RODE just updated their very popular RODE VideoMic Pro to the VideoMic Pro+ here in late summer 2017. The new version of the camera-top shotgun microphone includes several new features which make it a very worthwhile upgrade or option for those looking for a simple way to improve their sound quality.
In this episode we have a closer look at the new features and provide comparison sound clips from the older VideoMic Pro and the new Pro+.
Remember that to get the very best sound out of your microphone, you really need to get it off of your camera and boom it over the person speaking like this:
Also, if you do use the new safety track feature on the RODE VideoMic Pro+, this is how you use that safety track in post when the main track clips and distorts to save your audio:
Links to Gear Discussed and Used to Record This Session:
RODE VideoMic Pro+
Adapter Cable to use the VideoMic Pro+ with a smartphone (RODE SC7)
(Note smartphones have a mono mic input so the safety track feature will not work with smartphones)
Panasonic 12-35mm f/2.8 Zoom Lens
Copyright 2017 by Curtis Judd
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