Rode has announced a new on-camera mic. The Rode Stereo VideoMic X is an condenser microphone that connects to your camera via a 3.5mm or XLR. The Stereo VideoMic X utilizes a pair of 1/2″ externally polarised condenser capsules and like many newer Rode mics it features a Rycote lyre shock mount to reduce handling noise. It can be powered by a 9V battery (up to 30 hours) or via P48 phantom power via XLR. More on XLR, the StereoMic X features two mini XLR outputs, and connects to full size inputs via a separately supplied cable. It’s clear that Rode has targeted a slightly higher profile of filmmakers; we’re seeing the FS700 and C300 featured in the video over DSLRs (more common in previous promos), more professional features like mini XLR inputs accommodate for this. The standard supplied 3.5mm jack also ensures that a wider range of cameras are compatible. The mic has a couple of buttons on the back. As well as on/off you have a high frequency setting for use with the included wind shield, a three stage high pass filter (0/75/150Hz) and a three stage level adjustment 0, -10db and +20db. Rode are some of the first guests on our IBC On The Couch show, we will be getting a hands on look at this device, so stay tuned.Read more
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