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Canon WM-V1

Wireless microphone for Canon camcorders

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by Woody Sherman
Canon

Need to shoot your show's narrator out on the school athletic field while you're on a tripod up in the stands? You've just discovered a use for Canon's WM-V1 Bluetooth® wireless microphone. With a range of up to 164 feet, you'll have audio recording options that simply aren't available when using a traditional wired mic.

The microphone and receiver modules are each powered by a "AAA" battery, and they communicate with each other. This allows the camera operator and talent to coordinate during the shoot, even in noisy circumstances.

The WM-V1's receiver module connects to your camera's "external microphone in" jack. An in-ear monitor is provided for both modules. And the microphone module comes with a jacket-style surround windscreen that minimizes overall wind noise.

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Highlights

  • compatible with select Canon camcorders with a microphone input
  • 2-piece system with separate microphone and receiver modules
  • microphone uses Bluetooth® technology to wirelessly transmit sound to the receiver
  • microphone works up to 164 feet away from the receiver
  • large spring clips on both modules allow for easy mounting
  • allows for two-way communication using the supplied earphones
  • requires two "AAA" batteries (not included) — one battery per module
  • comes with a manual, recording cable, windscreen, and two earphones
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Wireless microphone (transmitter)
  • Receiver unit
  • Windscreen
  • 2 Monaural earphones with attached 40" cord (3.5mm miniplug)
  • 11" Connecting cable (with one straight and one right angle 3.5mm plug)
  • Instruction Manual

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Features

Overview: The Canon WM-V1 is a wireless microphone, powered by Bluetooth technology, designed for use with Canon HD camcorders. The WM-V1 consists of a microphone (transmitter) and a receiver unit, and enables you to record high quality sound from distances of up to 164 feet (50 meters). Both the microphone and receiver unit can be clipped to the subject's and camera operator's clothing. The WM-V1 comes with a windscreen, connecting cable, and two monaural earphones.

Power Requirements: The WM-V1's microphone and receiver unit are each powered by a single "AAA" alkaline or rechargeable Ni-MH battery. The estimated battery life using an alkaline battery is 3 hours of continuous use (at 77°F).

Earphones: You can check the sound picked up by the microphone by connecting one of the supplied earphones to the microphone's and/or the receiver's earphone jack.

Two-way Communication: With earphones connected to both the microphone and receiver units, you can carry on a two-way conversation between you and your subject, while only recording the subject's voice. This allows you to give direction to the subject during the recording.

Windscreen: The WM-V1 includes a soft cloth windscreen that fits over the entire microphone unit to reduce noise caused by wind or breathing directly on the microphone. The windscreen is held in place by an elastic band, and includes in opening at the top for the included earphone.

Specifications: The WM-V1 wireless microphone has the following specifications:

  • Wireless Communication Specs:
    • Communication System: Bluetooth Ver. 2.0
    • Power Class: Bluetooth Power Class 1
    • Frequency Band: 2.4 GHz band (2400-2483.5 MHz)
    • Profile: A2DP
    • Communication Range: Approx. 164 feet (50 meters)
  • Microphone (transmitter) / Receiver:
    • Directionality: Non-directional, monaural
    • Frequency Range: 500 Hz - 7 kHz
    • Power Supply: 1 x AAA battery (alkaline or Ni-MH rechargeable)
    • Power Consumption: 250mW or less
    • Continuous Operating Time: Approx. 3 hours (alkaline battery, ambient temperature 75°F, volume level at default setting)
    • Weight: 1 ounce
 
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3 out of 5

Bluetooth Wireless Microphone Sysetem

Written By Blue Stellar Productions, Tacoma, WA on Saturday, August 17, 2013
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Canon WM-V1 Bluetooth system goes well with our new Canon XA25 pro series camcorder. Great audio, good range. A usable tool.

Rich K
Pros:
Excellent audio quality. No cross talk, limited to no noise.
Cons:
Bulky, hard to hide.
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Canon mic

Written By Earnest B, Upper Marlboro on Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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The mic works very well, especially in situations where the camera has to remain stationary.
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1 question already asked

I cant get the microphone to work. It only takes sound from the camera and not the microphone. It it the connection that is wrong, or is it the settings on the camcorder? I have a canon legria hf g30 [ Cecilie  Mar 22, 2014 ]
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  • If you purchased the product from Crutchfield, feel free to contact our Tech Support team. They can walk you through the settings on the product and see if there may be a fix. Our toll-free Tech Support number is printed on your invoice, and is also available under the "My Orders" tab in the "My Account" section of our website. If you did not purchase the unit from Crutchfield, then you may want to contact the manufacturer. You can also post your question in our forums: http://community.crutchfield.com. Or try our online support center: http://crutchfield.custhelp.com/app/answers/list/kw/. [ Krissy Staff  Mar 24, 2014 ]

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