For those who need to appear on camera, with a nice long-handled microphone for some Vox Pops, RODELink Newsshooter might just be the perfect solutions.
The XLR 'transmitter' fits on the end of just about any microphone - especially your favourite one, and transmits wirelessly to the camera-mounted receiver.
Following the success of the RODELink Filmmaker kit (lapel, bodypack and camera mount receiver), Rode has developed this 'XLR transmitter' system, to allow you to use either a dynamic or condenser microphone.
Here's what RODE has to say about their NEWSSHOOTER kit:
"The RØDELink Newsshooter Kit provides everything you need to start shooting video wirelessly with XLR microphones, including a camera-mounted receiver and an XLR transmitter"
"The receiver (RX-CAM) features an OLED display with information on level, battery status (receiver and transmitter), mute and channel selection.The unit can be mounted on a standard camera shoe mount, 3/8" thread or belt-clip, and for added versatility the shoe mount can be located in one of two positions"
"The transmitter (TX-XLR) easily connects to handheld presentation microphones as well as shotgun microphones, with a 3.5mm input and headphone output"
RODELink Newsshooter features:
- Series II, 2.4GHz digital transmission
- 128-bit encryption
- Up to 100 metres range (depending on conditions)
- OLED display (on receiver)
- One touch pairing
- Five level gain control
- AA battery, NP-F battery or USB powered
- Locking XLR input and headphone output on transmitter