The Stereo VideoMic Pro for DSLR, mirrorless and other small camera platforms has been one of Rode’s most popular products. Designed way back in 2012, it has found its way into shooters’ kits around the world.
Today Rode has announced some improvements, and the new Stereo VideoMic Pro now features the Rycote Lyre suspension system, which helps isolate the Stereo VideoMic Pro capsules and electronics from mechanical vibration and handling noise, preventing unwanted rumble and vibrations in recorded audio.
Also part of the upgrade is an all-new matched pair of condenser capsules with an improved foam windshield, that Rode claims will give the mic even higher sensitivity and lower self-noise. Also a thicker, Kevlar-reinforced braided cable has been introduced. These improvements allow the Stereo VideoMic Pro to be used in conjunction with the Rodelink Wireless System, or Wi-Fi heavy locations without fear of RF interference.
“We’re taking the Stereo VideoMic Pro to another level,” said Damien Wilson, Rode’s Global Sales and Marketing Director. “With the Rycote Lyre addition and upgraded capsules, windshield and cable – it’s now even better value for an amazing quality product.”
The new Stereo VideoMic Pro is shipping to authorised Rode dealers now. For more information, visit http://www.rode.com/microphones/stereovideomicpro.
Rode Microphones has also announced an upgrade to some of its most popular accessories with the addition of the Rycote Lyre suspension system, in the new SM3-R, SM4-R, PG2-R and PG2-R Pro Cable.
The SM3-R camera shoe shockmount, and SM4-R boompole/microphone stand shockmount now feature a dual Rycote Lyre suspension system, with four possible mounting points for the Lyres, making them compatible with the entire range of short Rode pencil condenser microphones, or longer Rode shotgun microphones.