A new Roto-Mic shotgun condenser microphone and Rotolight Sound & Light Kit have been introduced by Rotolight.
The £60 microphone captures broadcast-quality audio and is suitable for DSLR, camcorder or audio recorder use via a 3.5mm audio jack. The compact, uni-directional shotgun microphone with 40Hz - 20kHz frequency response has a sturdy shock-mount, three position level control (-10dB / 0dB / +10dB) to adjust loud and soft sound sources, and a two-step high pass filter to eliminate rumble.
The £150 (plus VAT) Sound & Light kit includes both the Roto-Mic and the Rotolight RL48-B LED Ringlight with stand mount and pouch. As used on Skyfall and Captain Phillips, the RL48-B provides soft, diffuse lighting with a classic ring-light effect and either slips over the Roto-Mic or mounts on the hot shoe.