Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System

Rode VideoMic and Custom Windbuster Kit

Rode VideoMic and Custom Windbuster Kit

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Product Highlights

  • Directional Video Condenser Microphone
  • Rycote Suspension System
  • Mounts to Standard Camera Shoe
  • 3.5mm Mini Plug
  • Studio-Quality Sound
  • 9V Battery Powered
  • Windbuster Measures Approx. 7-7.5"
  • Improves Wind Diffusion
  • Artificial Rabbit Fur
  • Touch-Fastener Enclosures
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Rode VideoMic overview

  • 1Description

The Rode VideoMic and Custom Windbuster Kit from B&H provides a shotgun microphone that can easily be mounted on a DSLR camera and adds an extra layer of wind noise protection. The VideoMic is lightweight, and when mounting on a camera it does not appear in the frame. Its Rycote suspension system attaches to the camera's shoe. The VideoMic's super-cardioid polar pattern attenuates sounds from the sides. The result is a signal that sounds closer to the camera, even when shooting in noisy environments or at moderate distances.

The included Rycote Lyre is a non-elasticated suspension structure composed of a hard-wearing thermoplastic. It is more effective at acoustically decoupling microphones from unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than elasticated suspensions. The lyre remains effective at a wide range of temperatures and is virtually indestructible. It will never wear out, sag, snap or require any rethreading to maintain its effectiveness.

An attached, coiled cable terminates to a 1/8" (3.5mm) mini output connection. The VideoMic features a condenser element that utilizes a standard 9 Volt battery (sold separately). The microphone will run for approximately 100 hours on a single battery.

The Auray Custom Windbuster is made of an artificial fur material for maximum protection against wind noise. The Custom Windbuster slips over windscreens for added protection and measures approximately 7 to 7.5" (17.8 - 19cm) in length.

  • Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System

    The VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System from Rode is a shotgun microphone that can easily be mounted on a DSLR camera. It features a Rycote suspension system that attaches to the camera's shoe. The VideoMic is lightweight, and when mounted on a camera it does not appear in the frame. The VideoMic can also mount to Rode's boompoles for elevated audio capture. Its supercardioid polar pattern attenuates sounds from the sides. The result is a signal that sounds closer to the camera, even when shooting in noisy environments or at moderate distances.

    The included Rycote Lyre is a non-elasticated suspension structure composed of a hard-wearing thermoplastic. It is more effective at acoustically decoupling microphones from unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than elasticated suspensions. The lyre remains effective at a wide range of temperatures and is virtually indestructible. It will never wear out, sag, snap or require any rethreading to maintain its effectiveness.

    An attached, coiled cable terminates to a 1/8" (3.5mm) mini output connection. The VideoMic features a condenser element that utilizes a standard 9V battery (sold separately). The microphone will run for approximately 100 hours on a single battery.

    Barrel-Canceling Pickup
    The Rode Video Mic functions as a true line+gradient microphone with a supercardioid pattern in the front and a barrel that cancels side audio. The result is maximum pickup of the source in highly ambient and noisy environments.
    Selectable 10 or 20 dB Pad
    When capturing audio in loud environments, the VideoMic offers built-in attenuation. The selectable 10 or 20 dB pad lessens the microphone's sensitivity, allowing it to handle higher SPL levels without sacrificing clarity.
    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, wind or close proximities.
    Internal Power
    The condenser element is powered with a standard 9V battery for up to 100 hours (approximately).
    UPC: 698813002900
  • Auray WSW-007MKII Custom Windbuster for Shotgun Microphones- 7" (18cm)

    The Auray WSW Series Custom Windbusters provide dual layered wind protection and are designed to substantially reduce unwanted broadband wind noise and vocal pops with minimal high frequency loss.

    This WSW-007MKII Custom Windbuster fits shotgun mics up to 7"(18cm) in length and is designed to be slipped over existing foam windscreens up to 5cm in thickness. 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.

    When used on a shotgun mic, this windbuster is effective in minimizing wind noise and plosive sounds. It is most effective in light breeze to moderate breeze conditions (4-17 mph) and users can generally expect a 30dB to 40dB 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-007MKII helps prevent moisture and dirt from damaging your microphone.

