RodeVideo Mic Pro 10′ extension Cable

The new sold out Rode VideoMic Pro should be coming around in stock in the next few weeks. This microphone has been performing really well and has excellent quality for the price and size. If you're not already on the pre-order list, it might be something to think about in case it's sold out again.

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One very small thing that you should consider carrying around is the Rode Extension cable. Of course this 3.5mm stereo cable extender will work for other 3.5mm microphones as well. This makes moving the microphone closer to your subject simple, and doesn't require any fancy wireless transmitters or receivers. Using this extension cable will help you position your camera within a distance of 10' feet or if you run the microphone to a Portable Recorder, you can keep the recorder close by to control and monitor levels. A basic light stand or microphone boom pole and you've got yourself a great little interview kit. Oh and yes you can find these types of cables in other electronics stores, but make sure you have the shielded version to prevent any additional interference. At about $10 bucks, you can't go wrong with the Rode version.

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7 thoughts on “RodeVideo Mic Pro 10′ extension Cable

  1. dave

    I bought the rode video mic. It picks up way to much of everything. If I move the camera just a hair to fast it picks up the awful sound of the rubber shock moving back and forth. Whenever I do a rack focus, all i hear is plastic grinding around. I thought this would give me good clear audio from far away, not emphasized camera noise. Maybe i'm missing how to set the proper settings for this thing, but I am very upset that i wasted $170.00 on this.

  2. Sab foster

    I've owned a few rode mics and never really been impressed, they're new to the mic biz since 1998 and are ripping of designs from the likes of AKG Shure Ryote etc and selling them cheap, they're not innovating and the stuff disappoints everyone.
    I have a videomic pro it sounds okay for a camera mounted mic it's mono so perfect for close up vocals but doesn't compare to a good lav, it's expensive but probably better than the cheap original videomic, the ntg3 is appalling, don't go there, mics last a long time and buying a good name industry standard will keep good resale, go Shure.
    Rode is ocker junk.

  3. Emm

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    @D~ The 'built in' camera microphone will pick up every little bit of sound around the camera like 'Image Stabilizer noise', 'Focusing Noise', and anything to do with operation of the camera.

    A shotgun microphone like the Rode VideoMic picks up sound 'away' from the camera. Huge improvement already. The Zoom H4n or H1, even if you could mount it to the camera still picks up noise very close to it's microphones.

    The Rode VideoMic Pro has +20db setting which amplifies the signal 'cleaner' than boosting the amp inside a DSLR. Another huge improvement, and again these mics are even helpful to be used off camera over just the built in microphones and using the built in amps.

    Using the Rode Videomic or similar setup will allow you to get cleaner better sounding audio right into the camera without post sync, or can be used with a Portable Recorder for even better sound capture and control.

  4. D~

    Maybe you can clear things up for me Em. I don't understand the purpose of on-camera mics. Are they just for ambient sound? You can't really expect to keep in on there during an interview because it would be too far away from the subject. The Rode video mics look silly on boom poles and don't sound markedly better than the H4n on-board mics, which you can place right next to the subject. If the purpose is just for reference audio, is the audio coming into the camera's mic not perfectly fine for this... if we are just sinking separately recorded audio? I guess I just see it as a luxury without a real functional purpose... but it does "look" cool. Maybe someone can steer me straight here, I want to like the Rode mics.

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