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Old July 26th, 2006, 08:25 AM   #1
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Finally saw Rode Stereo Videomic(SVM), am I the only one who thinks it's really ugly?

Finally saw the new Rode Stereo Videomic (SVM),
am I the only one who thinks it's really ugly?

When I first saw it on Rode's own website, I thought
it looked kind of okay... (not pretty, but not ugly, either)
However, once I saw what it looked mounted on a
camcorder, I was really depressed.

I have the old mono Rode Videomic and I absolutely
love it.

After months of waiting for the SVM, I think I'll just
stick with my old Videomic.... :(

This is a sad day indeed.... :( :( :(
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Old July 26th, 2006, 08:42 AM   #2
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That's the way I feel about the Dodge trucks, but people still drive bunches of them. So, asthetics really don't factor in as much as function.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 09:23 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Tim Spencer
Finally saw the new Rode Stereo Videomic (SVM),
am I the only one who thinks it's really ugly?

When I first saw it on Rode's own website, I thought
it looked kind of okay... (not pretty, but not ugly, either)
However, once I saw what it looked mounted on a
camcorder, I was really depressed.
My goodness, who cares how it looks?
Does it sound any good?
Do you buy gear to look at it or use it?
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Old July 26th, 2006, 09:28 AM   #4
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My goodness, who cares how it looks?
Does it sound any good?
Do you buy gear to look at it or use it?
True.... but it make me feel like I was shooting with a
red sponge clown nose on my face.... :)
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Old July 26th, 2006, 10:29 AM   #5
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I always thought that the original one was pretty goofy looking.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 10:44 AM   #6
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The length looks much shorter n definately better for those close up shots.. my current Videomic has got into the way a couple of times!
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Old July 26th, 2006, 02:03 PM   #7
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Just "accessorize" and slide the included "Deadcat" windmuff over the top and you won't have to look at her :) LOL

http://www.rodemic.com/?pagename=Pro...tereo_VideoMic

The CEO from RODE just shipped us a unit to test so I'll snap a few pics all dolled up once it gets here from Australia.
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Old July 26th, 2006, 04:16 PM   #8
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Not a bad idea Guy. I guess the DeadCat will fit ok?

Good old Peter Freedman - he does a good job. Looking forward to your review of the new mic.
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Old July 28th, 2006, 09:21 AM   #9
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I'm guessing the DeadCat will fit ok since it's included with the mic...not a bad price really when that used to be a 30 dollar upgrade or so...so not much more than the original all things factored in and I'm sure it'll come down some once it's been out a while...maybe not the prettiest thing, but if it works like it should it'll be another solution for not much money for a different set of uses...
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Old July 28th, 2006, 02:45 PM   #10
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The RODE SVM ships with the "deadcat" in the box. We just received ours fresh from Australia so I'll be testing it out, so far it is pretty amazing!


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Old July 28th, 2006, 03:54 PM   #11
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any idea when you'll be posting a review of that mic on your site Guy?
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Old August 1st, 2006, 08:15 PM   #12
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Not quite a review, but here are some samples to give you an idea http://dvcreators.net/products/rodesvm_movieframe.htm
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Old August 1st, 2006, 10:25 PM   #13
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How come in the video when they move the mic all around the girl sitting in the chair you don't hear the stereo shift? The SVM I have has much more of a stereo effect.

try this

http://web.mac.com/tyreeford

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Old August 2nd, 2006, 12:58 AM   #14
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Good catch Ty, looks like there was some mixdown occuring. All fixed now.

I noticed in your clip that you also used the Canon XL2. Did you feed directly into the front mic minijack?
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Old August 2nd, 2006, 06:05 AM   #15
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Yes, front jack.

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