In India, Sony has unveiled the ECM-M1, a highly versatile shotgun microphone with an array of innovative features. The microphone boasts eight distinct audio recording modes and incorporates advanced beamforming and digital processing technology, making it a valuable addition to the audio recording arsenal.
Ultra-Directional Mode for Precise Sound Capture
The ECM-M1 features an ultra-directional mode that focuses on targeted sound from the front within a 30-degree width while effectively suppressing unwanted background noise. This mode is especially useful for interviews and selfie-oriented scenarios, ensuring crystal-clear audio quality.
Noise Reduction Tools and 4-Channel Recording
With built-in noise cut and low-cut filters implemented through digital signal processing, the ECM-M1 delivers exceptional audio quality during recording, reducing the need for extensive post-processing. Additionally, the microphone supports 4-channel recording on compatible cameras, enabling omnidirectional safety recording on channels 3 and 4 while maintaining selected directivity on channels 1 and 2.
Eight Audio Recording Modes
Users can effortlessly select from a range of eight audio recording modes using the mode dial on the rear of the microphone. The modes include super-directional, unidirectional, omnidirectional, super-directional (front + rear), super-directional (rear), super-directional (front/rear) separate, ultra-directional, and stereo. The lock button on the dial ensures the selected mode remains secure and prevents accidental changes.
Beamforming Technology for Optimal Sensitivity
The ECM-M1 utilizes beamforming technology with four microphone capsules and precision algorithms to achieve exceptional sensitivity in desired directions while minimizing it in other areas. This feature makes the microphone highly adaptable to challenging audio environments, ensuring premium sound quality in various recording situations.
Compact and Lightweight Design
Designed for ultimate mobility, the ECM-M1 is compact and lightweight. It can easily be clipped into the Multi Interface Shoe of compatible cameras, providing direct power and audio connections without the need for additional cables or batteries.
Digital Audio Interface Compatibility
When connected via the Multi Interface Shoe of a compatible camera with a built-in digital audio interface, the ECM-M1 maintains the audio signal in digital form, preserving high-quality sound throughout the recording process. The microphone is also compatible with a wide range of cameras using an analog interface.
|Form Factor:||Camera Mount|
|Mounting:||Camera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)|
|Four-channel recording supported||Yes|
|Sound Sources:||Speech/Voice-Over, Dialogue|
|Sound Support:||Mono, Stereo|
|Mic Capsules:||4 x Electret Condenser|
|Controls:||Gain/Sensitivity, LF, Polar Pattern|
|Windscreen:||Fur-type wind screen included|
|Noise Reduction:||Internal digital noise cut filter for clear recording|
|Digital Output:||1 x Sony Multi Interface Shoe (on Mic)|
|Dimensions (H x W x L):||72.2mm x 40mm x 64.4 mm|
Pricing and Availability
Starting from 28th July 2023, the Sony ECM-M1 microphone will be available for purchase at a price of Rs. 33,000. The microphone can be found at Sony Centers, Alpha Flagship stores, authorized dealers, major electronic stores, and online on Amazon.in and Flipkart.com, making it easily accessible throughout India.