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Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount

Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount

Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
Rode VideoMicPro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone with Rycote Lyre Shockmount
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  • ENSURE YOU BUY GENIUNE RØDE PRODUCTS! Products from sellers which say ‘fulfilled by Amazon’ under the price are NOT authorized resellers, and may not be selling genuine product.
  • Buy only from Amazon.com (labelled ‘shipped and sold by Amazon.com’)
  • A true shotgun microphone designed for camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as primary and reference audio
  • The 1/2" condenser capsule provides broadcast-quality audio via a 3.5mm connector with an incredibly low self-noise of just 14db
  • The Rycote Lyre based shock mounting system provides isolation from external factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations

Description

The Rode VideoMic Pro R is a compact and lightweight on-camera microphone, suitable for professional setups. It is designed to be used with camcorders, SLR cameras, and portable audio receivers. Equipped with a broadcast-quality condenser capsule, combined with a supercardioid pickup pattern, this wired microphone captures precise audio from the front while blocking out distortions. It includes an integrated shock mount and windscreen for added functionality. Camera shoe mount with 3/8 Inch thread for easy boompole mounting.


Item Weight 3.04 ounces


Product Dimensions 9 x 3 x 5 inches


Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.


ASIN B00YAZHRZM


Item model number VMPR


Batteries 1 9V batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 1,000 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #20 in Professional Video Microphones


Date first listed on Amazon May 26, 2015


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Features

  • ENSURE YOU BUY GENIUNE RØDE PRODUCTS! Products from sellers which say ‘fulfilled by Amazon’ under the price are NOT authorized resellers, and may not be selling genuine product.
  • Buy only from Amazon.com (labelled ‘shipped and sold by Amazon.com’)
  • A true shotgun microphone designed for camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as primary and reference audio
  • The 1/2" condenser capsule provides broadcast-quality audio via a 3.5mm connector with an incredibly low self-noise of just 14db
  • The Rycote Lyre based shock mounting system provides isolation from external factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations

Description

The Rode VideoMic Pro R is a compact and lightweight on-camera microphone, suitable for professional setups. It is designed to be used with camcorders, SLR cameras, and portable audio receivers. Equipped with a broadcast-quality condenser capsule, combined with a supercardioid pickup pattern, this wired microphone captures precise audio from the front while blocking out distortions. It includes an integrated shock mount and windscreen for added functionality. Camera shoe mount with 3/8 Inch thread for easy boompole mounting.


Item Weight 3.04 ounces


Product Dimensions 9 x 3 x 5 inches


Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.


ASIN B00YAZHRZM


Item model number VMPR


Batteries 1 9V batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 1,000 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #20 in Professional Video Microphones


Date first listed on Amazon May 26, 2015


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • ENSURE YOU BUY GENIUNE RØDE PRODUCTS! Products from sellers which say ‘fulfilled by Amazon’ under the price are NOT authorized resellers, and may not be selling genuine product.
  • Buy only from Amazon.com (labelled ‘shipped and sold by Amazon.com’)
  • A true shotgun microphone designed for camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as primary and reference audio
  • The 1/2" condenser capsule provides broadcast-quality audio via a 3.5mm connector with an incredibly low self-noise of just 14db
  • The Rycote Lyre based shock mounting system provides isolation from external factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations

Description

The Rode VideoMic Pro R is a compact and lightweight on-camera microphone, suitable for professional setups. It is designed to be used with camcorders, SLR cameras, and portable audio receivers. Equipped with a broadcast-quality condenser capsule, combined with a supercardioid pickup pattern, this wired microphone captures precise audio from the front while blocking out distortions. It includes an integrated shock mount and windscreen for added functionality. Camera shoe mount with 3/8 Inch thread for easy boompole mounting.


Item Weight 3.04 ounces


Product Dimensions 9 x 3 x 5 inches


Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


Shipping Advisory This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.


ASIN B00YAZHRZM


Item model number VMPR


Batteries 1 9V batteries required.


