The RODE VideoMic
Pro is a true shotgun microphone
designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio
recorders as a source of primary and reference audio
At the heart of the VideoMic
Pro is an all-new 1/2" condenser capsule
that provides broadcast-quality audio
via a 3.5mm
minijack connector (outputting the mono
signal to both left and right channels) with an incredibly low self-noise
of just 14db. A super-cardioid polar pattern
ensures that surrounding audio
is minimised, and your recording is focused on the subject in front of the camera.
The integrated Rycote Lyre based shock mounting system separates the VideoMic
and electronics from its mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone
. Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic, the Lyre provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional elastic solutions, and will never wear out, sag or snap.
Easily accessible on the rear face of the microphone
are the power, filter
controls. In addition to the microphone
40Hz-20kHz response a selectable high-pass filter
at 80Hz is available, which will prevent low end noise
such as air conditioners and traffic from being recorded.
Below these controls are the level
settings, which attenuate
or boost the recorded level
as required. The -10dB level attenuation
) is ideal for recording loud sound
sources, such as live music, motorsport, or interviews where the subject is very close to the camera. The +20dB level
boost is designed for use with DSLR cameras, allowing the user to reduce the camera's preamp level
(or mic-input level
), effectively reducing the amount of noise
generated by the camera's comparatively low quality audio
uses a standard sized shoe mount for on camera use, and features a 3/8" thread in the base of the mount for easy boom pole mounting.
pro is battery powered, and provides over 70 hours recording from a single 9V battery.
The RODE VideoMic
is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RODE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.