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.
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.
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.
Rode has announced the VideoMic Pro, a follow-up to its popular VideoMic that became an almost instant standard for HDSLR video use. The new VideoMic Pro was designed to address lower noise, lighter weight and a better shock mounting system. [click to continue…]