Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount

Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount

Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount

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Product Highlights

  • Broadcast Quality Condenser Microphone
  • Rycote Lyre Shockmount
  • 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • Lightweight
  • Lower Noise and Higher Sensitivity
  • 9V Battery Powered
  • 1/8" Mini-Jack Output
  • Two-Step High Pass Filter
  • Three-Position Level Control
  • Includes Camera Shoe Mount
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Rode VideoMic Pro Overview

  • 1Description

The VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount from Rode is a supercardioid condenser shotgun microphone that terminates in a 1/8" stereo mini-jack (dual mono), includes an integrated shockmount, and an integrated foam windscreen. It can be used to capture audio for camcorders, DSLR, and portable recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.

The VideoMic Pro has been upgraded from earlier models with a 1/2" condenser capsule that provides broadcast-quality audio. Its 1/8" stereo mini-jack connector (outputting the mono signal to both left and right channels) delivers low self-noise of just 14 dB. A supercardioid polar pattern ensures that surrounding audio is minimized, and your recording is focused on the subject in front of the camera.

In addition, the Rycote Lyre-based shockmount is built from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic. It separates the VideoMic Pro capsule and electronics from its mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone. This suspension will never wear out, sag or snap.

Easily accessible on the rear face of the microphone are the power, the filter, the level controls and a selectable high-pass filter at 80 Hz. The filter will prevent low-end noise such as air conditioners and traffic from being recorded. Furthermore, the -10 dB (or pad) is suitable when recording loud sound sources such as live music, motorsports, or interviews, where the subject is very close to the camera. There is a +20 dB level boost designed for use with DSLR cameras, so the user can reduce the camera's preamp level, effectively reducing the amount of noise generated by the camera's audio circuitry.

The Rode VideoMic Pro uses a standard sized shoe-mount for on-camera use and features a 3/8" thread in the base of the mount for easy boom-pole mounting. The VideoMic Pro is battery powered and provides over 70-hours recording from a single 9V battery.

9V battery powered with over 70 hours use (alkaline)
Camera shoe mount with 3/8" thread for easy boom-pole mounting
Compact form factor is only 6.7" length
Limited 10-year warranty with online registration
UPC: 698813004195
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Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty with Online Registration
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    Rode VideoMic Pro Specs

    Acoustic Principle Line Gradient Condenser
    Directional Pattern Supercardioid
    Frequency Response 40 Hz - 20 kHz (selectable HPF @80 Hz)
    Sensitivity -32 dB re 1 V/Pa (20 mV @ 94 dB SPL) ± 2 dB @ 1 kHz
    Output Impedance 200 Ohms
    Equivalent Noise 14 dB
    Maximum Output +6.9 dBu (@ 1% THD into 1 kOhms)
    Dynamic Range 120 dB (as per IEC 651)
    Maximum SPL 134 dB (@ 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1 kOhms load)
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 80 dB
    Battery Type 1 x 9 V alkaline battery (current 7.8 mA)
    Level Control Three-position (-10 dB, 0, +20 dB)
    High Pass Filter Two-step (flat, 80 Hz)
    Output Connectors 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini-jack (dual mono)
    Low Frequency Roll-Off 80 Hz High Pass Filter
    Dimensions (HxWxL) 2.95 x 3.93 x 6.69" (75 x 100 x 170 mm)
    Weight 3 oz (85g)
    Packaging Infocfvzuvevrryfysxwdzzcrecubuxqvyzc
    Package Weight 0.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.6 x 5.15 x 3.1"

