ETS, a designer and manufacturer of balun transformers, audio and video panels, and related devices, unveils a new audio accessory for the Canon’s 5D and 7D series of HDSLR cameras.
ETS’ device—the PA911 Audio Balun —is housed in what appears to be a typical XLR connector and enables users to quickly connect professional-grade microphones equipped with XLR connectors directly to the existing 3.5mm mini-plug jack on a Canon HDSLR camera. More than a simple adapter, the ETS HDSLR audio balun has a flexible 18” cord and contains a miniature transformer and internal circuitry that matches the impedance of high-end professional microphones to that of the camera.
ETS says, the initial mono version of the PA911 will be supplanted by a two-channel model that is designed for the use with the Canon Mark II Series; a camera that will have stereo capability.
Company CEO Trudy Andresen said, “For decades, ETS has pushed the technical limits in the audio/video business, and with this new miniature balun transformer, we’ve employed our expertise to design and manufacture a tech product designed for the broad range of users who employ these highly popular Canon HDSLR cameras.”