RODE Unveils New Wireless Audio System for DSLR Filmmakers

January 22, 2015

By Greg Scoblete

Looking to cut the cord on your digital SLR audio recording? RØDE’s new digital wireless system may fit the bill.

Dubbed RØDELink, the system operates on the 2.4GHz frequency using 128-bit encryption to transmit across two channels simultaneously. The system has a range of about 300 feet and offers one-touch pairing and automatic scanning for quick setup. You’ll have eight discrete channels to choose from. 
The first RØDELink system will be the Filmmaker Kit, which includes a camera receiver which can be mounted on a belt or to the camera, a beltpack transmitter and a “broadcast quality” lavalier microphone. 
The receiver features a small OLED display for monitoring battery life, signal strength and peak warnings. You can adjust the signal strength going into the device in three increments: 0, -10 and -20 dB. The receiver will enjoy up to 10 hours of operation on a pair of AA batteries or can draw power continuously via a micro USB port. The transmitter can send a 24-bit/44.1k audio signal up to 300 feet and is also powered from AA batteries for up to 10 hours of life.
The kit also includes a lavalier mic with an omni-directional condenser capsule and 10 feet worth of Kevlar cable.
The Filmmaker kit is available for pre-order now for $400.