RØDE has updated the extremely popular VideoMic Pro with a Rycote Lyre suspension system and an upgraded microphone capsule.
One of the great features in the VideoMic Pro is the +20db pad, which allows you to take advantage of RØDE’s excellent mic amp while dropping the input levels on your HDSLR. This lowers the noise floor on the resulting footage for overall better audio quality.
The new Rycote Lyre suspension system will make the VideoMic Pro easier to work with since you no longer have to fuss with the rubber bands on the shock mount. As my own VideoMic Pro ages, this has become the most frustrating part of using the mic.
I have used the Rycote Lyre system on the cheaper VideoMic GO for quite some time now and have been very pleased with the results and durability of the mount. It allows me to simply be able to throw the VideoMic GO in a camera bag and go. When I pull it out, it is ready for action and I don’t have to fuss with reattaching rubber bands like I often do on the older version of the VideoMic Pro.
The upgraded VideoMic Pro is should be shipping soon from authorized RØDE retailers. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
More details here on RØDE’s website.
Yeah, the rubber bands suck, but tape holds them in and they’re no longer a problem. Easy fix.