The Comica Vimo C Wi-fi lavalier microphone system is now out there and its distinctive promoting level is the built-in noise discount function. Not that we haven’t seen one thing prefer it earlier than, however in fact, I used to be curious to see how nicely (or not) it really works within the subject. So, is it any good? Let’s discover out.
Comica was form sufficient to ship us their new wi-fi microphone system, the Vimo C, and in all honesty, the very first thing that I did, was to verify if it has an exterior microphone enter, which it doesn’t.
But, as knowledgeable content material creator, I had the urge to interrupt my very own working routine and see if there may be any justification for working with a product that comes “as is” and may be very easy to make use of.
The Vimo C – Introduction
The Vimo C is a 2.4G hertz dual-channel mini wi-fi microphone system, designed to work with quite a lot of internet hosting merchandise, be it mirrorless cameras, cell phones, or computer systems.
It is available in THREE flavors, a SINGLE mic and receiver, TWO mics and a receiver, or TWO mics, a receiver, and a battery charging case, and the latter is the one I’m reviewing right here in the present day.
What’s within the field?
If you open the equipped pouch virtually all of the connecting cables that you would probably want to instantly begin working with this machine are there. What’s lacking is an iPhone Lighting to three.5mm cable that must be bought individually. On high, Comica added a multi-functional cable for monitoring the sound from the Vimo C itself (USB-C to USB-C, or, 3.5mm cable). Additionally to be discovered is a windshield accent for battling the wind when recording outside.
It is likely one of the easiest audio gadgets to function, in addition to probably the most light-weight and small in measurement I ever labored with. It’s very simple with regards to utilizing it.
If you take it out of the charging field, each the microphone and receiver will energy on robotically, and principally, all you need to do is to search for the stable blue mild on the mic itself. This can point out that each the mic and receiver are actually wirelessly related.
Vimo C – Easy operation
Subsequent is connecting the Vimo C receiver to your internet hosting machine, which in my case was a mirrorless digicam.
On the mic itself:
There are 2 buttons: the orange one is for on/off or mute the mic, and the opposite is for turning the noise discount possibility “ON” or “OFF”. Thoughts you that the receiver will bear in mind your final setup so when turning it on once more, be sure that the BLUE mild is there and NOT the GREEN one (that means, noise discount is ready to “OFF”).
On the receiver you can find the next buttons:
An orange “on/off” button may also function a button to vary the output recording sign, from “mono” to “stereo” or “security” (my most well-liked possibility as the identical monitor shall be outputted in 2 completely different recording ranges to the digicam with the intention to defend the audio from clipping).
Subsequent is the output socket for connecting to the internet hosting machine, and a USB-C Socket for direct charging or headphone monitoring.
There are additionally 2 extra buttons, “A” and “B”. Every will management the acquire recording ranges from the receiver to the digicam. There are 4 quantity management choices, and I really like that the recording ranges of every microphone could be managed individually. By the way in which, an extended press on any of the two buttons will flip the viewing mode on the show (very helpful when mounting the receiver on the digicam hot-shoe).
Within the above evaluate, I clearly recorded myself with the Comica Vimo C and I didn’t course of the sound any additional. What you hear was recorded on to the FUJIFILM X-H2 digicam.
For my part, the sound high quality is sweet. Really, significantly better than I anticipated from a modestly priced wi-fi system that may not take an exterior mic.
Noise Discount Perform – Is it any good?
One of many largest promoting factors of this product is the power to make use of the built-in noise discount recording possibility.
Sadly, I used to be upset by the audio high quality when participating on this possibility. Logically, it’s not lifelike for a single noise discount “stamp” to suit very many conditions. Even my Sony noise-canceling headphone will do a “noise evaluating and adjusting” for the very best efficiency. So in idea, if Comica may have analyzed the noise first after which deployed the noise discount function, that may have been nice, but it surely appears this isn’t the case.
Let me finish my evaluate by saying that for the value ($134/€179) it is a good possibility for having a fundamental dependable sound so long as you don’t activate the noise discount possibility and don’t lose eye web site together with your digicam (in any other case, you danger having a damaged sound).
As a result of it’s light-weight and may work for hours when totally charged, it’s a good companion for touring. For me, I’ll be comfortable to proceed utilizing the Comica in conditions when speaking to the digicam however I’ll absolutely proceed to discover its limitations and capabilities as I do see it having potential (maybe a product firmware replace will help with bettering the noise discount possibility).
Hopefully, for his or her subsequent era of mini wi-fi programs, Comica will think about including an exterior microphone enter connection possibility and an onboard audio recording chance for a tough copy duplication.
As a result of, truthfully, with regards to audio, I’d quite be protected than sorry.
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