Røde VideoMic Pro Microphone Test

Join Old Man Metal for a test of the Røde VideoMic Pro Compact Directional On-camera Microphone, as he compares it to the on-board microphone on the Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 camera, and then tests it at different settings, varying both the gain on the Røde VideoMic Pro and the auxilliary microphone gain on the camera, and determines the optimal settings for the test environment.

The resulting test audio is layered to allow for the most direct comparison possible, and the worst-case tests in a very lively, echo heavy room dramatically demonstrate the improvements that can be had in #podcast audio quality by upgrading to a directional camera-mounted #microphone like the #Røde.

Further comparison to an affordable lavalier microphone from Tascam shows that the lavalier microphone provides the best audio quality of all, under the test conditions.

Featuring show beer Old Tuffy lager from New Belgium.


Røde VideoMic Pro: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YAZHRZM/dredem-20

Intro guitar divebomb by Gufnu
Used under Creative Commons License CC BY-SA 3.0

Narrative text ambient sound: ambient6.ogg by _mysterious_
Used under Attribution license

Credit roll music: Sad Metal Solo by junkfood2121
Used under Attribution license

This podcast was produced with the following open source software:


Video editing with Corel VideoStudio 2019


Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 camera (main video and still photography)

Tascam DR-10L Digital Audio Recorder with Lavalier Microphone (main audio)
Røde VideoMic Pro Directional On-Camera Microphone (test audio)

Neewer 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra High Power Panel Digital Camera Light

Lenovo Legion Y7000 Laptop (Intel® Core™ i7-8750H processor, NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1060 graphics)
AKG K240 Studio headphones

This podcast was written and produced by Old Man Metal.

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(c) 2019 Old Man Metal


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