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RØDELink represents the next generation of digital wireless systems. Using a Series II 2.4GHz digital transmission with 128-bit encryption, it is able to constantly monitor and hop between frequencies to maintain the strongest possible signal level at a range of up to 100 metres* (over 100 yards). The RØDELink Newsshooter Kit provides everything you need to start shooting video wirelessly with XLR microphones, including a camera-mounted receiver and an XLR transmitter. The receiver (RX-CAM) features an OLED display with information on level, battery status (receiver and transmitter), mute and channel selection. The unit can be mounted on a standard camera shoe mount, 3/8" thread or belt-clip, and for added versatility the shoe mount can be located in one of two positions. The transmitter (TX-XLR) easily connects to handheld presentation microphones as well as shotgun microphones, with a 3.5mm input and headphone output.
* range estimations based on optimal environment
|Transmission type||2.4GHz Fixed Frequency Agile System|
|System dynamic range||112dB|
|Range (distance)||Up To 100m|
|Frequency range||35Hz - 22kHz|
|Maximum output level||1v Rms (2.8v P-p)|
|Max input signal level||1v Rms (2.8v P-p)|
|Power source||2 X AA Battery Or MicroUSB|
|Output connection||3.5mm TRS Locking Jack Socket - Dual Mono|
|Dimensions||111mm X 65mm X 52mm|
|Power source||2 X AA Battery, Sony NP-F Battery Or MicroUSB|
|Input connection||XLR With Locking Collar, 3.5mm TRS Locking Jack Socket|
|Input impedance||1kΩ (XLR), 10kΩ (3.5mm)|
|Dimensions||120mm X 45mm X 45mm|
The new Rode Newsshooter is a fantastic system. It is literally an all in one wireless device that let's me connect a huge variety of mics. I have successfully used it with lavalier mics, handheld vocal mics, studio mics, and shotgun mics. Voice over sessions was clearly captured and sound effects sounded exciting. During a recent session I was able to place my NTG3 shotgun mic as far as 50 meters away, which is beyond the length of a long 100 foot XLR cable. Moreover, for inside and outside, I did not run into transmission problems during the entire time I used this wireless kit. It's not everyday I get very excited over a product but the Newsshooter is easy to operate and such a joy to use.
This is an excellent product from #RØDE. Arguably, better than their wireless lavalier system!
No, the USB input is designed for power and future firmware updates. It is compatible with any standard 5-volt USB power supply.
The RX-CAM uses dBFS (Full Scale) metering which, generally allows for a lot of head room and most healthy mic level signals will appear at one or two bars.
The TX-XLR can switch between its XLR and TRS inputs. It cannot use both at the same time.
Yes, plug in power is provided only through the TRS input.
Yes, the TX-XLR provides full 48-volt specification phantom power. Depending on the batteries you’ve chosen, activating phantom power will reduce the time of usable hours.
Lithium AA’s or NP-F batteries are the best options for use with your TX-XLR.
Lithium batteries have been tested to provide 5-9 hours with phantom power activated depending on the batteries quality. While Alkaline batteries are compatible with the TX-XLR, when phantom power is activated testing has shown a battery life of only approximately 2.5 hours.
NP-F style batteries have been tested to provide 11-16 hours of operation depending on phantom power status and headphone usage.