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Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone

Videoguys SKU#: 1-RODSVM
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What's in the box
Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone
  • Dead Kitten WindMuff
  • 3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Cable
  • Suspension Shock Mount
  • Windshield
  • Accessory Shoe
  • 3/8" Thread Adaptor
  • 2 Year Warranty

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Drawing upon the advanced technological developments within the Rode manufacturing facilities, RODE has created a new video microphone. This product, like the VideoMic (VM), now the world’s biggest selling on camera shotgun microphone, is also destined to become an Industry standard and not only offers the same sound quality & performance as it’s predecessor, but also meets the industry demand for stereo recording.

Now videographers may use true ‘studio’ stereo recording techniques in the field with ease. The X/Y configuration enables the SVM to capture the true ambience of the recording space, while still offering a high level of rear rejection and low noise.

Fitted with a shoe mount, the SVM has the same low noise circuit design as the VM. The SVM offers 9V battery operation, an LED battery status indicator, a high pass fi lter switch, and a -10dB pad switch which allows for the mic to be used on most cameras with perfect level control.

You can also use the SVM as a remote mic on a stand, or a RØDE boom pole (Optional Accessory), which truly makes this versatile product well suited for all video applications including Electronic News Gathering (ENG), Weddings, Sports Events & Interviews.

The Stereo VideoMic (SVM), bringing studio recording techniques to videographers. 

Features include
  • Stereo X/Y condenser microphone capsule
  • Broadcast sound quality
  • Studio recording quality
  • Rugged cast aluminum body
  • 9v battery operation
  • Custom designed integral windshield
  • 10dB pad
  • High pass filter
  • ON / OFF plus battery life indicator
  • Low noise circuitry
  • Low handling noise
  • Integral camera shoe mount and suspension
  • Includes Dead Kitten Wind Shield
  • Designed and manufactured in Australia
  • Full 10 year guarantee to the original owner after product registration



Acoustic Principle: Gradient

Directional Pattern:
Cardioid.

Frequency range:
40 Hz ~ 20 000 Hz selectable High Pass
Filter (HPF) @ 80 HZ 12 dB/octave.

Output Impedance: 200 Ohm

Signal/Noise Ratio:
75 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)

Equivalent Noise:
19 dBA SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)

Maximum SPL:
130 dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1Ohm load)

Sensitivity:
-44 dB re 1V/Pa (6.3 mV/Pa @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 3 dB @ 1kHz

Dynamic Range: 111 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)

Power (Supply voltage):
7 mA, 9 V DC Alkaline Battery, (NSI: 1604A or IEC:6LR61).

Battery
Life:
>60 hours

Output Connection:
Stereo mini jack plug - 3.5mm.
Right Channel - Ring
Left Channel - Tip

Dimensions :
Length: 172mm (6-4/5),
Height: 100mm (4),
Width: 64mm (1-1/2).

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Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great sound quality (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to use (5)
  • Long lasting (5)
  • Lightweight (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Presentations (3)
    • Professional (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Tech savvy (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Business (5), Personal (4)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    4.0

    Convenient quality

    By planesounds

    from Yeronga, Queensland

    About Me Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Great Sound Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone:

        The Rode SVM is a tremendous step up in quality over the standard on-board microphones of consumer video cameras. I use mine extensively for aviation videos. I did have to add extra foam under the "dead kitten" wind muf and the muf hairs can intrude when going wide angle. It does need to be groomed. It is an adjunct to my Sennheisser gun microphones, but so much more convenient. A definite asset to my arsenal of equipment.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

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        5.0

        Strap on this bad boy!

        By JimmyDC

        from NSW, Australia

        About Me Gearhead

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Classy
        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Lightweight
        • Long Lasting
        • Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Den
          • Presentations
          • Productivity
          • Professional

          Comments about Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone:

          I love this little Mic. Rode know their stuff and not only are the Microphones of top audio quality they look great too. I have had many Rode Mic's over the years and I would use nothing else these days. They are solid, hard wearing, hard working - Just like us Aussie Filmakers - Not only do they produce great gear but the are Aussie, it is a no brainer - check'em out!

          • Primary use:
          • Business

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          4.0

          A great mic!

