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RODE VideoMic Pro Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

RODE VideoMic Pro Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Portable Recorders
  • 70-Hr Run Time via 9V Battery
  • Gain and Bass Roll-Off
Offering lower noise, higher sensitivity, and more adjustable settings than the VideoMic, the Rode VideoMic Pro camera-mount shotgun microphone is ideal for mobile journalists, vloggers, budget filmmakers, and run-and-gun shooters looking for a cost-effective way to step up to the next level in quality.
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RODE VideoMic Pro Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup
  • 3Easy Hookup to Camera
  • 4Long Battery Life
  • 5Bass Roll-Off
  • 63-Stage Gain Control
  • 7Integrated Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations
  • 8Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
  • 9Connectivity Options

Offering lower noise, higher sensitivity, and more adjustable settings than the VideoMic, the Rode VideoMic Pro camera-mount shotgun microphone is ideal for mobile journalists, vloggers, budget filmmakers, and run-and-gun shooters looking for a cost-effective way to step up to the next level in quality.

A single 9V battery provides up to 70 hours of run time and an LED turns red to indicate low-battery status. Adjustable gain and a selectable bass roll-off make it easy to optimize the level and tone of your recording for a range of scenarios.

This compact and lightweight shotgun microphone features an integrated shockmount that mounts directly to your camera or boompole and reduces noise from various vibrations. The windscreen design reduces wind noise, making it well suited for outdoor shoots. The attached 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 low-noise electronics and sensitive condenser element deliver more detailed audio than the mics typically found in cameras and portable recorders.
Easy Hookup to Camera
A straight 3.5mm cable is permanently attached to the mic for fast hookup to your camera. The cable's 3.5mm TRS plug 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.
Long Battery Life
Pop a 9V battery in the VideoMic Pro for up to 70 hours of operating time. The dedicated power LED changes from green to red when the battery should be replaced. The VideoMic Pro can still function for approximately 10 hours once the power indicator turns red, but performance will be compromised. Use the power switch to conserve battery life during periods of inactivity.
Bass Roll-Off
The high-pass filter can be set to flat or 80 Hz to roll off low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic.
3-Stage Gain Control
To enable optimal recording levels, the VideoMic Pro boasts a 3-stage gain control. Like the low roll-off and high-frequency boost, the gain control is digitally switched for precision and convenience. The +20 dB setting is ideal when recording to cameras, as it boosts the signal without requiring extreme gain on the camera's inferior preamp. Select the flat setting when routing the mic into a dedicated high-quality preamp, or switch to the -10 dB option when loud sound sources threaten to distort your recording.
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 Pro 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 VMPR (available separately).
Connectivity Options
Expand the microphone's device compatibility with Rode accessories such as the SC4 and VXLR (both available separately). The SC4 is a short cable that lets you connect the VideoMic Pro 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 Pro to a camcorder or mixer that has XLR inputs.
UPC: 698813004195

RODE VideoMic Pro Specs

Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field
Operating Principle
Line Gradient
Element Type
Electret Condenser
0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar Pattern
End Address
Solid-State (JFET)
High-Pass Filter
80 Hz
Tone Adjustment
Gain Adjustment
-10 dB to +20 dB
1 x Single LED (Power)
On-Board Controls
Gain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, On/Off
Foam (Included)
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
134 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection
2 dB at 60°
18 dB at 120°
10 dB at 180°
200 Ohms
-32 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level
6.9 dBu (Max)
Dynamic Range
120 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
80 dB
Equivalent Noise Level
14 dB A-Weighted
Output Connector
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Number of Conductors
Wireless Connectivity
Operating Voltage
9 V (Battery Power)
Operating Current Consumption
7.8 mA
Battery Type
1 x 9 V (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life
70 Hours
Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size
3/8"-16 Female
Included Case
ø: 3.94 x L: 6.69" / ø: 100 x L: 169.93 mm
3 oz / 85 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.5 x 5.6 x 3.1"

RODE VideoMic Pro Reviews

Worth the money

By Fernando
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-04-30

Great sound!!! It's not hard to install the battery. Also the battery life is amazing! It does feel a-bit fragile. Definitely recommend


