Rode has upgraded their Stereo VideoMic Pro, an on-camera stereo microphone for DSLR cameras. The new Stereo VideoMic Pro now features a Rycote Lyre suspension system, which claims to isolate the capsules and electronics from mechanical vibration and handling noise.
The upgrade also contains a set of all-new, matched-pair condenser capsules with an improved foam windshield, giving the new Stereo VideoMic Pro even higher sensitivity and lower self-noise. Also a thicker, Kevlar-reinforced braided cable has been introduced. These improvements allow the Stereo VideoMic Pro to be used in conjunction with the RØDELink Wireless System, or Wi-Fi heavy locations without fear of RF interference ruining critical audio takes.
Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro Features:
» Rycote Lyre shock mounting onboard
» Broadcast recording quality on-camera microphone
» All new matched pair 1⁄2” condenser capsules in XY stereo configuration
» Improved foam windscreen
» 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)
» New Kevlar reinforced braided cable
» Billeted metal camera shoe mount with 3/8” thread for easy boompole mounting
» 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone
Rode also upgraded the SM3-R, SM4-R and PG2-R with the Rycote Lyre suspension systems.
Rode’s new Stereo VideoMic Pro is shipping now for $299.