News & Press Releases

A charity initiative with Zeigermann_Audio and Schoeps

In support of ‘Spendenmikrofon’, a new charity initiative by Zeigermann_Audio and Schoeps to celebrate the 10,000th Schoeps CMIT 5, Bubblebee Industries donated one of their Spacer Kits in Chroma Key blue as matching wind protection.

“We are big fans of the Spacer Windshield System by Bubblebee: perfect fur, sonically transparent and still very effective as a windshield. So it’s all the nicer that Bubblebee Industries has provided a blue spacer kit especially for our donation microphone and thus generously supports our campaign. Now you can always see the donation microphone clearly. Thank you Bubblebee Industries!” – Christina Bjørni Wölke, Head of Rental – Zeigermann_Audio GmbH

The new campaign throughout 2022 will see the 10,000th Schoeps CMIT 5 available to rent from Zeigermann_Audio, with all proceeds going to charity. Zeigermann_Audio will be matching this amount, and Schoeps will also be matching the rental income to help organisations in urgent need of financial support.

To learn more about the campaign and the organisations being supported, visit Zeigermann_Audio’s website here.

If you’d like your own Spacer Kit in Chroma Key blue, green, or red, they’re available for special order. Contact Jose at jose@stratosphere.co.za or on +27 (0)87-551 1034.

 

The BBI Windkiller SE high in the Scottish Hills with Simon Opit

Simon Opit is a sound artist and field recordist based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His most recent production is called ‘A Hard Singing of Country’, which includes soundscapes and field recordings from the Scottish highlands. It’s a fascinating work of art and deserves a listen to.

“The new Bubblebee wind protection for handheld recorders came along just as I was getting ready for another Scottish winter and preparing for my days climbing and walking in the Highlands. I always try bring with me some kind of recording equipment as you never know what you’ll come across. However I’ve often struggled with the almost guaranteed wind with the various portable solutions I have.  Since purchasing the new Windkiller SE, my PCM-D100 has always been carried in my sack as I head for the hills and so far I’ve managed to get some very useable recordings despite being high in the Scottish hills.”

– Simon Opit, field recordist

Read more here…

 

New Product Release – Bubblebee Industries – The Invisible Lav Covers – Moleskin

A SUPER QUIET AND DISCREET WAY TO MOUNT YOUR LAVALIER MICS…

The Invisible Lav Covers – Moleskin offers a low-profile option to easily mount and hide your lavalier microphones directly on the skin or on clothes, drastically reducing friction noise whilst maintaining a high level of frequency transparency.

The Invisible Lav Covers – Moleskin are made from natural bamboo, a significantly quieter and more eco-friendly alternative to nylon alternatives.

Each package of Invisible Lav Covers – Moleskin consists of 10 black, 10 white and 10 beige pieces of super-soft fabric and 30 pieces of our high quality Invisible Lav Tape.

Key Features:

* 30 pieces of (10×3) super soft, eco-friendly fabric made from bamboo
* 30 Pieces of high quality hypoallergenic tape
* 3 colours offering more mounting options
* Stick directly to the skin or clothes
* Designed in Denmark by sound lovers, for sound lovers

The transparent double-sided Invisible Lav Tape keeps your microphone and fabric solid in place on one side and sticks directly to the skin or to clothes on the other side allowing the microphone to be safely and securely mounted almost anywhere.

The tape also has a small piece cut out in the middle of the tape, allowing your microphones capsule to remain free from a build up of sticky residue.

What’s Included:

30 x (10×3) The Invisible Lav Covers Ð Moleskin (10 x black, 10 x white & 10 x beige)
30 x The Invisibe Lav Tape

Ambient Recording launches the NanoLockit Logger

We are excited to finally release the Logging Feature of the NanoLockit to the public. After a successful Kickstarter campaign last summer we decided to add the logging functionality by default in the Lockit Firmware.

From now on the NanoLockit will not only help sound recordists and editors, but also directors, video journalists and documentary filmmakers.

