X/Y Stereo on-camera microphone joins the original VM 01/11/06
Rodeâ€™s VideoMic (VM), which we reported on at this year's MESSE in Frankfurt, is apparently now the worldâ€™s biggest selling on camera shotgun microphone and the company have now introduced a stereo version, (SVM), which they say not only offers the same sound quality and performance as itâ€™s predecessor, but also meets the industry demand for stereo recording.
Rode believe that videographers may now use true â€˜studioâ€™ stereo recording techniques in the field with ease. The X/Y configuration enables the SVM to capture the true ambience of the recording space, while still offering a high level of rear rejection and low noise.
Fitted with a shoe mount, the SVM has the same low noise circuit design as the VM. The SVM offers 9V battery operation, an LED battery status indicator, a high pass filter switch, and a -10dB pad switch which allows for the mic to be used on most cameras with perfect level control.
You can also use the SVM as a remote mic on a stand, or a Rode boom pole (Optional Accessory). More information: