Rode VideoMic Pro

Rode VideoMic Pro

Rode VideoMic Pro Review

  • 4.5 / 5
    • The good:
      Great battery life; Lightweight; Integrated shockmount and foam windscreen
    • The bad:
      Capture quality, despite being good, is not on-par with some high end models in the market

    The Rode VideoMic Pro is a shotgun microphone that has been designed to be used with camcorders, DSLR cameras as well as portable audio recorders. It is generally used as a source of primary as well as reference audio. It works greatly, filters extra noise, isolates them and records clear sound.

     

    The Rode VideoMic Pro also has in it a high resolution ½’’ condenser capsule. This provides broadcast quality audio though a minijack connector that is about 3.5mm. There is another feature that ensures that the surrounding audio or noise is minimized and that the recording is focused on the subject that is in front of the camera. Moreover, it counts with an innovative suspension system in the Rode VideoMic Pro that separates the VideoMic pro capsule and the electronics from its mount, hence, isolating from external physical factors.

     

    There is also a lightweight and flexible multi-strand cable which is robust. It provides lower noise transference than other traditional audio cable. It also has a confirmed high definition signal. Despite these many good features, its price remains very reasonable within the category due to its straightforward simplicity. The microphone has easily available power filter, as well as volume level controls. It uses a standard-sized mount for on-camera use, which is quite handy. The V is ultra-compact and lightweight. It has a rugged construction and is ideal for camcorders and DSLRs. As explicated earlier, the integrated shock mount and foam windscreen helps minimize handling and wind noise to keep the recordings crystal clear.

     

    Again, the 3-way level control in the microphone offers -10dB, 0dB, and +20dB modes, that allows to set the perfect level irrespective of what device the mic is connected to. It has a very long battery life that works very positively for job purposes. The VideoMic Pro can work for up to 70 hours on a single 9V battery, which is commendable. Hence, to conclude, it can be said that the Rode VideoMic Pro is a broadcast quality condenser mic that is lightweight, uses supercardioid polar pattern, counts with High Pass Filter and works very well mixing these features together.

  • Product description
    • The Rode VideoMic Pro is manufactured by Rode and was added in December 2014 in the Microphones section
    • This product has a rating of 4.5 out of 5