RØDE targets prosumer filmmakers with VideoMic Pro+

RØDE Microphones has announced a new addition to its on-camera mic category with the VideoMic Pro+.

The latest model – aimed at prosumer filmmakers – was first announced at RØDEShow 2017, Freedman Electronics 50th anniversary celebration.

With the Rycote Lyre suspension system on board, the VideoMic Pro+ improves on the existing VideoMic Pro capsule/line tube and windshield, along with a host of new features.

An automatic power function automatically turns the microphone off when unplugged from the camera, while a built-in battery door makes replacing the battery easier and far less cumbersome than previous VideoMic models. Power options include the all-new and included RØDE LB-1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, 2 x AA Batteries or continuous charging via micro USB.

The microphones’ Digital Switching includes a 3-stage high pass filter to reduce low frequencies such as rumble from traffic or air conditioning, along with a 3-stage gain control with+20dB function. Additionally, its high frequency boost is designed to enhance detail and clarity in the recording while a safety channel helps to ensure the signal does not clip when unexpected spikes occur.

The VideoMic Pro+ ships with a 3.5mm TRS Cable, LB-1 Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery and is now available from authorised RØDE dealers at an RRP of £289 (inc VAT).