Soon as we got our hands on Rode StereoVideoMicX, we were impressed.
Designed as an ‘on-camera’ microphone, this stereo mic picks up immersive audio. It’s not a ‘Lav’, nor is it anywhere near directional enough for monologue (shotgun), but to set the scene in a variety of situations, it’s simply brilliant.
It features a matched pair of ½” true-condenser capsules – the same as found on NT4, or NT5 – configured in a stacked X-Y configuration. Each capsule is supported by the Rycote® Lyre® shock-mounting system, providing isolation from vibration as well as knocks and bumps.
Digital switching on the rear of the SVMX allows the user to control the level adjustment (-10dB or +20dB), high-pass filter (0/75/150Hz) and an innovative high-frequency boost (+6dB @ XHz) designed to boost the intelligibility of dialogue.