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RØDE VideoMic Pro+ ▶︎ Features, Specs & Quality

Photo Moment - November 14, 2018

I got my hands on the (not so new) RØDE VideoMic Pro+ and put it up against my trusty SHURE VP83. Let's compare features, specs, and most importantly — audio quality!

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Cool comparison but my one question would be what were your gh5 preamps set at? And or does that even matter?
Every mic is different but usually the internal is at the lowest; –12db
Which do you prefer between Shure VP83 and Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro Rycote for my use: my sons, birthday, excursions.
I prefer a natural and surrounding sound. THANK YOU
Rode sounds a little more warmer
Hi PhotoJoseph really cool video and comparison! I've been using a Rode VideoMicro and it's been nice - would be cool to get a "better one" maybe both of those you tested would isolate better than the VideoMicro? I do have another question that maybe you can answer - I've noticed on my shiny new GH5 (firmware 2.4) that when I record the audio doesn't record until the 4th frame. I hosed myself on a couple of clips because the talking started within those 3 frames. I NEVER noticed anything like that on my G85 (or G7). The only real difference is that I'm shooting the GH5 in 4k 8bit 24p and 4k 8bit 60p. On the G85 I always shot in FHD. I suppose if I can train myself just don't say speed until a second into recording I was just surprised. Thanks for all you do - I really love your channel - VERY informative! -Duane
Thanks! The few frame of silence is normal; was on the GH4 as well. I never did get a good answer as to why. But in general you would want some header before your action or you have nothing to edit around. You're talking about 4/24 (1/6th) of a second. If your action is happening there it's safe to say you're cutting it too close! As to the microphone the micro is certainly a respectable small mic but the VideoMic Pro+ is significant better. Watch my most recent video on the Wiral. That's all the + and I think the audio is quite impressive.
found your secret at 15:36 youre using gh5 autofocus. careful not to get stoned for that on gh5 forums :)
Purchased, great review...thank you. Like you I don’t like how it sits on the camera but I keep my GH5 in the smallrig cage so I’ve options of where to place it if I want to use the eye piece. Thanks again 👍
Is it possible to connect the micro on the bottom thread to have a bit more room?
Hi Joseph, did you comment this video with a German title or is this a new translation service from YT? I am from GER and at least I wonder. Ps: I like your videos, helpful and up to date.
@PhotoJoseph cool...but when I search, then in English but good to know. Thx and best regards!
Shure also has the VP83F which has integrated recording. Wicked for setups like with certain Sony compacts that don't have mic-input (or say a LX100/GX85).

Lately everyone's been raving about Aputure's split off brand that's Deity. Seems they're taking the competition to RØDE (that itself took on the likes of Shure, Sennheiser, etc).
In-mic recording is definitely a cool feature, and as you say, especially for cameras without a mic input. I'd rather get the audio with the video and not have to do it in post if possible though. As to the Deity; yes I keep hearing about them, but their top mic does not do either of the key features the RODE does. It came up in the Q&A — it in fact will turn OFF automatically, but not back ON. Yikes.
You should check out the Deity V-mic D3 Pro ... better position then the Røde and other features, and cheaper. I dont have it myself, but I think it would be my choice for next mic.
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