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
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
Both mics will be available shortly for $59US.
Bonus video – a look at the new RØDE Micro Boompole Pro
On LensVid we have a very extensive section devoted to sound recording for video productions which covers both equipment and techniques here on LensVid.