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Rode SVM Stereo Condenser Microphone

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4 out of 5 stars 90 customer reviews
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Stereo VideoMic
  • Versatile X/Y configured, supercardioid stereo microphone well suited for all video applications
  • Captures true ambience of recording space with high level of rear rejection and low noise
  • Two-step high-pass filter (flat or 80 Hz), -10dB pad switch
  • Custom designed integral windshield; windscreen included
  • 9V battery powered
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Product Description

style: Stereo VideoMic


Now videographers can use true "studio" stereo recording techniques in the field with ease. The X/Y configuration enables the StereoVideoMic to capture the true ambience of the recording space, while still offering a high level of rear rejection and low noise. Fitted with a shoe mount, the StereoVideoMic has the same low noise circuit design as the best selling VideoMic. The StereoVideoMic offers 9V battery operation, an LED battery status indicator, high pass filter switch, and a -10dB pad switch which allows for the mic to be used on most cameras with perfect level control.

FEATURES:
  • Stereo X/Y Condenser Microphone
  • Broadcast Sound Quality
  • Low Noise Circuitry
  • Two step High-Pass Filter - Flat or 80Hz
  • Rugged cast aluminium body
  • Custom designed integral windshield
  • Low handling noise
  • 9V battery powered
  • Integrated camera-shoe mount

Product Details

style: Stereo VideoMic
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 3 x 5 inches ; 1 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B000I5W7K8
  • Item model number: SVM
  • Batteries 1 9V batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,889 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Manufacturer’s warranty can be requested from customer service. Click here to make a request to customer service.
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

From the Manufacturer

RØDE Stereo VideoMic RØDE Stereo VideoMic Pro RØDE Stereo VideoMic X
Which Stereo VideoMic Are You?
Ideal For: Camcorders, mid-range DSLR High-end DSLR, Full frame cameras High-end DSLR, Full frame cameras
Scenarios: Music, ambient audio, sporting events Music, ambient audio, sporting events Music, ambient audio, sporting events
Output: Stereo Stereo Stereo
Power: 9V battery 9V battery 9V Battery or 48V Phantom Power
Frequency Response: 40Hz - 20kHz 40Hz - 20kHz 40Hz - 20kHz
High Pass Filter: 80Hz 75Hz 0/75/150Hz
Level Switch: -10dB -10dB, +20dB -10dB, +20dB
Included Accessories: Dead Kitten artificial fur wind shield Integrated windshield SC2 TRS cable, pop shield, and wind shield

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Style Name: Stereo VideoMic
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I have a Canon HG10 High Definition camera that I use for recording my small kids and family events. The camera's built-in sound was just poor. With my default mic, the targets could barely be heard, and whenever the cameraman spoke the sound was overly pronounced. So I researched many mics over months and decided on this one.

The sound is superb, but you have to make sure you know what you are working with. Different mics are better for different situations. I am not an expert but here are the rules of thumb I have picked up.

*Super-Cartoid Stereo Mic*
The Rode Stereo mic is a "Super Cartoid Stereo Mic". It yields high-quality sound at a close range, less than 8 feet or closer is best . It emphasizes sound in front, and de-emphasizes sound from behind (i.e. the cameraman) It does not do well at long range.

*Shotgun mics*
Shotgun mics (i.e. Rode VideoMic directional Video Condenser w/microphone) on the other hand do well at isolating sound at long ranges. However, the sound will never be as good as a well-placed Supercartoid stereo mic. Those are good for school plays, football games, and such.

*Bonus*
It also comes with a Dead-cat wind guard, and it works great! Even in very gusty wind no sound is made from the wind.

*Tips for good sound*
For absolutely super quality sound with ANY mic you must get really close! Just think of those boom mic guys who hold the mic right inches over the actors heads! You have several options.
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Style Name: Stereo VideoMic
Jeremy Libertor (another reviewer) said it all. I fully concur.

I'm using the microphone on a Canon 5D Mark II with great success. I highly recommend this unit if you want quality and have the $$$. Yes, there are less expensive units around but you get what you pay for. And the included 'dead-cat" does a nice job killing wind noises as well.

UPDATE: May 1st - I used the Canon 5D Mark II and the Rode to video the Union Pacific's Steam Locomotive (844) when it visited hear. Theyre was a light breeze at the time. A steam locomotive, at times 4 feet away from the mic, is the acid test. Every sound, from quiet hisses of small steam escapes to full throated steam locomovive whistle blasts, were recorded perfectly with the Rode.

Later, down the track, the 844 passed by me at 60 or so MPH and I got broadcast quality locomotive sounds from about 1000 feet away and as it passed my location 8 feet from the camera/mic. Perfect sound again. I now highly recommend this microphone. No wind noises just great audio.

March 2012 - Still a great mic. Added the Rode Videomic Directional Video Condenser microphone for recording distand sounds. Also a great unit.
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Style Name: Stereo VideoMic Pro
I had originally purchased a Rode Stereo VideoMic to use with my Canon Vixia HF G10 to capture live music concerts but even after numerous changes of the settings and levels (experimenting while filming the opening acts) the audio captured was distorted in every instance so I ended up sending it back for a refund after only filming 2 shows. I then took a chance by paying the slightly higher price for the StereoVideo Mic Pro model and I'm glad I did. I just listened to the results of what I recorded last night (a show with multiple heavy metal bands) using the Stereo VideoMic Pro and it sounds great with NO distortion (I used the -10db setting to record the actual show but experimented with the +20db setting during soundcheck and there was some pretty bad audio distortion upon playback so the possibility is still there but as long as you use the -10db or 0db settings you should be OK, at least that was my experience). So bottom line my opinion is that you should pay a few dollars more to buy the Stereo VideoMic Pro version over the Stereo VideoMic.
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I've been using this Rode mic to make archival videos of concerts for the last 3 years and it is awesome. Clear, transparent and the next best thing to being there. Great sound at a reasonable price seems to be the Rode mission statement. I wish the camera man(me)was as good as the mic!
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I bought a Canon 5D Mark II with the understanding that at some point, I'd like to take amazing HD footage. Awesome footage is made or ruined with sound quality, and I looked at multiple reviews online and at sites [...] and others, and the Rode Stereo VideoMic got good reviews for a "starter" microphone.

Being a photography buff, I figured that this would be good enough for me to get started with. I'm amazed at the sound quality and range that I get with the microphone. With the onboard mic from the 5D, I'd sometimes catch myself breathing heavily (which sucks to have good footage ruined by that.) With the Rode mic, it's gone. The mic fits into the Canon's hotshoe and plugs in just fine. The Rode mic also includes the awesomely named Dead Kitten, to block wind noise (Canon's internal microphone is pretty good at picking it up.) I'm really surprised at how much it blocks. While shooting friends goofing off outdoors over the weekend, I got to shoot video with my point and shoot and the 5D + Rode rig. The point/shoot picked up more wind noise than my friends and the Rode mic didn't pick up any of the wind.

I haven't gotten a chance to do anything indepth, such as use Magic Lantern for the 5D Mark II so I can do things like manual gain control, look at on-screen audio and things of that nature. I bought this because I wanted a good stereo microphone without having aspirations of making the next big feature at Sundance. The fact that I can put the microphone on a boom pole and have it work well is just an added bonus (but then I'd have to bribe friends to hold it for me since I only have so many hands!)

I'm happy with it, and I generally dislike most electronics. That says a lot.
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