Sony ECM CG1 Manuel d'utilisation

Gun microphone, Microphone directionnel, Ecm-cg1

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Operating Instructions
Mode d’emploi

Gun Microphone

Microphone directionnel


4-151-680-01 (1)

166 mm

42 g








©2009 Sony Corporation Printed in Japan









0.5 mW


300 mm

ø21 166 mm

42 g
5 g
46 g




JIS C-5502-01991

200 Hz

17 kHz

-44 dB/Pa 4 dB
30 dBspl

100 dBspl

70 dB





This gun microphone (referred to below as “microphone”) is for use with a Sony

video camera recorder with microphone input jack and plug-in power operation

(referred to below as “camera”).


To reduce fire or shock hazard, do not expose the unit to rain or moisture.

For the Customers in Europe

Disposal of Old Electrical & Electronic Equipment (Applicable in

the European Union and other European countries with

separate collection systems)

This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this

product shall not be treated as household waste. Instead it shall

be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling

of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this product

is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative

consequences for the environment and human health, which could

otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product.

The recycling of materials will help to conserve natural resources.

For more detailed information about recycling of this product, please

contact your local Civic Office, your household waste disposal service

or the shop where you purchased the product.

< Notice for the customers in the countries applying EU Directives >

The manufacturer of this product is Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan Minato-ku

Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. The Authorized Representative for EMC and product safety

is Sony Deutschland GmbH, Hedelfinger Strasse 61, 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.

For any service or guarantee matters please refer to the addresses given in separate

service or guarantee documents.


Sharp directivity microphone with minimum sensitivity to ambient noise

The microphone’s sharp directivity enhances narrow range and middle distance

recording when connected to your camera (see illustration


Compact and lightweight

The microphone’s 166 mm (6 5/8 in.) length and 42 g (1.5 oz.) weight enable easy

use and carrying.

Plug-in power operation

The power is supplied from the microphone input jack of your camera.

Notes on Use

The microphone is a delicate device. Do not drop it or subject it to excessive


Avoid extended use or storage in high humidity or at high temperature.

Do not let the microphone get wet with rain or seawater when using outside.

Wipe any dirt from the microphone with a dry cloth.

If acoustic feedback occurs during use (a howling sound is heard from the

speakers), point the microphone away from the speakers or increase the distance

between the microphone and the speakers.

Vibration or other noise may be recorded depending on your camera. If the noise

is too loud, it can be reduced by the following steps.

Make sure the shoe adaptor is attached at 90 degrees to your camera (see




Turn on the microphone wind noise reduction function from the menu of your

camera, if it has such a function (Refer to the Operating Instructions of the


Be careful not to tip over or drop your camera by catching the microphone

connecting cord on a surrounding object when attaching the microphone.

Names and Functions of Parts

* The camera illustrated here is the HDR-FX1000.


Wind screen

For attaching to the microphone

to reduce wind or breathing noise.

Shoe adaptor

For attaching the microphone to your camera.

Microphone holder

For inserting the microphone.

Lock knob

For fixing or adjusting the shoe adaptor.

Connecting cord

For connecting the output jack of the microphone to the microphone input jack

of your camera.

Attaching/Detaching the microphone

Attaching the microphone

1 Attach the shoe adaptor to the camera shoe.

Adjust the shoe adaptor to 90 degrees to your camera (see illustration



and insert the shoe adaptor to the back. Rotate the lock knob firmly to fix the

shoe adaptor.

Also rotate the other lock knob firmly to fix the microphone holder.

2 Attach the microphone to the microphone holder.

To obtain correct directivity, insert the microphone firmly with the vertical line

of the microphone label (see illustration

-a) in the center and facing upward.

3 Insert the connecting cord firmly to the microphone input jack of

your camera.

Detach the microphone by the reverse procedure of attaching it.

Do not rotate or attach the lock knob with excessive force. Doing so may damage

the lock knob.

Do not lift your camera by the microphone or shoe adaptor.

Be careful not to catch your fingers in the microphone or shoe adaptor when

attaching them to your camera.



Electret condenser microphone

Power supply

Plug-in power operation

Power consumption

0.5 mW

Output jack

ø 3.5 gold coating L type stereo mini plug

cable length Approx. 300 mm (11 7/8 in.)


ш 21 Ч 166 mm (27/32 × 6 5/8 in.)



Approx. 42 g (1.5 oz.)

Wind screen

Approx. 5 g (0.2 oz.)

Shoe adaptor Approx. 46 g (1.7 oz.)

Included items

Gun microphone (1), Shoe adaptor (1),

Wind screen (1), Set of printed documentation

Frequency response

200 Hz ~ 17 kHz


Sharp directivity




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