AMSTERDAM—Audio company RØDE came to IBC 2015 with six new products in tow, including microphones, boom poles, a digital interface and a wireless audio kit.
First, RØDE has announced two new additions to its VideoMic family of microphones, the VideoMicro and the VideoMic Me. The VideoMicro is a directional, on-camera microphone that measure 80mm; the VideoMicro also includes a camera shoe mount with Rycote Lyre shock mount. The VideoMic Me is another directional microphone designed for the iPhone and iPad, and features a TRRS connector and adjustable mount. Both microphones include a deluxe furry windshield and aluminum bodies for a high level of RF rejection.
RØDE also has announced the i-XLR, a digital XLR interface that allows XLR microphones to connect to an iPhone or iPad for audio recording in the field. The system features an intuitive record button, an LED to indicate recording status, headphone jack, and a +20dB level boost for dynamic microphones. To go along with the i-XLR, RØDE has also previewed an updated version its RØDE Rec app, which support remote functionality for the new interface and EQ presets for industry standard microphones.
Expanding on its RØDELink digital wireless system Filmmaker Kit, RØDE will launch the Newshooter Kit, which adds a camera-mounted transmitter and the new TX-XLR transmitter to the 2.4GHz digital communication technology. The new RØDELink kit connects to both handheld presentation mics and shotgun mics. RØDE will make both kits available separately, to allow users to mix and match.
Lastly, RØDE unveiled two new carbon fiber boom poles. The RØDE Boompole Pro weigh 18 oz., extends 10 feet and is able to collapse to 2-feet eight-inches. RØDE has also announced the Micro Boompole Pro, a thin version of the Boompole Pro designed for the VideoMicro mic that is able to extend to seven-feet two-inches.
The VideoMicro, Boompole Pro and Micro Boompole Pro are now available. The VideoMic Me, i-XLR and RØDELink Newshooter Kit will be available in Q4 2015.