RØDE says the VideoMicro II takes everything that made the original such a success and introduces several new features for enhanced performance, redefining the gold standard for ultra-compact on-camera audio.
- Professional-grade on-camera shotgun microphone
- Supercardioid polar pattern for highly directional audio capture
- RØDE’s annular line tube technology for unmatched transparency and natural, full-bodied sound
- Innovative HELIX™ isolation mount system for superior protection from knocks, bumps and handling noise
- 3.5mm TRS output with plug-and-play connectivity and no complicated controls – incredibly easy to use
- Ultra-compact and lightweight – just 39g
- Rugged, all-metal body and premium components
- Deluxe foam and furry windshields and cables for connecting to cameras and smartphones included
- Designed and made in RØDE’s state-of-the-art facilities in Sydney, Australia
The VideoMicro II records professional audio directly to a camera or smartphone. It is a true shotgun condenser microphone, with a supercardioid polar pattern for highly directional audio capture that focuses on what it is pointed at while reducing background noise.
The body has been completely redesigned, utilising RØDE’s revolutionary annular line tube technology for unmatched transparency and natural, full-bodied sound. The circuitry has also been overhauled, offering enhanced sensitivity and lower self-noise. The VideoMicro II delivers incredible sound quality never heard before in such a compact form factor, but it is just as simple to use as the original.
To aid in its simplicity,tith no batteries required to operate and no complicated controls.
One of the most striking new features of the VideoMicro II is the sleek red suspension mount. This is the HELIX™ isolation mount, a highly innovative shock mount system developed in-house at RØDE specifically for the VideoMicro II.
Featuring a groundbreaking design expertly crafted to the exact specifications of the microphone, it solves many of the issues that other shock mounts face when used with compact, lightweight microphones. Moulded from a single piece of advanced Hytrel® thermoplastic, it fully isolates the capsule from vibrations that occur from knocks, bumps and general handling, which can result in rumbles and other audio artefacts in a recording. It is designed to the exact size and weight of the microphone, ensuring optimal stabilisation and acoustic performance, while being super low-profile. It also features handy cable management slots and a standard mount for attaching to a camera cold shoe, plus a 3/8-inch thread for mounting onto a boompole and other accessories.
The VideoMicro II also comes with deluxe foam and furry windshields for protection from wind noise, making it suitable for recording in a wide range of environments, indoors or in the elements. Also included is a 3.5mm TRS to TRS cable for connecting to cameras and a 3.5mm TRS to TRRS cable for connecting to smartphones.
At just 39g, the VideoMicro II is compact and lightweight, making it ideal for use with DSLR and mirrorless cameras, compact and action cameras, and smartphones says RØDE. It is super portable, taking up minimal space in a creator kit, camera bag, or simply a backpack or handbag. It is also incredibly tough, designed and made in RØDE’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Sydney, Australia using premium components, including a rugged, all-metal body and broadcast-grade capsule.
The VideoMicro II is shipping worldwide now and is available for US$79. To find out more, head to rode.com/videomicro-ii.