The RØDE VideoMic Pro is a shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.
Inside is a high resolution 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). 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 lightweight and flexible multi-strand cable provides significantly lower noise transference than traditional audio cable while ensuring a high definition signal.
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. 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. Note that cameras with proprietary shoe mounts will require an adaptor or alternative mounting solution such as Sony and Canon's Mini Advanced Shoe.
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 5D Mark III, 5D Mark II, 7D, 1D, T2i, 60D, Nikon D7000, D5100, Panasonic GH1 and 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 VideoMic pro is powered by a single 9V battery and provides over 70 hours recording.
- 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 (fl at, 80Hz)
- Three position level control (-10dB, 0, +20dB)
- Camera shoe mount with 3/8" thread for easyboompole mounting
- 10 year warranty*
*After online registration
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Acoustic Principle: Line Gradient
Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter
Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
Address Type: End
Frequency Range: 40Hz - 20kHz
Output Impedance: 200ohm
Maximum SPL: 134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1Kohm load)
Maximum Output Level: 6.9dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1Kohm load)
Sensitivity: 38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Power Options: 9V Battery (Over 70 hours operation from 9V alkaline battery)
Weight: 3oz (85gm)
Dimensions: 6 x 3.74 x 1.69" (95 x 43 x 150mm)
Output: Minijack Output