Really, this microphone
Røde Stereo VideoMic Pro
presents a interesting characteristic, its XY caps crossed configuration (left and right channel).
No front sounds will escaped to its large recording specter. It is a perfect microphone to record shows, music group bands, theater representations,...
Lightweight (115g), stereo, it will not miss anything, XY cardioid, it will capture avoid any unwanted sounds, supplied with usefull accessories, it will answer any needings!
Yes, really, it is great microphone!
If only it can have an incredible autonomy, if it can takes advantage of patented technologies especially practices, if it will be compatible with all devices with a 3.5mm minijack input, if it warranty can be long and reassuring, if it is pledged with various functions enabling it to keep its quality soudn recording in the most of situations, it would be absolutely perfect!
But ... guess what?
Increase the duration of the warranty to 10 years (!) by registering your product here
10 years, this is not insignificant! ^_^
We can read here or there
Building on the success of the VideoMic Pro the defacto standard for DSLR on-camera audio, and RØDE’s original Stereo VideoMic, the new Stereo VideoMic Pro provides a high quality stereo option for videographers, and is ideal for recording music, and the atmospheric ambience essential in building a realistic audio scene.
Based around a matched pair of high sensitivity ½”cardioid condenser capsules in a coincident XY pair, the Stereo VideoMic Pro provides a wide stereo image with natural depth.
The Stereo VideoMic Pro builds on the feature set of the VideoMic Pro, with an ergonomic form factor perfectly suited to DSLR, consumer camcorders and large-sensor video cameras. The integrated shock mounting system provides superior isolation from vibration and mechanical noise that can otherwise degrade the recording quality. Additionally the lightweight yet robust multi-strand cable provides excellent acoustic decoupling from the camera and offers significantly lower noise transference than traditional audio cable.
The user friendly designed rear of the microphone body features the power and equalisation controls, including a high pass filter at 75Hz which is designed to cut out the noise generated by air conditioning, traffic and other undesirable low frequency interference.
A -10dB PAD allows the user to reduce the sensitivity of the microphone, making it suitable for recording loud sound sources such as live music or at sporting events.
Like the VideoMic Pro, the Stereo VideoMic Pro features a +20dB level boost specifically designed to provide a higher quality signal with DSLR cameras. When activated, the typically low quality camera preamp level can be reduced, resulting in a lower noise floor and much clearer recording.
The Stereo VideoMic Pro boasts an impressive lineage as RØDE’s latest addition to our celebrated on-camera microphone range.
The now legendary RØDE VideoMic was released in 2004 during the MiniDV camera boom, the only microphone of its kind in a market that only offered either cheap inferior quality or high cost shotgun microphones which were not designed to integrate easily with the cameras.
RØDE has now been bridging this gap for years by providing microphones which feature broadcast audio quality and integrated shock mounting while maintaining an accessible price tag. The VideoMic has gone on to become the world’s largest selling microphone for consumer cameras.
As innovative new video cameras are designed with increasing rapidity, we know the audio devices that match them must also adapt and grow with the technology. The Stereo VideoMic Pro has been designed for ambient audio recording with the latest consumer and prosumer cameras; incorporating remarkable stereo imaging and a more intuitive and resilient shock mounting system than ever before. Of course, the form factor has also been updated to a conveniently compact size, which is perfect for videographers who prefer wide angle lenses.
- Broadcast recording quality on-camera microphone
- Matched pair 1⁄2” condenser capsules in XY stereo configuration
- Ultra lightweight, compact form factor
- On mic power and EQ controls
- Two step High Pass Filter (flat, 75Hz)
- Three position level control (-10dB, 0, +20dB)
- 9V battery powered - over 100 hours use (alkaline)
- Integrated shock mounting
- Integrated foam windscreen
- 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output
- Billeted metal camera shoe mount with 3/8” thread for easy boompole mounting
- Free 10 year extended warranty when you register online at http://en.rode.com/warranty/step1
- Acoustic Principle : Pressure Gradient
- Directional Pattern : XY Cardioid (coicident)
- Frequency Range : 40Hz ~ 20,000Hz (selectable HPF@75Hz)
- Sensitivity : -38 dB re 1V/Pa (12.6mV @ 94dB SPL) ± 2dB @ 1KHz
- Output Impedence : 200Ω
- Equivalent Noise : 20dBA SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
- Maximum Output : +4.2dBu (@ 1% THD into 1kΩ)
- Dynamic Range : 100dB (as per IEC651)
- Maximum SPL : 134dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1kΩ load)