The Audio-Technica AT897 has been designed for field audio acquisition in film/TV/video production, professional recording, wildlife recording and broadcast applications. It mounts conveniently on a professional style DV camcorder without adding noticeable heft, and remains out of the frame even with compact digital cameras. This high-performance short shotgun offers outstanding long-distance audio pickup due to narrow acceptance angle of line + gradient design. It also features smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality and excellent off-axis rejection of sound arriving from the sides and rear of mic.
Designed for video production and broadcast (ENG/EFP) audio acquisition
Short length (11") ensures mic stays out of the shot -- even when used with compact digital cameras
Smooth, natural-sounding on-axis audio quality
Provides the narrow acceptance angle desirable for long-distance sound pickup
Excellent sound rejection from the sides and rear of mic
Switchable low-frequency roll-off
Operates on AA battery or phantom power
Did You Know....... Many top record producers, when recording vocals, will use a dynamic mic for up close vocals and a heavily compressed shotgun mic about five feet away. It's true! The dynamic mic not only captures part of the final sound, but is also useful for giving the artist something to focus on, keeping a fairly consistent position relative to the shotgun mic. Have a shotgun mic on hand for your next vocal session....it could be the goldmine you've been seeking!