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Rode SVM Stereo Condenser Microphone
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- 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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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.
- 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
style: Stereo VideoMic
From the Manufacturer
- Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
- Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter
- Capsule: 0.50"
- Polar Pattern: Paired cardioid capsules
- Address Type: End
- Frequency Range: 40Hz - 20kHz
- Output Impedance: 200Ω
- Maximum SPL: 134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
- Sensitivity: -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
- Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted): 20dB-A
- Power Options: 9V battery powered
- Weight: 288.00gm
- Dimensions: 65.00mmH x 102.00mmW x 170.00mmD
- Output: Minijack / 3.5mm output
- Warranty: 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration
Rode Stereo VideoMic
Stereo On-Camera Microphone
The RØDE Stereo VideoMic is a high-quality stereo microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders. Two high-resolution 1/2 inch condenser capsules are mounted in a fixed X/Y stereo array, providing a very natural stereo recording, while still offering a high level of rear rejection. The Stereo VideoMic is an ideal microphone for capturing environmental and ambient sounds, as well as live music. For dialogue and directional applications the RØDE VideoMic and VideoMic Pro are recommended.
An in-built shock mounting system isolates the Stereo VideoMic capsule and electronics from its mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone. Its standard sized shoe mount also includes a 3/8 inch thread in the base for easy mounting on a boom pole or stand. In addition to the microphone's native 40Hz-20kHz response a selectable high-pass filter at 80Hz is available, which will prevent low end noise such as air conditioners and traffic from being recorded.
A -10dB level attenuation (or PAD), selectable from the rear face of the microphone, allows recording of loud sound sources, such as live music or motorsport. The RØDE Stereo VideoMic stereo on-camera microphone is designed in Australia and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.
- Broadcast sound quality
- Integrated shock mounting
- Rugged cast aluminium body
- Low noise circuitry
- Custom designed integrated windshield
- Integrated cold-shoe mount, 1/4” and 3/8” thread
- Free 10 year extended warranty with online registration at www.rodemic.com/warranty
|RØDE Stereo VideoMic||RØDE Stereo VideoMic Pro||RØDE Stereo VideoMic X|
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|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|
|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|
Top Customer Reviews
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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 (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.
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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This microphone has been a LIFE SAVER. It came quickly and looks and works just like brand new, it even came in original box with warranty and manual as advertised. Read morePublished 10 days ago by CHRIS STARR
Great quality mic. Fits perfectly on the DSLR and helps with not picking up the constant focusing noises made by the camera.Published 25 days ago by Juan Quezada
This microphone is just OK. It adds a significant amount of noise when using it with my Canon 5D MkIII camera.Published 2 months ago by Bob454
Waste of time and money. A piece of junk. I simply don't understand the hype about this ugly microphone. It is heavy, impractical and not much better than build in microphone. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Atussa
Fantastic mic for ambient sound. Really picks up details well. Whole different mic from what I am used to with my Sennheiser MK416 shotgun. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Videodude
Works well with my Nikon D800. The sound is not quite as clean as I would like, and the stereo is not quite as discriminating as I had hoped, but its hard to get great stereo... Read morePublished 3 months ago by flyingroti
Great mic. Used it on Nikon D7100. Fantastic audio quality. Capable of recording any sound you could hear clearly. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Athbi
This product is so far ahead of every other mic, works great, easy to use, has all the items you need to record great sound easily. Read morePublished 4 months ago by VCH