          By Brimac

          from Sydney, NSW, Australia

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Great Sound Quality
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

          • Bracket height

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone:

            I use the mic mostly for outdoor video on a handycam with wide variations in audio level and environment conditions including light winds. It handles all that I have tried so far and gives great sound quality. Great battery life too. When I have done weddings just set it up and not worry for a couple of hours.
            Only problem I have is the bracket does not quite raise the mic high enough above the camera. When using the dead kitten a few stray fibres sometimes get in the lens. Making a spacer will solve this (or could use a mic boom or similar off camera method)
            I am not a pro video shooter but like to have quality images and sound so appreciate how well this mic performs with a minimum of fuss. I do have some background in high quality acoustics for accurate noise measurement so can really appreciate the abilities of this mic to give great outcomes for its price.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Simple to use, great sound quality.

            By CalvinBradshaw

            from Brisbane, Australia

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Lightweight
            • Long battery life

            Cons

            • None that I am aware of

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone:

              Awesome mic, simple to use, and great sound. Also quite compact.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

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              4.0

              Exactly what I needed

              By Rob

              from Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia

              About Me Very keen videographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Great Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone:

                  Well built. Good [...] instructions.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  4.0

                  not perfect ... but the best one !

                  By tedsu

                  from sydney, australia

                  About Me Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good sound quality
                  • Simple Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Weddings

                    Comments about Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone:

                    very simple set-up ... and reliable

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

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                    5.0

                    Above par for this price point.

                    By VideoShooter

                    from Australia

                    About Me Gearhead

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Great Sound Quality
                    • Highly Robust
                    • Long Lasting
                    • Simple Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone:

                        After receiving this mic, I was quite surprised at the build quality. It is a solid metal construction and does not feel flimsy at all. The switches seem durable. Ease of use is very simple, no need to read the manual. It is somewhat heavier than I expected but that is due to its durable metal body.

                        Audio quality is exceptional for something at this price point. I had purchased it as a reference audio mic for a fixed SLR video setup but have found myself using the audio in the cut on more than a few occasions. There is a slight gain hiss when used with an SLR but that is the camera. The mic has a built in gain which will help suppress the in camera AGC to some effect.

                        Overall, an excellent value purchase and no complaints whatsoever.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business

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                        4.0

                        Big Claims for a Small Mic - All Met!

                        By Ernie

                        from Hervey Bay, Aust.

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Great Sound Quality
                        • Long Lasting
                        • Simple Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Presentations
                          • Professional

                          Comments about Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone:

                          The frequency response, particularly at the low end is surprising and pleasing. Very low b/gnd noise inclusion. After more than 30 hours of production work, am yet to replace the battery. Used mostly in studio conditions for producing training DVD's, but outside use also delivers to a high standard. Very pleased with this unit, I recommend it!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          4.0

                          "Now Hear This" - in stereo

                          By Fossil

                          from New South Wales, Australia

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Great Sound Quality
                          • Long Lasting
                          • Simple Use

                          Cons

                          • Nothing comes to mind

                          Best Uses

                          • Presentations
                          • Professional

                          Comments about Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone:

                          Use this in a panel discussion of 4-6 people, an interview at a race track, or just any general situation and 'this mic will tell you' how good it is.

                          The X/Y stereo effect adds a fantastic realistic dimension to situations like the above. If I lost this mic today, I would replace it tomorrow without hesitation. For me, it is a 'must-have'.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business

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                          • Q:

                            Is this microphone compatible with Canon Legria HV40 digital video camera, and does it need a cable/adaptor for use with this camera?
                            Asked on 19/11/2011 by Anonymous

                            1 answer

                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              This Microphone will work with your camera. And for that matter any camera that has a mic input jack (3.5mm) this microphone will work on. The only thing you may need if mounting the Microphone ontop of the canon camcorder is an extra accessory, to convert the proprietary canon hot shoe to a standard cold shoe: see weblink: http://twurl.nl/0pn8ua

                              Answered on 19/11/2011 by Michael from Videoguys
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                          What's in the box
                          Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone
                          • Dead Kitten WindMuff
                          • 3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Cable
                          • Suspension Shock Mount
                          • Windshield
                          • Accessory Shoe
                          • 3/8" Thread Adaptor
                          • 2 Year Warranty
                          Rode Stereo Videomic Microphone
                          • Dead Kitten WindMuff
                          • 3.5mm (1/8") Stereo Cable
                          • Suspension Shock Mount
                          • Windshield
                          • Accessory Shoe
                          • 3/8" Thread Adaptor
                          • 2 Year Warranty

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