The Rode VideoMic and Custom Windbuster Kit
provides a shotgun microphone that can easily be mounted on a DSLR camera and adds an extra layer of wind noise protection. The VideoMic is lightweight, and when mounting on a camera it does not appear in the frame. Its Rycote suspension system attaches to the camera's shoe. The VideoMic's super-cardioid polar pattern attenuates sounds from the sides. The result is a signal that sounds closer to the camera, even when shooting in noisy environments or at moderate distances.
The included Rycote Lyre is a non-elasticated suspension structure composed of a hard-wearing thermoplastic. It is more effective at acoustically decoupling microphones from unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than elasticated suspensions. The lyre remains effective at a wide range of temperatures and is virtually indestructible. It will never wear out, sag, snap or require any rethreading to maintain its effectiveness.
An attached, coiled cable terminates to a 1/8" (3.5mm) mini output connection. The VideoMic features a condenser element that utilizes a standard 9 Volt battery (sold separately). The microphone will run for approximately 100 hours on a single battery.
The Auray Custom Windbuster is made of an artificial fur material for maximum protection against wind noise. The Custom Windbuster slips over windscreens for added protection and measures approximately 7 to 7.5" (17.8 - 19cm) in length.