Friday January 14th 2011, Sydney Australia – RØDE Microphones answers the call to professional and enthusiast videographers with the release of a completely new microphone designed for recording high fidelity audio with HDSLR cameras and high definition camcorders.

The new RØDE VideoMic Pro combines broadcast quality audio with an ultra compact and lightweight ergonomic design. Coming in at only 85g (3oz) and 150mm (6”) in length, the VideoMic Pro (VMP) builds on the benchmark set by the original RØDE VideoMic.

First released in 2004, the RØDE VideoMic provided high quality audio at an accessible price tag, giving consumers and independent filmmakers unprecedented creative freedom. Over the last six years it has become the industry standard and the world’s largest selling after-market microphone for consumer cameras.

The VideoMic Pro incorporates new features specific to high end video, while evolving many of the features that have made the VideoMic so successful. Noise transference has been significantly reduced using both a revised, more elegant shock mounting system and a lightweight premium cable.

“As market leaders in the space it was only natural that we create another product to meet the demands and the needs within the category. The HDSLR revolution has really made cinematic video quality accessible at a consumer level for the first time, and many users are demanding audio quality to match. RØDE have answered their call with the VideoMic Pro” commented Damien Wilson, RØDE’s Global Sales & Marketing Manager.

The microphone ‘s two step high pass filter allows users to add a low end roll off at 80Hz that will reduce sounds such as air conditioning and outside traffic as well as mechanical or motor noise produced by the camera. A three position level control enhances the user’s control over the audio capture, providing -10dB attenuation for use when recording loud sound sources, and additionally a +20dB gain that will boost audio levels and provide a superior signal to noise ratio in many HDSLR cameras.

Like the majority of RØDE microphones, the VideoMic Pro is offered with a ten year warranty, following registration of the product on the RØDE Microphones’ website ( Users that register their VideoMic Pro for the free extended warranty will also receive a free DeadCat VMP furry windshield, designed to reduce wind noise when recording in adverse environments.

The RØDE VideoMic is shipping now.

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