The Shure MOTIV MV88+ Video Kit aims at taking video-making and video-conferencing on your iOS or Android phone to the next level, with a host of powerful features not commonly found on similar mobile microphones.
The kit is centered around the MV88+ microphone, specifically engineered to deliver Shure's broadcast-quality sound to your phone, and adds all the accessories needed to create a portable and versatile audio/video rig that is self-contained and easy to use. Whether reporting from the field, collaborating on a video-conference call, streaming on Facebook Live, shooting a documentary, recording your vlog, or capturing a musical performance, the kit delivers great-sounding video—wherever the action is.
The MV88+ Video Kit works in tandem with the free ShurePlus MOTIV audio/video app, but is also compatible with Filmic Pro, the go-to app for filmmakers. The MOTIV app give you real-time control over the mic, with powerful digital processing and variable pickup patterns, so you can achieve the best possible sound for the situation, even in challenging environments. It all packs up neatly into a roll-up bag that safely keeps your accessories in one place, so nothing gets lost.
Note: The Shure MV88+ is not compatible with Facebook Live on the Android platform.
Great-Sounding Video Right Out of the Box
The kit comes complete with all you need to capture great-sounding content on your smartphone right out of the box, with high-resolution stereo recording at up to 24-bit/48 kHz. Your MV88+ mic slides snugly into the versatile mic clip, allowing you to mount it on your phone using the phone clamp. The clamp adjusts to fit any size smartphone—you can even leave the case on.
Attach the industry-leading Manfrotto PIXI mini tripod to the clamp, position your phone, and get the shot you want. The versatile tripod can be placed on a desktop or folded into a grip for handheld work. To connect and power the mic, use either the included 15" Lightning or USB Type-C cable with your iOS or Android phone.
The mic's built-in headphone output lets you properly monitor your sound in real time so you can always know what you're recording and be sure your video sounds great. Slip the windscreen over the mic to reduce wind noise, and you're ready to fire up the MOTIV app.
ShurePlus MOTIV App for Better Sound in Any Situation
The ShurePlus MOTIV app for iOS and Android phones is an integral part of your kit. It controls the mic and audio settings, and functions as a full-featured audio/video recorder. Unlike your phone's built-in mono mic, the MV88+ can be configured with different settings to optimize your sound according to your recording situation.
The mono cardioid setting, for example, is a smart choice for an interview focused on a single subject. For a two-person interview, the mono bidirectional setting might yield better results. The stereo settings offer pickup patterns with variable width, great for recording musical performances or environmental sounds for video B-roll. The raw mid-side setting lets you capture dramatic stereo imaging, which you can adjust later in postproduction.
The app also offers digital signal processing (DSP) with presets to get you started quickly. Included is a limiter to avoid overloading the input, a compressor to help level out volume differences, and an EQ/filter to tame problem frequencies and reduce low-end rumbles.
The MV88+ microphone isn't limited to smartphone use. Once configured, it can also work with a Mac or Windows computer or an iPad Pro, operating with device-dependent gain control options and the last settings made on the app.
The app lets you capture your audio and video in multiple formats, edit it, and share your creations via email, text, iTunes, AirDrop, and Dropbox. You can also choose to livestream right from your phone and share your video in real time with your online audience.
ShurePlus MOTIV Video Recording App
The ShurePlus MOTIV Video recording app for iOS and Android phones provides instant video recording with uncompressed audio for your mobile device. You can customize your sound with digital signal processing (DSP) preset modes, adjustable gain, and stereo-width control.
Elegant Yet Rugged
The MV88+ Video Kit provides mobile journalists and documentary makers with a compact, sturdy rig that projects professionalism wherever you take it.
With a protective foam windscreen and an all-metal body, the microphone is designed to hold up to the rigors of field work and deliver reliable, pristine sound every time.
The ultralight Manfrotto mini tripod with its smooth, black finish looks great when placed on a desk and feels comfortable when held in your hand as a grip.
The rugged phone clamp is equipped with a tight-locking mechanism and rubber bumpers, ensuring that your phone remains securely in place, even in run-and-gun situations.