RØDE Microphones has released the RØDELink Filmmaker Kit, a digital wireless audio system for videographers looking to add wireless Lavalier action to their rigs.
RØDELink utilizes a 2.4GHz, 128-bit encrypted digital transmission sent on two channels simultaneously, providing a 24-bit/44.1k digital audio signal at a range of up to 100 meters / 100 yards.
» Series II, 2.4GHz digital transmission
» 128-bit encryption
» Up to 100 meters range (your mileage may vary)
» OLED display (on receiver)
» One button pairing
» Three level gain control
» AA battery or USB powered
— Power source: 2 X AA Battery Or MicroUSB
— Antenna: Internal
— Output connection: 3.5mm TRS Locking Jack Socket
— Output impedance: 10kΩ
— Dimensions: 111mm X 65mm X 40mm
— Weight: 190gm
— Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
— Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter
— Capsule: 0.10″
— Address Type: End
— Frequency Range: 60Hz – 18kHz
— Output Impedance: 3000Ω
— Maximum SPL: 110dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
— Maximum Output Level: 189.0dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load
— Sensitivity: -33.5dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (21.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
— Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 25dB-A
— Weight: 1.00gm
— Dimensions: 12.00mmH x 4.50mmW x 4.50mmD
» Warranty: 10 year warranty
The Filmmaker Kit consists of a beltpack transmitter, on-camera or beltpack receiver, and RØDE’s Lavalier microphone. Future kits in the RØDELink system will address specific audio solutions across film, news gathering, presentation and stage use, and will consist of a number of receiver and transmitter options.
“Today marks a very special occasion for us at RØDE. Wireless has been a dream of mine for the last 15 or so years [and we’re] finally shipping a product today that realizes that dream,” declared Peter Freedman, RØDE’s Founder and President.
RØDE’s Filmmaker Kit costs $599 and is available now.