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Rode VideoMic Pro Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone Kit with Rycote Windshield

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Rode VideoMic Pro Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone Kit with Rycote Windshield
Key Features
  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run and Gun
  • VideoMic Pro Camera-Mount Shotgun Mic
  • Rycote Windshield Reduces Wind Noise
  • 70 h Run Time via 9V Battery
This B&H Kit includes the Rode VideoMic Pro battery-powered shotgun microphone with a 3-stage gain control and bass roll-off, a shoe-/boompole-compatible Rycote Lyre shockmount attached to the mic, and a Rycote Mini Windjammer furry windshield, providing a flexible mic setup for quality indoor or outdoor audio recording using any camcorder or HDSLR camera, no plug-in power required. The Rycote windshield slips over the VideoMic Pro to deliver effective wind-noise reduction and tonal transparency without impeding the microphone's shockmount or cable run.
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Rode VideoMic Pro Overview

This B&H Kit includes the Rode VideoMic Pro battery-powered shotgun microphone with a 3-stage gain control and bass roll-off, a shoe-/boompole-compatible Rycote Lyre shockmount attached to the mic, and a Rycote Mini Windjammer furry windshield, providing a flexible mic setup for quality indoor or outdoor audio recording using any camcorder or HDSLR camera, no plug-in power required. The Rycote windshield slips over the VideoMic Pro to deliver effective wind-noise reduction and tonal transparency without impeding the microphone's shockmount or cable run.

Rode VideoMic Pro Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

Offering lower noise, higher sensitivity, and more adjustable settings than the VideoMic, the Rode VideoMic Pro camera-mount shotgun microphone is ideal for mobile journalists, vloggers, budget filmmakers, and run-and-gun shooters looking for a cost-effective way to step up to the next level in quality.

A single 9V battery provides up to 70 hours of run time and an LED turns red to indicate low-battery status. Adjustable gain and a selectable bass roll-off make it easy to optimize the level and tone of your recording for a range of scenarios.

This compact and lightweight shotgun microphone features an integrated shockmount that mounts directly to your camera or boompole and reduces noise from various vibrations. The windscreen design reduces wind noise, making it well suited for outdoor shoots. The attached 3.5mm TRS cable ensures easy hookup to your camera, and the dual-mono output means that no channel selection is necessary on your recording device.

Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup

Whereas most built-in camera microphones pick up sound from all directions, this microphone utilizes a supercardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of it while attenuating sound from the sides and rear. Its low-noise electronics and sensitive condenser element deliver more detailed audio than the mics typically found in cameras and portable recorders.

Easy Hookup to Camera

A straight 3.5mm cable is permanently attached to the mic for fast hookup to your camera. The cable's 3.5mm TRS plug is wired in a dual-mono configuration, ensuring that the mic signal is sent identically to both input channels of your camera or portable recorder.

Long Battery Life

Pop a 9V battery in the VideoMic Pro for up to 70 hours of operating time. The dedicated power LED changes from green to red when the battery should be replaced. The VideoMic Pro can still function for approximately 10 hours once the power indicator turns red, but performance will be compromised. Use the power switch to conserve battery life during periods of inactivity.

Bass Roll-Off

The high-pass filter can be set to flat or 80 Hz to roll off low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic.

3-Stage Gain Control

To enable optimal recording levels, the VideoMic Pro boasts a 3-stage gain control. Like the low roll-off and high-frequency boost, the gain control is digitally switched for precision and convenience. The +20 dB setting is ideal when recording to cameras, as it boosts the signal without requiring extreme gain on the camera's inferior preamp. Select the flat setting when routing the mic into a dedicated high-quality preamp, or switch to the -10 dB option when loud sound sources threaten to distort your recording.

Integrated Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations

Understanding that the rubber bands used in many shockmounts can snap and stretch, Rode chose to integrate a rugged Rycote Lyre suspension-style shockmount. This simplifies setup of the mic and inhibits the transfer of vibrations from the camera. Plus, the bottom of the shockmount features a camera shoe mount with a 3/8" thread, ensuring easy attachment to your camera or a boompole such as Rode's Micro Boompole (available separately).

Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise

The VideoMic Pro has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in outdoor environments, consider a furry windshield such as the Rode DeadCat VMPR (available separately).

Connectivity Options

Expand the microphone's device compatibility with Rode accessories such as the SC4 and VXLR (both available separately). The SC4 is a short cable that lets you connect the VideoMic Pro directly to a smartphone or tablet equipped with a 3.5mm TRRS jack. The VXLR adapter is the ideal solution when you want to record the VideoMic Pro to a camcorder or mixer that has XLR inputs.
UPC: 698813004195

Rycote Mini Windjammer for Rode VideoMic Pro with Lyre

The Mini Windjammer for Rode VideoMic Pro with Lyre from Rycote is a lined slip-on fur cover designed for use with the Rode VideoMic. It has a windshield rating of medium, which provides up to 30 dB reduction from the effects of high-wind and gust noise and vocal plosives.

The Mini Windjammer can be used over a foam windscreen or on its own. A touch-fastener strap secures the windjammer in place.

Rode VideoMic Pro Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State (JFET)
PadNone
High-Pass Filter80 Hz
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain Adjustment-10 dB to +20 dB
Indicators1 x Single LED (Power)
On-Board ControlsGain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, On/Off
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL134 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection2 dB at 60°
18 dB at 120°
10 dB at 180°
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity-32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level6.9 dBu (Max)
Dynamic Range120 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio80 dB
Equivalent Noise Level14 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Number of Conductors2
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Power
Operating Voltage9 V (Battery Power)
Operating Current Consumption7.8 mA
Battery Type1 x 9 V (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life70 Hours
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size3/8"-16 Female
Included CaseNone
Dimensionsø: 3.94 x L: 6.69" / ø: 100 x L: 169.93 mm
Weight3 oz / 85 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.6 x 5.15 x 3.1"

Rycote Mini Windjammer for Rode VideoMic Pro with Lyre Specs

Physical
MaterialFaux Fur
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.05 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.2 x 4.7 x 1"
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