iKlip A/V – broadcast quality audio and video phone mount
The just announced iKlip A/V lets videographers, broadcasters and journalists make broadcast-quality video productions with professional audio on their smartphones thanks to its integrated XLR mic preamp, wireless receiver support, steady hand grip and secure holder.
IK Multimedia says that the iKlip A/V has the bragging rights of being the first broadcast mount for professional audio and video recording with smartphones.
This industry first is a system that gives professional broadcasters and videographers the ability to capture and monitor pro-quality audio on the go via its integrated high-quality XLR mic preamp with phantom power and built-in wireless receiver support.
It also delivers a steady picture thanks to its smartphone holder and hand-held grip. Designed for mobile broadcast professionals, it gives everyone the power to use their smartphone as a full-featured camcorder.
Developed in Italy with input from professional field reporters and broadcasters as a cost effective – and more readily available – alternative for field reporting, iKlip A/V has been designed to help videographers capture professional quality audio for their mobile video productions.
It features an integrated microphone preamp with phantom power that lets users record with high-quality external microphones via its XLR input.
iKlip A/V provides 48V phantom power for high-end condenser mics via two AA batteries. It also features a built-in support that can hold most popular wireless microphone receivers.
As well as all that, the unit’s gain control, headphone monitoring output and 1/8-inch TRRS audio output should ensure a great signal no matter what microphone or device is used. And all of these features are built into iKlip A/V’s ergonomic grip for a streamlined, unmatched recording experience.
Steady and secure
iKlip A/V’s design allows for a steady shooting thanks to a large ergonomic handheld grip and an expandable smartphone holding bracket.
It can securely hold any iPhone, iPod touch or Android device with a screen size from 3.5-inches to 6-inches.
iKlip A/V can also be attached to a monopod or tripod thanks to the standard female threads on the underside.
Its holder can be detached and replaced with a compact video camera thanks to its standard camera mount. No matter how it’s used, iKlip A/V delivers an effortlessly stable picture quality.
iKlip A/V works with any smartphone or camera that accepts a 1/8-inch TRRS (CTIA/AHJ wiring standard) audio input.
This means that it can deliver great broadcast-quality results with any compatible device that can either fit on its grip or fit on iKlip A/V’s standard thread tripod/camera mount.
Similarly, iKlip A/V is compatible with all popular mobile video recording apps. This includes favourites like Apple’s Camera app as well as third party apps that provide more control, like Filmic Pro.
Pricing and availability
iKlip A/V will be available in April 2016 from music and electronics retailers worldwide, and from the IK online store, for only $/€179.99 (excluding taxes).
Hopefully I’ll get chance to review this intriguing device so keep coming back.