Common name: Røde VideoMic Pro
Production Status: In production
The RØDE VideoMic Pro is super-cardioid condenser shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders. The VideoMic Pro features a 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) with a very low self-noise of 14db. The integrated Rycote® Lyre® based shock mounting system separates the VideoMic Pro capsule and electronics from its mount, providing isolation from external rumble and vibrations. Easily accessible on the rear side of the microphone are the power, filter and level controls. The microphone also features a switchable 80Hz high-pass filter, a -10dB pad for recording loud sound sources, such as live music, motorsport, or interviews where the subject is very close to the camera and a +20dB level boost 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. The VideoMic Pro comes with a LB-1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, micro USB cable and detachable 3.5 TRS cable.