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RODE VideoMic GO Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

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RODE VideoMic GO Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Portable Recorders
  • Runs on Plug-In Power
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
Longer than Rode's VideoMicro and with a narrower pickup pattern, the Rode VideoMic GO camera-mount shotgun microphone offers enhanced off-axis rejection for tighter directionality. Like the VideoMicro, it runs on plug-in power and has no controls or switches, making it well suited for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters in a hurry.

This compact and lightweight shotgun microphone features an integrated shockmount that mounts directly to your DSLR, mirrorless, or video camera and reduces noise from vibrations and camera handling. The windscreen design reduces wind noise, making it well suited for outdoor shoots. The detachable coiled 3.5mm TRS cable ensures easy hookup to your camera, and the dual-mono output means that no channel selection is necessary on your recording device.
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RODE VideoMic GO Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup
  • 3Easy Hookup to Camera
  • 4Runs on Plug-In Power
  • 5Integrated Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations
  • 6Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
  • 7Connectivity Options

Longer than Rode's VideoMicro and with a narrower pickup pattern, the Rode VideoMic GO camera-mount shotgun microphone offers enhanced off-axis rejection for tighter directionality. Like the VideoMicro, it runs on plug-in power and has no controls or switches, making it well suited for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters in a hurry.

This compact and lightweight shotgun microphone features an integrated shockmount that mounts directly to your DSLR, mirrorless, or video camera and reduces noise from vibrations and camera handling. The windscreen design reduces wind noise, making it well suited for outdoor shoots. The detachable coiled 3.5mm TRS cable ensures easy hookup to your camera, and the dual-mono output means that no channel selection is necessary on your recording device.

Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup
Whereas most built-in camera microphones pick up sound from all directions, this microphone utilizes a supercardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of it while attenuating sound from the sides and rear. Its active electronics and directional condenser element deliver more detailed audio than the mics typically found in cameras and portable recorders.
Easy Hookup to Camera
A detachable coiled 3.5mm cable is supplied for fast hookup to your camera. The cable is wired in a dual-mono configuration, ensuring that the mic signal is sent identically to both input channels of your camera or portable recorder.
Runs on Plug-In Power
No batteries are required to operate the VideoMic GO. Just connect the microphone to your camera or recorder, enable plug-in power on the device, and forget about swapping or charging batteries.
Integrated Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations
Understanding that the rubber bands used in many shockmounts can snap and stretch, Rode chose to integrate a rugged Rycote Lyre suspension-style shockmount. This simplifies setup of the mic and inhibits the transfer of vibrations from the camera. Plus, the bottom of the shockmount features a camera shoe mount with a 3/8" thread, ensuring easy attachment to your camera or a boompole such as Rode's Micro Boompole (available separately).
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
The VideoMic GO has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in outdoor environments, consider a furry windshield such as the Rode DeadCat GO (available separately).
Connectivity Options
Expand the microphone's device compatibility with Rode accessories such as the SC4, SC7, and VXLR+ (all available separately). With either the SC4 or SC7, you can connect the VideoMic GO directly to a smartphone or tablet equipped with a 3.5mm TRRS jack. The VXLR+ adapter is the ideal solution when you want to record the VideoMic GO to a camcorder or mixer that has XLR inputs.
UPC: 698813003396

RODE VideoMic GO Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State (JFET)
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range100 Hz to 16 kHz
Maximum SPL120 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection4 dB at 60°
16 dB at 120°
12 dB at 180°
Sensitivity-35 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range96 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio60 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level34 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Cable Length7.87 to 13.78" / 20 to 35 cm
Number of Conductors2
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Power
Operating Voltage2.5 V
Operating Current Consumption330 µA (Plug-In Power)
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (with Included Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size3/8"-16 Female
Included CaseNone
Construction MaterialABS
Dimensionsø: 3.11 x L: 6.57" / ø: 79 x L: 167 mm
Weight2.58 oz / 73 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.43 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.95 x 4.9 x 2.9"

RODE VideoMic GO Reviews

Convenient and easy!

By Dane
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-30

Fits great on top in the hot shoe, and grabs great audio!

Not isolating enough.

