Rode VideoMic Pro Plus vs Rode VideoMic Pro

Are you looking for a good on-camera microphone? Building on the success of its predecessor, find out how the Rode VideoMic Pro Plus compares and if it's right for your setup.

Buy the Rode VideoMic Pro Plus on Amazon USA or Amazon UK.



Automatic Power Switching

The Pro Plus is a new and improved version of the popular VideoMic Pro. It looks similar from the outside (although, the pro is quite a bit smaller), but has some much-needed upgrades like automatic power switching.

The Pro Plus will turn on when plugged into the camera or switch itself off when unplugged. Also, it has an impressive 10 hours of battery life, so it’s perfect for run ‘n’ gun filming.

Built-In Rechargeable Battery

The Pro doesn't come with batteries, so you need to swap them out every once in a while.

On the other hand, the Pro Plus comes with a built-in battery that lasts for over 10 hours, which is ideal for long periods of filming.

High-Pass Filter & Safety Channel

One of the cool new features of the Pro Plus is its advanced audio options. With the high-pass filter switched on it reduces low-frequency audio, so things like far away noises.

It also has a safety channel which helps ensure the signal doesn’t clip from unexpected loud sounds, so if you were filming outside near a road it will reduce car noises.

Build Quality & Robustness

In terms of build quality, the Pro Plus has better resistance due to the stable shockmount the microphone rests on.

The Pro's audio cable isn't detatchable, something the Pro Plus fixes so it's easy to pack away. Finally, the microphone muffler on the Plus does a better job at masking far away noises.

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