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RodeStereo VideoMic Pro
 
4.7

(based on 73 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (62)
  • Easy to use (58)
  • Good audio (40)
  • Compact (36)
  • Versatile (24)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Outdoor events / games (28)
  • Performances (26)
  • Amateur recording (24)
  • Home studio (16)
  • Professional recording (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (28), Professional (12), Novice (9), Enthusiast (7), Professional musician (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works great for me!

I make beauty/vlog videos on YouTube. I was hesitant about getting this mic over a shotgun mic - but I ultimately decided on this one, because I found a great deal on it...Read complete review

I make beauty/vlog videos on YouTube. I was hesitant about getting this mic over a shotgun mic - but I ultimately decided on this one, because I found a great deal on it in the Used Department. Overall, it works beautifully! I made a video with sound samples of all of the settings on this mic! .........

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Bad construction quality

I received the mic yesterday. While the sound quality of the mic is really terrific, its build quality is really low. I the slider button broke the very first day when I only...Read complete review

I received the mic yesterday. While the sound quality of the mic is really terrific, its build quality is really low. I the slider button broke the very first day when I only used a gentle nudge to move it. Really shocked that a $ dollar mic is such low quality. Really bummed that such a terrific sounding mic couldn't come with better construction.

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5.0

Outstanding VideoMic

By Wally

from New Jersey

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Sound
  • Compact
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

    I use this Mic with a Canon HF R52 videocam to record live performances of a band with vocalists. I set up (using a tripod) within 30 feet of the performers/speakers with the audience in back of the camera and mic. The quality of the recording is outstanding. The sound is accurately recorded, crystal clear and the mic does not introduce any noise of its own. The mic is directional so that it minimizes sound from behind but captures sound 180 degrees in front of it. This product exceeds my expectations, it adds realism to my video recordings. It is well worth the price.

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    5.0

    Excellent Mic

    By PA00

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Quality
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Somewhat Delicate

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Home
    • Traveling

    Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

    I chose this Rode model to capture my daughter's piano and dance recitals. Easy to use. Despite it's small size (which is a plus), the sound quality it absorbs is fantastic. Only drawback I suspect is that it appears to be delicate. I would buy it again and again, however.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great stereo sound

    By Davy B

    from Bartlett, IL

    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video Sound Ambiance

      Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

      I'm not expert but the stereo sound feels like you're there! it's pretty immersive. Unsurprisingly, it's not great for voice since everything sounds "far" and "drowned" in the environmental soundscape, so this is to capture ambiance. Concert maybe. Not speech. The quality is great and the construction solid, expect the cable, a little thin maybe (but no issue so far). The +20dB boost makes all the difference with a DSLR for video without background hiss.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Good Out-of-Camera Experience!

      By JackRack

      from Annapolis, MD.

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Traveling

        Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

        Got this to use while experimenting with Video on my various Nikon DSLRS and mirror less cameras. Didn't think too highly of the in Camera mics performance or the unwanted camera/lens noise so I was hoping this mic would improve in both areas. What sold me on this device was it's ability to boost the signal so that the camera's sensitivity could be reduced. I believe this greatly improves the quality of the recording. I got the stereo instead of the shotgun because I felt it would be more versatile. I'm satisfied on both counts and am well pleased with my purchase.

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        5.0

        Great Stereo VideoMic

        By Rick

        from Raleigh NC

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

            I am very pleased with the performance of this microphone. I have listened to the results with earphones and it sounds exactly as when I was standing there. I also have done a YouTube video and here is the link: ------------------------

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            • No

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            2.0

            Bad construction quality

            By Anthropologie

            from Philadelphia, US

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                  I received the mic yesterday. While the sound quality of the mic is really terrific, its build quality is really low. I the slider button broke the very first day when I only used a gentle nudge to move it. Really shocked that a $ dollar mic is such low quality. Really bummed that such a terrific sounding mic couldn't come with better construction.

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                  4.0

                  Very good so far.

                  By Astronomer 61

                  from NY

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                      Using with Canon 6D for general atmosphere and some dialogue. Good results so far. Very easy to use. Bought the dead cat as well. Will buy other Rode products.

