At NAB 2018, Deity Microphones announced their S-Mic 2, an affordable shotgun microphone targeted at independent filmmakers with some important improvements over the original Aputure Deity Shotgun Microphone. Deity refined the voicing on the S-Mic 2 for a fuller, more balanced sound. They also coated the circuit board to reduce the microphone’s self noise. Let’s take a closer look and a listen, and even compare it to the RODE NTG-4+, a similarly priced shotgun microphone, as well as a pro-level shotgun mic, the DPA 4017b.
Links to gear discussed and used to shoot this episode:
Deity S-Mic 2 Shotgun Microphone - Coming Soon, ships July 2018
Sound Devices 633 Audio Recorder/Mixer
Aputure COB 120d - This is the light I used as a key in the talking head clips
Aputure Light Dome Soft Box - Used to soften the key light
Panasonic GH5 - My favorite small camera for video
Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 OIS Lens - incredibly versatile lens that is on the GH5 most of the time
Copyright 2018 by Curtis Judd
Music - Elegance in Entropy - Copyright 2017 by The Vacationist, used with permission
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