Rode VMPRPLUS Videomic Pro-R+ On-Camera Shotgun Condenser Microphone. Dual mono unbalanced output. Gauges: .011, .015, .023, .032, .042, .052.
Listen here to a real, live sample--and to give you a good picture of it's amazing sound, I threw in my iPhone audio (side-by-side comparison).
The VMP+ has a lot of great features but one fatal flaw in my opinion. If you look at the polar pattern you can see that it has an excessive amount of sensitivity directly behind the microphone. All hypercardioids have this problem to a degree. This sensitivity picks up operator noise and room reverberation. This causes a lot of boominess in off-axis sound in a reverberant space. Sounds from behind the mic are much more present than sounds to the side. This is one of the reasons I recommend cardioid microphones for on-camera use, they don’t have the rear lobe.
This mic is clean sounding and incredible. You don't even have to plug it into a separate recorder. As long as your camera has it's own mic input, just plug this microphone directly into the camera. Just one tip. When you use the camera's pre amp system with the mic, turn the microphones volume all the way down, and then select the 20+ on the rode mic. That way the sound is coming directly through the mic, not the camera making for cleaner audio with no hiss.
I did a lot of reading about this mike because I am used to it's older brother (VMPRO). Yes the audio profile is a tiny bit different but I truly like it. What I LOVE are the features though.. it is all digital controls AND it remembers what you set it at even if turned off. The mount is great, but the location of the output jack is something you have to deal with. It does cause the plug to stick out towards your face.. so you might want to mount it off camera (as I do). The removable cable, rechargeable battery and features more than make up for this quirk. I wish they made the lower body a bit longer so the jack was on the side.. but maybe in the next version. They certainly listened about the the battery cover.. on this model it is SO easy to use and is attached. Not like the nightmare on the older brother.
I'll still be testing the Mic to make sure it works before returning it since many people have had trouble with quality control. I will be returning it immediately after though because they sent me the wrong Mic! I paid for the pro+ and received the much cheaper pro tat dissent have a removable cable and auto power on function.
I bought this more expensive unit due to the fact it had a rechargeable battery. Out of the box it worked great, 2-3 shoots in the battery died mid video. I thought maybe it was my fault and I didn't charge it. I plugged it in overnight and again it dies on a shoot. Bought a new battery ($50) and put that in. Again, good for 2-3 shoots and then it dies. Apparently it is a defect with the microphone and I have to pay to ship it to them to fix. 3 month old microphone.
Watched all the videos saying it really wasn't worth it to upgrade to the plus. Wrong! No more worries about batteries or forgetting to turn the mic on anymore. Switches are so nice now. Also the safety channel is a huge plus. The rycote suspension is night and day over the original pro. The plus is way bigger and with the plus deadcat windscreen, its totally worth upgrading regardless if there's no improvement in sound quality so they say. Only complaint and it's minor but annoying because I'm anal, is they put the connection cable just laying in package haphazardly resulting in a crease in the foam rode mic cover. I imagine over time it will work its way out but still not well thought out.
Not charging on arrival. Only Green flashing light when it should be blue. Turns off randomly. Called Rode Tech. And they agreed it’s a bad one. Cheaply made of thin plastic. Returned.
I'd like to know if the mic is any good, problem is it doesnt work....
I use this for me YouTube channel and love the versatility it provides me. Sound quality is fantastic.
If you want to shoot video with your camera, and audio is remotely important, then get one of these. Sound quality is a huge step up from in-camera mics, and with an extension cable you can use it as a boom mic if you need.
Extremely impressed with this Microphone. I use it for frequently for an episodic series on YouTube (channel is War Mysteries if you want to hear the quality) and in conjunction with my Canon DSLR, produces beautiful clear directional sound.
Bought to upgrade the sound on my Sony AX-53 camcorder. I’ve been using a Rode Videomicro which was great but I always felt that there was room for improvement.
What an improvement on the last videomic pro, the auto turn on and off function is brilliant and a much needed addition to the last previous version, this now has USB charging which also a welcome addition. One other thing to note the jack it uses it detachable which means it can be replaced, our previous Videomic pro did not have this and that is actually what broke on it. Over all a great improvement glad we bought it and i am sure the sound quality will be just as good as the last.
This is an amazing microphone. I was hesitant to buy because of price and so many cheaper options available. However there is a reason why so many pro vloggers use this mic. I used first time in Isle of Skye in really bad wind to record vlog. I was amazed at how good the sound was recorded even before being post processed. Highly recommended.
Love this microphone. The build quality is second to none, with a great shock mount to stop vibration being transmitted to the microphone. Unlike the previous version of the mic, it has two great advantages, a changeable cable and a rechargeable battery. Should you forget to change the battery, it also takes two AA batteries or one 9V, so you shouldn't be caught out. One other great feature is a safe channel, should you find yourself in a noisy environment. It will attenuate the right channel. This was enabled when I first purchased, so threw me a bit at first, with one channel being lower on the VU meter.
Au moment de mon achat j'hésitais entre le VideoMic Pro+ (celui-ci) et le VideoMic Pro basique, 100 euros moins cher. J'ai préféré le Pro+ pour plusieurs raisons :
This product has been shocking for me.
I need good audio as I film a lot of different scenarios, mostly including a need for decent audio on location too.
Always been a fan of RØDE equipment and this hasn't failed me! Sturdy feel and easy access to buttons and setting. The auto on & off feature when you turn your camera off is great saving battery life. When research for a mic this was mentioned in nearly all and worth spend slightly more over cheaper models for sure! Since have this I have also bought the RØDE Wireless Go which is also a fantastic piece of kit!!
I needed to do better than the inbuilt mic on the camera & Very impressed with this - Youll hear sound from my iphone 8 & my 2 x canons (old 600D & the new 250D) - see what you think
Finde das Mikrofon ein wenig teuer, für den stumpfen Ton. Das Rauschen bekommt man sehr schnell mit Bearbeitung am PC weg oder den richtigen Einstellungen am Mikrofon und der Kamera. Habe das Mikrofon auf 150 und + 20 gestellt und den Pegel der Kamera runtergedreht, sodass man einen angenehmen normalen Ton hat. Bezweifel aber das es in der Preisklasse noch bessere gibt und würde behaupten das ist eins der besten. Bin mit dem Mikrofon ansonsten sehr zufrieden und man bekommt jetzt endlich mal vernünftige Videos mit gutem Ton hin, denn ohne ist es ein grauen. Im Gegensatz zum Vorgänger ist es jetzt endlich mal ein Akku statt Batterien.
Ho preso questo microfono dieci giorni fa a 250 €, mentre in questo momento sta a 235 senza sconto, ma non me ne frega niente perché è un microfono fenomenale.