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                      4.0

                      Rode Stereo mike

                      By Jim

                      from Dallas, TX

                      Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                      Purchased for use on my Canon EOS 5D Mark III camera for video sound. Works excellent. Had to get a feel for sound settings at first. Love it!

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                      4.0

                      works great

                      By studioflux

                      from Cape Coral, FL

                      About Me Professional

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Traveling

                        Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                        Used this as an audio source for a c100 mounted on a dji ronin. Needed nat sounds. Overall, good performance. I had ordered one and had to return it due to a short in the on/off switch. The second unit arrived and has worked flawlessly.

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                        5.0

                        Perfect Microphone for Semi-Pro

                        By Milk and Honey

                        from Indiana and Switzerland

                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                            I am happy with this microphone choice! I had done several hours of reading and comparing the other rode microphones and other brands as well vs. this one. What basically sold me on it:

                            It is Stereo Microphone vs. Mono channel meaning your going to hear a more full and true sound of the whole environment vs. the sound of someone standing in front of the microphone.

                            It is smaller and more compact than the other lesser cost Rode models.

                            B&H had the best overall price when considering all factors.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Good system

                            By Old Salt

                            from Green Bay WI

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Studio
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                              I have used this on several different camera models with very good results. The wind cover works well in light breezes but not the heavier winds. I used it for sporting events and the ability to reduce the decibels was great.
                              There is an off switch.
                              However, it was knocked off my camera while sailing in the BVI and it did not like the salt water.
                              I will get another or upgrade. I am still looking.

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                              4.0

                              Bueno

                              By raul_roxl@

                              from mexico

                              Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                              es muy bueno en cuanto a la calidad de audio lo único malo es el cable, es muy delgado y corto, la versión más barata unidireccional tiene un cable mucho mejor que este, deberían mejorar ese aspecto y estaría perfecto

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                              4.0

                              What an improvement

                              By Jerry

                              from Texas

                              About Me Semi-Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Enviromental Noise
                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                                The on camera mic is ok until you touch or move the camera, then you get the noise and hope you do not need it if the wind is blowing. I got this and the dead cat. I have not used the dead cat as of now. I have not needed to use it. With this setup and my camera audio setup in manual mode. I have been able to control the level of noise and the quality of the sound on my videos. The only thing I do not like is no off, that I have found yet. I have been removing the batterie when not in use. The +20 gain works great with my 5200.

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                                5.0

                                Very Practical

                                By chill79

                                from Tenali, India

                                About Me Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                                  Love using it to catch ambient sound in remote places

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Big improvement over older model

                                  By maxwellduryea

                                  from berlin, germany

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Documentary
                                    • Feature
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                                    SO much better than my beloved VideoMic...

                                    Audio is clear and absolutely usable out of camera.

                                    The +/- 20 db is extra helpful and the smaller size gets in the way of me filming less.

                                    Seems to also last longer, interestingly enough!

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                                    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Rode Mic

                                    By ghadel

                                    from lake forest, ca

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Studio

                                      Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                                      Product is well made and works great!

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                                      • No

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                                      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Stereo Mic

                                      By Say Anything Photography and Videography

                                      from Bloomington, Illinois

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Video Recording With Dslr

                                        Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                                        Easy to use, great sound from a small microphone.

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                                        • No

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                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Great mic for digital SLRs

                                        By Alyssa

                                        from Chicago

                                        About Me Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Journalism
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                                          Watch B&H's video tutorial on the mic, and you'll learn how to correctly set up your digital SLR with this mic, which has great sound and a low profile.

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                                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Great for Outdoor Events

                                          By Kris

                                          from Frisco, TX

                                          About Me Professional

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                                            Used with the dead kitty this mic really does well in the wind. There's almost no wind noise until it exceeded 15-20 mph!

                                            Stereo sounds much better than my shotgun style Video Mic Pro recording general event ambience. I leave it on 90% of the time and just switch out to my shotgun when I need to record some voices.

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                                            5.0

                                            The mic I wanted

                                            By It's me!

                                            from Maryland

                                            Comments about Rode Stereo VideoMic Pro:

                                            Albeit more than I wanted to spend, with the dead kitten performed wonderfully on the Outer Banks. Works really good when you remember to turn it on. Got the waves, bird sounds without a lot of clutter. Available controls work great. Good video with crappy sound is bad video. Used on D800.

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