Rode Blimp

Rode Blimp

For the last few years we have been searching for an inexpensive wind protection system. While we have featured the professional Sennheiser set-up in the DVeStore, the price point was out of reach for many of us. We just couldn’t justify spending $800+ on a serious package. Alas, RODE has developed a solution for us mere mortals to be proud of owning – the all new RODE Blimp.

We’re excited to bring professional quality wind protection to you for under $300! It’s an amazing value – no more ruined audio due to a bellowing gust. We’ve all heard it – that rumbling that is just so distracting and impossible to fix in post. Don’t be caught without a blimp on your next shotgun shoot outdoors! Not at this price – think about having to redo a scene over bad audio. This is the problem solver!

The RØDE Blimp is a complete windshield and shock mounting accessory for the NTG-1, NTG-2 and NTG-3 microphones, as well as any third party shotgun microphone up to 325mm in length.

  • Greatly reduces handling and wind noise
  • Accommodates most shotgun microphones up to 325mm (12 ¾”) in length
  • Adjustable dual hoop suspension system
  • Dead Wombat windshield and tail cable included

As said in the press release by Rode…

“The new RØDE Blimp is a complete windshield and shock mounting accessory, designed to accommodate the RØDE NTG-1, NTG-2 and NTG-3 shotgun microphones in addition to the NT4 stereo microphone and most third party shotgun microphones up to 325mm (12 ¾”) in length.

“During the design of the RØDE Blimp we continually focussed on adding tangible performance benefits for the user.” explained the RØDE Blimp’s Lead Industrial Designer, Matthew Hall. “None of the features unique to the Blimp were incorporated without careful analysis and consideration for their purpose. We took great care to ensure all elements worked cohesively and were integrated into the overall design in a manner to provide the best possible windshield product on the market today.”

The Blimp’s main housing is based on a 10 frequency geodesic dome, with a triangular cross-section that allows the part to be injection-moulded in one piece. This geometry creates a high open-area ratio that greatly improves the acoustic transparency over existing solutions, yet an unparalleled level of robustness and physical protection for the microphone. The end-domes can be easily removed by twisting off, allowing easy access to the microphone. An oversize thread allows easy and intuitive re-attachment of the domes, avoiding clip systems that are difficult to use and vulnerable to breaking.

A high quality ‘Dead Wombat’ synthetic fur cover and brush is supplied for additional wind protection in extreme environments.”

RODE Blimp – Limited Time Free T-Shirt offer – Large or XL only – specify in Comments

Availability: Usually ships same/next day

Price: $299

11 Comments

  1. Mark 8 years ago

    Dead Wombat…. I love it. I guess they don’t have cats in Australia.

  2. Zan Shin 8 years ago

    Can the Rode blimp and furry be mounted on the Rode SM5 shock mount? I’m considering an NTG-2 for my Sony EX1, and am trying to achieve the best isolated on-camera set-up. Would be very interested in a “kit price” of NTG-2, Rode blimp, SM5 shock mount and cables.

  3. Jesse 8 years ago

    Thanks for your question Zan. I’d be happy to answer all your questions about this item and give you some pricing. Just email me at Jesse@dvestore.com and we can go from there.

  4. Charlie G 8 years ago

    Rode has produced a well engineered BLIMP. It comes with a hex screw driver for adjustments and
    a cute little brush to make the WOMBAT comfie in the wind. I was impressed with the price and
    since I received my Rode BLIMP I am impressed with the product 10 fold.
    Thanks Guy & the crew at DVeSTORE

  5. Scott Swearingen 8 years ago

    this looks very good — the sennheiser system was too expensive for me — 2 questions: can the RODE system be attached to a boom pole? I have a GITZO with a female threaded mount. How would a I attach the system to my Sony HDR-FX1? It looks like a similar set up at the front of the camera.
    You guys do a great job of finding quality at prices that independent production folks can afford.

    Scott

  6. J Hobbs 8 years ago

    Debating between DV Creator Sound Package with K-Tek Zeppelin and Rode Blimp. I’m guessing the Rode Blimp would be a better product. If so, how much better? Also, as Guy did with in the demo with another blimp, will the wireless transmitter included with the G2 Evolution fit into both these blimps, along with mic?

    Thanks for the site and great products.
    –J

  7. Viktoras 8 years ago

    Hello, I am using Rode nt4.I seriously need sth like that, just wondering: does rode nt4 really fits there?
    thanks

  8. Lance 8 years ago

    I have one. Compared to an India Sennheiser clone, the mic is a better fit in the cage, in the middle, not offset. There are more adjustments, the blimp is bigger overall, everything is more sturdy and it comes with the cable. It is noticeably heavier, that is about the only thing I can say that is negative about it. There is more air space inside, which might make a better wind reduction system and certainly there is more room for various mics, even a wirelessplug in mic transmitter if I decide to use one.

  9. Christian Cuttler 8 years ago

    Just seen your videos on youtube, awesome ! you’re obviously a professional and it’s cool you’ve given us amateurs some free advice on this great Rode Blimp which I’ll definately be buying, through te link on this site.
    Thanks for being a cool decent human being and taking the time to do what you do …. for free, really kind, have a great life mate, reckon you will.

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