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Saramonic SR-M3 Review – Best Cheap Shotgun Mic Under $60?


Can this Saramonic microphone compare with a Rode Videomic Pro at just a quarter of the price? Stick around to find out It’s TechWizTime Hey guys, Johnathan here with TechWizTime where I create technology tutorials and reviews The thoughts and opinions are my own they didn’t review this content or anything like that before I put it out there, so The Saramonic SR-M3 without any digital effects or anything like that there is music in the background, but I will cut that out so you can actually give a different quality of the different settings So with that said the reason that I actually accepted this as a review is because I have looked at the Saramonic products before And I believe that they do some really good product The thoughts and opinions in my own they didn’t review this content or anything like that before I put it out there What I could just want to shot and just see what they’re like I’ve owned the Rode Videomic Pro before and I did use it for quite some time as a shotgun microphone however They got a point where I needed to have a little bit more flexibility with movement and so forth so I did move to the Rode Filmmaker pro kit It’s a Lavalier microphone that’s wireless, but the most people starting out they can’t afford the the steep price of about 400 dollars I believe that they do some really good product so I thought What I could just want to shot and just see what they’re like and so off the bat But as they say audio is the thing that needs to come across as clear and crisp as possible and if you’ve got good audios then people watch your videos Mostly so the Savings alone there has to dictate well, okay is it worth it? Is the quality there? or Am I just buying something that is really cheap and is going to sound awful, well We’ve got an activity LED and also the 0 or the +10 DB Switching over to the other side is where it gets really interesting because on this side we’ve got a headphone output As well as a second microphone input Switching over to the rear we’ve got the low-cut filter which basically cuts out any of those hums of air conditioners or Electronic equipment, which if I be quiet for a moment, you will be able to hear right here now So without a new music, you can actually hear that hum of my networking equipment here But if we do a little test now what I’ll do is I’m going to change it so that way the Low-cut filter is on So let’s try it Okay so now the low-cut filter is in place So you be the judge now one of the things that impresses me with the srm? Three is the fact that it has a lot of features on it From the audio file So you can hear now that I’m back, you can hear that the bass and the tones are back into my voice which actually gives you a better sounding Audio file for you to use we’ve got a headphone output as What the quality of this is and like I said I haven’t edited this audio at all. It’s basically purely from the camera It’s been fed from the microphone all the way into the input there So who is this microphone for? Well It’s going to be harder to pick up the audio, so right now I’m about Probably about a foot, maybe a foot and half away from the microphone itself, so I’m fairly close Then you should be fine, you should be able to get close enough to the camera and to the microphone itself If you’re doing it in an interview area say out and about, it’s going to pick up Everything around you, like, it is quite directional, but Because of the way that sound works out in the wild it can be very erratic and the sound is basically going to be picked up from multiple angles Microphone in particular is going to be great for someone who’s sitting quite close to the camera A vlogger or someone talking about things that are quite close to the camera Now the other thing that you can do as well is that what I used to do with my Rode Videomic Pro is I used to actually have it on a boom hole So what would happen is that I’d get it quite close to me just out of frame about And, like, literally, that is probably about Less than a foot away from me so I can have the camera a little bit back as long as it’s not in frame And the audio can be quite close audio file for you to use So the big question is: Is it worth for sixty dollars that you’re going to pay for this and I’ve got to say yes It’s a quarter of the price of the Rode Videomic Pro and to be honest. It’s worth it. It sounds good It’s not as crisp as the Rode Videomic Pro, but Then I’d go for it Or you’re quite close to the camera. That’s the other thing as well. Is that if you’re too far away from the microphone It’s going to be harder to pick up the audio so right now. I’m about Probably about a foot. Maybe it puts a half away from the miC itself So I’m fairly close the lens that I’m using is a 24 millimeter lens so most stock dSLr cameras come with an 18 55 millimeter lens, so if you’re using it as the 18 millimeters Then you should be fine Iin this video I’m going to be looking at the Saramonic SR-M3 Shotgun microphone. Which is great for any DSLR video blogger Now, full Disclosure, Saramonic did send me out the shotgun microphone to review however This is coming straight from me and secondly I am shooting this whole video with And right off the bat I have to say that I’m impressed And that’s what I used in most of my videos So one of the things that attracted me to this shotgun microphone is the fact that it’s only worth about $60 Now wherever you buy your Rode Videomic Pro from that’s only about a quarter of the price You’ve been hearing me so far, so, you be the judge Now one of the things that impresses me with the SR-M3 is the fact that it has a lot of features on it, and I’m going to show you those now. So on this side here. We’ve got the power Two features that aren’t found on many shotgun microphones out there I have to say And what you’ll hear is you’ll hear the reduction of bass in my voice and this is what I don’t really like, but It is something that happens with a low-cut filter Or the WAV file I should say It can be for anyone, it can be if you’re doing little short presentations, or you’re quite close to the camera. That’s the other thing as well. Is that if you’re too far away from the microphone The lens that I’m using is a 24 millimeter lens, so most stock DSLR cameras come with an 18 55 millimeter lens, so if you’re using it as the 18 millimeters So like I said this That should be fine and it should be really easy thing for most people to use Here so you couldn’t see it It’s $60, so if you’ve only got a small amount of money and you want a better audio quality than the one that’s in the camera itself If you are interested in the Saramonic SR-M3 microphone Are you considering changing your audio to be a little bit better quality and you want to know a little bit more about this microphone? Then leave me a comment down below Consider subscribing to the TechWizTime channel if you love all things technology Already a subscriber? Then click on the bell icon down there to make sure you get notified of my new videos Like and share this video if you did, and as always Imagine, Learn, Create

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