Rode have introduced the most recent addition to their vary of wi-fi microphones within the type of the Wi-fi ME system. Consisting of a transmitter and receiver that every function a built-in microphone, the bundle supplies content material creators with a fast and straightforward solution to document audio each in entrance of and behind the digital camera.
The Wi-fi ME utilises Rode’s Collection IV 2.4GHz digital transmission, which the corporate say makes use of a proprietary codec and 128-bit encryption to make sure near-zero latency efficiency and ship crystal-clear, extremely steady audio while boasting best-in-class operation vary. Each items provided with a system are paired out of the field, permitting for a fast and easy setup and on the spot operation.
Along with the built-in microphone on the transmitter, the receiver can also be geared up with its personal microphone to facilitate the seize of two-way interviews, or permit the creation of voiceovers for video content material. For these wishing to make use of their current microphone, the transmitter can also be geared up with an exterior enter. The system may be expanded with a second Wi-fi ME or Wi-fi GO II transmitter, enabling customers to arrange dual-channel recordings or utilise a third microphone enter.
Rode’s GainAssist expertise is current, serving to to take care of a steady recording stage and keep away from clipping, and is claimed to be considerably extra superior than the usual automated acquire options discovered on cameras and different audio units, which might usually endure from elevated ranges of background noise and ‘acquire pumping’.
The general output stage may be adjusted to match the vacation spot recording gadget, and all of those stage options may be managed from the Rode Central companion app for desktop and cell platforms. The system is designed to work seamlessly with all cameras, in addition to iOS and Android smartphones and each macOS and Home windows-based desktop computer systems.
Alongside the discharge of the Wi-fi ME, Rode have additionally introduced the launch of a new app designed particularly for contemporary video creators. Rode Seize presents direct in-app management over Rode merchandise such because the Wi-fi ME, Wi-fi GO II, VideoMic GO II and extra, permitting options to be turned on and off, activating DSP, adjusting audio ranges and finishing up superior configuration.
A wealth of video seize and modifying options are additionally included, offering customers with management over their digital camera’s side ratio, decision, body charge and zoom settings. a Twin Cam mode can also be current, and permits simultaneous recording of a cell gadget’s entrance and rear cameras in both a cut up display screen or picture-in-picture mode, permitting an interviewer and interviewee to be captured utilizing a single gadget.
Pricing & Availability
The Wi-fi ME system is obtainable now, priced at $149.99£159 together with VAT.