Any NanoLockit can both be used as regular Lockit Timecode generator AND Logger. So, all older NanoLockits can have this exciting new feature – once updated to firmware version 6.30.

FAQ on the Logging Feature

Can I upgrade regular NanoLockits to work as Loggers?
Yes! After updating the NanoLockits to Lockit Firmware v6.30 they can be used for logging. In addition you need our new NanoLockit Logger Software (Mac or Windows) to download the markers. The Premiere Pro Lockit Panel is available for free on Adobe Exchange (Adobe Creative Cloud Account required)

How do I use the logging function?
You can find a detailed tutorial on our website.

Who can use it?
Basically anyone; the Logger was developed with content creators, directors, filmmakers, and video journalists in mind: the NanoLockit Logger lets you mark good and bad clips directly on set. We hope that you like the new Logger.

Key Features:

  • Two buttons to evaluate
  • Maximum time saving
    • One button for “good”, one button for “bad”: the simplest UX in one tiny device that fits in your pocket. Our NanoLockit Logger puts creative control into your hands and makes you move faster than ever when shooting.
  • Easy to use
    • All you need is one NanoLockit Logger in your hands – you can leave the rest to our software.
  • Frame Accurate
    • For more accuracy, put other NanoLockits on your cameras to ingest timecode. The Logger in your hand will always be in perfect sync with your cameras, and your markers will be placed frame-accurately.
  • One click to import logs
    • Stop wasting time sorting bad clips, focus on the good ones: after wrapping, plug the NanoLockit Logger to your computer via USB. One click is all you need to import the logs as markers into the editing program. Your most important moments will be neatly marked.
  • Native Lockit panel for Adobe Premiere
    • As a first editing tool we support Premiere Pro. There is a free-of-charge native Lockit Panel available in the official Adobe Extension Store

Order yours today from Jose on 087 551 1034 or at jose@stratosphere.co.za

Bubblebee Industries – The Invisible Lav Covers – Now available in three colours

Since we first launched the product, we’ve been continuously asked about producing them in colours other than black too. We’re happy to say we’ve perfected the colours and as of next week, new shipments of BBI-ILC-30 will include the new boxes, with 3x black, 3x beige, and 3x white covers.

These covers are reusable 3-4 times each, so the BBI-ILC-30 pack is good for 30 mounts minimum.

The Invisible LAV Covers allow you to easily mount and hide your Lavalier microphones directly on the skin or on clothes. 

Each package of Invisible LAV Covers consists of 9 pieces of mesh fabric and 30 pieces of our high quality Invisible LAV Tape.

Key Features:

  • Optimal for use under clothes
  • Stick Directly to the Skin or Clothes
  • Hypoallergenic / Allergy Tested Tape
  • 3×3 reuseable fabric pieces
  • 30 Pieces of High Quality Tape
  • Designed in Denmark by Sound Lovers, for Sound Lovers

The transparent double-sided Invisible Lav Tape keeps your microphone and fur fabric solid in place on one side and sticks directly to the skin or to clothes on the other side allowing the microphone to be safely and securely mounted almost anywhere. It’s all about being creative: under the collar, next to a buttonhole, or under the clothes in the chest area.

The tape also has a small piece cut out in the middle of the tape, which is to be saved and used for fixing.

While the fabric can be used up to four times, the tape must be replaced after each use. Since the Invisible Lav Covers package comes with 30 pieces of tape, you will be able to do 30 mounts per pack.

 

NEW – Orca Bags – OR-516 Trolley Case with Integrated Backpack System

The Orca OR-516 DSLR Trolley Case is ideal for traveling or flying with a camera and accessories. The case comes with Orca Bags’
Aluminum Trolley System, which features durable rollerblade wheels. It also has an integrated hidden backpack system and an
internal honeycomb frame, which provides maximum protection for the gear inside.

This case is compatible with mirrorless or DSLR video cameras.

Product PDF

Read more here…