Rode Stereo VideoMic On-Camera Microphone

Rode Stereo VideoMic On-Camera Microphone

Rode Stereo VideoMic On-Camera Microphone

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Rode Stereo VideoMic On-Camera Microphone

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  • Fixed X/Y Stereo Array
  • Two 1/2" Condenser Capsules
  • Camera-Mountable Stereo Recording
  • -10 dB Pad
  • Built-In Shockmounting System
  • Standard Sized Shoe Mount
  • 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • 3/8" Thread in Base for Boom Poles
  • Includes Deadkitten Fur Wind Shield
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Rode Stereo VideoMic overview

  • 1Description

The Stereo VideoMic On-Camera Microphone from Rode is a high-quality microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras, and portable audio recorders. It features two high-resolution 1/2" condenser capsules mounted in a fixed X/Y stereo array, providing a natural stereo recording, while offering a high level of rear rejection.

The Stereo VideoMic can be used to capture environmental and ambient sounds, as well as live music. A built-in shockmounting system isolates the Stereo VideoMic's capsule and electronics from its mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that can cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone.

Other features include a standard sized shoe mount for mounting on cameras, a 3/8" thread in the base for mounting to a boom pole or stand, a high-pass filter at 80 Hz to prevent low-end noise, and a -10 dB pad that allows for the recording of loud sound sources. The Rode Stereo VideoMic is powered with a standard 9 Volt battery.

Stereo X/Y Recording
The Rode Stereo VideoMic features true X/Y stereo pick up for accurate ambience reproduction. Excellent off-axis rejection minimizes residual noise.
-10 dB Pad
The Stereo VideoMic features a -10 dB Pad switch for enhanced headroom and minimal distortion.
Camera and Boom Pole Mountable
The versatile shoe mount allows the microphone to be mounted to camcorders, stands, or boom poles.
Integrated Shockmount
The Stereo VideoMic features a permanently attached shockmount with a camera mounting shoe underneath. The shockmount features replaceable rubber O-rings that protect against noise caused by abrupt movement and shock.
High-Pass Filter Switch
A high-pass filter switch eliminates room ambiance and noise below 80 Hz. This results in improved intelligibility while recording around machinery, air conditioners, and traffic.
Internal Power
The condenser element is powered with a standard 9-V battery.
UPC: 698813000890
In the Box
Rode Stereo VideoMic On-Camera Microphone
  • Dead Kitten Artificial Fur Wind Shield
  • Integrated Cold-Shoe Shock Mount
  • 3/8" Thread Adaptor
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty with Online Registration
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    Rode Stereo VideoMic specs

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    Sound Field Stereo
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 0.5" / 12.70 mm
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 40 Hz to 20 kHz
    Signal to Noise Ratio 74 dB A-Weighted
    Equivalent Noise Level 20 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 134 dB SPL
    Pad -10 dB
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Sensitivity -38 dB
    Low-Cut Filter @ 80 Hz
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    Battery Type 1 x 9 V
    Operating Voltage 9 V
    Length 6.69" / 170 mm
    Diameter 2.56" / 65 mm
    Weight 10.16 oz / 288 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.9 x 5.2 x 3.0"

