You want to
record some dialogue outdoors, but the surroundings
are too noisy. Your supercardioid is pressed to
the limit. Which microphone should you use?
The SCHOEPS shotgun CMIT 5 U
– Unusually low coloration of off-axis sound
since the pickup angles at low and high frequencies
are kept reasonably similar to one another: At medium frequencies the
directivity of the CMIT 5 U is higher than one
would expect from a microphone of this length, while at high frequencies the
pickup pattern is not as narrow as with long shotgun microphones. Thus in active
scenes it is easier to cue the boom and keep actors ”on mike.”
– SCHOEPS sound quality makes the microphone
suitable for music recording as well as dialogue.
– The directional pattern and sound quality
are consistent in both the horizontal and vertical
planes, unlike some other shotgun microphones.
greater immunity to wind noise than a SCHOEPS
– Very lightweight, robust all-metal housing
Three pushbutton-activated filters allow the microphone to<
adapt to all recording situations:
– High-frequency emphasis (+ 5 dB at 10 kHz) enhances
speech intelligibility, and compensates for high-frequency
loss caused by windscreens;
– A steep low-cut filter (18 dB/oct. below 80 Hz) suppresses
wind and boom noise;
– A gentle low-frequency rolloff (6 dB/oct. below 300 Hz)
compensates for proximity effect.
Pairs of LEDs next to each pushbutton indicate the status of
the filters. Even in darkness the user can read the settings
and see that the microphone is operational. The settings
are retained when the microphone is switched off.
polished wood carrying case, SG 20 swivel joint,
W 140 foam-type windscreen for moderate wind;
elastic suspension with pistol grip;
”Softie” for somewhat stronger wind;
with "Windjammer"(fur-like cover) for really strong
Illustrations: see back of cover
The capsule and amplifier of the CMIT 5 U are built as a single
unit, unlike microphones of the SCHOEPS ”Colette” series.