Customer Reviews 4.2 out of 5 stars 1,000 ratings 4.2 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #20 in Professional Video Microphones


Date first listed on Amazon May 26, 2015


abunda_amazon_reviews These are great mics and I've used them for years. Thew updated mounting is better than the old band system, though the fact that it sticks out isn't great for portability. I'm always afraid of crushing it .... That being said, I've yet to break it. The sound is okay for this small compact mic. I generally use it for rough b-roll sound or as a reference mic for audio syncing. If you're looking for quality sound, I would not recommend for primary sound for interviews unless you will be very close to the subject. //// AMAZON BUYERS BEWARE //// RODE does not support or warranty equipment from sellers "Fulfilled by Amazon". Here is info from Rode's website: Important information about purchasing from Amazon in the US. RØDE Microphones does not authorize Fulfilled By Amazon. We have purchased counterfeit RØDE products using Fulfilled by Amazon and highly recommend that you only purchase RØDE products from authorised dealers. If you purchase any RØDE microphone from an unauthorized dealer via Fulfilled By Amazon you will not receive any US warranty or technical support.;;Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2017;;3.0 out of 5 stars;;BUYER BEWARE - NO WARRANTY FROM RODE IF FULFILLED BY AMAZON;;NK;;/gp/customer-reviews/R2N6978RB9YAP9/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00YAZHRZM;;;I bought and returned this microphone (Rode VideoMic Pro R) and I intended to use it with my Canon 80D. I also own the Rode VideoMicro and kept that one instead. Pros: - Self powered condenser microphone with boost switch allowed me to turn down the volume on my camera so that there was less noise introduced from my camera's pre-amps. - Tighter pickup pattern compared to the Rode VideoMicro which means less ambient noise bleed - Great shock mount to remove unwanted noise from handling the camera Cons: - For me, the microphone was a touch too big. The new version with the Rycote Lyre mount is slightly longer and wider than the old version. - While there is an included windscreen, it is very ineffective and doesn't do the job that the VideoMicro's dead cat does. If you plan on using this outside, you will need to purchase the dead cat for this separately and that will also add size to it. - While the signal was hotter and cleaner, I found that even with the low-cut filter on, the sound was a tad too muddy for my taste. If you are going to record music or something that requires good bass response, then this mic is for you. If like me, you plan on only recording vocals, I found that the VideoMicro had more shimmer and brightness to it that lent well to adding clarity to vocals. - While having battery power means a hotter signal, it also means that you need to carry an extra one in case it dies. Conclusion: This is a great mic and definitely captures a richer, and more detailed range of sounds than the VideoMicro, but I found the audio to be a touch muddy for vocals. For the added cost, and size, I felt that using the VideoMicro was plenty good enough for the work that I had planned. This mic is great, I just hope that this review will help you to decide if this mic is the right mic for you.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Great tool for the right job;;Drew;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3KWLPVMFUREST/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00YAZHRZM;;;So, the product mount felt a bit fragile when I first examined it, but keeping in mind that I'm not going to bash the mic setup (and my camera!) against walls, I soon realized it was fine. I had read people complaining about putting the battery in, so I carefully read the instructions and was able to remove/return the battery door on an EMPTY CHAMBER pretty easily. When I tried it with a 7-volt battery inserted, it became amazingly difficult. After some thought and examination, I pulled off the RODE foam cover for the mic, exposing the battery mount area fully. Once I did that, putting the battery in and closing the door was easy. Kind of unfortunate that this is the easiest way to deal with it, but hardly the worst thing in the world. Had to dial back the gain on my Nikon D850 to about 8 in order to eliminate the hiss (left the attenuation setting turned on), and then boosted the RODE by using that +20 switch. Sound was excellent, clearly audible from 10-15 feet away in a room with a ceiling fan running along with central air blowing - even better, the fan and air sounds really didn't register on the video. Sound sources from the side and behind were muted well in my tests. Good mic, excellent for the price. No, you're not going to pick up a conversation from 50 feet away - get a wireless system if that's your goal. But if you're videoing within 20-30 feet, this thing works fine.;;Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Excellent sound, assuming you know what you're actually trying to do;;Jim Mercer;;/gp/customer-reviews/R3HJPSWM9SH643/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00YAZHRZM;;;I am very happy with this mic now. At first I was not at all because the above information and videos that I watched before purchasing led me to believe that the mic comes with a lithium battery. it does NOT. Further reading said to use 2 AA batteries. that did not work at all. Please visit the official Rode website. They have all of the information that you will need if you have a question. It clearly says to use a 9v battery. I did just that and it works. Getting the battery door closed is a bit tricky and that is the reason for my lower star score under "easy to use". once I got the battery door closed everything went perfectly. The sound quality is really good. I did a test using a video camera, on each of the settings. My voice was clear and I was able to remove some of the background noise from the air conditioner. I highly recommend this mic. the price is really low for what you get. I am happy to say that this mic resolved my sound quality issues.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2019;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Needs 9v battery but great mic;;Animal Paradise Communication & Healing;;/gp/customer-reviews/R44406599LJ8N/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00YAZHRZM;;;It's a great microphone for my Canon 1DX Mark II; I was videoing an event last night and the shotgun feature of it allowed me to get great audio, without having to worry about camera noise making it into the shot. I like that it uses a 9 volt battery that lasts for 70 hours; I've used other microphones that use a AAA battery that only last for a few hours. I love that I can put on a high pass filter, or boost audio levels by 20 DB, or reduce them by 10 DB. The shock mount is solid, and isolates the sound from the camera. The audio quality is so, so much better than a built in microphone. It's also great that it outputs as dual mono to both the left and right channels - a shotgun microphone with stereo isn't such a great fit when you're sitting far away.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great sound for my DSLR;;Jeff Finkelstein;;/gp/customer-reviews/R2ICZL9PY7TP6F/ref=cm_cr_dp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00YAZHRZM

Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Orders placed now will arrive in 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Top Amazon Reviews


3.0 out of 5 stars
By NK - Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2017
BUYER BEWARE - NO WARRANTY FROM RODE IF FULFILLED BY AMAZON
These are great mics and I've used them for years. Thew updated mounting is better than the old band system, though the fact that it sticks out isn't great for portability. I'm always afraid of crushing it .... That being said, I've yet to break it. The sound is okay for this small compact mic. I generally use it for rough b-roll sound or as a reference mic for audio syncing. If you're looking for quality sound, I would not recommend for primary sound for interviews unless you will be very close to the subject. //// AMAZON BUYERS BEWARE //// RODE does not support or warranty equipment from sellers "Fulfilled by Amazon". Here is info from Rode's website: Important information about purchasing from Amazon in the US. RØDE Microphones does not authorize Fulfilled By Amazon. We have purchased counterfeit RØDE products using Fulfilled by Amazon and highly recommend that you only purchase RØDE products from authorised dealers. If you purchase any RØDE microphone from an unauthorized dealer via Fulfilled By Amazon you will not receive any US warranty or technical support.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Drew - Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018
Great tool for the right job
I bought and returned this microphone (Rode VideoMic Pro R) and I intended to use it with my Canon 80D. I also own the Rode VideoMicro and kept that one instead. Pros: - Self powered condenser microphone with boost switch allowed me to turn down the volume on my camera so that there was less noise introduced from my camera's pre-amps. - Tighter pickup pattern compared to the Rode VideoMicro which means less ambient noise bleed - Great shock mount to remove unwanted noise from handling the camera Cons: - For me, the microphone was a touch too big. The new version with the Rycote Lyre mount is slightly longer and wider than the old version. - While there is an included windscreen, it is very ineffective and doesn't do the job that the VideoMicro's dead cat does. If you plan on using this outside, you will need to purchase the dead cat for this separately and that will also add size to it. - While the signal was hotter and cleaner, I found that even with the low-cut filter on, the sound was a tad too muddy for my taste. If you are going to record music or something that requires good bass response, then this mic is for you. If like me, you plan on only recording vocals, I found that the VideoMicro had more shimmer and brightness to it that lent well to adding clarity to vocals. - While having battery power means a hotter signal, it also means that you need to carry an extra one in case it dies. Conclusion: This is a great mic and definitely captures a richer, and more detailed range of sounds than the VideoMicro, but I found the audio to be a touch muddy for vocals. For the added cost, and size, I felt that using the VideoMicro was plenty good enough for the work that I had planned. This mic is great, I just hope that this review will help you to decide if this mic is the right mic for you.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jim Mercer - Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2019
Excellent sound, assuming you know what you're actually trying to do
So, the product mount felt a bit fragile when I first examined it, but keeping in mind that I'm not going to bash the mic setup (and my camera!) against walls, I soon realized it was fine. I had read people complaining about putting the battery in, so I carefully read the instructions and was able to remove/return the battery door on an EMPTY CHAMBER pretty easily. When I tried it with a 7-volt battery inserted, it became amazingly difficult. After some thought and examination, I pulled off the RODE foam cover for the mic, exposing the battery mount area fully. Once I did that, putting the battery in and closing the door was easy. Kind of unfortunate that this is the easiest way to deal with it, but hardly the worst thing in the world. Had to dial back the gain on my Nikon D850 to about 8 in order to eliminate the hiss (left the attenuation setting turned on), and then boosted the RODE by using that +20 switch. Sound was excellent, clearly audible from 10-15 feet away in a room with a ceiling fan running along with central air blowing - even better, the fan and air sounds really didn't register on the video. Sound sources from the side and behind were muted well in my tests. Good mic, excellent for the price. No, you're not going to pick up a conversation from 50 feet away - get a wireless system if that's your goal. But if you're videoing within 20-30 feet, this thing works fine.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Animal Paradise Communication & Healing - Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2019
Needs 9v battery but great mic
I am very happy with this mic now. At first I was not at all because the above information and videos that I watched before purchasing led me to believe that the mic comes with a lithium battery. it does NOT. Further reading said to use 2 AA batteries. that did not work at all. Please visit the official Rode website. They have all of the information that you will need if you have a question. It clearly says to use a 9v battery. I did just that and it works. Getting the battery door closed is a bit tricky and that is the reason for my lower star score under "easy to use". once I got the battery door closed everything went perfectly. The sound quality is really good. I did a test using a video camera, on each of the settings. My voice was clear and I was able to remove some of the background noise from the air conditioner. I highly recommend this mic. the price is really low for what you get. I am happy to say that this mic resolved my sound quality issues.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeff Finkelstein - Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2017
Great sound for my DSLR
It's a great microphone for my Canon 1DX Mark II; I was videoing an event last night and the shotgun feature of it allowed me to get great audio, without having to worry about camera noise making it into the shot. I like that it uses a 9 volt battery that lasts for 70 hours; I've used other microphones that use a AAA battery that only last for a few hours. I love that I can put on a high pass filter, or boost audio levels by 20 DB, or reduce them by 10 DB. The shock mount is solid, and isolates the sound from the camera. The audio quality is so, so much better than a built in microphone. It's also great that it outputs as dual mono to both the left and right channels - a shotgun microphone with stereo isn't such a great fit when you're sitting far away.

Recent Reviews


3.0 out of 5 stars
By NK - Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2017
BUYER BEWARE - NO WARRANTY FROM RODE IF FULFILLED BY AMAZON
These are great mics and I've used them for years. Thew updated mounting is better than the old band system, though the fact that it sticks out isn't great for portability. I'm always afraid of crushing it .... That being said, I've yet to break it. The sound is okay for this small compact mic. I generally use it for rough b-roll sound or as a reference mic for audio syncing. If you're looking for quality sound, I would not recommend for primary sound for interviews unless you will be very close to the subject. //// AMAZON BUYERS BEWARE //// RODE does not support or warranty equipment from sellers "Fulfilled by Amazon". Here is info from Rode's website: Important information about purchasing from Amazon in the US. RØDE Microphones does not authorize Fulfilled By Amazon. We have purchased counterfeit RØDE products using Fulfilled by Amazon and highly recommend that you only purchase RØDE products from authorised dealers. If you purchase any RØDE microphone from an unauthorized dealer via Fulfilled By Amazon you will not receive any US warranty or technical support.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Drew - Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2018
Great tool for the right job
I bought and returned this microphone (Rode VideoMic Pro R) and I intended to use it with my Canon 80D. I also own the Rode VideoMicro and kept that one instead. Pros: - Self powered condenser microphone with boost switch allowed me to turn down the volume on my camera so that there was less noise introduced from my camera's pre-amps. - Tighter pickup pattern compared to the Rode VideoMicro which means less ambient noise bleed - Great shock mount to remove unwanted noise from handling the camera Cons: - For me, the microphone was a touch too big. The new version with the Rycote Lyre mount is slightly longer and wider than the old version. - While there is an included windscreen, it is very ineffective and doesn't do the job that the VideoMicro's dead cat does. If you plan on using this outside, you will need to purchase the dead cat for this separately and that will also add size to it. - While the signal was hotter and cleaner, I found that even with the low-cut filter on, the sound was a tad too muddy for my taste. If you are going to record music or something that requires good bass response, then this mic is for you. If like me, you plan on only recording vocals, I found that the VideoMicro had more shimmer and brightness to it that lent well to adding clarity to vocals. - While having battery power means a hotter signal, it also means that you need to carry an extra one in case it dies. Conclusion: This is a great mic and definitely captures a richer, and more detailed range of sounds than the VideoMicro, but I found the audio to be a touch muddy for vocals. For the added cost, and size, I felt that using the VideoMicro was plenty good enough for the work that I had planned. This mic is great, I just hope that this review will help you to decide if this mic is the right mic for you.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jim Mercer - Reviewed in the United States on August 18, 2019
Excellent sound, assuming you know what you're actually trying to do
So, the product mount felt a bit fragile when I first examined it, but keeping in mind that I'm not going to bash the mic setup (and my camera!) against walls, I soon realized it was fine. I had read people complaining about putting the battery in, so I carefully read the instructions and was able to remove/return the battery door on an EMPTY CHAMBER pretty easily. When I tried it with a 7-volt battery inserted, it became amazingly difficult. After some thought and examination, I pulled off the RODE foam cover for the mic, exposing the battery mount area fully. Once I did that, putting the battery in and closing the door was easy. Kind of unfortunate that this is the easiest way to deal with it, but hardly the worst thing in the world. Had to dial back the gain on my Nikon D850 to about 8 in order to eliminate the hiss (left the attenuation setting turned on), and then boosted the RODE by using that +20 switch. Sound was excellent, clearly audible from 10-15 feet away in a room with a ceiling fan running along with central air blowing - even better, the fan and air sounds really didn't register on the video. Sound sources from the side and behind were muted well in my tests. Good mic, excellent for the price. No, you're not going to pick up a conversation from 50 feet away - get a wireless system if that's your goal. But if you're videoing within 20-30 feet, this thing works fine.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Animal Paradise Communication & Healing - Reviewed in the United States on July 3, 2019
Needs 9v battery but great mic
I am very happy with this mic now. At first I was not at all because the above information and videos that I watched before purchasing led me to believe that the mic comes with a lithium battery. it does NOT. Further reading said to use 2 AA batteries. that did not work at all. Please visit the official Rode website. They have all of the information that you will need if you have a question. It clearly says to use a 9v battery. I did just that and it works. Getting the battery door closed is a bit tricky and that is the reason for my lower star score under "easy to use". once I got the battery door closed everything went perfectly. The sound quality is really good. I did a test using a video camera, on each of the settings. My voice was clear and I was able to remove some of the background noise from the air conditioner. I highly recommend this mic. the price is really low for what you get. I am happy to say that this mic resolved my sound quality issues.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jeff Finkelstein - Reviewed in the United States on December 8, 2017
Great sound for my DSLR
It's a great microphone for my Canon 1DX Mark II; I was videoing an event last night and the shotgun feature of it allowed me to get great audio, without having to worry about camera noise making it into the shot. I like that it uses a 9 volt battery that lasts for 70 hours; I've used other microphones that use a AAA battery that only last for a few hours. I love that I can put on a high pass filter, or boost audio levels by 20 DB, or reduce them by 10 DB. The shock mount is solid, and isolates the sound from the camera. The audio quality is so, so much better than a built in microphone. It's also great that it outputs as dual mono to both the left and right channels - a shotgun microphone with stereo isn't such a great fit when you're sitting far away.