Aputure introduced the Deity Supercardioid shotgun microphone two years ago. It was competitively priced at $349 which is easily half the price of other popular brands in it’s class. Now Deity has spun-off into a separate company with their own development team to build on what was started with Aputure.
Deity has three new models showing at NAB 2018. The Smic ORIG2, Vmic D3, and the Vmic D3 Pro.
Vmic D3 Pro features a microprocessor built into the microphone. with a smart universal 3.5 TRRS connector on the side. When plugged in the microphone automatically turns. This connection will allow the microphone to be used with multiple devices like iPhones, DSLR/Mirrorless cameras with only one cable. The D3C Pro.
The Smic Orig2 is the upgraded version that Aputure released. Deity responded to users request to address the high self-noise and midtone sound. Deity also add to the bass for a fuller sound
Main features of the Vmic D3 PRO
- Super Directive
- Includes Rycote shock mount handle
- Over 80db SNR Low inherent self-noise
- Adjustable sensitivity with visual metering
- 75Hz & 150Hz low-cut options
- Compatible with cameras, recorders, iPads, Androids, and iPhone
- Auto on when connected
- Anti-interference and electrostatic prevention circuit design
- USB rechargeable
- Smic Orig2 $350 when bundled with Rycot kit $450
- Vmic D3 $90 to $100
- Vmic D3 Pro $200. When bundled with the pistol grip $350
Available mid summer