Rode Videomic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone
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.
- Broadcast recording quality condenser microphone
- Compact design (only 150 mm/6 inch length)
- 9V battery powered
- Integrated shock mounting and foam Windshield
- 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output (dual mono)
- Three position level control (-10dB, 0, +20dB)
- Camera shoe mount with 3/8 inch thread for easy boompole mounting
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At the heart of the VideoMic Pro is a high resolution 1/2 inch condenser capsule that provides broadcast quality audio via a 3.5mm minijack connector (outputting the mono signal to both left and right channels). A super-cardioid polar pattern ensures that surrounding audio is minimised, and your recording is focused on the subject in front of the camera.
An innovative suspension 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. A lightweight and flexible yet robust multi-strand cable provides significantly lower noise transference than traditional audio cable while ensuring a high definition signal.
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 level attenuation (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 such as the Canon 5DMkII, Canon 7D, Canon 1D, Canon 550D/T2i, Canon 60D, Nikon D7000, Nikon D5100, Panasonic GH1 and Panasonic GH2. This boost in the microphone output allows 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 circuitry.
The microphone uses a standard sized shoe mount for on camera use, and features a 3/8 inch thread in the base of the mount for easy boom pole mounting. Note that cameras with proprietary shoe mounts will require an adaptor or alternative mounting solution.
The VideoMic pro is battery powered, and provides over 70 hours recording from a single 9V battery.
Rode VideoMic Pro Specifications
Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
Capsule: 0.75 inch
Address Type: End
Frequency Range: 40Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance: 200 ohms
Maximum SPL: 134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K ohm load)
Maximum Output Level: 6.9dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K ohm load)
Weight: 85 gm
Dimensions (H x W x D): 95 x 43 x 150 mm
Output: 3.5 mm minijack
Customer Comment Our Response Product: 02-Apr-2013 I'm really pleased with the Rode microphone, I have used it on my Nikon D800, and it makes a big improvement to the sound quality. Product: 23-Mar-2013 Excellent Product: 02-Mar-2013 It is good quality for beginner to start,thank you!!! Read more reviews on Feefo
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