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On-camera audio updated

Announced at RØDEShow 2017, Freedman Electronics’ 50th anniversary celebration, the new on-camera VideoMic Pro+ is on stand at IBC. The unit sports a Rycote Lyre suspension system onboard, and the VideoMic Pro+ improves on the
existing VideoMic

Pro capsule/line tube and windshield.

New features include an automatic power function (subject to plug-in power availability), which automatically turns the microphone off when unplugged from the camera; a built-in battery door that makes replacing the battery a breeze; power options that include a new and included Røde LB-1

Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, two AA batteries or continuous power via Micro USB; and digital switching to ensure the user has the ultimate capture of the audio signal at the source, reducing post-production and editing times.

The digital switching includes a two-stage high-pass filter to reduce low frequencies such as rumble from traffic or air conditioning; a three-stage gain control, with +20dB function, designed to improve audio quality on DSLR or mirrorless cameras; high frequency boost to boost high frequencies, enhancing detail and clarity in the recording; and a safety channel to help ensure the signal does not clip when unexpected spikes occur.