By Giovanni
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-18

I am coming from the Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone, which I returned because of a constant modulating noise, like a frrrr, on the background. It was low, probably unnoticeable with added music and VO but it was there and I could not live with it. Also tried another very short 3.5mm TRS cable, nothing changed. Swapped with this other Rode. First of all it still picks up a lot of the surroundings sounds, if you are looking for isolation or you are working in noisy environments look somewhere else. This mike is not a night and day difference from the VideoMicro Ultracompact, a bit better but not worth the additional $45. The other issue is still electrical noise, this time a 60 HZ hum. The Low Cut filter on camera helps as well as filtering in post. BTW this mike seems to work just with its Rode cable. Not happy with my experience and believe at this point there is some shielding issue with these products. For the record, my camera is a FUJIFILM X-T3, not expecting its mic pre to be state of the art and could not test/compare other similar mikes but I doubt that is the problem. It could be but then it should generate the same type of noise for any mike connected. The internal camera mike is clean, no additional noise pollution other than the sound but of course it picks up even airplanes. Overall I cannot recommend this mike and not sure why all the hype honestly. Probably will return too. Just sharing my experience, hope it helps.

Perfect on-cam mic

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-14

Great mic at a very affordable price. Easy connection and I'm glad it came with a better wind cover for it. Mount fits any and all DSLR cameras and provides great audio. I use it on the EOS C70 and EOS R6 and it's been fantastic.

Have used for years

By Kay
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-29

I love the Rode VideoMic, I have used them shooting weddings for years, and it is the best way to have backup audio in case your other mics don't follow through. The audio is always clear and you barely notice it is on your camera.

A++! Would buy again.

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-22

LOVE my Rode VideoMic GO shotgun microphone! Also love the fact that there's no battery to worry about changing and no on/off switch. You just plug it in and start recording! Would DEFINITELY recommend to my friends and would definitely buy again. A++!!

Works well

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-15

Mounting and set up are both simple. Sound on my test video was clear and noise free. A keeper.

Good for limited budgets

By Dick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-16

My in-door evaluation so far has shown minimal off-axis attenuation of noise but it still beats the camera's built-in mics, especially for handling mechanical noise. I'll probably upgrade to the Rode VideoMic NTG Hybrid, although at three times the price, but will first give the VideoMic Go more opportunities to prove itself.

Great for the price but bad support experience

By Joe
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-18

I bought one of these a couple of years ago. On the first shoot, I discovered that it buzzed, picking up noise from any nearby almost any nearby electronics. Contacted Rode, they basically dismissed my issue, saying it was just how they are. I threw away the mic as it was out of the return window. Recently, I needed a mic in a pinch, and a friend offered me his. Same model, but no noise issue. In fact, the mic itself is quite good for the money. Star off for dismissing customer.

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Asked by: Anonymous
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Date published: 2020-07-20

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Asked by: Aidan
No, the Rode VideoMic Go is not compatible for direct connection to the PTZOptics camera since the camera's 3.5mm audio input is not a mic input. The audio input on the camera accepts a 3.5mm stereo unbalanced line level audio signal which can come from a mixer or another unbalanced line level audio source. Please check with our video department for more details about the specific PTZOptics camera you have. The Rode VideoMic Go can be connected to a dedicated microphone input and requires 2.5V of plug-in power which is a low voltage (typically about 2 to 5V) that can be supplied by the 3.5mm mic input on many DSLRs, camcorders, mirrorless cameras, and portable recorders. The power for the mic is drawn from the camera's or recorder's battery and supplied through the mic input. A line level 3.5mm input cannot supply plug-in power and is not intended for a microphone. Please contact us by phone or through live chat and we can help you to put together a compatible setup for your application.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-12-24

question

Can I connect this to a TASCAM DR-60D mkII? If so, how? The TASCAM has 1/4 /XLR inputs.
Asked by: danny
The Rode VideoMic GO can be connected via the DR-60D mkII via its 1/8 mic input jack labeled 3-4 on the unit. The mic requires plug-in power which can be supplied by the Tascam in order to operate.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

question

Is it compatible with Android smartphones?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Rode VideoMic GO can be connected to a smartphone including Android using the optional SC7 adapter cable.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Does this work with a Sony A6300's multi-shoe hot mount?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Rode VideoMic GO is not able to function via the cameras Multi Interface shoe, however is compatible and can be mounted on the camera and connected to the 3.5mm mic input jack which will provide power to the mic.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is the Rode videomic go compatible with a Samsung galaxy note 4?
Asked by: Danny B.
The Rode VideoMic GO is compatible with smartphones and tablets when used with the proper adapter. It is not able to be directly connected. The Rode SC4 is the recommended adapter. https://bhpho.to/2hINvaL
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2019-02-21

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Does it work with sony A6500?
Asked by: Ming-Tie H.
The Rode VideoMic Go will be compatible with the A6500.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2020-05-08

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Is it compatible with the Nikon D3300?
Asked by: Elam C.
The Rode VideoMic GO is compatible with the Nikon D3300.
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Date published: 2018-08-25
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