Today, the professional camera accessories brand Wooden Camera unveiled its VX Skateboard Camera Mic. The microphone is a recreation of the original Sony VX1000 microphone that has provided the soundtrack for some of the sickest videos since the mid-’90s—in fact, the VX Mic’s tagline is “Let’s Make It Sound Like 1995 Again.” Check out the pitch-perfect comparison video below… and turn it up.
Wooden Camera achieves this uncanny aural mimicry by arranging 4 microphone capsules in the same orientation as the original VX1000, and using a digital signal processor to emulate the frequency filtering and compression. (More nitty gritty nuts-and-bolts info is included below.)
Wooden Camera, which is run by Ryan and Elizabeth Schorman, couldn’t have picked a better time to release this bad boy. The Sony VX1000 was introduced in 1995 and changed the way skateboarding videos looked and sounded. The internal microphone design was particularly good at recording clear skateboard noises compared to previous Hi-8 cameras. But since the global move towards HD, there hasn’t really been a standard for audio capture in skateboarding—which is why no two skate videos sound the same.
-The included, coiled 3.5mm TRS cable connects the VX Mic to DSLRs, handycams, RED DSMC2, and other cameras with 3.5mm stereo inputs. Cameras with two XLR inputs require the VX Skateboard Camera Mic XLR Adapter Y Cable which is sold separately.
-Internal lipo battery provides more than 48 hours of continuous operation and is charged using the included USB-C wall adapter. External USB power banks (not included) can also be used to charge and power the mic at the same time.
-Shoe mount on the bottom of the mic attaches to standard camera hot shoes and also has a center 1/4-20 for attaching to articulating arms like Ultra Arms. If additional accessory mounting area is required, the VX Skateboard Camera Mic Horseshoe Mounting Bracket provides two additional shoe mounts and a 1/4-20 screw on top.
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