Newsshooter’s technical editor Matt Allard talks to Rode’s Ryan Burke about the company’s new Video Micro and Video Mic Me microphones. These look like solid, inexpensive ways to add decent audio when shooting on small cameras and smartphones.
Measuring only 80mm long, the VideoMicro is a small, lightweight on-camera microphone designed for use on compact cameras. A directional microphone, it reduces distracting peripheral sounds and focuses on the audio in front of the camera. Its pickup is more forgiving than RØDE’s other on-camera microphones providing a more natural sound when recording indoors.
The VideoMic Me is a high-quality directional microphone designed for Apple iPhone and iPad. Featuring a TRRS connector and adjustable mount it is compatible with a range of Apple devices and can even accommodate some cases.
One particularly nice feature of the Video Mic Me is the inclusion of a 3.5mm jack that will allow you to monitor your recordings.
Both microphones include a deluxe furry windshield and feature bodies made from aluminum, giving them a high level of RF rejection. The microphones are finished in RØDE’s high-grade ceramic anti-glare black coating.
The Video Micro is available now and the Video Mic Me will be released shortly, both at $59US.