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Rode Microphones VideoMic Pro Super Cardioid Condenser Mic   

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The R˜DE VideoMic Pro is a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary...Read More

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Professional compact shotgun mic.

The R˜DE 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 a high resolution 1/2" condenser capsule that provides broadcast quality audio via a 3.5mm mini-jack connector (outputting the mono signal to both left and right channels). A super-cardioid polar pattern ensures that surrounding audio is minimized, 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" 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. The R˜DE VideoMic Pro compact directional on-camera microphone is covered by R˜DE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.

FEATURES
  • 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 warranty

Order a broadcast quality recording condenser microphone today!

SPECIFICATIONS

VideoMic Pro Super Cardioid Condenser Mic

  • Acoustic Principle: Line Gradient
    Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter
    Capsule: 0.50"
    Polar Pattern: super-cardioid
    Address Type: End
    Frequency Range: 40Hz - 20kHz
    Output Impedance: 200Î
    Maximum SPL: 134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KÎ load)
    Maximum Output Leve: l6.9dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KÎ load)
    Sensitivity: 38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
    Power Options: 9-volt battery (Over 70 hours operation from 9V alkaline battery)
    Weight: 85.00gm
    Dimensions: 95.00mmH x 43.00mmW x 150.00mmD
    Output: 3.5mm mini jack
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Rode MicrophonesVideoMic Pro Super Cardioid Condenser Mic
 
4.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (3)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

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3.0

Design flaw!

By Boracho

from Land of Enchantment

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Rode Microphones VideoMic Pro Super Cardioid Condenser Mic:

    After using this mic for 6 months, the design flaws became apparent. The shock mount design is terrible, the rubber bands are weak, come lose from the body very easily and eventually I jury rigged the whole assembly with my own design that works much better. The sound is great but as a run and gun videographer, I don't have the time to put equipment back together because of sloppy design from the mfg. when on location.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    New audition to the kit....

    By Boracho

    from Land of Enchantment

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Clear Sound
    • Compact
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording
      • Video Production

      Comments about Rode Microphones VideoMic Pro Super Cardioid Condenser Mic:

      Needed an on camera mic for video production as a back up sound source. I usually use a rode shotgun and boom pole on location but accidents happen and a back up is sometimes needed. I may use this mic as the primary sound mic because it is noiseless, light, attaches to my boom, picks up dialog well when matched to my Zoom H4n or camera recording input. Perfect for run and gun film making! It seems cheap and plastic but it's the sound that counts and it delivers well in that department.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Fantastic

      By Defcon

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attach De-attach Easily
      • Clear Sound
      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Long battery life
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances

        Comments about Rode Microphones VideoMic Pro Super Cardioid Condenser Mic:

        Fantastic Microphone. I heard great reviews on it so I bought it for my jam sessions and short clips of my life and so far it was worked out very well. It is extremely clear when you are recording video. What you have to do is play around with the setting which is dependent on what your recording. If I am recording live music with all the instruments mic'd up I will put the microphone on 0 db vs. 20 db. Or if I am just recording people I'll put the Microphone at 20db and the internal mic at almost 0.

        This microphone is great.

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