Just found out about this new DSLR microphone system from a newish company called MyMyk clearly aiming at RØDE and the others that are tops in the market. I like how compact the pieces are but haven't tested a unit yet, so I'm not sure how well the system works.
This is new to me and the info below was sent from the MyMyk folks – tho we've also featured several of Abraham Joffe's videos before on planet5D.
This short film was shot by acclaimed Cinematographer Abraham Joffe, on location amidst the bush lands of Northern Sydney in the workshops of renowned Swiss Metal Sculpture Ulric Steiner. It provides an inside story and an introduction to the My Myk Camera audio system.
MyMyk is an Australian audio company dedicated to the manufacture of high-quality audio systems for DSLR cameras, which have become the choice of filmmakers, photographers and journalists the world around.
MyMyk is run by a consortium of industry professionals from the sound, film and broadcast industries, combined with a team of highly skilled industrial and electronic designers with major contributions from many of Australia’s leading location sound recordists and cameramen.
MyMyk products are designed to be lightweight to complement the ergonomics of DSLR cameras. They always feature the highest quality components, such as polycarbon ABS moldings for extra rigidity and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures, the finest 3.5mm sockets manufactured in Germany which ensure optimal connection at all times, and high quality industry standard switches which allow many years of trouble free operational use. After all, HD picture deserves HD audio.
Smart Myk is a directional microphone which works by localising the sound to the image, rejecting background noise to concentrate on the sound from the subject of the camera's focus. It easily attaches to any DSLR or video camera, making it perfect for professional recording, home videos, internet broadcasting, journalism, sporting events and much more.
SmartLynk is a compact, portable/on-camera,two-channel mixer and monitoring device, giving you the results of a professional audio production rig at a fraction of the price. The perfect companion to the SmartMyk microphone and the MyMyk Camera Audio iPhone app, SmartLynk allows you to monitor your sound input prior to and during recording; block unwanted AGC noise from the camera by overriding the camera's built-in Automatic Gain Control (AGC); or record external audio without needing to be attached to your DSLR or video camera. What’s more, it has two microphone inputs so you can capture multiple audio channels at once.
SmartMyk Windshield is a slip-on, open-cell, reticulated foam with an integral fur cover that provides excellent wind protection whilst safeguarding your SmartMyk in the most difficult of conditions. SmartMyk Windshield successfully reduces wind-noise by up to 20dB without any adverse effect on High-Frequency. Advanced materials, adhesives and assembly techniques all combine to create an extremely durable product that you can take anywhere. Manufactured in the United Kingdom for My Myk by Rycote.
For more information about MyMike and their products, click HERE
(cover photo credit: snap from the site)