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Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule to suit H6 Recorder

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Zoom SGH-6 Shotgun Microphone Capsule to suit H6 Recorder
  • Shotgun Microphone
  • Hairy Windscreen

Our optional SGH-6 shotgun capsule adds a professional-quality hyper-directional (that is, highly directional) microphone to the H6, making it the perfect audio recorder for anyone working in film, video or live theater, or for ENG (electronic news gathering) applications.

Thanks to the three internal mics with digital signal processing ability, the SGH-6 achieves a frequencyindependent super-cardioid polar pattern. Compared to ordinary shotgun microphones using an acoustic tube method, the SGH-6 maintains a highly directional pickup at about half the length.

Shotgun microphones are often used when you cannot position a microphone directly in front of a sound source. For example, if someone is speaking in front of a video camera and you don't want them to hold an interview microphone up to their mouth, the solution is to use an off-screen shotgun mic.

However, shotgun mics are not the audio equivalent of a photographic telephoto lens. Even though they do an above-average job of picking up sounds that originate from a short distance away, they always sound better when they're physically close to the sound source. If the capsule is more than three feet away, the audio will start to sound distant. The farther away it is, the more distant and reverberant the audio will become.

Note: The SGH-6 is a monaural microphone.

UPC: 884354012335
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very handy This thing makes recording foley, or narration, so easy. A lot less hassle when you don't have to fiddle around with multiple pieces of equipment, XLR cables, etc. Just record, eject SD card, and plug into your computer.
Date published: 2016-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Useful alternative to X/Y and MS input modules We use this mic in situations where background noise is significant. The pickup pattern isolates what's right in front of the unit well.

Note - the sound recording quality is not superior to the X/Y or MS mic it's just better at isolating the sound of a single speaker.
Date published: 2015-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value for Money Love how small it is. great point and shoot. Comes with a hairy windscreen. Does pick up a bit of handling noise if you're moving around with it so the "Rycote RY041119 Portable Recorder Suspension" would fix that problem. I use it on a zoom h5 recorder for all sorts of things. It's a great addition to the X/Y stereo microphone capsule if you have one.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great, solid mic I use the shotgun mic to record foley for video games and short films.

Great because it just works very well.

Not so great - the windsock touches the mic - other windsocks usually have a plastic skeleton which separates it from touching the mic. It's not terrible, just can't be used in extreme wind conditions.
Date published: 2015-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value for Money Recording location ambient sound
As back-up mic for interviews
Great value, clean sound for the money
Date published: 2013-11-03
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