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Shotgun microphone,professional field capturing gear

When filming a movie, we often see the staff holding a boom pole to record the voices of the actors and move with the movements of the actors. Although we all know that using a wireless microphone can better track the sound and does not require additional personnel to pick up the sound, if the actor wears a lavalier microphone, it will affect the appearance of the movie. At this time we will choose to use a shotgun microphone. The shotgun microphone is part of directional mics, which is good at capturing sound in front of it while blocking ambient noise from the sides and rear. Shotgun microphones of different lengths are also applicable to different scenarios. BOYA has three classic shotgun microphones, which are BY-PVM3000S, BY-PVM3000M, and BY-PVM3000L separately. Then we will tell you what is the difference between them.
When filming a movie, we often see the staff holding a boom pole to record the voices of the actors and move with the movements of the actors. Although we all know that using a wireless microphone can better track the sound and does not require additional personnel to pick up the sound, if the actor wears a lavalier microphone, it will affect the appearance of the movie. At this time we will choose to use a shotgun microphone. The shotgun microphone is part of directional mics, which is good at capturing sound in front of it while blocking ambient noise from the sides and rear. Shotgun microphones of different lengths are also applicable to different scenarios. BOYA has three classic shotgun microphones, which are BY-PVM3000S, BY-PVM3000M, and BY-PVM3000L separately. Then we will tell you what is the difference between them.
 
BY-PVM3000S, short shotgun mics are mainly used and commonly mounted on cameras. Because it is small in size and easy to carry around, many reporters also like to use it hand-held during interviews. Compared with BY-PVM3000M and BY-PVM3000L, the BOYA BY-PVM3000S has the widest pickup angle, about 70 degrees, with the loudest volume of sound recordings, the most ambient sound, very widely applied when the sound source is very close to the microphone. It allows BY-PVM3000S to be widely applied on various occasions, for instance, interviews, broadcasting, media production, sports commentary, and more.
 
BY-PVM3000M, the medium shotgun microphone has a more directional pickup pattern and rejects more off-axis sound than the short one. The longer microphone capsule is applied, the narrower pickup angle it offers, precisely picking up sound from the recording subject. It offers a medium volume of sound recordings, ideal for street interviews, talk shows, stage live recording, and more.
 
BY-PVM3000L, long shotgun microphones have a very tight pickup pattern. BY-PVM3000L has the longest mic capsule with the narrowest pickup angle of 30 degree, which requires a boom operator to point the microphone at the subject since changes in the microphone angle can be highly evident with a drop-off in audio if not paid attention to. It’s ideal for long distance recording, for instance, broadcasting, ENG, film-making, and more.
 
Besides the Super-cardioid pick-up pattern, these three microphones feature with built-in low-cut filter switch on the preamplifier. If there are low-frequency noises from the air conditioner or traffic while recording, you can switch to the low-cut mode to eliminate these noises. 
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