Zoom has announced a new ambisonic microphone designed for 360 videos. It’s called the Zoom H3-VR and it has a unique conical shape. With the H3-VR, you can play back the ambisonic audio and hear how the sound changes as you rotate the microphone during playback. It has an internal mic position sensor and can align the audio automatically with your 360 video, saving a lot of time.
Here is a product video:
The Zoom H3-VR is available for preorder for $349. For a more affordable ambisonic microphone alternative, you may also be interested in the Zoom H2N which I’ve been very pleased with, although it doesn’t have the new high tech features of the H3-VR.
Thanks to Cinematic Utopia for bringing this to my attention!