Rode has announced a series of new products, all incorporating the already popular Rycote Lyre shock mount system. Perhaps most significant for filmmakers is the new VideoMic Pro Rycote. I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase “if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”. Well, that’s exactly what Rode did with the Rycote Lyre shock mount system. Initially released on the VideoMic Go, Rode tested the Rycote merger on a product lower down in the line before sneaking it into a few further products. Now Rode brings us a whole host of new products sporting the fuss-free & effective Lyre mount. Rode VideoMic Pro Rycote The new Rode VideoMic Pro Rycote takes the spherical design of its closest predecessor, but this time with the aforementioned Rycote Lyre Shock Mount, an industry standard design in capsule isolation. Also new is a more durable kevlar cable that helps with interference, as well as upgraded condenser capsules. Here’s some press spaff: “RØDE’s all new…. Rycote® Lyre® suspension system… isolates the Stereo VideoMic Pro capsules and electronics from mechanical vibration and handling noise, preventing unwanted rumble and vibrations in recorded audio. Completing the upgrade is an all-new matched pair of condenser capsules with an improved foam windshield, giving the new Stereo VideoMic Pro even higher sensitivity and lower self-noise…. thicker, Kevlar-reinforced braided cable has been introduced [allowing use] with the RØDELink Wireless System, or Wi-Fi heavy locations without fear of RF interference ruining critical audio takes.” SM3-R, SM4-R, PG2-R and PG2-R Pro Cable Furthermore, Rode is integrating the Rycote Lyre Shock Mount across their line. The SM3-R is a cold shoe mount for mating shotgun mics directly to your camera. The SM4-R is a similar product but with a 3/8″ thread for boom pole mounting, and the PG2-R (with PG2-R Pro Cable) is the pistol grip version for handheld operation. The new Rycote Lyre upgrades across the board open up compatibility to the entire range of short RØDE pencil condenser microphones, or longer RØDE shotgun Microphones.Read more
I’ve reported about the Rycote micro windjammers the other day which will protect your in-camera microphone against wind. If you’re using a larger, external microphone there’s probably a need for some kind of protection and noise cancellation and the solution Rycote offers is professional yet very compatible with DSLRs and other video cameras. The 14cm (5.51″) kit: Buy the Rycote Universal Camera Kit 12cm (4.72″) Buy the Rycote Universal Camera Kit 18cm (7.08″) for more info visit the Rycote website B&H has provided these exclusive phone numbers for you if you have questions or require assistance: US: +1 877 502 5839 and INTERNATIONAL: +1 212 465 0114Read more
Rycote has a history of creating accessories for audio equipment. They’ve recently come up with something very unique: The micro windjammer for hdslrs and other mini microphone devices. Rycote have been making windjammers for professional broadcasters and film-makers for over four decades. Our new Micro Windjammers provide easy-to-fit, all-in-one wind protection for your camera’s built-in microphone, giving you great-sounding audio whatever the weather! for more info visit the Rycote website B&H has provided these exclusive phone numbers for you if you have questions or require assistance: US: +1 877 502 5839 and INTERNATIONAL: +1 212 465 0114Read more
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