The Rode VideoMic GO is a latest shoe-mounted shotgun mic that is geared toward amateur and enthusiast shooters who want to add better sound quality to their video-capable compact, mirrorless and DSLR cameras.
Unlike other microphones in the VideoMic series, the VideoMic GO does not require batteries to operate and has no external controls to adjust. You don’t even have to turn the VideoMic GO on to use it. Just plug it in and, literally, go. [Read more…]
RØDE has updated its popular VideoMic, which now uses the Lyre suspension system from Rycote. The new orientation has lowered the microphone profile, and the plastic shoe mount has been replaced with a billet all-metal shoe for extra reliability.
The RØDE VideoMic features a high-pass filter at 80Hz and is designed for use with HDSLRs and other video cameras that offer a 3.5mm mic input. the VideoMic is powered by a 9-volt battery, which RØDE estimates will provide 100 hours of runtime.
The new RØDE VideoMic retails for $169 and should be available later this month. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
More details in the press release below. [Read more…]
B&H is back with an even better deal on the Nikon D600. Right now through Dec. 29, you can get the Nikon D600 in a bundle with the 24-85mm VR lens, a Rode VideoMic, a SanDisk 32GB Extreme SDHC card and a Pearstone Fuzzy Windbuster for only $1,996.95.
Check it out here at B&H Photo.
If you aren’t going to shoot video with the D600 and have no use for the Rode VideoMic, B&H has another bundle with a tripod and ball head for the same price. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Carl from Digital SLR Shooter put together the above comparison video between the new Rode Videomic Pro and the original Rode Videomic. I’m pretty impressed with the difference the +20db gain setting makes on noise for the new mic. Thanks for sharing your test Carl. Hopefully, I’ll get a chance to try one out for myself soon.