Sony Announces the ECM-B10: A New Compact Beamforming Shotgun Microphone

Sony Announces the ECM-B10: A New Compact Beamforming Shotgun Microphone

Sony Middle East & Africa just introduced a brand-new beamforming shotgun microphone, the ECM-B10. This new microphone features Sony’s industry-leading sharp directivity and digital signal processing, known to the ECM-B1M. The enhanced system applies digital signal processing to the sound collected by four high-performance microphone capsules using beamforming technology. This allows the user to customize how the audio is recorded by enhancing the microphone’s sensitivity from different directions.

The microphone offers three types of directivity in a single product; super-directional, unidirectional, and omnidirectional. When using super-directivity, the microphone collects sound from a narrow field in front and suppresses sound from other directions. The super directivity setting is a great option for interviews, selfies, and other situations where the range of sound collection is limited to a narrow extent at the front.

The unidirectional sensitivity suppresses sound from behind while collecting sound from a wide field in front. This option is perfect for recording conversations between several people. For capturing the whole experience, the user can select omnidirectional sensitivity, which picks up sound equally from all directions and is ideal for recording environmental sounds.

The ECM-B10 effectively reduces noise for clearer sound collection and creates a more efficient post-production workflow since less audio edits are required. It pairs well with cameras that are equipped with a MI (Multi Interface) Shoe, either old-school analogue or even with cameras with a digital audio interface, which allows you to transmit audio as a direct digital signal, so you can record without any degradation.

In addition, the microphone’s shock and vibration suppressing design effectively suppresses low-frequency vibration noise, while its cable-less design eliminates noise transmitted via cables. You even get a wind screen to minimize environmental noises, all in hope of making it easy to capture crisp audio even when shooting outside.

All of this is packed in a compact body, which provides flexibility and mobility, even when using gimbals and grips. When connected via the MI Shoe, users can also power it directly from the camera, so you can continue shooting without worrying about the microphone battery running out. For added durability, the ECM-B10’s design is resistant to dust and moisture,which allows for worry-free outdoor shooting when combined with a similarly dust and moisture resistant body and lens. The new ECM-B10 will be available in the UAE from July 2022.

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