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Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote

The Rode Microphones VideoMic Pro with Rycote is the newest version of Rode's already spectacular VideoMic Pro. Now featuring aRycote Lyre based shock mounting system that helps separate the microphone and electronics from the actual camera, reducing chances of handling noise. The new Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote is a true shotgun video microphone that can be used with anything, from camcorders, to DSLR cameras, and even portable audio devices.

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Category: Video & Multimedia:Microphones


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At the heart of the Rode VideoMic pro is a newly-designed 1/2-inch condenser capsule that can provide broadcast-quality audio through a 3.5mm minijack connector. This output has been designed to pass mono signal to both the left and right channels. The Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote as extremely low self-noise, 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 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 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, 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 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.

Product Features:
  • Rycote Lyre shock mounting onboard
  • All-new capsule with lower noise and higher sensitivity
  • Broadcast recording quality condenser microphone
  • Compact form factor (150mm/6 length)
  • Ultra lightweight (85g/3oz)
  • 9V battery powered - over 70 hours use (alkaline)
  • Integrated shock mounting
  • Integrated foam windscreen
  • 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output (dual mono)
  • Two step High Pass Filter (flat, 80Hz)
  • Three position level control (-10dB, 0, +20dB)
  • Camera shoe mount with 3/8 thread for easy boompole mounting
  • 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone

Product Specifications:
  • Acoustic Principle:Line Gradient
  • Active Electronics:JFET impedance converter
  • Capsule:0.50"
  • Address Type:End
  • Frequency Range:40Hz - 20kHz(selected HPF @80)
  • Output Impedance:200?
  • Maximum SPL:134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K? load)
  • Maximum Output Level:6.9mV
  • Sensitivity:-32.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (20.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
  • Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted):14dB-A
  • Weight:85gm
  • Dimensions:100mmH x 75mmW x 170mmD
  • Warranty:1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration