Getting professional audio quality on video productions on all levels is paramount. It's what will separate your video productions from the rest, and unfortunately, sometimes sound is quite often overlooked by filmmakers in favour of pretty images. However, it is common knowledge that a viewer is more likely to forgive or not even notice imperfections in a video footage, but bad sound or problems with the sound quality will definitely get noticed.
Rode has been developing professional audio solutions for decades, empowering filmmakers of all ranges whether DSLR filmmakers shooting for the web, or professional cameramen/camerawomen shooting for broadcast. Rode's presence in professional audio capture in the music industry has been solidified over the years as well with high quality microphones and accessories. And just today they announced their latest generation microphones – the NTG4 and NTG4+ as well as their new Wireless solution called the RODELink Filmmakers Kit.
RØDELink represents the next generation of digital wireless systems. Using a series II 2.4GHz digital transmission with 128-bit encryption, it is able to constantly monitor and hop between frequencies to maintain the strongest possible signal level at a range of up to 100 metres (over 100 yards). The RØDELink Filmmaker Kit provides everything you need to start shooting video wirelessly, including a receiver, transmitter and broadcast-grade lavalier microphone. The receiver (RX-CAM) features an OLED display with information on level, battery status (receiver and transmitter), mute and channel selection.
The unit can be mounted on a standard camera shoe mount, 3/8" thread or belt-clip, and for added versatility the shoe mount can be located in one of two positions. The lightweight transmitter (TX-BELT) can be fitted to a belt or clothing and features a locking thread to ensure the microphone connection is as secure as possible.
RØDE’s omnidirectional Lavalier microphone is included in the kit to provide the highest possible audio reproduction quality.
RODELink Filmmaker Kit Features:
- Series II, 2.4GHz digital transmission
- 128-bit encryption
- Up to 100 metres range
- OLED display (on receiver)
- One button pairing
- Three level gain control
- AA battery or USB powered
- Includes RØDE's broadcast Lavalier microphone
In addition, RODE introduced two new shotgun microphones the NTG4 and NTG4+, the natural evolution to the industry embraced NTG1 and NTG2 shotgun microphones.
Building on the popularity and acceptance of the RØDE NTG2, the NTG4+ features an all-new condenser capsule with low noise, high sensitivity and the convenience of on-board equalisation/level control via digital switching.
The NTG4+ is the very first microphone to feature an in-built battery that provides 150+ hours of operation with the convenience of USB charging.
NTG 4+ Features
- Broadcast sound quality
- Low noise circuitry
- Internal rechargeable lithium battery, supplying over 150 hours operation
- Fully charged in under two hours via MicroUSB
- Rugged metal construction
- Convenient digital switching
- High Frequency Boost
- High Pass Filter (Flat/75Hz)
- PAD (-10db)
- MicroUSB cable included
- Ten year extended warranty
- The NTG4 and NTG4+ are expected to be available next month in February, and the RODELink Wireless Filmmaker Kit is coming in April 2015.For all your RODE microphone needs or queries, visit our website and/or contact our Audio specialists at 0208 977 1222.