There used to be a day in film and video when everything was wired together. From cameras to power cords to microphones, setting up a remote shot for any video project was a huge headache of crisscrossing wires and plugs.
Now, thanks to technology ( and science! ) we have pretty much removed the need for wires together. From cameras to power to microphones, everything is done wirelessly these days. And, as technology has continued to advance, the drop off from wired to wireless is pretty much completely null as well.
To add to this mix of compact and easy-to-use wireless technology which still operates at the highest clip, we have the new RØDE Wireless PRO microphone system that looks to be the brand’s (and industry’s) most powerful wireless microphone yet.
The RØDE Wireless PRO
Fresh on the heels of releasing their Wireless GO and the Wireless GO II microphone systems in the past few years, RØDE has doubled down on their wireless transmission technology to introduce a new, more powerful version of their wireless microphone system.
While the GO was designed for run-and-gun videographers and content creators, this Wireless PRO looks to be aimed more at the established filmmakers and video professionals looking for a top end wireless audio solution, that still keeps its compact size and relatively cheap price point.
The biggest perks for this Wireless PRO have to do with its 32-bit float on-board recording, 32 GBs of internal memory and incredibly stable connectivity at up to 850 feet line of sight, which should really make it a solid option for small or medium video teams looking to wireless mic up and record multiple subjects on their studio or remote shoots.
Here are the full specs for this new wireless microphone system, including how you can place an order in anticipation of its expected availability in late August 2023.
- 2-Person Interviews, Content & Podcasts
- 2 x Mini Clip-On Transmitter/Recorders
- Built-In Omni Mics & Included Lav Mics
- 2-Channel Receiver with Metering Display
- Use with Camera, Mobile Device, Computer
- Records 40 Hours of 32-Bit Float Audio
- Timecode Support, Encryption
- Intelligent GainAssist, Headphone Jack
- 7-Hr Rechargeable Batteries + USB Power
- Charging Case, 853' Range
A Powerful and Compact Kit
What’s interesting about this new Wireless PRO is just how much is truly packed into its small form. Aimed to be truly “pocket-sized,” the Wireless PRO still boasts Series IV 2.4GHz digital transmission and a near-zero latency codec with 128-bit encryption to keep your audio transmitting at a fast clip and without the worry of loss or corruption.
“We’ve left no stone unturned when it comes to features in this new system, packing incredibly powerful and useful features like 32-bit float on-board recording and advanced timecode capability into the same compact, easy-to-use form factor that thousands of creators around the world use every day.” — RØDE CEO Damien Wilson
Integrated clips and broadcast-quality built-in omnidirectional microphones on the transmitters should also help keep setup times low and easy, while the Wireless PRO should also be universally compatible with any and all cameras, smartphones, tablets, etc, which you might want to sync with its analog 3.5 mm TRS and digital USB-C outputs.
There are also plenty of features including GainAssist technology, flexible output controls, a dedicated safety channel feature plus plenty of power with its 32-bit on-board recording capability which virtually eliminates the chance of audio clipping throughout your nearly 40 hours of on-board recording.
The RØDE Wireless PRO in the field.
The Rode Wireless PRO provides a powerful feature set for content creators looking for broadcast-quality wireless audio. Compatible with your camera, smartphone, or computer, it provides 32-bit float backup recording and timecode support in a compact design.Yaroslav Altunin
It’s also a great option for more advanced projects as it includes a huge array of timecode sync capabilities so your post-pro team can easily synchronize your audio and video files together.
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