Some say your video is only as good as it sounds, and they are right. Often times a lot of people fall for the trap of compromising audio quality in lieu of wowing the audience with pretty pictures. In some situations however, immersive audio will draw the audience much better into the video experience than beautiful images alone. Rode Microphones have been providing professional audio solutions to video professionals and musicians for the good part of the last two decades and recently they released a new stereo microphone for ultimate audio immersion called – the Rode Stereo VideoMic X. The successor to the popular Stereo VideoMic, the new “X” offers signficant improvements in the design and audio quality to give you the extra edge.
RØDE's original VideoMic founded the on-camera microphone category, and now the Stereo VideoMic X takes it to an entirely new level. Using components shared with RØDE's very finest studio recording microphones, the SVMX sets a new standard in immersive audio for camera systems. By employing Rycote® Onboard suspension at a capsule-level, the SVMX protects your audio from vibration and handling noise without compromising durability.
For the very first time on any RØDE microphone the SVMX features integrated digital switching, allowing you to easily select any of the numerous in-built filters and settings with the confidence of LED indicators.
The Stereo VideoMic X is the ultimate broadcast-grade stereo microphone for on-camera use. Utilising all-metal construction, it is incredibly robust making it ideal for regular professional use, while also providing high levels of resistance to RF interference. The mic features a matched pair of ½” true-condenser capsules, configured in a stacked X-Y configuration, providing a highly-immersive soundscape. Each capsule is supported by the Rycote® Lyre® shock-mounting system, providing isolation from vibration as well as knocks and bumps.
Digital switching on the rear of the SVMX allows the user to control the level adjustment (-10dB or +20dB), high-pass filter (0/75/150Hz) and an innovative high-frequency boost (+6dB @ XHz) designed to boost the intelligibility of dialogue. In a first for the VideoMic range, professional-grade balanced outputs are available on the side of the body, in addition to the RF shielded 3.5mm stereo output cable. An outer dome structure provides physical protection for the sensitive capsules, while reducing wind noise in the same manner as RØDE’s RedDot-winning Blimp.
- Acoustically matched true condenser capsules
Rycote® Lyre onboard shock mounting
Balanced professional XLR output
Heavy-duty, lightweight aluminium construction
High Pass Filter
9V or Phantom Power (P48 - via miniXLR)
High Frequency Boost
Includes SC2 TRS cable, pop sheild and wind shield
10 year extended warranty when you register online at www.rode.com/warranty
Rode Stereo VideoMic X Specifications:
Cardioid (in X-Y stereo)
Rate: 40Hz ~ 20kHz / Range (High Pass Filter): 0, 75, 150Hz
Variable Level: -10, 0, +20dB
Output Impedence: 200Ω
Signal to Noise Ratio: 82 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)
Equivalent Noise: 12 dBA SPL (as per IEC651)
Maximum SPL: 143dB SPL
Dynamic Range: 131 dB SPL
Sensitivity: -32 dB re 1V/Pa (25mV @ 94dB SPL) ± 2dB @ 1kHz
WEIGHT / DIMENSIONS
300g / 100mm H, 102mm W, 118mm L
POWER - 9V alkaline battery or P48 (via miniXLR)
30 Hours battery life
10 year warranty - with online registration via Rode.com
For all your Rode Stereo VideoMic X requirements and to place your order visit our SVMX page here, or call our Audio specialists at 0208 977 1222.