Tascam DR-10SG Camera-Mountable Audio Recorder with Shotgun Microphone
- Super cardioid Shotgun Microphone
- Shoe Adapter Attaches to Camera Shoe
- Records to microSD or microSDHC Cards
- Records 16/24-Bit Files @ 44.1 / 48 kHz
- Equaliser with Four Presets
- Runs for 8.5 Hours on Single AAA Battery
- Compact and Lightweight
- Includes Foam Windscreen
- Noise-Isolation Arm
- Attenuation Cable and Cable Clip
The DR-10SG from Tascam is a super cardioid shotgun microphone and a professional-quality digital recorder in a single unit. It can be used as an on-camera attachment to record and capture audio for several consumer devices such as video cameras, DSLRs and more.
The shotgun microphone features a shock-resistant mounting foot that attaches to your camera. The built-in professional-quality digital recorder has four selectable EQ modes, audio pass-through to the camera and an on-board audio slate for synchronisation during post production.
Furthermore, the unit features Tascam's Dual Recording mode, which automatically records a second "safety take" at a lower level. The DR-10SG can operate for 8.5 hours continuously on a single AAA battery and is compact and lightweight. The DR-10SG is designed to deliver professional-grade audio quality, while addressing the inherent issues of on-camera audio.
High Performance Shotgun Microphone
The super cardioid pattern picks up sound in the direction it is pointing, rejecting ambient noise and reverberation. The design of this microphone is built to capture your subject's voice from your camera, without noise from traffic, surf, echo and other distractions.
Camera Shoe Attachment with Shockmount
The DR-10SG's built-in shoe-mount adapter attaches it directly to the camera while staying out of your way.
Four EQ Presets
The DR-10SG's built-in equaliser tailors the recording to sound best in your environment. It includes the following four presets:
- Natural: Flat response for natural-sounding recording
- Standard: Standard EQ for a video camera shotgun mic, adding clarity
- Interview: EQ optimised for voice recordings in interviews, conversations and similar scenes
- Field: Ideal EQ for recording sound effects and other background sounds
High-Quality Audio that's Simple to Use
The DR-10SG provides digital recording with the convenience of a camera accessory. Detailed electrical design includes rejection of power supply and camera noise in a compact design.
Shockmount Mechanism and Noise-Isolation Arm
A floating shockmount mechanism sit between the recorder and the shoe mount, reducing vibration and other noise transmitted from the camera body. Also included is a noise-isolation arm that moves the recorder away from the camera, lens and other sources of noise. This is especially useful to reduce noise generated by autofocus motors.
Slate Tone Simplifies Synchronisation with Video Files
A built-in generator produces slate tones providing convenient reference points for lining up video and audio files after recording. Slate tones are automatically produced when recording starts and stops. The volume of slate tones can be set to Off, Low or High. By connecting the DR-10SG back to the camera with included cable, the camera's video file also gets the slate tones. If you need perfect synchronisation, zoom into your editing software and line up the sine waves.
Record Two Files Simultaneously
The DR-10SG has several features to prevent distorted audio, but the most secure is Dual Recording. This feature captures a copy of your signal at a lower level as a safety track in case of distortion.