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Rode VideoMic - Camera Mounted Shotgun Microphone

B&H # ROVM Mfr # VIDEOMIC
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Product Highlights
  • Directional Video Condenser Microphone
  • Mounts to Standard Camera Shoe
  • 3.5mm Mini Plug
  • Studio-Quality Sound
  • 9V Battery Powered
  • Integrated Shock Mount
  • Can Be Mounted on a Boompole

The VideoMic from Rode is a cost effective shotgun microphone that can easily be mounted on a video camera because it features an integrated shockmount that attaches to the camera's shoe. The VideoMic is lightweight, and when mounting on a camera it does not appear in the frame. Its super-cardioid polar pattern attenuates sounds from the sides. The result is a signal that sounds closer to the camera, even when shooting in noisy environments or at moderate distances.

A 3/8" thread at the base of the shockmount allows you to use the VideoMic on any standard boompole. With the addition of a longer 1/8" male to female stereo mini-plug cable (like the Rode VC1), and a boompole (Like the Rode Mini Boom), you can radically improve the audio in your video work. A special 1/8" mini-plug to XLR adapter (the Rode VXLR) is also available to use the VideoMic on a professional camera.

Replaceable rubber O-rings suspend the microphone on the shockmount and protect against noise due to movement and handling. An attached, coiled cable terminates to a 1/8" (3.5mm) mini output connection. The VideoMic features a condenser element that utilizes a standard 9 Volt battery (sold separately). The microphone will run for approximately 100 hours on a single battery.

Barrel Canceling Pick Up
The Rode Video Mic functions as a true line plus gradient microphone with a super-cardioid pattern in the front and a barrel that cancels side-audio. The result is maximum pick up of the source in highly ambient and noisy environments.
Integrated Shock-Mount
The VideoMic features a permanently attached shock mount with a camera mounting shoe underneath. The shock mount features replaceable rubber o-rings that protect against noise caused by abrupt movement and shock.
High Pass Filter Switch
A high-pass filter switch eliminates room ambiance and noise below 80Hz. This results in improved intelligibility while recording around machinery, wind or close proximities.
Internal Power
The condenser element is powered with a standard 9-volt battery for up to 100 hours (approximately).
Transducer Condenser
Polar Pattern Super-cardioid
Frequency Response 40Hz - 20kHz Selectable HPF @ 80Hz / 12dB /octave
Dynamic Range (Typical) 114dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 74dB (1kHz rel 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Maximum Input Sound Level 134dB (@ 1% THD into 1k ohm)
Power Requirements 9 Volt DC Alkaline
Output Impedance 200 ohms
Output Connectors Stereo mini jack - 1/8" (3.5mm)
Pad -10 and -20dB
Low Frequency Roll-Off 80Hz / 12dB octave
Dimensions 8.84 x 4.02 x 2.55" (250 x 102 x 65mm) (Length x Height x Diameter)
Weight 6.21 oz (176g)
Rode VideoMic - Camera Mounted Shotgun Microphone
  • Windscreen
  • Attached Mini-Plug Output Cable
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • Batteries & Power

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    Always keep spare batteries handy and you won't get caught without power.

    Duracell -  9V Alkaline Battery (Coppertop)
    • You Pay: $1.95
     
    Watson -  9V Rechargeable NiMH Battery (250mAh)
    • You Pay: $7.95
     

    Add more interconnectivity options for your equipment.

    Rode -  Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female Cable - 10'
    • You Pay: $10.99
     
    Pearstone -  Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female Extension Cable (Black) - 3'
    • You Pay: $3.99
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    Adapters

    Adapters allow more interconnectivity options.

    Rode -  VXLR - Mono Mini-Jack to XLR Converter
    • You Pay: $9.99
     

    Wind Protection

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    Protect your audio from wind noise with a windscreen.

    Rode -  Dead Cat Wind Muff for VideoMic, NTG-1 and NTG-2 Microphones
    • You Pay: $36.99
     
    Auray -  Fuzzy Windbuster for Shotgun Microphones (7")
    • You Pay: $29.00
     

    Boompoles

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    Get your mic closer to the sound source with a boompole.

    Rode -  Mini Boompole Compact Microphone Boom Pole for Remote Audio Capturing
    • You Pay: $129.00
     

    Pistol Grips

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    Get your mic closer to the sound source with a Pistol Grip.

    Rode -  PG1 - Pistol Grip Shock Mount for Shoe Mounted Microphones
    • You Pay: $29.00
     
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    Mounting

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    Additional brackets and rigs allow more convenient piggy-backing of devices.

    Vello -  Triple Shoe V-Bracket (4.1" Wide)
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