the VP83F with integrated flash recording (left).
Las Vegas, NV (April 8, 2013)—Shure introduced the VP83 LensHopper Camera-Mount Condenser Microphone and the VP83F with integrated flash recording today at NAB 2013.
The ultra-compact condenser shotgun microphones, with an isolation suspension system developed exclusively with Rycote, are engineered to provide broadcast professionals, videographers, filmmakers, video journalists, field reporters, and others with an all-in-one solution for capturing audio with DSLR cameras and portable video/audio recorders.
The VP83 and VP83F feature all-metal construction, are designed to provide RF immunity and include directional supercardioid/lobar polar patterns to reject unwanted off-axis audio. The VP83 also features a three-position gain switch intended to compensate for different recording environments and a low-cut filter switch to eliminate background noise.
The VP83F with flash recording and playback functionality enables WAV file capture at 24 bit/48kHz sampling rate for direct-to-device recording and added audio redundancy; it also includes a dedicated headphone audio output.
A83-FUR Windjammer and A83-W Foam Windscreen accessories, developed with Rycote for the VP83 and VP83F LensHopper models, will also be available. Shure VP83 and VP83F will be available in summer 2013. Pricing is TBD.