Audiophiles rejoice, as RØDE has announced an update to their Stereo VideoMic Pro, an omnidirectional microphone that hasn’t seen an update since 2012.
Building on that solid foundation, RØDE’s all new Stereo VideoMic Pro now features the acclaimed Rycote Lyre suspension system, which isolates the Stereo VideoMic Pro capsules and electronics from mechanical vibration and handling noise, preventing unwanted rumble and vibrations in recorded audio.
- Broadcast recording quality on-camera microphone
- Matched pair 1?2” condenser capsules in XY stereo configuration
- Ultra lightweight, compact form factor
- On mic power and EQ controls
- Two step High Pass Filter (flat, 75Hz)
- Three position level control (-10dB, 0, +20dB)
- 9V battery powered – over 100 hours use (alkaline)
- Integrated shock mounting
- Integrated foam windscreen
- 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output
- Billeted metal camera shoe mount with 3/8” thread for easy boompole mounting
- 10 year extended warranty when you register your microphone
Completing the upgrade is an all-new matched pair of condenser capsules with an improved foam windshield, giving the new Stereo VideoMic Pro even higher sensitivity and lower self-noise. Also a thicker, Kevlar-reinforced braided cable has been introduced. These improvements allow the Stereo VideoMic Pro to be used in conjunction with the RØDELink Wireless System, or Wi-Fi heavy locations without fear of RF interference ruining critical audio takes.
Additionally,RØDE also announced an upgrade to some of its most popular accessories with the addition of the Rycote Lyre suspension system, in the new SM3-R, SM4-R, PG2-R and PG2-R Pro Cable.
The SM3-R camera shoe shockmount, and SM4-R boompole/microphone stand shockmount now feature a dual Rycote® Lyre® suspension system, with four possible mounting points for the Lyres, making them compatible with the entire range of short RØDE pencil condenser microphones, or longer RØDE shotgun Microphones.
The PG2-R pistol grip has also received the same Rycote Lyre update, as well as a newly designed lightweight handle that delivers improvements in ergonomics and functionality.
Each of the updated mounts feature a newly designed cable management system designed to accommodate most types of audio cables, providing a strain relief point between the recording device and microphone.
To perfectly suit this cable management system, RØDE has designed a new specialized cable, the PG2-R Pro Cable. Featuring a strain relief junction box that will clip into the cable management system, the PG2-R Pro Cable provides a de-coupled audio connection between the recording device and microphone for maximum isolation, similar to the cable supplied with the Blimp suspension system. The PG2-R Pro Cable is compatible with all newly announced shockmounts.