Monday, March 21, 2011

Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone

In this video from the April meeting of Boston Media Makers, Adam Weiss talks about the advantages of the Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone. He compares it to the Sennheiser MKE 400, which had been his previous favorite mic.

Features of the VideoMic Pro include:
  • Supercardioid Polar Pattern
  • Integrated Shockmount and Windscreen
  • 3-Position Level Control
  • 2-Step High Pass Filter
  • A green light on the back of it indicates it's on!

Interestingly, Philip Johnston at HD Warrior just put up a review of the VideoMic Pro and comes to a different conclusion; he doesn't consider it "pro" enough; for example the cable he thinks is too short.

I suspect that it depends upon how you're using it - what kind of camera - and what kind of user you are, that will determine whether this mic is a good fit for you: RODE VideoMic PRO “User Review”

B & H: Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone [$229]
Amazon: Sennheiser MKE 400 Shotgun Microphone - Black [$199.95]

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