Where to start, when talking about the RODELink Filmmaker Kit? This thing is freaking awesome.
RODELink Filmmaker Kit
Without naming names, I’ve tested a number of major manufacturer’s wireless microphones…and been rather disappointed with most. Many cost far more than the RODELink and can’t compare with the simplicity and performance.
This is dead simple and should appeal to anyone who doesn’t want to figure out wave frequencies, channels and the like. I merely took the transmitter and receiver out of the box, added batteries, and plugged in the microphone. Push one button on each and “Violá” – it worked.
That’s not to say the microphone is too simple. Quite to the contrary, watch the RODELink video at the end of this article for all its capabilities. There’s not much you’ll find missing here.
The receiver will mount to a hot shoe on your camera and has a curled cable that plugs into the audio jack.
The end attached to the receiver has a threaded locking ring to prevent it from being disconnected.
The transmitter has a similar capability to mount to a hot shoe if desired, but typically most people will use the belt clip to attach to your talent.
Each unit works with a pair of AA batteries or you can attach an auxiliary power source via micro USB cable. With a decent power-bank like this or this, you could literally be recording constantly all day long. Thank you RODE, you’ve covered the videographer’s biggest worry of running out of battery power.
No, RODE won’t claim it works that far away, but this video proves that it can. I couldn’t believe it when I paced off 166 meters and the thing still sounded great. Sure, there were some times it sounded as if it was starting to break up before then, but it was well after the rated 100 meters (300 feet). All the way out at the street, 500 feet from my office, the sound was still coming in loud and clear.
- Series II, 2.4GHz digital transmission
- 128-bit encryption
- Up to 100 metres range*
- OLED display (on receiver)
- One button pairing
- Three level gain control
- AA battery or USB powered
- Includes RØDE’s broadcast Lavalier microphone