San Francisco is full of familiar and odd noise alike. It’s a symphony of sounds and for this, we saw it perfect for testing out Rode’s new Stereo VideoMic Pro. This new addition to the Rode family of mics is suited to capture a wide stereo image with natural depth. This microphone is designed to cut out the noise generated by air conditioning, traffic and other undesirable low frequency interference. The dead kitten (meow) that we’re using on this Rode aids in reducing unwanted wind noise as well. You get to hear the results of this in the audio from the test.
A -10dB PAD allows the user to reduce the sensitivity of the microphone, making it suitable for recording loud sound sources such as live music or at sporting events. Like the VideoMic Pro, the Stereo VideoMic Pro features a +20dB level boost specifically designed to provide a higher quality signal with DSLR cameras. When activated, the typically low quality camera preamp level can be reduced, resulting in a lower noise floor and much clearer recording.audio, Canon 5D Mark II, comparison, review, Rode, Stereo VideoMic Pro, test