RØDE Microphones today announced the launch of the VideoMic Pro+ — the new addition to its best-in-market on-camera category and a superb upgrade to the old but amazing and immensely popular shotgun microphone – the VideoMic Pro.
The new VideoMic Pro+ features best-in-class Rycote Lyre suspension system and sports a host of new features, including:
- Automatic Power Function — Power turns off automatically when unplugged from the camera.
- Built-in Battery Door — Improved location makes replacing batteries very easy on the go.
- New Power Options — RØDE LB-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery (included), two AA Batteries or continuously via Micro USB.
- Digital Switching — Ensures that the best possible audio is captured at the source
The Digital Switching includes a 2-Stage High Pass Filter (reduces low frequencies), 3-Stage Gain Control with +20dB function (improves audio quality on DSLR or mirrorless cameras), High Frequency Boost (enhances detail and clarity) and Safety Channel (ensures 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.”
RØDE VideoMic Pro+ Specifications
Acoustic Principle: Line Gradient
Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter
Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
Address Type: End
Frequency Range:20Hz – 20kHz (selected HPF @75Hz/150Hz)
Output Impedance: 200Ω
Maximum SPL: 133dBSPL
Maximum Output Level: 7.7dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity: -33.6dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (21.20mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 14dBA
Power Options: Internal batteryUSB bus poweredAA Battery
Dimensions: 111mmH x 66mmW x 170mmD
Output: Minijack Output
Warranty: 1 year with free extension to lifetime warranty following registration here
RØDE VideoMic Pro+ Pricing and Availability
Let’s take a look at the pricing and availability of the microphone. The VideoMic Pro+ ships with a 3.5mm TRS Cable, LB-1 Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery and includes RØDE’s 10-year warranty and is now shipping to authorised RØDE dealers and will be available for around $250.