IFA 2016: Sennheiser Team Up With GoPro
Sennheiser have used IFA as a launchpad for a number of new microphones – including one designed to integrate with GoPro’s camera offerings.
“Today’s digital technologies are making content creation ever more accessible, with DSLRs and mobile devices capable of producing an incredibly high standard of work,” said Achim Gleissner, Commercial Manager for Sennheiser’s Broadcast and Media business.
“As this revolution progresses, sound quality cannot be left behind. Indeed, at IFA, we want to share the innovative Sennheiser products that take professional quality audio to wherever your creativity takes you.”
According to the company, “The Sennheiser microphone has been created to go anywhere that a GoPro can.”
It’ll tout water, wind, snow and light mud resistances and a capsule design that allows it to even record audio under water.
The company say the action camera microphone is expected to become available from March 2017.
Also on display at IFA is the Sennheiser’s new MKE 440.
Designed for use with DSLR cameras, the company say it will capture focused stereo sound from within the cameras field of view – employing two mini-shotgun microphones mounted in a V-shape arrangement.
“The result is a well-balanced mix between ambient sound and clearly comprehensible speech and dialogue,” Gleissner says.
Lastly, the HandMic digital is a rugged microphone that Sennheiser say will enable users to “transform smartphones and tablets into professional recording tools.”
It uses a Apogee A/D converter and pre-amp to maintain audio quality and is highly resistant to EMI interference.
The HandMic digital will be available from October 2016