By Nigel
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-31

I haven't even plugged it in yet and I'm upset. 1) As I gently lifted the mic out of its box one of the tiny black switches on the back fell off - and it just won't stay on. 2) There were no instructions included so, I wondered, how do I insert a battery? Seeing the small screw on the back I figured that was the answer. WRONG! On removing that I discovered all I did was expose the circuitry. And now the rear plate won't fit back properly and is held onto the body with tape! 3) I triple checked the packaging for instructions and eventually resorted to YouTube where a non-Rode video by phonesandmore gave a quick lesson. For 200 bucks is it too much to expect a simple diagram that shows how to insert a battery? Judging by the comments on the YouTube clip I'm not the only who had trouble figuring this out.

Great Mobile Camera Mic

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-16

Sounds great, easy to use just don't forget the 9v!

Just OK

By Kevin
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-01

Build Quality is all plastic. It's ok for connecting to a dslr/mirrorless' trashy preamps, but not great for versatility or audio quality. Doesn't need phantom power, just internal battery. Def prefer something like a sennheiser mke 600 for more pro XLR connection / more secure / better build quality / easier to boom.

only tested sound on camera

By Hedy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

definitely heard a difference in quality, not to hard to install battery.

Crisp Sound Quality

By Evelyn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-24

Bought this as an upgrade from the Rode Micro for my YouTube videos and I love it! The sound quality is excellent. The fact that it has its own on/off switch takes some getting used to though.

Never Again

By Brian
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-14

The quality of the mic is wonderful. The battery door is the worst I've ever used on any piece of equipment. I would not buy this item again simply because of the battery door. What a shame to have a great piece of equipment and make it overall bad because of one part.

Has about everything

By Frederick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-22

After you figure out where the battery goes the mic mounts well and provides excellent coverage. I used it with a Atomos Ninja 5+ to record elephants from 150-200'

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Does this work with Panasonic GH4 and G7?
Asked by: Brian
I can vouch for the GH4, worked just fine with mine.
Answered by: David W.
Date published: 2018-08-26


is this the new model? the (plus)? because when I search for it this comes up.
Asked by: FAISAL
This is actually the predecessor. The plus model can be found here:
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-26

How to connect to camera when mounting VideoMic ...

How to connect to camera when mounting VideoMic Pro on a boom arm? Can I use a 10' 3.5mm TRS extension cable? Or can I plug into the a Rode Wireless Go and connect to the camera wirelessly?
Asked by: Marc
I used a 25' 3.5mm cable and it works perfect. Not sure there is a wireless solution
Answered by: Kent
Date published: 2022-02-23

I heard reports of people listening to clicks on ...

I heard reports of people listening to clicks on recordings with Videomic Pro when shooting with smartphones. Why does this happen and how do I correct it?
Asked by: Marcelo
Hello Marcelo, unfortunately, there are many reasons why this could be happening. Most of them don't have to do with any microphone manufacturer. The best solution would be to contact Rode directly to speak with someone over the phone to work out details.
Answered by: Ryan w/ RØDE
Date published: 2019-02-21

Will this fit a Sony FDR-AX100?

Will this fit a Sony FDR-AX100?
Asked by: Brett
Interesting, because I have this mic and an FDR-AX100 and it does not work...
Answered by: Brett
Date published: 2021-06-06

dose this work well for a Podcast?

dose this work well for a Podcast?
Asked by: April
Yes you will need a mic stand or boom table arm also depending on what device you like a mixer of interface you will need a n xltr converter
Answered by: Raul M
Date published: 2021-10-01

Does it produce hiss on a sony a7iii?

Does it produce hiss on a sony a7iii?
Asked by: Yotam
No work perfect on all sony no noise
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-12-20


Would this work for recording dialogue between two people in a quiet room from about 10 ft away? And is this compatible with Nikon3200?
Asked by: Anonymous
Though the mic isn't designed for this type of scenario, it is capable of picking up the audio at that distance in this scenario. If you plan on playing this back raw you will have issues with being able to hear, but you can bring the video into an editing solution and bump the audio up to a halfway decent level. The audio will still be a bit quiet though.
Answered by: James C.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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