Rode releases pricing and shipping date for VideoMic Pro+
The long anticipated replacement for the popular Rode VideoMic Pro is almost ready for shipping. The UK price of the upgraded VideoMic Pro+ will be £290 / $300 USD when it goes on sale in mid-August.
The new version of the on-camera microphone will feature interchangeable power options with a supplied rechargeable lithium ion battery that can be replaced with AA cells. A USB port also allows the mic to be powered or recharged via an external battery pack. The mic will save power by shutting itself down when not in use, and Rode has improved the battery door handling so that it doesn’t come off.
The company also says that it has improved digital noise reduction processes to reduce background interference and to enhance clarity for DSLR and mirrorless users.
The Rode VideoMic Pro+ comes with a Rycote Lyre suspension system and a ten-year warranty. For more information visit the Rode website.
The On-Camera Microphone You've Been Waiting For is Here: Meet the VideoMic Pro+
Pro-audio brand RØDE Microphones is announcing a new addition to its best in market on-camera category - the VideoMic Pro+.
Announced at RØDEShow 2017, Freedman Electronics 50th anniversary celebration, the VideoMic Pro+ is set to prove that RØDE Microphones has yet again upped the game for the prosumer filmmaker.
Still with the best-in-class Rycote Lyre suspension system on board, the VideoMic Pro+ improves on the existing VideoMic Pro capsule/line tube and windshield, plus boasts a host of new features:
- Automatic Power Function (subject to plug-in power availability) is perfect for the run-and-gun shooter, automatically turning the microphone off when unplugged from the camera
- Built-in Battery Door makes replacing the battery a breeze and far less cumbersome than previous VideoMic models - plus it won't get lost.
- Power options - the VideoMic Pro+ can be powered by the all-new and included RØDE LB-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery, 2 x AA Batteries or continuously via Micro USB
- Digital Switching - will ensure the user has ultimate capture of the audio signal at the source, reducing post production and editing times. The Digital Switching includes:
- 2-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+ is a new benchmark in on-camera microphones," comments Damien Wilson, RØDE and Freedman Group CEO. "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."
The VideoMic Pro+ ships with a 3.5mm TRS Cable, LB-1 Lithioum-Ion Rechargeable Battery and includes RØDE's 10-year warranty and is now available at authorised RØDE dealers. For more information please visit: www.rode.com/microphones/videomicproplus
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