RØDE Stereo VideoMic Pro
Broadcast recording quality on-camera microphone Matched pair 1⁄2” condenser capsules in XY stereo configuration Ultra lightweight, compact form factor On mic power and EQ controls...
- Broadcast recording quality on-camera microphone
- Matched pair 1⁄2” condenser capsules in XY stereo configuration
- Ultra lightweight, compact form factor
- On mic power and EQ controls
- Two step High Pass Filter (flat, 75Hz)
- Three position level control (-10dB, 0, +20dB)
- 9V battery powered - over 100 hours use (alkaline)
- Integrated shock mounting
- Integrated foam windscreen
- 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output
- Billeted metal camera shoe mount with 3/8” thread for easy boompole mounting
- 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone
Building on the success of the VideoMic Pro, the defacto standard for DSLR on-camera audio, and RØDE’s original Stereo VideoMic, the new Stereo VideoMic Pro provides a high quality stereo option for videographers, and is ideal for recording music, and the atmospheric ambience essential in building a realistic audio scene.
Based around a matched pair of high sensitivity ½”cardioid condenser capsules in a coincident XY pair, the Stereo VideoMic Pro provides a wide stereo image with natural depth.
The Stereo VideoMic Pro builds on the feature set of the VideoMic Pro, with an ergonomic form factor perfectly suited to DSLR, consumer camcorders and large-sensor video cameras. The integrated shock mounting system provides superior isolation from vibration and mechanical noise that can otherwise degrade the recording quality. Additionally the lightweight yet robust multi-strand cable provides excellent acoustic decoupling from the camera and offers significantly lower noise transference than traditional audio cable.
The user friendly designed rear of the microphone body features the power and equalisation controls, including a high pass filter at 75Hz which is designed to cut out the noise generated by air conditioning, traffic and other undesirable low frequency interference.
A -10dB PAD allows the user to reduce the sensitivity of the microphone, making it suitable for recording loud sound sources such as live music or at sporting events.
Like the VideoMic Pro, the Stereo VideoMic Pro features a +20dB level boost specifically designed to provide a higher quality signal with DSLR cameras. When activated, the typically low quality camera preamp level can be reduced, resulting in a lower noise floor and much clearer recording.
The RØDE Stereo VideoMic Pro is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.
Stereo VideoMic Pro Specifications
|Acoustic Principle||Pressure Gradient|
|Active Electronics||JFET impedance converter|
|Frequency Range||40Hz - 20kHz|
|Maximum SPL||134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)|
|Sensitivity||-38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz|
|Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)||20dB-A|
|Dimensions||130.00mmH x 66.00mmW x 108.00mmD|
|Warranty||1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here|
IN THE BOX:
Stereo VideoMic Pro
Stereo On-camera Microphone
RØDE have once again given us an excellent new DSLR mic this time in the cuter than a button Rode Stereo Mic Pro. Super sound, crazily compact design. This is a massive improvement on the original Stereo VideoMic. Another winner from the boys in Australia!
It also solves a major problem for those who have embraced the world of dSLR video recording as the sound – if available – on dSLRs leaves rather a lot to be desired in the main.
Next, the RØDE Stereo Video Mic is made in Australia, and that has to be good. I have had a tour of the RØDE factory and it is an impressive sight indeed and of course, Australian manufacturing, especially of an accepted world class product such as RØDE is famous for, should be supported and applauded. But best of all, it works like a ripper!
While being light, it is still a strong and well made product. For a true unbiased test, I filmed everything from very soft to extremely loud sources. The quietness of small birds, insects, buttons being pushed, foot steps of dirt and twigs, water from small creeks all sounded very clear and pleasant. Moreover, the mic also shined when capturing loud sounds such as crowds, planes, water falls, vehicles, and even super loud firearms.
I will never never film again without my Stereo VideoMic Pro!