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Rode Stereo VideoMic X

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Rode Stereo VideoMic X
Key Features
  • Suitable as On-Camera Microphone
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • 9V or Phantom Power
For capturing audio the Stereo VideoMic X by RODE Microphones offers professional quality. It can be used as an on-camera mic in various environments, for applications such as interviews, weddings, sports and nature shoots, and more. It features a matched pair of 1/2" condenser capsules configured in a stacked X-Y configuration with cardioid polar patterns, a 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and 9V battery or 48V phantom power. It is built with a balanced mini XLR (TA3F) output connector, and an unbalanced 1/8" output stereo mini jack plug. The Stereo VideoMic X can deliver professional-grade audio and gets the job done when capturing audio in various environments.
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Rode SVMX Overview

For capturing audio the Stereo VideoMic X by RODE Microphones offers professional quality. It can be used as an on-camera mic in various environments, for applications such as interviews, weddings, sports and nature shoots, and more. It features a matched pair of 1/2" condenser capsules configured in a stacked X-Y configuration with cardioid polar patterns, a 40 Hz to 20 kHz frequency response, and 9V battery or 48V phantom power. It is built with a balanced mini XLR (TA3F) output connector, and an unbalanced 1/8" output stereo mini jack plug. The Stereo VideoMic X can deliver professional-grade audio and gets the job done when capturing audio in various environments.

The VideoMic features digital switching on the rear that allows the user to control level adjustment, high-pass filter, and high-frequency boost to increase intelligibility of dialogue. The enclosure is constructed of a lightweight aluminum, and, inside the enclosure, the capsules are supported by the Rycote Lyre shock-mounting system, providing isolation from vibration as well as knocks and bumps. In addition, a pop shield and wind shield is included.

Acoustically matched true condenser capsules
Rycote Lyre onboard shock mounting to isolate from knocks and bumps
Balanced professional XLR outputs, and unbalanced 1/8" stereo mini-jack outputs are provided
Rugged metal construction insures durability
Three step high-pass filter (0, 75 Hz, 150 Hz)
Three position level control (-10dB, 0dB, +20dB)
High frequency boost (+6dB)
LED power on/low battery indicator
10 Year Warranty*
Note:
*Online registration required
UPC: 698813004096

Rode SVMX Specs

Microphone
Form FactorCamera-Mount / Stand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldStereo
Stereo/Surround ConfigurationX/Y
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
Capsule2 x Condenser
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.7 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass Filter75 Hz
150 Hz
Tone AdjustmentHigh Boost:
+6 dB at 3 kHz
Gain Adjustment-10 dB to +20 dB
Indicators1 x Single LED (Power, Status)
8 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsGain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, HF, On/Off
WindscreenFoam, Windsock/Windjammer (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL143 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection3 dB at 60°
10 dB at 120°
22 dB at 180°
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity-32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range131 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio82 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level12 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)2 x TA3F 3-Pin Female (on Mic)
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Cable Length6.7 to 15.7" / 17 to 40 cm (Coiled)
Power
Operating Voltage48 V (Phantom Power)
9 V (Battery Power)
Battery Type1 x 9 V
Approximate Battery Life30 Hours
Physical
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size3/8"-16 Female
Construction MaterialAluminum
DimensionsH: 3.9 x W: 4 x L: 4.6" / H: 10 x W: 10.2 x L: 11.8 cm
Weight10.6 oz / 300 g (Microphone)
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.3 x 8.9 x 5"

Rode SVMX Reviews

Very good sound

By Alfred
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-19

I've owned this microphone for several years. The sound is very good and the cutoff and boost controls useful and effective. Both of the windscreens work well. The microphone is solidly built.  However, the one I originally purchased developed noise in one channel. Rode promptly replaced it with a new one, which developed a similar problem sometime later. Rode also promptly replaced that one . I was impressed with their responsiveness. The mike has a clever feature that allows you to raise its output gain, the aim being to rely mainly on its high-quality internal preamplifier and to lower the gain of your DSLR's admittedly inferior preamplifier to a minimum. This works well, though with loud sound sources either the microphone or the camera preamplifier clips. As a result, the feature isn't useful. The advertisements for the microphone featured it with the same model of mirrorless DSLR that I own, a Sony A7rii.

Great on camera mic

By push
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-03-01

Great on camera stereo mic that doesn’t stick out & get in the fisheye view on cameras. Very durable, has option for 3.5mm input incl or purchase selerately 2 mini xlr 3 pin female to 3 pin male cables. (Rode should include the xlr cables also though).