    Rode Stereo VideoMic reviews

    Stereo VideoMic Camera-Mounted Stereo Microphone is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 95.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Microphone for the price This is a great microphone, it really is built like a tank. It improved the quality of my films by about x10, it really is that good. Everything is tucked up in one small package. The Cat cover works really nicely, just be sure none of the cat hair gets into your shot. I ruined and entire shot because of the cat. But thats just operator error. I probably dropped it two times in one day, without any problems or damage to the mic, I was quite surprised and relieved. It's a great step up from the Mono shotgun Video mic, but its for a diffrent purpose. But it is built much tougher, and much heavier. I use this with my Canon Gl-2 and its a great combination.
    Date published: 2008-06-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This mic is awesome! Here's a testimonial for you. I bought this mic not once, but twice. I bought it for use on my Canon 5D Mark II, and the sound quality on it is amazing! The built-in shock mount completely isolates noise from focusing or zooming the lens as well as other noise from hand-holding the camera body. I lost the first mic during a move -- it's in one of my boxes of stuff somewhere, I'm sure. But, I needed it, so I just bought another one. No regrets. The price is completely reasonable for the high quality audio you get from this mic. And the included dead kitty wind screen works like a champ too. Buy it. You won't regret it. One note... this is NOT a shotgun mic. So, if you are looking to isolate sound from the front only, this is not the mic you want. This one produces excellent wide-pickup stereo audio.
    Date published: 2010-06-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mic, but beware of noise on DSLRs! I use this mic with Canon Rebel t2i (EOS 550d) to record live classic concerts. You can find examples of the live organ concerts recordings (EOS 550d+StereoVideoMic) at http://youtube.com/organmsu. The only problem is the noise, which canon preamp generates. Still, the sound is very deep and rich, so is the sensitivity. For me, the quality is sufficient for youtube, besides that there's little choice - external preamp+MagicLantern is not an option for me, too much bother. Things which are not so great it captures every noise from the sides (as it's not directional), so you have to stand as close as possible.
    Date published: 2012-01-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Professional Quality Mic Very high quality sound capture and great stereo L+R phasing. The build quality is superior as well. Love the small toggle switches for power (and the LED) and high pass filter, etc. Positioned to be easily seen and accessed. Even the 9v battery compartment is well designed. No wires and a pad to attach to the battery ... there are fixed contacts in the compartment. Well thought out. Using with my new Canon 7D body for video recordings. Superior to the mono built-in mic on the 7D. A bit on the pricey side, but you get what you pay for here and I see this lasting a long time.
    Date published: 2010-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from big but effective I bought this for use on a Canon still camera with video. I have had a Sennheiser for over a year, and it died recently, so I went looking for something more durable. Compaired to the Sennheiser, this item is LARGE (around 2 inchs in diameter, and 8-9 inches long). However, on early tests, the sound quality was excellent, and I really liked the placement and clarity of labeling on the three control switches. The dead cat wind screen is a bit much, but at least it is dark gray and not white or tabby. It is easy to tell if a switch is on, particularly for power, and remember to switch it off when done. On the Sennheiser, I was always forgetting to turn off the power and ended up killing a battery at every shoot.
    Date published: 2010-11-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged Professional Mic Okay, so I'm a sound guy at heart. Always have been. Concert footage with tiny sound from onboard camcorder mics just didn't cut it. I have a Canon HV30 which has pretty good onboard mics but the improvement in stereo seperation and frequency range extention are very apparent. Rode also includes a dead kitten wind sock and extra rubber bands for the support. The Mic is all metal, even the mounting support. I regularly lift the camcorder by the mic when putting it away or taking it out. The mic has a 10 year warranty and I don't expect I will need it. Great purchase!
    Date published: 2010-05-28
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Excellent quality - Not for DSLR This mic has a whole lot of quality for the price. Unfortunately, the results with my 5D Mark II were not satisfactory. It is not the mics fault. Used in another device, this mic is superb. Left / Right phasing is great and very precise. Does not have enough output for the 5D Mark II audio processor to deal with. Results are a high frequency hiss that has nothing to do with camera motors, Image Stabilization or room noise.
    Date published: 2010-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Product! I bought this mic to use on my Canon EOS 7D for video recording. Being used to broadcast gear, I realized how beneficial a good stereo mic is when compared to a mono shotgun when it comes to disipating wind noise. This mic will not disappoint and has excellent noise rejection and a great capture field. It's a well built mic that is easily worth the upcharge over a shotgun mic, even if you don't need to record stereo. The included dead kitten mic sock is different. I'm used to foam socks but the kitten is typically used on high end zepellins so it should be a plus. I just haven't had the chance to test it yet. Probably because I'm a dog guy, not a cat fan - LOL.
    Date published: 2011-02-23
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