by Adam Plowden | 13th September 2016
Rode show us their new wireless mic transmission kit: the RodeLink Newsshooter. It will be available to purchase later this month. The RodeLink Newsshooter kit gives wireless capabilities to all handheld microphones, transmitting digitally over 2.4GHz back to the RX-CAM receiver. Microphone inputs come in the form of locking XLR or TRS, for use with mics such as the NTG1 and NTG4+, as well as lavalier and headset microphones too. Features also include a headphone output on the transmitter that allows boom operators or reporters to monitor the audio levels while using the device. Both the transmitter and receiver pair almost instantly without having to input a frequency band, which makes using multiple devices very easy. The transmitter can be powered by AA batteries, but also accepts the commonly used NP-F type batteries, which increase its operation life significantly. The RodeLink Newsshooter kit with the receiver will be shipping at the end of the month, both as a transmitter-receiver kit and as a single unit, and available to purchase from CVP from £409.00 and B&H from $499.00. Would the RodeLink Newsshooter kit solve wireless microphone problems for you? Let us know in the comments.Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 27th September 2015
Audio accessory manufacturer Røde introduced a lot of new products for indie filmmakers at this year’s IBC. In fact CEO Ryan Burke told us it was their biggest product launch to date. We reported about the new Røde i-XLR, a little box that turns your iPhone into a quality audio recorder a two weeks ago. Ryan showed us the following: RodeLink Newsshooter Kit This is a wireless mic kit for cameras with hot-shoes (like DSLR’s and Mirrorless cameras) that connects to an XLR adapter for reporter style handheld mics. The really nice thing about this one is that on top of being powered with two AA batteries it can be used with widely available Sony NPF batteries that are probably already part of your kit. This one goes for $499 (LINK) VideoMicro You’re probably familiar with Røde’s popular VideoMic Series. The VideoMicro is an ultra-small version of this. This looks like a great, affordable way to easily enhance the built-in audio of your mirrorless camera. It uses Rycote’s shockmount technology which is proven to be very convenient as it’s sturdy yet cancel’s noise effectively. Also nice, this mic doesn’t need any power. The VideoMicro costs $59 (LINK) VideoMic Me This one is also a great idea. The same tech as the VideoMicro but designed for iPhone, iOS and Android devices to improve audio shot on your phones on the go. This one has no price yet, I suppose it’s gonna cost a little less than the Micro. LINK Micro Boompole Besides their new Boompole Pro, they introduced the Micro Boompole which intrigued me. Together with the VideoMicro this is the smallest boom audio kit I’ve seen. Granted you probably won’t achieve many things you’d get as a pro with a pro boom, especially the microphone will be inferior to professional directional mics used on your filmsets, but this one could cater to a niche audience for special situations where high quality audio isn’t critical, but lightweight and affordable is. Costs $99 (LINK)Read more
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