Updated May 6/13
Mini-jack Camera Mics
Rode VideoMic V.2 - Reg $159 DV Shop 12th
Anniversary Sale $148 - in stock - ends May 31
Cost effective, camera mounting shotgun microphone that features an integrated shock mount. Display model in store for testing.
The Rode VideoMic exhibits an unusually wide bandwidth for its size and is the best full size shotgun we've seen in this price range. It is ultra lightweight, yet rugged due to ABS construction. The VideoMic is powered by a standard 9 Volt battery and offers a Low Battery LED status indicator and a switchable high pass filter to reduce unwanted low frequency rumble. The VideoMic attaches to any camcorder that has the standard hot-shoe fitting and utilizes a stereo mini jack for audio output. Rode makes a windsock for this mic called the Dead Cat which is just a furry sock that you can pull on right over the foam windscreen included with the mic and is easy to store in your carrying bag. One year warranty can be extended to 10 years if you register your product online at Rodemic.com within 30 days of purchase.
Replacement Silicone Bands for the VideoMic - $14 - in
8 bands per packet.
Sennheiser MKE 400 Compact Shotgun Microphone - $239
- in stock
A lightweight, smaller profile on-camera mic for recording situations where a long reach is not needed. Great for close-up and medium range shots.
Sennheiser MKE 400 Accessory Kit - $45 - in stock
The kit includes an XLR adapter for professional camera inputs and custom-fitted furry windscreen for protection against wind noise.
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