Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone

Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone

Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone

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Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone

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  • Compact Size and Lightweight
  • All-Metal Microphone Body
  • No Battery Required (Plug-In Power)
  • Cardioid Polar Pattern
  • Includes Rycote Lyre Shock-Mount
  • Furry Windshield
  • 1/8" Output Connector
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Rode VideoMicro overview

  • 1Description

The VideoMicro from RODE is a compact on-camera microphone that features a cardioid condenser mic capsule for capturing audio recordings. The lightweight microphone can be used when paired with a video camera for applications such as weddings, interviews, and more.

The VideoMicro reduces distracting peripheral sound and focuses on the audio in front of the camera. The microphone body is made from aluminum, giving it a high level of RF rejection, and is finished in a ceramic anti-glare black coating. The mic is powered by camera plug-in power (min. 3V) so no battery is required.

In addition, the VideoMicro includes a Lyre shoe-mount that minimizes unwanted vibrations, handling, and cable-borne noises, and a WS9 synthetic furry windshield with a foam inner cell, designed for use in outdoor situations where wind and environmental noise can inhibit recordings. A 1/8" TRS patch cable is also included.

UPC: 698813004362
In the Box
Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
  • SC2 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS Patch Cable
  • WS9 Deluxe Windshield
  • Lyre Shoe-Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty (Extended to 2-Years with Registration)
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    Rode VideoMicro specs

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    Sound Field Mono
    Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
    Transducer Condenser
    Diaphragm 0.50" / 12.70 mm
    Tube No
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Frequency Range 100 Hz to 20 kHz
    Equivalent Noise Level Cardioid: 20 dB A-Weighted
    Maximum SPL Cardioid: 140 dB SPL Peak
    THD > 1%
    Sensitivity Cardioid: -33.0 dB at 1 kHz
    General
    Output Connectors 1 x 1/8" (3.5 mm) TRS
    Length 3.15" / 80 mm
    Diameter 0.83" / 21 mm
    Weight 1.48 oz / 42 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.1 x 5.0 x 2.6"

    Rode VideoMicro reviews

    VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 313.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent addition to our micro rig The VideoMicro has been an excellent addition to my micro recording rig. I use it as an audio input to my Galaxy Note 4 mounted on a Beastgrip smartphone rig. The audio quality has been really good for use as an interview mic and selfie recordings. The deadmouse windbreaker works as advertised. I do a lot of man on the street interviews for my internet television network and this makes work so much easier. The only con I could mention (if it is a con) is that there is no headphone monitor plug, but I've found a work around with a splitter that seems to work fine. Overall this is a great product. Thanks to Rode and B&H Photo/Video.
    Date published: 2015-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A lot better than expected I watched reviews on this mic and was eager to get one in my hands. Well that turned out to be a bit of a problem as in was on a national back order. I knew I needed to get my order in to B&H as they are the first to get the new stuff in and of course they did.. Received the Micro and was impressed with the size but was really impressed with the sound.. INCREDIBLE! I can't believe this does need a battery and sounds as if it's amplified. I had to turn down my camcorders audio input level as I was peaking even at 1/2 setting 3 feet away. The fact that it was a reasonable price at $59 just made it my favorite and it came with a dead at for wind too.. Great mic. All pluses..
    Date published: 2016-04-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Yes, I would buy this product again. Good quality,low price. This very small microphone comes with a separate furry' wind silencer and easily connects to my DSLR mic port. The instructions suggest using it on the DSL's manual mic setting but I have also been able to use it to good effect on auto'. My preliminary tests show it recording live music very clearly but recording conversations sometimes --but not always--results in a very slight hissing' sound...but that could also be my own inexperience in using the Mic. In any event for about $60 it is a very good and very reasonable alternative to the DSLR's built in mic. It is a good starting point for someone just getting into video.
    Date published: 2016-08-02
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Didn't work as I had hoped for recording (loudish) music. I used this mic to record a moderately loud room-sound musical performance--a single performer, electric guitar, amplified vocal. I used it on a Nikon D7000; tried all mic level settings: auto; medium, low. Even on the low setting the audio over-modulated and thus distorted. I gave three stars because in all fairness I don't think that there is a great way to mic music audio using the camera alone. (It probably takes a separate audio recorder to get great sound.) The mic is more sensitive than the on-board mic of the camera, and that's why it didn't work well for my use, but for other uses the higher sensitivity might be what's needed.
    Date published: 2017-01-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plugged in the right way or the not so right way!!! At first I plugged the mic into my juicedlink then into my zoom h4n. Was really not happy with the noise floor hiss I was getting. I thought the mic is just cheap and was considering returning it. Then I bypassed all the audio interfaces and plugged it in directly into my GH4 and the sound was great. -6db on the GH4 seemed the optimal setting and works great. I like the light weight form factor of this mic and the audio is great for my b-roll footage. Even talking head is fine with this simple setup. $ for mic, suspension hot shoe plus dead cat for dealing with wind noise is a great deal. Taking it to Sundance with me this coming week.
    Date published: 2016-01-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Value!! Great little mic... I use this on my DJI Osmo. I must say, for the price, you can't beat this thing. Great audio, great quality. If you're going to invest in a mic, this is a good starting point. The super cheap ones won't work well and the really expensive ones can break your bank. I'm in college, so am currently on a budget when it comes to buying camera gear. Not by any means a professional, but definitely a prosumer and this mic is definitely satisfactory. I don't use it for this, but due to it's size and performance, I imagine this mic would be great for vlogging.
    Date published: 2016-10-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new go to for on the go shoots I bought this for use with the DJI Osmo, but I've used it with other cameras as well. The sound quality from the built in microphone is phenomenal. I really liked the fact that it doesn't need external battery power like some of the other Rode Mics I have purchased in the past. It is plug and play. Everything feels pretty sturdy, and well made for the price point. I have used this for a few small concerts, as well as documentary style interviews. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for anyone who is out and about, and needs to step up their audio quality!
    Date published: 2016-03-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product for the price I was debating buying the rode video mic pro due to the need for the battery. I had rented it twice before and both times forgot to turn off the device and recorded video without a sound track due to the powerless mic. It gets great sound but the battery necessity was a problem. Rode releasing this camera powered version was great and perfectly fit my workflow. It gets great sound out of my gh4 with the gain dialed back to -6 to -12. It's clear and greatly isolates the audio to what the mic is pointing at. If you can't afford a higher end shotgun mic, and the alternative is on board DSLR mics, this needs to be on your camera.
    Date published: 2016-02-28
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