    The WSW-007MKII Custom Windbuster for Shotgun Microphones offers an extremely effective dual layered solution for wind protection.

    Fits:
    Rode VideoMic with Lyre Suspension, VideoMic & NTG-2
    Sennheiser ME66
    Audio-Technica AT-897
    UPC: 847628581487
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System
    Analog Performance
    Operating Principle Line Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 0.50" / 12.70 mm
    Polar Pattern Supercardioid
    Frequency Range 40 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level 20 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL 134 dB SPL
    Pad -10 dB
    -20 dB
    THD 1%
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Sensitivity -38 dB at 1 kHz
    Low-Cut Filter @ 80 Hz
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    Battery Type 1 x 9 V
    Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Length 2.56" / 65 mm
    Diameter 4.02" / 102 mm
    Weight 6.21 oz / 176 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.7 x 5.3 x 3.4"
  • Auray WSW-007MKII Custom Windbuster for Shotgun Microphones- 7" (18cm)
    Dimensions 7.5" (19 cm)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.0 x 5.0 x 1.0"

Rode VideoMic reviews

VideoMic and Custom Windbuster Kit is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 17.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy From HERE! Authorized Dealer of Rode!! I initially bought this off @, when I rec'v it, and tried to register it, it said it was already registered! THEN! Come to find out, the Rode website mentioned that there are fake Rode Mic's being sold on @! Who Knew! The Rode Website gave a list of authorized Rode dealers, Out of the whole list, I choose B&H due to the packages they offered and GREAT Price! My Mic came in super fast shipping, it was super easy to put on, I actually enjoy using a battery for this, since it will not eat up my camera battery. Very Happy with the sound output with this model. I'm new to recording, this seems like the best one until I need to upgrade!
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Quality - just know what you are buying. Huge improvement over the on camera mic and good quality, but it can't perform miracles and starts to sound hollow once you get more than 5 ft. away that worsens with distance. For static shots / interviews, I am using a 10' extension cable and attaching the mic to a small tripod just outside of the frame - the results are great. If you do this, moving the cable while shooting can result in crackle - a result of the smaller 3.5 mm audio jacks.
Date published: 2016-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific Product I picked this up for use with my GoPro, as the onboard mic on the Hero is not very good at all, especially in wind. I've used this for capturing conversations, dialogs and interviews, outdoors, in winds up to 20mph or so and it works great especially for the price. Have also used it to catch some ambient sounds (waves, etc), in wind, and the Windbuster does a really good job. Very happy with this purchase
Date published: 2016-08-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply great! This mic is so wonderful. It's very easy to use and it has great audio quality for it being less expensive. The shock mount is near flawless and the build quality is great for the price. I didn't think I needed the extra dB boost on the pro so I chose this and couldn't be happier. Great mic for the low cost and definitely a good beginner mic.
Date published: 2016-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheap and Effective I tried the other mini jack mics. This one was the best. Make sure to get the sock. Makes the mic look cooler ;)
Date published: 2014-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rode Kitts VideoMic Muy buen Micro y a un precio aceptable
Date published: 2015-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it! Bought this for some light traveling abroad, knowing I'd want to do some quick/on-the-spot interviews with people I'd encounter. Simple and easy to use, only needs 1 9V battery that lasts for at least 100hrs. Great sound quality, unfortunately you get a bit more ambient noise tossed in there since this is a mic that gets mounted on your camera instead of a boom.
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Rented It, Liked It, Bought It I rented the VideoMic to record my nephew's outdoor wedding. The site was pretty, overlooking a valley, but with a major highway parallel and about 250 feet away. Due to restrictions I set up behind the guest seating with a Nikon D7100 and the Rode. Traffic noise picked up by the mike was minimal and I was able to get clear audio from about 30 feet away with the low pass filter engaged. I was so impressed by the VideoMic performance that I bought my own with the Custom Windbuster Kit. In a wind, there is still some wind noise, but it is minimal compared to the in-camera microphone where the wind just howls. I bought the 10' extension cable so I can use the microphone off-camera with a helper or mike stand. It is a little big for on-camera use, but I've had no problems. Like others, I wish all the controls were outside the battery compartment, but it isn't really a problem as long as you plan ahead and set them accordingly.
Date published: 2017-07-04
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