The Death Star And The Wookie - The Revenge Of The Røde
When we saw the wind screens for the new Røde Stereo VideoMic X we were transported to a galaxie far away...
This is seriously stylish sound gear for serious video enthusiasts.
The microphone shoes onto the top of DSLRs or video rigs and locks solid with a milled ring. No wobble or flop on the main metal body of the device - the decoupling elements are with the two condenser capsules in the X/Y orientation. Needless to say, these are carefully -matched and they run out to balanced XLR outputs.
Okay, it is broadcast quality. And as sturdily and precisely-built as a gun breech. It will last - probably better than the camera it is attached to - and it is definitely tougher than most video makers I have seen.
There are attenuation and curve settings by switch on the back panel. And the Røde designers have made their greatest improvement ever - they have made the battery door easy to pen and close. Don't laugh -'twas not always so...
This microphone has a Red Dot award for 2014 and Good Design award.
It would be equally welcome in the Empire and among the Jedi.
PS: Please don't send the lawyers after me. Mr. Lucas. I have paid to see all your films.