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Rode VideoMic Pro+ Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

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Rode VideoMic Pro+ Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Portable Recorders
  • 100-Hr Removable Battery, AAs, or USB
  • Gain, Bass Roll-Off & Treble Boost
Equipped with expanded power options, extended tonal control, and a redesigned windscreen in a smaller footprint than the VideoMic Pro, the Rode VideoMic Pro+ is optimal for mobile journalists, vloggers, budget filmmakers, and run-and-gun shooters in need of a flexible camera-mount shotgun mic that's also at home on a boompole.
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Rode VIDEOMIC PRO+ Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup
  • 3Easy Hookup to Camera
  • 4Versatile Power Options
  • 5Manual or Automatic Power On/Off
  • 6Bass Roll-Off and Treble Boost
  • 73-Stage Gain Control
  • 8Selectable Safety Channel
  • 9Informative LED Indicators
  • 10Integrated Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations
  • 11Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
  • 12Connectivity Options

Equipped with expanded power options, extended tonal control, and a redesigned windscreen in a smaller footprint than the VideoMic Pro, the Rode VideoMic Pro+ is optimal for mobile journalists, vloggers, budget filmmakers, and run-and-gun shooters in need of a flexible camera-mount shotgun mic that's also at home on a boompole.

With versatile battery/USB power options, upgraded RF immunity, adjustable gain, and multiple clarity-enhancing features, the VideoMic Pro+ can meet the demands of videographers working in a range of indoor and outdoor environments.

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 reworked windscreen design minimizes wind noise, making it well suited for outdoor shoots. The 3.5mm TRS output and detachable cable ensure proper hookup to your camera, and the selectable safety channel prevents accidental distortion by providing a duplicate audio signal at a lower level.

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 detachable straight 3.5mm cable is included for easy hookup to your camera. The microphone's 3.5mm TRS jack 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.

Versatile Power Options

Included with the VideoMic Pro+ is the LB-1, a rechargeable and removable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 100 hours of operating time per charge. If you don't have time to recharge the LB-1, just remove it and pop in two AA batteries (available separately) instead. The built-in battery door stays attached to the mic and simplifies battery changes. You can even power the mic via a USB connection to an external battery pack or charger.

Manual or Automatic Power On/Off

In addition to a power button, this microphone features a defeatable auto on/off function that mitigates unnecessary battery usage. When connected to the mic input of a compatible camera, the VideoMic Pro+ automatically turns on or off in response to the presence or absence of plug-in power. So, the mic shuts off when it detects a loss in power, either from powering off or disconnecting the camera.

Bass Roll-Off and Treble Boost

The high-pass filter can be set to 75 Hz or 150 Hz to roll off low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic. Knowing that intelligibility is crucial, Rode outfitted the VideoMic Pro+ with a selectable high-frequency boost, which enhances detail and clarity in the treble range.

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.

Selectable Safety Channel

When source levels get unexpectedly louder, you risk overloading the recording. By pressing the power and dB buttons simultaneously, you can set the mic's right channel to output 10 dB lower than the left channel. This lets you record a safety channel and the main signal to your camera at the same time.

Informative LED Indicators

The main status LED uses red, blue, and green colors to indicate the current power source, charging status, and remaining operating time. Additional LEDs are allocated for indication of the safety channel, high-pass filter, high-frequency boost, and gain settings. An onboard light sensor allows it to adjust the LED brightness level in response to ambient light.

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 an updated and optimized foam windscreen to minimize 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: 698813004980

Rode VIDEOMIC PRO+ Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Diaphragm0.55" / 13.97 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State (JFET)
PadNone
High-Pass Filter75 Hz
150 Hz
Tone AdjustmentHigh Boost:
+5 dB at 7 kHz
Gain Adjustment-10 dB to +20 dB
Indicators1 x Single LED (Power, Status)
6 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsGain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, HF, On/Off
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL133 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection5 dB at 60°
23 dB at 120°
>10 dB at 180°
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity-33.6 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level7.6 dBu (Max)
Dynamic Range118.8 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio79.8 dB
Equivalent Noise Level14 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Headphone ConnectorNone
Number of Conductors2
Power
Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Operating Current Consumption12 mA (Battery Power)
Battery Type1 x Rode LB-1
2 x AA
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Approximate Battery Life100 Hours
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)
Included CaseNone
Dimensionsø: 4.37 x L: 6.69" / ø: 111 x L: 169.93 mm
Weight4.3 oz / 122 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.72 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.7 x 5.1 x 3.1"

Rode VIDEOMIC PRO+ Reviews

Love my Rodes

By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

Rose is such a good brand. The microphone works great. Very happy I now have two Rode shotguns

Quality investment

By Jessica
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-06

Upgraded my mic setup to be completely hands/headset free for my recorded movement videos and online movement sessions with private clients. Well worth the money, it's versatile for indoor and outdoor environments, is compatible with MacBook and iPhone, and my voice sounds great. Very happy with my purchase!

so far love it...

By Dusan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-07

it picks up really good sound from even more than 6 feet. Cuts out the noise with the 75 hz filter..love it so far.. it is a bit bigger but that is fine...it has to be some compromise :)

Rode PRO for 2 cameras at onc

By Larry
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-25

I am using the Rode Pro with 2 Sony RX100M7 cameras and it works great. They each have a 5 minute record limit and this allows me to switch back and forth for much longer recordings. I used a splitter cable and recorded 2 mono tracks (left to camera A) and (right to camera B). I then use my video editor to paste and patch audio stereo to the video.

Game Changer

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-07

I'm new to video and this Mic was so easy to use! My first video had amazing audio quality and the best part is this mic just makes the work flow easy for beginners.. Awesome product!

exactly what I needed

By K.Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-29

I love the ability to charge the battery that came with it or just pop some AA batteries in. Sounds great.

Highly recommend

By Mohammed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-10

Highly recommend

Perfect Hot-Shoe Mic for Z6

By Eli
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-19

The Nikon Z6 internal mic is just awful. This mic is perfect for getting great audio directly into the camera. The rechargeable battery and option to use AA's in a pinch make this mic so versatile for all run and gun video needs.

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