- Super cardioid shotgun microphone
- Shoe adapter (ISO/JIS standard) attaches to a camera accessory shoe
- Records to micro SD or micro SDHC cards
- Records 44.1/ 48 kHz, 16/24-bit, mono or poly linear PCM (WAV/BWF) files
- Built-in clock stamps BWF files with time-of-day information for additional convenience when editing or searching for files
- Equalizer has four presets that can be selected to match the recording conditions
Custom designed, high-performance shotgun microphone.
An all-new shotgun capsule was designed by TASCAM for the DR-10SG. The super-cardioid pickup pattern picks up sound in the direction it is pointing, rejecting ambient noise and reverberation. The design of this microphone is purpose-built to capture your subject's voice from your camera, without noise from traffic, surf, echo, and other distractions.
Camera shoe attachment with shock mount for maximum mobility.
The DR-10SG's built-in shoe mount adapter attaches it directly to the camera while staying out of your way. Even when guerilla shooting or grabbing hand-held shots, the DR-10SG focuses on your subject for great-sounding results.
Four EQ presets to match the subject and setting. The DR-10SG's built-in equalizer tailors the recording to sound best in your environment. It includes the following four presets:
NATURAL : Flat response for a natural-sounding recording
STANDARD: Standard EQ for a video camera shotgun mic, adding clarity.
INTERVIEW: EQ optimized 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. Controlled listening tests during the design stage led to consistent improvements in the design, from the best shotgun capsule design to the need for high-performance capacitors in the power supply.
Shock mount mechanism and noise isolation arm reduce handling and lens operation noise.
A floating shock mount mechanism sits between the recorder and the shoe mount, reducing vibration and other noise transmitted from the camera body. Also included, a noise isolation arm moves the recorder away from the camera, lens, and other sources of noise. This is especially useful to reduce noise generated by autofocus motors.
Audio from the DR-10SG Camera Out jack can be recorded on the camera.The DR-10SG has an output jack for DSLR and video cameras. Connecting this to the camera allows it to record a copy of the sound that the DR-10SG picked up. This allows the audio recorded on camera to be higher quality, and makes it simple to synchronize audio with the video in your editing software. For compatibility with many cameras that come with different input sensitivities and levels, the DR-10SG has an output volume control to avoid distortion. A custom attenuation cable maximizes signal quality when a camera has just a mic-level input. The camera out jack doubles up as a headphone output.
Slate tone simplifies synchronization 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 the included cable, the camera’s video file also gets the slate tones. If you need perfect synchronization, zoom into your editing software and line up the sine waves.
Dual recording records two files simultaneously at different levels
Film-making often involves sudden audio volume jumps. An actor could decide to scream a line and a documentary subject could do almost anything. On a single-person shoot, the camera operator has enough to worry about without keeping their hand on the volume knob for dialog level changes. 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.
Automatic file closing saves file data before the battery runs out.
You can always monitor the battery level on the easy-to-read Organic EL display. If the battery runs out in the middle of a recording, the unit will automatically save the file before turning off so your take isn't lost. And the case is designed so that batteries can be changed quickly, without removing the recorder from the camera shoe mount.
Automatic level, limiter and other functions solve common recording level problems.
If the input sound level is too low or too high, an automatic level function can increase or decrease the recording volume to an appropriate level. The limiter prevents distortion caused by sudden input overloads. These functions save you from worrying about recording level settings in situations when there is no second chance.
Compact and lightweight body that is only 110 g, including battery
The DR-10SG has been designed to be compact and lightweight to maintain mobility even when used on the lightest and smallest cameras. The single AAA battery lasts for hours and won't put a strain on the camera's shoe mount. And the whole unit is compact enough to be held with action cameras like the GoPro.
Operates for 8.5 hours continuously on a single alkaline AAA battery
One easily obtained Alkaline AAA battery powers the DR-10SG for 8.5 hours continuously. The DR-10SG can also use disposable lithium or rechargeable NiMH batteries.
micro SD card(64MB to 2GB), micro SDHC card(4GB to 32GB)
44.1k/48k Hz, 16/24-bit
Analog audio inputs
0 to +50dB (1dB step)
Analog audio outputs
CAMERA OUT/ PHONES
3.5mm(1/8")stereo mini jack (DUAL MONO signal)
USB2.0 HIGH SPEED mass storage class
1 AAA battery(alkaline, rechargeable NiMH or disposable lithium)
USB bus power
Battery operation time
48kHz/24bit, Limiter/ Dual Rec : OFF, File type : MONO
(Energizer ULTIMATE LITHIUM)
110g (including batteries) / 98g (without batteries)
0°C to 40°C
Wind screen, Noise Isolation Arm, Attenuation cable, Cable clip, Owner's manual(including warranty)
50Hz to 20kHz
78dB (MIC gain +30dB?A-weighted)