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RØDE Announce the VideoMic Pro+ Shotgun Microphone

Simon Skinner - 2 years ago

Pro-audio company RØDE Microphones has announced a new addition to its impressive range of on-camera microphones, the VideoMic Pro+

Announced at the 2017 RØDEShow, the VideoMic Pro+ is hoping to prove that RØDE Microphones has pushed the envelope for the prosumer filmmaker.

Damien Wilson, RØDE and Freedman Group CEO told PhotoBite: “The VideoMic Pro+ is a new benchmark in on-camera microphones. We have listened to our customers  and are delivering the microphone they’ve asked for, with features such as the built-in battery door, automatic power function and included Lithium-Ion Battery”.

Complete with the Rycote Lyre suspension system on board, the VideoMic Pro+ improves on the existing VideoMic Pro capsule/line tube and windshield, and hosts a number of new features, to boot:

  • Automatic Power Function [subject to plug-in power availability] is perfect for run-and-gun shooting, automatically turning the microphone off when unplugged from the camera
  • Built-in Battery Door makes replacing the battery simple and far less tricky than previous VideoMic models
  • Power options, the VideoMic Pro+ can be powered by the new [and included] RØDE LB-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery, 2 x AA Batteries or continuously via Micro USB
  • Digital Switching , giving the user capture of the audio signal at the source, reducing post production and edit times. the Digital Switching includes:
    • 3-Stage High Pass Filter to reduce low frequencies such as rumble from traffic or air conditioning
    • 3-Stage Gain Control, with +20dB function, designed to improve audio quality on DSLR or mirrorless cameras
    • High-Frequency Boost will boost high frequencies enhancing detail and clarity in the recording
    • Safety Channel to help ensure the signal does not clip when unexpected spikes occur

The VideoMic Pro+ ships with a 3.5mm TRS Cable, LB-1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery and includes RØDE’s 10-year warranty

Pricing & availability:

RRP: £289.00 [Inc VAT]

Available now from authorised RØDE dealers. For more information take a look at RØDE’s website

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.

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