Rode VideoMic Pro Review
Do you need a professional-grade shotgun microphone to attach to your camera? Do you prefer a lightweight microphone that still assures the best quality? Then the Rode VideoMic Pro Mic is the product for you!
Features of the Rode VideoMic Pro
- 9V battery lasts it 70 hours
- 5mm jack for connection to DSLR
- Adjustable noise reduction
- Compact and very lightweight
- 80 Hz noise reduction high pass filter
- 10-year manufacturer warranty
The Rode VideoMic Pro Mic is a very impressive shotgun microphone that ensures quality sound and can be easily mounted on any DSLR. This makes the attachment easy to carry around and record great audio on the go.
The battery life doesn’t fail you, and the 9V battery that comes with the product lasts for an impressive 70 hours of recording sound and the choice between -10 dB, 0 dB, and +20 dB modes ensures functionality in multiple situations and environments with various levels of noise to give very clear audio. The shock mount system adds onto this since moving the camera won’t affect the audio and there won’t be breaks in the sound. Adding to that, the lightweight shotgun microphone won’t even feel like it’s attached to your camera and this makes for comfortable, efficient handling. The lightweight, compact design also allows it to be carried around with no problems. Just keep it in a pouch when it’s not in use, take it out, and mount it on the DSLR easily and connect the microphone with the 3.5mm jack when needed. The shock mount system will even allow the microphone to remain attached to your DSLR while you carry the camera around.
One of the doubts customers have about it is the thin wire of the jack, believing that the wire might break easily, but that’s not the case and the 10-year warranty will cover it even if the problem arises. We need also mention that you should buy this product from a store instead of Amazon or other online stores since Rode is unresponsive online – many customers have complained about this problem. Other than that, this is a brilliant product that can be used for great audio and it’s highly recommended.
- Very lightweight
- Impressive battery life
- Shock mount system
- Effective noise reduction
- The lightweight material makes it delicate
- Inconvenient battery replacement
- The company is unresponsive if the product is purchased online, so buy it from an official store