Rode VideoMic Pro On-Camera Shotgun Mic and Accessories Kit

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Rode VideoMic Pro On-Camera Shotgun Mic and Accessories Kit
Key Features
  • Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Microphone
  • Rode 6-3/4' 3-Section Micro Boompole
  • WSW-VMP-R Windbuster
  • 10' 1/8" to 1/8" Stereo Cable
The Rode VideoMic Pro with Micro Boompole and Windbuster Windshield Kit from B&H includes everything you will need to capture audio and can be used with portable video cameras, DSLRs, audio recorders, and more.
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Rode VideoMic Pro On-Camera Shotgun Mic and Accessories Kit

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Rode VideoMic Pro Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Rode VideoMic Pro Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
  • 3Rode Micro Boompole 3-Section Telescopic Boompole
  • 4Rode VC1 3.5mm TRS Microphone Extension Cable for Cameras (10')
  • 5Auray WSW-VMP-R Windbuster for Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount

The Rode VideoMic Pro with Micro Boompole and Windbuster Windshield Kit from B&H includes everything you will need to capture audio and can be used with portable video cameras, DSLRs, audio recorders, and more.

The B&H kit includes a Rode VideoMic Pro shotgun microphone with an integrated Rycote Lyre shockmount, a Rode Micro Boompole that has three sections and extends to 6-3/4', an Auray WSW-VMP-R Artificial Fur WindBuster, and a 10' 1/8" to 1/8" stereo cable for connecting the microphone to your camera.

Delivering broadcast quality in a compact form, this B&H kit is fitting for outdoor as well as indoor applications, and is a suitable solution for your primary and reference audio purposes.

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

Rode Micro Boompole 3-Section Telescopic Boompole

The Micro Boompole from Rode is a convenient and portable three-piece boompole. Lightweight and precision balanced, the anodized aluminum pole features intuitive twist locks for smooth extension.

Three-section boompole
Precision balanced anodized aluminum construction
Intuitive lock/release system
Ergonomic grip handle
UPC: 692213008715

Rode VC1 3.5mm TRS Microphone Extension Cable for Cameras (10')

The Rode VC1 is a high-quality microphone extension cable that offers 10' of additional length between your mic's 3.5mm TRS connector and the 3.5mm audio input of your DSLR/mirrorless camera or recorder.

The VC1 is compatible with microphones from Rode, as well as other manufacturers. It can also be used as a headphone extension cable.

The cable is equipped with a female 3.5mm TRS jack on one end and a male 3.5mm TRS plug on the other. It is well suited for applications that require positioning the subject further away from your camera, or mounting the microphone on a boompole or stand.

UPC: 698813000494

Auray WSW-VMP-R Windbuster for Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount

The Auray WSW Series Custom Windbusters provide dual-layered wind protection, substantially reducing unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with minimal high frequency loss. The WSW-VMP-R Windbuster has been custom-made for the VideoMic Pro with the Rycote Lyre Shockmount and the VideoMic Pro Plus and is designed to be used over its existing foam windscreen. The simulated fur outer layer works in tandem with the acoustic cloth inner lining to protect the microphone element from air bursts without muffling the sound. The velvet back cover with locking drawstring offers protection to the microphone, as well as easy access to the controls.

When used on the VideoMic Pro, the Windbuster is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in light to moderate breeze conditions (4-17 mph), and users can generally expect a 30 dB to 40 dB reduction in wind noise with modest dampening of high frequencies. For most applications, the modest high frequency dampening is a worthwhile exchange for the substantial wind noise reduction. In addition to dual-layered wind protection, the WSW-VMP-R helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone.

Fits:

  • Rode VideoMic Pro with Lyre Shockmount
  • Rode VideoMic Pro Plus
UPC: 847628595279

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, 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
Approximate Battery Life70 Hours
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, Camera-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)
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"

Rode Micro Boompole 3-Section Telescopic Boompole Specs

MaterialAnodized aluminum
Sections3
Minimum Length2.67' (84.4 cm)
Maximum Length6.75' (206 cm)
Maximum Diameter1.3" (3.3 cm)
Weight12.7 oz (396 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)40.6 x 7 x 2"

Rode VC1 3.5mm TRS Microphone Extension Cable for Cameras (10') Specs

Cable Length10' / 3.05 m
Connector 11/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female
Connector 21/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male
Jacket ColorBlack
Conductor TypePCOCC-A
InsulatorPerfluoroalkoxy (PFA)
Weight1.83 oz / 52 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.12 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)3.95 x 2.9 x 1"

Auray WSW-VMP-R Windbuster for Rode VideoMic Pro with Rycote Lyre Shockmount Specs

Physical
MaterialFoam
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.095 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 5 x 1"
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