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Rode VC1 10' (3.5mm) Stereo Mini Jack Extension Cable, Suits VideoMic
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- Weight: 52.00gm
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 3000 x 3 x 3mm
- Ideal for use to connect a RODE VideoMic, Stereo VideoMic or VideoMic Pro when the microphone is mounted on a boompole, or away from the camera or recorder.
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- Length: 3m / 10'
- Connector Size: 3.5 mm
- Gold plated jack and socket
- Features two core shielding
- Ideal for use with RØDE's VideoMic microphone series
- Compatible with microphones with 3.5 mm outputs
- Weight: 52g
- Dimensions: 3000mmH x 3mmW x 3mmD
- Warranty: 1 year
Minijack / 3.5 millimeter Stereo Extension Cable
The VC1 is a 3 meter (10 feet) 3.5 millimeter stereo audio extension cable, featuring two core shielding and a gold plated jack and socket. This stereo extension cable is compatible with microphones featuring 3.5 millimeter outputs. However, it is ideal for use to connect a RØDE VideoMic, Stereo VideoMic or VideoMic Pro when the microphone is mounted on a boompole, or away from the camera or recorder. The VC1 can also be used as a high quality headphone extension cable or it can be used with the RØDE VXLR for 3.5 millimeter mini jack conversion to XLR input.
From its humble beginning in the 1990s, RØDE Microphones has gone from strength to strength on the global stage and has become the go-to microphone for a variety of industries. RØDE employs the latest technology and precision machinery to continue to keep its products at world-class standards and at a great price.
Compatible RØDE Microphones: NT4
RØDE NT4 X/Y Stereo Condenser Microphone.
RØDE Stereo VideoMic
RØDE VideoMic Pro
Compatible RØDE Microphones: Stereo VideoMic Pro
RØDE Stereo VideoMic Pro Stereo On-Camera Microphone.
RØDE Stereo VideoMic Pro
RØDE VideoMic GO
The VC1 is a 3m (10') 3.5 mm stereo audio extension cable, featuring two core shielding and a gold plated jack and socket. Suitable for use in conjunction with the VideoMic and Stereo VideoMic. The VC1 extension cable can also be used with the VXLR for 3.5 mm mini jack conversion to XLR input. Compatible microphones : VideoMic, StereoVideoMic
Top Customer Reviews
But as stated earlier, it's no XLR cable. I've recorded interference from cell phones if the boom pole operator has an incoming text. Be sensitive to using this cable around any oscillating AC currents or radio devices or you will hear some hum. That said, the cable is better-shielded than the average 3.5mm stereo cable. You should simply be aware of the limitations of your equipment.
Last thing: be sure to softly coil the cable for storage. Shielding breaks down if the cable is kinked, so be gentle.
Cons: However, the audio quality that you get is absolutely atrocious. I did some tests and you're never going to get good sound quality with analog, the Rode Videomic is passable for getting good onboard audio when it's directly connected to your DSLR. But if you add in this extension cord, you take passable audio and transform it into terrible audio very quickly. Don't even waste your money, save up and buy a shotgun mic that takes XLR input to get broadcast quality audio.
Kudos to Rode, though - who first offered to send a new cable - but then after some discussion - decided it would be better to run an XLR line (a more shielded cable) from the VideoMic using a mini-jack to XLR converter. Rode over-nighted the adapter, and the email support was an experienced audio tech.
FWIW - it works perfectly and clearly as a line-out/headphone extension. The last shoot I did I plugged the VideoMic into a Zoom H4N across the room and just used this as an headphone extension. Obviously it would be better to monitor the audio visually as well, but I didn't have the adapter yet.
It is important to note that since this is a 1/8" in (3.5mm) unbalanced cable, the signal is susceptible to noise being introduced into your audio. I have found that it is usually at an acceptable level. Adobe Audition has a very good noise removal function, and that has sufficed to remove most traces of any noise. In order to remove that entirely, you would need to use an XLR connection. That would of course require a professional grade camera or audio recording device and a higher end microphone.