The RØDE VideoMix Pro has become the go-to on camera shotgun mic for vlogers and event videographers alike. Its form factor, price and quality make the VideoMic line from RØDE an easy choice when you need to get the job done. Not to be outdone, RØDE updated the VideoMic Pro with many new usable upgrades with the VideoMic Pro +. Announced earlier this year and now available for purchase, the RØDE VideoMic Pro+ has some cool updated features. The supercardioid condenser shotgun microphone is mounted on to its rycote lyre shockmount and offers a built-in rechargeable battery that RØDE says has up to 100 hours on a single charge. This, overtime, will save you money on replacing the batteries every time you accidentally leave it on, plus it will automatically turn off.
Built for camcorders, interchangeable-lens cameras and portable recorders, it offers a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output with a dual-mono signal, so you’re sure to capture problem free audio. It has three gain settings; +20 dB for interchangeable lens cameras, flat to go to an external preamp and a -10 dB pad for louder sound sources.
A neat new feature to the Pro+ is automatic power function. It automatically turns the mic off when unplugged from your camera. Additionally, it has a built-in battery door and a high-pass filter that cuts at 75 Hz and 150 Hz. Although it comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, it can also be powered off two AA batteries or via a micro-USB cable.
RØDE is being bold with this newest addition. Damien Wilson, RØDE and Freedman Group CEO says "The VideoMic Pro+ is a new benchmark in on-camera microphones," he continues "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 a Lithium-Ion Rechargeable Battery, included in the box."
The RØDE VideoMic Pro+ is available to buy today for $299.
For more information please visit www.rode.com/microphones/videomicproplus
Directional Pattern: Supercardioid
Frequency Range: 20 Hz to approximately 20 kHz
High-Pass Filter: Selectable at 75 Hz, 150 Hz
Sensitivity: -33.6 dB re 1 V/Pa (21.2 mV at 94 dB SPL) ±2dB at 1 kHz
Output Impedance: 200 Ohms
Equivalent Noise: 14.2 dBA SPL
Maximum Output: 7.72 dBu (at 1 kHz, 1% THD into 1 kOhm)
Dynamic Range: 118.8 dB
Maximum SPL: 133 dB SPL
Signal to Noise Ratio: 79.8 dB
Power Options: LB-1 RØDE custom lithium-ion rechargeable battery (~12 mA current draw)
2 x AA batteries (~17 mA current draw), or via micro-USB port
Battery Charger: Micro-USB cable (supplied)
Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.4 x 2.6" / 170.0 x 111.0 x 66.0 mm
Weight: 4.3 oz / 122 g