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