What's in the Box:
- RODE VideoMic Directional On-camera Microphone
- Rycote Lyre Suspension Mount
- RODE Windscreen for Videomic
- 6' Boom Microphone Stand
- 25' Extension Cable
- Thread Adapter
VideoMic Product Documents:
RODE VideoMic Studio Boom Kit
Such a great bundle! We have sold hundred of these kits to happy customers! If you watch behind the scenes of major network shows, you'll often see a shotgun mic placed on a c-stand boom arm over the head of the talent. This is how the pros do it. The reason being is that the number one rule in sound is to get the mic as close as you can to the source. A $149 mic placed 2' away sounds better than a $2000 mic placed 5' away. The RODE VideoMic Studio Boom kit has become our #1 selling kit. All this for under $200! The included 25' 3.5mm Extension cable allows you to place the mic right above your talent and place the camera a good working distance away. The stand is a 6' stand with boom arm - works great for sitdown style interviews. Be sure to also check out the same RODE Videomic Studio Booming kit with the added wind muff - works great outdoors to boom from under - and allows for attenuation of light wind gusts for just $30 more!
The VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System from RODE is a shotgun microphone that can easily be mounted on a DSLR camera. It features a Rycote suspension system that attaches to the camera's shoe. The VideoMic is lightweight, and when mounting on a camera it does not appear in the frame. The VideoMic can also mount to Rode's boompoles for elevated audio capture. Its super-cardioid polar pattern attenuates sounds from the sides. The result is a signal that sounds closer to the camera, even when shooting in noisy environments or at moderate distances.
The included Rycote Lyre is a non-elasticated suspension structure composed of a hard-wearing thermoplastic. It is more effective at acoustically decoupling microphones from unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than elasticated suspensions. The lyre remains effective at a wide range of temperatures and is virtually indestructible. It will never wear out, sag, snap or require any rethreading to maintain its effectiveness.
An attached, coiled cable terminates to a 1/8" (3.5mm) mini output connection. The VideoMic features a condenser element that utilizes a standard 9 Volt battery (sold separately). The microphone will run for approximately 100 hours on a single battery.
Our VideoMic Studio Boom Kits are ideal for small bedroom size to medium sized studio sets and designed with youtube video creators in mind. For video bloggers, or "vloggers", the VideoMic is the perfect microphone for picking up clear sound and recording audio while the boom stand is important for consistent sound and assisted microphone support.
Barrel Canceling Pick Up
The Rode Video Mic functions as a true line plus gradient microphone with a super-cardioid pattern in the front and a barrel that cancels side-audio. The result is maximum pick up of the source in highly ambient and noisy environments.
Selectable 10 or 20dB Pad
When capturing audio in loud environments, the VideoMic offers built-in attenuation. The selectable 10 or 20dB pad lessens the microphone's sensitivity, allowing it to handle higher SPL levels without sacrificing clarity.
High Pass Filter Switch
A high-pass filter switch eliminates room ambiance and noise below 80Hz. This results in improved intelligibility while recording around machinery, wind or close proximities.
The condenser element is powered with a standard 9-volt battery for up to 100 hours (approximately).
Rode VideoMic Microphone
|Acoustic Principle||Line Gradient|
|Active Electronics||JFET impedance converter|
|Frequency Range||40Hz - 20kHz|
|Maximum SPL||134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)|
|Sensitivity||-38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz|
|Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)||20dB-A|
|Dimensions||65.00mmH x 102.00mmW x 250.00mmD|