Sony Electronics announced the debut of the ECM-678 model shotgun mic (pictured). The new mic is designed to meet an array of live location and studio production needs. The compact, 9.9-inch ECM-678 will work with most professional cameras and camcorders, including the Sony DSR Series of DVCAM™ camcorders, the PDW-510 and PDW-530 camcorders of the XDCAM™ Professional Disc™ System, and Sony’s upcoming professional HDV camcorder. The ECM-678 mic is scheduled to be available in December, with a suggested retail price of $750.
“Videographers can count on the ECM-678 for high performance and durability under the most demanding conditions,” said Paul Foschino, senior manager for professional audio in Sony Electronics’ Broadcast and Production Systems Division. “A newly developed capsule and built-in low-cut switch helps to reduce pop and wind noises for optimum voice pick-up. This provides the ECM-678 with a highly directional response and makes it particularly effective for voice pick-up in noisy environments.”
The microphone comes with a range of accessories including a windscreen, holder, spacer and carrying case. Other features of the ECM-678 include sensitivity of -28 dB and extremely low inherent noise of less than 16 dB SPL; flat and wide frequency response of 40 Hz to 20 kHz; built-in two-position (M, V) low-cut switch allows effortless reduction of ambient noise; and vibration-resistant mechanisms offers durability and reliability.
For more information, please go to www.sony.com/professional.