The RODE VideoMic Pro is a true shotgunmicrophone 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" condensercapsule 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-cardioidpolar 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 Pro capsule 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 and level controls. In addition to the microphone's native 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 levelattenuation (or PAD) 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 preamplevel (or mic-input level), effectively reducing the amount of noise generated by the camera's comparatively low quality audio circuitry.
The microphone 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.
The VideoMic 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.
Rycote Lyre shock mounting onboard
All new capsule with lower noise and higher sensitivity
Broadcast recording quality condensermicrophone
Compact form factor (150mm/6" length)
Ultra lightweight (85g/3oz)
9V battery powered - over 70 hours use (alkaline)
Integrated shock mounting
Integrated foam windscreen
3.5mmstereo mini-jack output (dual mono)
Two step High PassFilter (flat, 80Hz)
Three position level control (-10dB, 0, +20dB)
Camera shoe mount with 3/8" thread for easy Boompole mounting
10 year warranty with online registration at www.rodemic.com/warranty
Acoustic Principle: Line Gradient
Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter
Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
Address Type: End
Frequency Range: 40Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance: 200Ω
Maximum SPL: 134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Maximum Output Level: 6.9dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity: 38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dBSPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
What type of battery is recommended? We recommend an Alkaline or Lithium 9V battery for the best possible battery life with your Rode VideoMic Pro. All of Rode's specifications have been carried out using these types of batteries. If you use a slightly lower power battery, the mic will work but may not function to the best of it's abilities.
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