Broadcasters doing sports or special events often need to pin point audio—far away from the action. JonyJib, a maker of camera motion control and other gear in Turlock, California, has a solution in its JonyShot Parabolic Microphone.
The JonyShot has two comfortable grips on either side of the dish making it easy to hand hold and aim. The bottom of the unit has a mounting plate with 1/4-inch threads for mating to a tripod for fixed or aimed shots.
The isolated microphone mount accepts most lapel, handheld or shotgun microphones offering the user complete control over the audio. It can also be equipped to accept different mounts. The microphone is aimed to the rear center of the dish where the audio is concentrated and directed into the microphone’s element.
Audio can be picked up from as little as three feet or as much as 500 feet depending on wind and weather conditions. Each JonyShot ships with tripod mounting hardware and a five foot microphone cable.
The basic JonyShot without electronics is priced at $1,320. The company sells a range of compatible wireless and wired microphones by Audio-Technica and AKG, as well as a Sound Devices microphone pre-amp. A hard case for the system is priced at $500.