Rode VideoMic Pro Plus On-Camera Shotgun Microphone and Windbuster Kit

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Rode VideoMic Pro Plus On-Camera Shotgun Microphone and Windbuster Kit
Key Features
  • VideoMic Pro Plus On-Camera Shotgun Mic
  • WSW-VMP-R Windbuster for VideoMic Pro+
  • Includes Micro-USB Cable
  • 3.5mm TRS Cable
The Rode VideoMic Pro Plus On-Camera Shotgun Microphone and Windbuster Kit from B&H includes the Rode on-camera shotgun microphone, a micro-USB cable, a 3.5mm TRS cable, and an Auray WSW-VMP-R Windbuster for the VideoMic Pro microphone. It can be used to capture audio for camcorders, DSLRs, and portable recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.
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Rode VideoMic Pro Plus On-Camera Shotgun Microphone and Windbuster Kit

Rode VideoMic Pro Overview

The Rode VideoMic Pro Plus On-Camera Shotgun Microphone and Windbuster Kit from B&H includes the Rode on-camera shotgun microphone, a micro-USB cable, a 3.5mm TRS cable, and an Auray WSW-VMP-R Windbuster for the VideoMic Pro microphone. It can be used to capture audio for camcorders, DSLRs, and portable recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.

The Rode VideoMic Pro Plus is a supercardioid condenser shotgun microphone with an integrated Rycote Lyre shockmount, a built-in rechargeable battery, an improved response over its predecessor (20 Hz to 20 kHz), and improved RF-immunity as well. It features 3.5mm stereo mini-jack termination, outputs a dual-mono signal, and provides a TRS cable to make the connection for your camera.

Also, the Auray WSW-VMP-R Windbuster provides dual-layered wind protection and reduces unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops. It is custom-made for the VideoMic Pro 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 burst without muffling the sound. It is effective in light to moderate breeze conditions (4-17 mph), and you can generally expect a 30 to 40 dB reduction in wind noise.

Rode VideoMic Pro+ Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

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

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
Diaphragm0.55" / 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 (Status, Power)
6 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsGain, 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 Connectors1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Number of Conductors2
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Power
Bus PowerUSB
Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Operating Current Consumption12 mA (Battery Power)
Battery Type1 x Rode LB-1
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Approximate Battery Life100 Hours
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, Camera-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)
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"

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

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