Zoom H3-VR ambisonic microphone
Posted on: Wednesday 10th of October 2018
Zoom has a new ambisonic microphone designed for 360 videos –an internal mic position sensor aligns audio automatically with 360 video. The conical enclosure is lightweight (120g) and features a backlit LCD screen that automatically adjusts to the unit’s positioning. Two independent 3.5mm audio outputs with dedicated volume controls provide headphone monitoring and a line output to camera, while the input volume adjusts gains for all four mic capsules simultaneously. The precision internal clock is claimed to be highly accurate, with a claimed 0.5ppm discrepancy to reduce audio/visual drift and jitter.
The H3-VR, which records in ambisonics, binaural stereo and standard stereo, also has support for 5.1 surround and live streaming. The Zoom H3-VR is available for pre-order for $349