RODE VideoMic-R Directional Condenser Microphone Rycote Lyre Suspension System with:
RODE VideoMic-R Directional Condenser Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Capture professional grade audio directly from the source.
Compact and lightweight by design, the RODE VideoMic-R is a professional grade 1/2 inch condenser shotgun microphone designed for use with consumer video cameras and personal audio recorders.
The integrated Rycote Lyre based shock mounting system isolates the VideoMic capsule and electronics from its all-metal shoe mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone. Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic, the Lyre provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional elastic solutions, and will never wear out, sag or snap.
By employing a super-cardioid polar pattern, the VideoMic becomes highly directional, focusing on the subject in front of the camera, and minimizing any surrounding sounds. In addition to the microphone's native 40Hz-20kHz response, a selectable high-pass filter at 80Hz is available, which will prevent low end noise such as air conditioners and traffic from being recorded. A -10dB and -20dB level attenuation (or PAD), selectable from inside the battery compartment, allows recording of loud sound sources, such as live music or motorsport.
The microphone uses a standard sized shoe mount for on camera use, and features a 3/8" thread in the base of the mount for easy boom pole mounting. The VideoMic-R is battery powered, and provides up too 100 hours of recording from a single 9V battery.
|RODE VideoMic-R Microphone|
|– TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS –|
|Acoustic Principle:||Line Gradient|
|Active Electronics:||JFET impedance converter|
|Output Impedance:||200 ohms|
|Polar Pattern:||Supercardioid - picks up the front and sides, and rejects 150-degree to the rear|
|Frequency Range:||40Hz - 20kHz (selected HPF @80)|
|Maximum SPL:||134 dB SPL 1%|
|Sensitivity:||-38.0dB re 1 Volt / Pascal (12.6mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz|
|Level Control:||Three-position (-10 dB, 0, +20 dB)|
|High Pass Filter:||Two-step (flat, 80 Hz)|
|Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) :||20dB-A|
|Power:||9V alkaline battery|
|Dimensions (WxHxD):||4.0 x 2.5 x 9.8 in. (102 x 65 x 250mm)|
|Weight:||6.2 oz. (176g)|