    Rode VideoMic Pro Reviews

    VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 178.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Does not improve sound on my 5D MK2. iPod touch is better! I'm a fan of Rde and have a few of their mics but I guess I'm alone in my feelings about this VideoMic Pro. I needed something to improve the sound entering my Canon 5D Mark II. I decided on the Rde video mic, which gets good reviews. I ran a bunch of tests, using every configuration on the Mic and I just wasn't impressed - I even had a digital specialist eq it in Adobe Premiere and still I was disappointed. When I did the tests I also recorded sound with an iPod touch. The sound from the iPod touch was amazing compared to the Rde! The Rde sound was hollow, tinny and hissy. This mic doesn't cut it for the price. I'm returning and continuing my search.
    Date published: 2016-11-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suprised at sound Did a comparison of the VideoMIc Pro, MKH-50, MKE-400, MKH-416. Was surprised how good the VideoMic Pro sounded, it sounded very close to the MKH-50, (like a deep creamy sound) and sounded much better than the MKE-400 (a thin tinny sounding). Has a indicator light when powered on, just the other day camera guy was duped by the MKE-400 because he thought it was turned on. Build quality-it has a toy feel, plastic and cheap where as the MKE-400 metal feels expensive and high end. The mini windjammer sheds like a real cat. The only downside is its size, its big mic compared to the MKE-400 for on camera mics. Overall pleasantly surprised at the quality of the sound.
    Date published: 2016-11-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Audio with Ease of Use I use this mic primarily inside a make shift studio room. I could have purchased a lapel mic for the style of videos that I make, but I don't like how they look on camera and find that people who aren't used to being on camera are made more uncomfortable by a lapel mic. So I went with this shotgun and I use a boom to get the mic as close to the subject as I can. This makes it easier to get people in and out of the shot and also creates a more natural sound because it picks up a bit of background noise. I also love the boost on the gain as it lessens the load from the camera's preamp and sounds much cleaner as a result.
    Date published: 2016-02-25
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good performance but questionable build quality I bought this mic to replace my original VideoMic Pro that was getting beat up as the result of years work. The new mic works just as good as the original. To my knowledge, RODE is the only manufacturer who offers decent mics with +20 dB gain booster. This is a crucial feature to keep the camera's noisy preamp out of the picture. I wish other manufacturers offered this feature so that we will have more to choose from. On the other hand, I was disappointed that RODE had not addressed the problems that many users of the original griped about: the battery compartment door and the barrel construction. The battery door is so hard to operate. It's just a poor design. The barrel is so flimsy that it looks it will break very easily. Anyone who sees the mic with the windscreen removed will agree with this notion. I give this new mic 4 stars for the performance and 2 stars for the build quality.
    Date published: 2015-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This Mic!!! I bought this mic to upgrade my old Video Mic and I have been very pleased. While it is not a professional xlr microphone, it still holds its own when it comes to audio quality. When used properly it produces fantastic sound. It mounts easily and simply to your camera or rig, and it is not obtrusive. I would recommend this mic to beginners and professionals alike, because it is that good. It has become a part of my standard kit, and I love the results that I can get from it. Pros: +20 dB is a huge blessing and greatly improves the sound quality over the old version. The shock mount is much improved over the old model. Cons: NA
    Date published: 2017-01-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A must for nats and scratch tracks Though on-camera is typically a terrible place for a mic, the application has its place. If you're shooting on DSLR, Canon Cinema, or even a small camcorder, this is a must-have for nats recording, and for clear scratch audio to sync with dual-system audio. Rycote's lyre design is one of the best isolation mounts available. R?DE's mic design offers a gain boost for use with weaker in-camera preamps, helping to minimize the noise floor. The mic itself has a good sound quality. While it isn't flat or uncolored, it's well above average and provides quality, usable nats for b-roll. I keep this mic atop my EOS-80D at all times.
    Date published: 2017-08-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Encouraged 4.5 stars would be appropriate for this mic. There is a noticeable gain from using this mic over the camer's onboard condenser mic (t5i). The only poor design I feel is the battery cover. Its a weak plastic cover plate and I feel like I might break one of the little hinges as I wrestle with it each time. As a precaution it is just better to remove the entire windscreen and mini wind jammer everytime you want to change the battery. Other than this its a good mic
    Date published: 2015-12-30
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Switch malfunctions This mic was very poorly designed. It requires a 9 volt battery but there is no indicator to show the battery power level. So you never know when to replace the battery. I bought a rechargeable 9 volt battery just to make sure I had a fresh battery for each show. I filmed 9 live shows with it from Sept. 4th 2018 to Oct 3rd 2018. 6 of the nine shows it sounded perfectly. 3 of the nine shows the Off/On/HPF switch started malfunctioning and the sound was muffled. I think the battery was heating up the switch and causing the switch to malfunction. I returned the mic and am waiting for the exchanged mic to arrive. I certainly hope the new one works properly. This mic has a 10 year warranty.
    Date published: 2018-10-14
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    question

    Does this work with Panasonic GH4 and G7?
    Asked by: Brian
    I can vouch for the GH4, worked just fine with mine.
    Answered by: David W.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    is this the new model? the (plus)? because when I search for it this comes up.
    Asked by: FAISAL
    This is actually the predecessor. The plus model can be found here: https://bhpho.to/2x3cbS2
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    I heard reports of people listening to clicks on ...

    I heard reports of people listening to clicks on recordings with Videomic Pro when shooting with smartphones. Why does this happen and how do I correct it?
    Asked by: Marcelo
    Hello Marcelo, unfortunately, there are many reasons why this could be happening. Most of them don't have to do with any microphone manufacturer. The best solution would be to contact Rode directly to speak with someone over the phone to work out details.
    Answered by: Ryan w/ RØDE
    Date published: 2019-02-21

    question

    Will Rode VideoMic Pro work with Samsung Galaxy S8+ to record videos with good sound quality?
    Asked by: Moaz K.
    The Rode VideoMic Pro will provide superior quality, directional audio for your smartphone. You would require a Rode SC4 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Adaptor, B&H # ROSC4.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    Any reason to get this over the regular Rode ...

    Any reason to get this over the regular Rode VideoMic?
    Asked by: Justin
    Hello Justin, the Rode VideoMic Pro has a built in +20dB preamp which allows you to reduce the gain inside your camera. Note that the camera needs to allow you to lower its preamp. This will result in the microphone handling most of the gain and lowering the overall noise in your recording.
    Answered by: Ryan w/ RØDE
    Date published: 2019-02-12

    question

    is the rode video mic pro compatible with the Sony px333 recorder?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Should work with no problem at all. Plug and play.
    Answered by: Mark S.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    We're considering one or two of these for use in videorecording theatrical performances. They would feed an external audio recorder (Zoom H6), and we also have a patch direct from the soundboard, for the wireless-mic'd performers. Right now we use a couple of Crown floor mics ( boundary mics ), and in some shows, the foot-thumping noise is pretty loud. Would a couple of the Rode Pro's, set near the front of the stage work for theatre in the way I'm describing?
    Asked by: Ernie
    I use it on a DSLR and get great audio so not sure how it would work on a stage.
    Answered by: David K.
    Date published: 2018-08-26

    question

    How can I connect the Rode VideoMic Pro to my iPhone 8? Do I need another cable than the Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter?
    Asked by: Nicolas F.
    The Rode SC4 3.5mm TRS to TRRS Adaptor, (B&H # ROSC4) would be required as well as the Lightning to 3.5mm adapter to connect the Rode VideoMic Pro to an iPhone 8.
    Answered by: Jacob C.
    Date published: 2018-08-26
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