Want to elevate the audio quality of your video productions? It all starts with your mic. The Rode VideoMic Pro R takes their successful VideoMic Pro shotgun design and adds a Rycote Lyre shockmount, which does a superior job of isolating the mic capsule and electronics from vibration that can cause audio-ruining rumble. Rycote is well known throughout the motion picture/television industry for making bulletproof professional products that perform on the set, so you can shoot with confidence. Whether you're capturing sound with your camcorder, DSLR, or portable audio recorder, the Rode VideoMic Pro R is your ticket to better audio.
The Rode VideoMic Pro R's integrated Rycote Lyre shockmount system isolates the microphone's capsule and electronics from its mount, giving you immunity to vibrations that may result in muddy-sounding audio. Whether you're hand-holding, or your camera is tripod- or steadicam-mounted, vibrations can find their way to your mic and ruin an otherwise good shot. The Rycote shockmount stops those vibrations completely. Constructed from a single piece of rugged thermoplastic, the Lyre provides better acoustic suspension than traditional elastic shock mounts - plus, it will never sag, break, or wear out. Music Experience video producers have been enthusiastic about the original Rode VideoMic Pro - and the Rycote shockmount makes it even better!
Spec'd with a 1/2" condenser capsule that delivers broadcast-quality sound, the Rode VideoMic Pro R is a true shotgun mic optimized for audio capture with camcorders, DSLRs, and portable audio recorders. Sporting an impressively low self-noise of just 14dB, the VideoMic Pro R is fitted with an 1/8" TRS connector that outputs the mono signal to both left and right channels of your camera or recorder. The mic's super-cardioid polar pattern minimizes off-axis audio, focusing on the subject in front of your lens.
The RØDE VideoMic Pro is a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio. At the heart of the VideoMic Pro is an all-new 1/2" condenser capsule that provides broadcast-quality audio via a 3.5mm minijack connector (outputting the mono signal to both left and right channels) with an incredibly low self-noise of just 14db. A super-cardioid polar pattern ensures that surrounding audio is minimised, and your recording is focused on the subject in front of the camera.
The integrated Rycote® Lyre® based shock mounting system separates the VideoMic Pro capsule and electronics from its mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone. Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic, the Lyre® provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional elastic solutions, and will never wear out, sag or snap. Easily accessible on the rear face of the microphone are the power, filter and level controls. In addition to the microphone's native 40Hz-20kHz response a selectable high-pass filter at 80Hz is available, which will prevent low end noise such as air conditioners and traffic from being recorded.
Below these controls are the level settings, which attenuate or boost the recorded level as required. The -10dB level attenuation (or PAD) is ideal for recording loud sound sources, such as live music, motorsport, or interviews where the subject is very close to the camera. The +20dB level boost is designed for use with DSLR cameras, allowing the user to reduce the camera's preamp level (or mic-input level), effectively reducing the amount of noise generated by the camera's comparatively low quality audio circuitry.
The microphone uses a standard sized shoe mount for on camera use, and features a 3/8" thread in the base of the mount for easy boom pole mounting. The VideoMic pro is battery powered, and provides over 70 hours recording from a single 9V battery. The RØDE VideoMic is designed and made in Australia, and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.
Shoot better-sounding video with the Rode VideoMic!
|134dB SPL (1kHz at 1% THD, 1 Kohm)
|Signal to Noise Ratio
|74dB (A weighted)
|14dB (A weighted)
|Low Cut Filter
|-10dB, 0dB, +20dB (for DSLR use)
|1 x 9V Battery
|Windscreen & Camera-shoe mount
|Manufacturer Part Number
|VMPR VIDEOMICPRO R