Chinese filmmaking accessory company Hollyland has announced a new wireless microphone that can turn your mobile device into a mobile field audio recorder.
Available for both iOS and Android mobile devices, the wireless lavalier microphone offers 16-bit, 48 kHz sound capture for high-fidelity sound quality at a line-of-sight range of up to 650 feet (200m).
Similar in design to the Lark M1 wireless microphone system, the Lark C1 is designed to be plug-and-play, wirelessly connecting a camera to a mobile device.
The omnidirectional transmitter/microphone connects to the same wireless microphone used by the M1 system, which is then paired to a receiver that is plugged into a mobile phone using either an MFi-certified iOS Lightning receiver or a USB-C Android version.
Moreover, the device can also be used with other camera products including the DJI Action 3, turning it into a vlogging device with wireless recording capability to improve the sound quality of an action camera.
The system comes with two transmitters for recording two people in a scene, and a single 2.4 GHz dual-channel receiver to pick up and process both audio tracks simultaneously.
The Lark C1 offers advanced audio processing and active noise cancellation which will remove ambient background noise and provide what Hollyland calls a crystal-clear digital audio recording.
Battery life will also last up to 32 hours from a fully charged charging case, with up to eight hours of uninterrupted recording time on each charge.
The system is also usable while the units are being charged, and can also provide pass-through power to the smartphone.
Hollyland’s free LarkSound app provides advanced controls for viewing transmitter battery levels, noise cancellation adjustment, volume control, and real-time playback.
The app is available for download from the iOS and Google Play app stores.
As stated above, the Lark C1 is available in both iOS and Android versions, and in either black or white colors for IOS and Black for USB-C.
The system includes two clip-on wireless transmitters, a dual channel wireless receiver, dead cat wind covers, a charging case, and a fabric-covered carrying case with dedicated USB-C or Lightning cables.
The retail price is $179, and it is available directly from Hollyland’s Amazon portal or from authorized retailers like B&H.
Note, however, that the White iOS version is listed as “coming soon,” while the black version is available now.
- Hollyland LARK C1 DUO 2-Person Wireless Microphone System with Lightning Connector for iOS Devices, Black, 2.4 GHz (B&H, Amazon)
- Hollyland LARK C1 DUO 2-Person Wireless Microphone System with Lightning Connector for iOS Devices White, 2.4 GHz (B&H, Amazon)
- Hollyland LARK C1 DUO 2-Person Wireless Microphone System with USB-C Connector for Mobile Devices Black, 2.4 GHz (B&H)
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