First Look: Rode Video Micro and Video Mic Me

Several weeks ago Rode introduced two new small and portable microphones – the Rode Video Micro and Video Mic Me – this is a quick look at both of them from the IBC show from the guys over at Newsshooter.

The Video Micro is a small compact microphone designed to improve audio quality for low budget productions. Here are some of the main features of this mic:

  • Compact size and lightweight – only 80mm (3’) long and 42gm (1.5oz).
  • All-metal microphone body.
  • No battery required (powered by camera plug-in power – min 3V)
  • Shock mount included
  • Furry windshield included.

The VideoMicro is a directional microphone designed to reduces distracting peripheral sounds and focusses on the audio in front of the camera. Optionally available is the RØDE SC7, a TRS to TRRS cable that allows the VideoMicro to be used with smartphones, to capture crystal clear, directional sound.

Official video from Rode of the Video Micro

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Talking about mobile devices and sound, the VideoMic Me is a directional microphone designed for Apple iPhone and iPad. The unit includes a TRRS connector and adjustable mount and is compatible with a range of Apple devices and can even accommodate some cases. It features a headphone jack conveniently located at the rear, to allow for monitoring and playback without removing the microphone. The Video Mic Me also include a 3.5mm jack that will allow you to monitor your recordings.

Official video of the  RØDE VideoMic Me

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Both mics will be available shortly for $59US.

Bonus video – a look at the new RØDE Micro Boompole Pro

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On LensVid we have a very extensive section devoted to sound recording for video productions which covers both equipment and techniques here on LensVid.