RØDE announces three new products for content creators

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RØDE has announced three new products aimed at content creators: the Interview PRO, a broadcast-quality wireless handheld microphone for use with RØDE wireless systems, and two smartphone filmmaking accessories, the Phone Cage and Magnetic Mount.

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The Interview PRO is a broadcast-quality handheld condenser microphone for use with any RØDE Series IV wireless system. This includes the Wireless PRO, Wireless ME and Wireless GO II compact wireless systems for recording audio into a camera, smartphone, or a computer.

Essentially, the Interview PRO combines all of the features of the Wireless PRO with the audio quality of a professional handheld microphone.

It can also be paired directly to the RØDECaster Pro II, RØDECaster Duo and Streamer X just like an XLR microphone, making it suitable for podcasting, small presentations, or streaming applications where a wireless microphone is needed.

RØDE says it uses the company's Series IV 2.4GHz digital transmission with 128-bit encryption, and will deliver wireless audio with a range of up to 200m (line of sight).

The company says its omnidirectional polar pattern makes it very forgiving when it comes to mic placement, making it ideal for interviews, presentations and other voice applications.

RØDE’s GainAssist technology – which utilises intelligent algorithms to automatically control the mic’s audio levels on the fly – ensures that the signal being sent to the receiver is balanced and minimises the risk of clipping. It also features 32-bit float on-board recording, allowing users to record directly on-board with no chance of the audio clipping.

32GB of internal memory offers over 40 hours of record time, with a dedicated button for stopping and starting recording. This also allows the Interview PRO to be used as a standalone field recorder, with no need to connect to a receiver.

Finally, internal shock mounting of the capsule ensures minimal handling noise, with an internal pop filter for reducing plosives, plus it includes a windshield for recording outdoors. 

The Interview PRO will be available in early May. 

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Next up is the Phone Cage, described as a premium magnetic smartphone mounting system. Offering 33 mounting threads and five cold shoe slots, the Phone Cage allows creators to build their ultimate mobile videography rig, tailored to their exact needs.

In addition, integrated cable management slots make it easy to stay neat and tidy, with a slot in each corner for use in any configuration.

By itself, the Phone Cage can be used as an ergonomic grip for handheld filming, but its wide array of attachment points also make it easy to attach additional handles or grips, or mount onto tripods or desk mounts.

It can be used in both portrait and landscape orientations, and is constructed from high-grade aluminium.

The Phone Cage will be available in late April.

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Finally, the Magnetic Mount is another versatile magnetic mounting system for attaching microphones, lights and other accessories to any MagSafe iPhone or MagSafe-compatible smartphone case or accessory.

It features the same magnet as the Phone Cage for attaching to a phone, and instead of the cage, it comes with three removable arms: short and long cold shoe arms for shooting in landscape or portrait mode, plus a long arm with ¼-inch thread for mounting onto a tripod, handle or desktop arm for use in a wide range of video or content creation applications.

The Magnetic Mount will be available in late April. 

You can find out about all the new products on the Rode website.

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