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Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro Rycote

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Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro Rycote
Key Features
  • Ideal for Video & DSLR Cameras
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre Shockmount
  • Matched Pair, 1/2" Condenser Capsules
  • XY Stereo Configuration
The Stereo VideoMic Pro Rycote from Rode builds on the success of the Stereo VideoMic Pro with a few improved upgrades such as a Rycote Lyre shockmount, higher-sensitivity X/Y capsules, denser foam windscreen, better RF shielding, and a thicker Kevlar braided cable. The microphone retains all of the switch locations and other features as the previous model, for use as an on-camera DSLR and camcorder microphone for video applications.
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Rode STEREO VIDEOMIC PRO-R Overview

The Stereo VideoMic Pro Rycote from Rode builds on the success of the Stereo VideoMic Pro with a few improved upgrades such as a Rycote Lyre shockmount, higher-sensitivity X/Y capsules, denser foam windscreen, better RF shielding, and a thicker Kevlar braided cable. The microphone retains all of the switch locations and other features as the previous model, for use as an on-camera DSLR and camcorder microphone for video applications.

The integrated Rycote Lyre shockmount system protects against handling noise. The Stereo VideoMic features a high-pass filter switch at 75 Hz for minimizing low-frequency noise, and a -10 dB pad for maximizing headroom on behalf of capturing loud signals without distortion. The +20 dB level-boost switch is specifically designed to provide a higher-quality signal with DSLR cameras. When activated, the camera preamp level is reduced, resulting in a lower noise floor and a much clearer recording.

Broadcast-recording-quality on-camera microphone
Matched pair, 1/2" condenser capsules in X/Y stereo configuration
Ultra-lightweight, compact form factor
Two-step high-pass filter (flat, 75 Hz)
Three-position level control (-10, 0, +20 dB)
9V-battery-powered - over 100 hours of use (alkaline)
Integrated Rycote Lyre shockmount
Denser foam windscreen
1/8" (3.5mm) stereo mini-jack output
Billeted metal camera shoe mount with 3/8" thread for easy boompole mounting
UPC: 698813004805

Rode STEREO VIDEOMIC PRO-R Specs

TransducerPressure gradient
Polar PatternXY Cardioid
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz (selectable HPF @ 75 Hz)
Sensitivity-38 dB (12.6 mV @ 94 dB SPL) ±2 dB re 1 V/Pa @ 1 kHz
Output Impedance200 Ohms
Maximum Output+4.2 dBu (@ 1% THD into 1 kOhms)
Dynamic Range100 dB
Maximum SPL134 dB, max (1 kHz, 1% THD into 1 kOhms load)
Signal / Noise76 dBA (A-weighted per IED651)
Power Supply 9 V alkaline battery
Connection1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini-jack
Signal to Noise Ratio76 dBA SPL (A-weighted per IEC651)
Dimensions4.5 x 3.1 x 5.3" (115 x 80 x 134 mm)
Weight0.26 lb (116 g) (without battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.57 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.7 x 5.15 x 3.1"

Rode STEREO VIDEOMIC PRO-R Reviews

9 years professional use

By Everett
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-26

I picked one of the Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro mics up in 2013. It was a stellar mic and eliminated all wind noise in every single shot I used it for from 2013 to 2021, almost all outdoors, in all weather from Kansas to Maine. The original mic didn't fail, however the cable to connect it to the camera did. But after 8 years of heavy use, I cannot complain after all I put that mic through. I replaced it with a new Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro Rycote, and I love it as much as the old one. The mic uses the preamps built into your camera, or recorder, as any external mic will, so if you have a camera or recorder with lackluster preamps, you'll hear it in your audio. I shoot with a Lumix S5, paired with my Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro, the match is great. The Lumix preamps and audio limiters keep things clear, crisp, and never blown out, while the Rode keeps the audio from getting noisy or shallow sounding, and it keeps the wind from becoming too much or harsh. I do find the Lumix paired with the Rode picks up wind noise, however it has a soft sound to it, making it accent the audio, immersing you in the weather conditions without ruining the audio. On my Nikon the mic totally removed wind noise, however the Nikons preamps create a low hum, unless the audio is kept very low. All in all a stellar mic to pair with a camera or recorder, I'll be picking another up to pair with my b cam.

Great on camera mic for opera

By Martin
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-04-22

I use it with for video recording with my DSLRs (Nikon). My main scope is live classical music (opera) and even with full orchestra and soloists it can manage the whole sound spectrum, especially the high notes. The filters help reducing noise. Pros: build quality, sound (filter settings), handling. Cons: power supply with 9 V battery. Should be rather standard AAs or a rechargeable battery with charger. An option for camera based power supply would also be a good option.

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By Andreas
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-04

I was excited about getting this mic.� But the sound was more high pitch than I expected and my unit would cut off one of the channels, sometimes the left one and sometimes the right and sometimes it worked perfect.� It was probably a faulty mic...� I sent it back and got the Rode Videomic Pro +

Picks-up every camera movement sound

By Alexis
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2017-12-24

I am sure this mic is good in some situations. But not if you are moving the camera around. On my Canon 70D, it picks-up every bopping sound the camera movement produces, making the Rycote mount obsolete and by extension, the mic too.� As far as sound is concerned, the mic picks bass sounds rather well giving a well rounded output sound although a little muddled for my taste. I also noticed quite a bit of hiss. I am going back to a regular mount mic.

Great for BMPCC

By Jim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-25

I use this to improve nat sound on the BMPCC. It's a VERY noticeable improvement, with the Rycote suspension introducing no handling noise when I shoot handheld.

Left channel not working

By Feroze
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-21

I bought this on June last week. Tested after one month and found that the left channel is not working. I contacted Rode and they asked me to contact local service centre in Dubai. I have given to the service centre in Dubai yesterday and so far no news for them.

The preamps are just too noisy

By Paul
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-23

Great in concept, light and well constructed but the pre amps are just too noisy. If you turn them up to +20dB, then there is an unpleasant high pitched whine in the background that is difficult to remove in post. Sadly, it now just sits in the cupboard gathering dust

Terrible for outdoor recordings

By david
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-05

Wind noise almost always ruins the recordings from this mic, even with the extra dead kitten wind screen. DO NOT BUY

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question

Why does my left channel reaches lower compared to the right one when recording?
Asked by: Miguel C.
It's a stereo mic. Both tracks shouldn't be the same. If the right channel is hotter than the left. It's possible you are in a position where the the right channel is closer to some thing that is louder than what's coming in to the mic on the left. Try positioning the recorder closer to the left side than the and see if it evens out a bit.
Answered by: John P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is there a recommended travel case for this mic? ...

Is there a recommended travel case for this mic? I haven't been able to find any zipper like cases to keep it protected while in the camera bag.
Asked by: Sam
You may be able to use a padded bag like the K-Tek KGBM1 Medium Gizmo Bag (B&H # KTKGBM1) or perhaps something like the Ruggard Lens Case 6 x 4.5" (B&H # RULCY16X4) or the larger models. As long as the mic will fit, it should provide the protection you need.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2018-12-31

question

Will this mic pick up well from ceiling-hung speakers, or does it do better with speakers on ground level?
Asked by: Nesanel
As long as the microphone is on axis with the speaker, it shouldn't matter.
Answered by: Ryan W.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Does this have an automatic on/off if you leave the power switch on?
Asked by: Ryan
No, it does not have any automatic controls. Power control is manual and independent from the camera power. If you shut the camera off and leave the mic on, the mic stays on. However, the green on light it a good visual indicator it's on.
Answered by: JEFF H.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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