Outstanding, despite a few minor niggles

By Andrew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-13

Audio quality and separation is outstanding. I use it for on-camera audio input for adventure travel. The mini XLR input plugs are hard to find and so I haven't been able to use them, which is annoying. But I just love the quality of sound this mic produces. It can seperate voice even in quite a noisy environment. Natural sound effects come out startlingly bright and clear. The wind shield supplied doesn't do much but the dead rat (supplied) works well in all but the strongest winds. I highly recommend this product.

Best Mic on the Market

By Drew
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-16

I love this mic. I use it to record great audio when producing my youtube videos. I have let a friend use it for a podcast and it came out amazing. There is 3 buttons that help you in different situations, the instruction book explains when to use them precisely. It has helped my production value immensely.

Worth every penny! I'd give it 6 stars!

By Tom
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-06-04

I used the SVM-X to record the ambient sound at a club where I was shooting video last night I mounted it on my Sony PXW-Z150 camcorder and shot footage from 50ft away from the stage. The audio was exactly what I heard at the venue. I've been in the business for 30+ years and I've never had a mic give me such clear, honest audio.

Great ambient sound stereo mic.

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-05-09

Great mic for live music ambient sound. Very versatile as powered or phantom powered and mini or xor connections.

I'm not an audio expert but this is good

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-13

My first (and thus far only) use aside from some basic tests was in a concert setting where the volume was extremely high in a small space. I was positive it would be peaking everywhere; instead it seemed to reproduce pretty much exactly what we heard. For my money (a lot of it, admittedly), that's what counts.

On camera stereo pro mic

By Gerry P.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-25

Looking at the box tells you this mic is a professional! Built of metal and x y micrphones this promises to give you the best true stereo. 3 switches on the rear help taylor yor recording . Both foam and dead cat filters eliminate unwanted sounds . On board 9 volt batty is a snap to chenge . All switches have a positive feel to them, nothing cheap about this mic! Its well built and worth the money. Register it and get a 10 year warrenty from Rode. YOU WONT REGRET BUYING THIS!

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Asked by: Anonymous
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Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2021-03-08

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Is it possible to turn off those LEDs on the operation panel when shooting in dark area?
Asked by: Wei
There is no setting to turn off the lights unfortunately. If it is an issue on set you could cover it momentarily with a piece of gaff tape.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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I have this microphone and want to power it using XLR phantom power. Can one mini-XLR to XLR cable power it already, or does it require both?
Asked by: Alan
The Rode Stereo VideoMic X includes a mini XLR cable which will be appropriate to pass phantom power to each capsule.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

Will this mic turn on and off with the camera ...

Will this mic turn on and off with the camera like the videomic pro?
Asked by: Ryan
No. Not as currently configured.
Answered by: James
Date published: 2020-01-13

Have you heard of any issues regarding this mic ...

Have you heard of any issues regarding this mic and humidity?
Asked by: jason
No, Rode has not listed any issues relating to humidity. However, the Rode Stereo VideoMic X is not moisture-resistant or waterproof, so you will not want to use it in environments where condensation may build up and get inside of the mic where it can damage the components.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-11-07

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Would this be a good choice for the Panasonic GH4?
Asked by: Anonymous
It's a great stereo mic irrespective of the camera you use is with. I haven't used the GH4 so I can't comment on that part of it, but assuming you get a good pre-amp before you go into the camera, I'm sure you'd get an solid sound out of it.I hope that helps.Cheers,Zan
Answered by: Zan N.
Date published: 2018-08-25

How is the audio quality compared to the Rode ...

How is the audio quality compared to the Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro especially when using not using an XLR cable?
Asked by: Jeff
The audio quality on both mics is very good. Both have a frequency response of 40 Hz to 20 kHz. The Stereo VideoMic X has a higher dynamic range, higher maximum sound pressure level, higher sensitivity and better signal to noise ratio, as well as added onboard features to adjust the sound like a high-pass filter at both 75 and 150 Hz (the Pro has a 75 Hz high-pass filter) and a +6 dB high frequency boost. Audio quality of the VideoMic X is better when using the balanced XLR output than when using the unbalanced 3.5mm output. Both mics can be powered by a 9V battery but the VideoMic X has the advantage of using phantom power from a camera or recorder when using the XLR cable.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-01-14
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