Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 Camera-Mountable Lavalier Digital Wireless Set
The Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 wireless set is the perfect pack for a film project or presentation. The set consists of three major items. One is the bodypack transmitter which houses the transmitter and the batteries needed to charge the transmitter. A lavalier microphone is the second item.
This microphone is clipped or hanged on the top clothe to allow for free movement of the arms as the microphone takes in the audio and transmits it to the bodypack transmitter through a cable. The third item is the receiver which is used to join the audio from the lavalier microphone to the camera. The whole set is simple to put up and start the presentation without any technical props or setups.
The Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 wireless set is the ideal digital wireless microphone which is very well operational in recording interviews and similar activities. After mounting the lavalier microphone and the bodypack transmitter, you should only place the receiver into the XLR audio input of the camera for the set to be complete and ready to start.
During recording, the Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 set matches with the camera?s sensitivity to avoid having an excessively loud audio or an inaudible one. The AVX-MKE2 set works like a professional accessory.
Features of the Sennheiser AVX-MKE2
The best thing about the Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 set is that it is very simple to set up. Unlike other recording devices that require a rigorous set up and more than one operational tests to affirm the audio is right, the AVX set just has a simple process which even an amateur can do.
The Sennheiser AVX set is as well equipped with an ultra-compact receiver which ensures that the sound quality is well recorded and reduces any interference that may have been recorded. The set is powered by a P48 Phantom power which switches off automatically when the set is not in use to save on power.
This technology is very convenient for such recordings that take a long period of time and may finish or greatly reduce the charge of the transmitter. The AVX set is designed with a sort of intelligence that gauges the frequency of the recording to prevent a high-pitched recording. This auto frequency management is one of the reasons why the Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 has great audio quality and not likely to disappoint.
Unlike handling other radio appliances where you need a license, the AVX set does not require any licensing to operate. Another benefiting feature is that the accessories included in the Sennheiser AVX set are compatible with DSLR camcorders.
Setting up a Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 set
The Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 is one of the simplest audio recording appliance you will ever find. It is easy to set up, goes for long and is easy to carry around. The receiver has a battery life of about 4 hours. It is usually plugged into the XLR port of the camera or fused with an adaptor cable to join the 3.5mm TRS audio inputs that are common in other cameras.
Its work is to transmit the audio to provide a matching recording of audio and visual. The transmitter is placed on the body of the person (preferably away from the eye of the camera) and connected to the lavalier microphone through a cable. Before you start taping, switch on the receiver and the transmitter.
After 5 seconds, the two turn on and you are ready to go. Make sure you check the battery life of both to avoid them from shutting down during the recording. If you?re worried about the quality of the sound, you can press ?AF Out? on the receiver to adjust output level to match that of the camera. After that, you are free to start recording.
Where can the Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 Set be used
The AVX set is meant for recording without worrying about your occupied hands. In today?s era, a YouTube video can benefit greatly from the AVX technology. Given the simple setup, it is very easy for anyone to operate the Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 wireless set. Interviews also apply in the range of the AVX technology. A simple recording unit is very applicable in an office or boardroom setting.
In most cases, the Sennheiser AVX-MKE2 can be used in public speaking, a hands-free interview, in theatre, in documentaries and presentations where your hands are occupied. Since the receiver and transmitter are designed not to be bulky, they have a rather short battery life and can limit long hour recordings.
A good solution for this can be to keep the two appliances charged throughout the recording session. Although this may require a strategic positioning of the camera for the receiver to be charged, it may serve for the better if the recording is to last more than 4 hours.