Rode STEREO VIDEOMIC PRO - Compact Stereo On-Camera Microphone

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VG # RODSVMP • MFR # SVMP
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Main Features
  • Matched pair condenser capsules in XY stereo configuration
  • Two step High Pass Filter (fl at, 75Hz)
  • 9V battery powered - over 100 hours use (alkaline)
  • Integrated foam windscreen
  • Billeted metal camera shoe mount with 3/8 thread for easy boom-pole mounting
  • 10 year warranty with registration online
  • Broadcast recording quality on-camera microphone
  • Ultra lightweight, compact form factor
  • Three position level control (-10dB, 0, +20dB)
  • Integrated shock mounting
  • 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output
  • Designed and manufactured in Australia

Building on the success of the VideoMic Pro, which launched in early 2011 and quickly became the defacto standard for DSLR on-camera audio, and RØDE’s original Stereo VideoMic, the new Stereo VideoMic Pro provides a high quality stereo option for videographers, and is ideal for recording music, and the atmospheric ambience essential in building a realistic audio scene.

Based around a matched pair of high sensitivity ½”cardioid condenser capsules in a coincident XY pair, the Stereo VideoMic Pro provides a wide stereo image with natural depth.

The Stereo VideoMic Pro builds on the feature set of the VideoMic Pro, with an ergonomic form factor perfectly suited to DSLR, consumer camcorders and large-sensor video cameras. The integrated shock mounting system provides superior isolation from vibration and mechanical noise that can otherwise degrade the recording quality. Additionally the lightweight yet robust multi-strand cable provides excellent acoustic decoupling from the camera and offers significantly lower noise transference than traditional audio cable.

The user friendly designed rear of the microphone body features the power and equalisation controls, including a high pass filter at 75Hz which is designed to cut out the noise generated by air conditioning, traffic and other undesirable low frequency interference.

A -10dB PAD allows the user to reduce the sensitivity of the microphone, making it suitable for recording loud sound sources such as live music or at sporting events.

Like the VideoMic Pro, the Stereo VideoMic Pro features a +20dB level boost specifically designed to provide a higher quality signal with DSLR cameras. When activated, the typically low quality camera preamp level can be reduced, resulting in a lower noise floor and much clearer recording.

Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient
Directional Pattern
XY Cardioid (coincident)
Frequency Range 40Hz ~ 20,000Hz (selectable [email protected] )
Sensitivity -38dB ([email protected] SPL) 2dB re 1V/Pa @ 1kHz
Output Impedence 200Ω Equivalent Noise 20dBA SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Maximum Output +4.2dBu (@ 1% THD into 1kΩ)
Dynamic Range 100dB (per IEC651)
Maximum SPL 134dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1kΩ load)
Signal/Noise 73dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Power Req. 9V alkaline battery
Dimensions 66mm 108mm 130mm (2.6 x 4.25 x 5.1)
Output Connection 3.5mm stereo mini-jack
Net Weight 115g (0.25lb)

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Rode STEREO VIDEOMIC PRO - Compact Stereo On-Camera Microphone
 
4.0

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4.0

Great All rounder

By Drew

from Melbourne, Vic

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode STEREO VIDEOMIC PRO - Compact Stereo On-Camera Microphone:

Using this with the new 5D MKiii. Captures great 'all round' sound and the perfect companion for all the dslrs we use. The new shockmount system is alot better than previous models.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Dslr perfect

By Glenn

from Brisbane

Verified Buyer

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    Awesome product with good old fashion service

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      I have read reviews suggesting that the non stereo version of this Mic would be better for recording interviews as that mic is better at isolating the sound from directly in front of the camera and this mic is better at capturing sound from all round the camera, is that correct?

      This seems like a better mic than that cheaper version, but want to make sure I get the right tool for the right job.

      Thanks
      Asked on 8/8/2012 by Lee

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        Yes that correct, a shotgun style microphone is best for capturing the persons it pointed too. A good shotgun style microphone would be either a Rode NTG2 or the Rode Videomic.

        Answered on 8/8/2012 by Michael from Videoguys
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    Rode STEREO VIDEOMIC PRO - Compact Stereo On-Camera Microphone
    • 10 year warranty with registration online

    Required Accessories

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    Required Accessories

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    General Batteries
     Rode STEREO VIDEOMIC PRO - Compact Stereo On-Camera Microphone
    DURACELL 9VOLT PROCELL Bulk Batteries in Box of 12
    Price: $46.95
    Inc GST
    COMBO SAVER ITEM
    IN STOCK

    Optional Accessories

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    High Wind Protectors
     Rode STEREO VIDEOMIC PRO - Compact Stereo On-Camera Microphone
    Rode Dead Kitten Windshield
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    Inc GST
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