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RODE VideoMicro Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

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RODE VideoMicro Ultracompact 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
Switch from using the built-in mic on your camera or portable recorder to the Rode VideoMicro ultracompact camera-mount shotgun microphone for improved sound quality and wind noise reduction without adding heft to your rig. Since it runs on plug-in power and has no controls or switches, the VideoMicro is a simple and reliable microphone ideal for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters.

This ultracompact and ultralightweight shotgun microphone features a detachable shockmount that mounts directly to your DSLR, mirrorless, or video camera and reduces noise from vibrations and camera handling. The supplied furry windshield minimizes 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 VideoMicro Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Durable and Small
  • 3Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup
  • 4Easy Hookup to Camera
  • 5Runs on Plug-In Power
  • 6Detachable Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations
  • 7Furry Windshield Minimizes Wind Noise
  • 8Connectivity Options

Switch from using the built-in mic on your camera or portable recorder to the Rode VideoMicro ultracompact camera-mount shotgun microphone for improved sound quality and wind noise reduction without adding heft to your rig. Since it runs on plug-in power and has no controls or switches, the VideoMicro is a simple and reliable microphone ideal for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters.

This ultracompact and ultralightweight shotgun microphone features a detachable shockmount that mounts directly to your DSLR, mirrorless, or video camera and reduces noise from vibrations and camera handling. The supplied furry windshield minimizes 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.

Durable and Small
At just 3" long and 1.5 ounces light, the VideoMicro is an unobtrusive companion for your camera. Its ceramic coating mitigates glare and its durable aluminum body aids in RF rejection.
Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup
Whereas most built-in camera microphones pick up sound from all directions, this microphone utilizes a cardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of it while attenuating sound entering from the 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 VideoMicro. Just connect the microphone to your camera or recorder, enable plug-in power on the device, and forget about swapping or charging batteries.
Detachable Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations
Understanding that the rubber bands used in many shockmounts can snap and stretch, Rode chose to utilize 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).
Furry Windshield Minimizes Wind Noise
The VideoMicro includes a furry windshield to minimize unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners.
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 VideoMicro 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 VideoMicro to a camcorder or mixer that has XLR inputs.
UPC: 698813004362

RODE VideoMicro Specs

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State (JFET)
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenWindsock/Windjammer (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range100 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL140 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection2 dB at 60°
14 dB at 120°
24 dB at 180°
Sensitivity-33 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range120 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio75 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level20 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Cable Length6.69 to 15.75" / 17 to 40 cm
Number of Conductors2
Power
Operating Voltage2 to 5 V (Plug-In Power)
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (with Included Hardware)
Included CaseNone
Construction MaterialMetal
Dimensionsø: 0.83 x L: 3.15" / ø: 21 x L: 80 mm
Weight1.48 oz / 42 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.25 x 5.05 x 2.45"

RODE VideoMicro Reviews

Great little microphone

By Ted
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-19

Bought this mic for an outdoor wedding but was worried it would not be able to pick up the bride and groom from the last row, but it performed beautifully with no wind noise at all. Great mic especially for the price.

Great audio, flimsy though

By Danielle Jean
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-01

Audio quality is great as always with rode products, but since this is very small, there is no secondary support, so the microphone tends to be floppy when you have the dead cat on it.m lol. If there was a way to stabilize the bracket, it would be 14x better

Light Weight

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-04

Fits in my bag Nicely for those times I want to shoot video.

Great little mic

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-13

I was a little worried about the sound quality, but this was very impressive little mic and a step way above the internal mic on my camera.

Great Mic for the price

By Spencer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-07

50 is a perfect price, you get what you pay for, nothing groundbreaking but if you didn't know you wouldn't be able to tell

Such a professional sound so far

By Darlene
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-30

Thankful for the recommendation of the mic. So happy

Nice, but not usable

By Brian
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

My understanding of SHOTGUN mikes is that they have a directional capability to pick up sound in FRONT of the mike. This picks up EVERYTHING. The on camera mike is quieter. It looks like the Micro Go is the one I really wanted. So, will be getting that one, and consigning this one to the junk drawer. Am disappointed.

Pretty Darn Good, with a few flaws

By Robert
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-09

It's a good price, I have seen some complaints about hissing I have not had any issues with this, we will see how well the cable holds up. The shock mount is not very good and the wind screen is massive and really weighs down the poor shock mount, requiring you to clip in the cable putting stress on it and reducing the point of the shock mount. So that part is a bummer, I would say if you can afford it go with the video mic PRO, but if your on a budget this does sound pretty great.

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question

Will this work on a Nikon D5100?
Asked by: Stephen N.
The Nikon D5100 can provide power to mics which require it and is compatible with the VideoMicro.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Does it have dual function for making Filmora ...

Does it have dual function for making Filmora videos on a laptop as well as with a camera?
Asked by: Jan
I have only used the Ride VideoMicro as a shotgun camera On my Canon EOS M6. I use the Rode NT-USB for Zoom and other applications with my MacBook Pro because laptop software usually require a USB microphone input. Rode NT-USB has excellent sound quality and I highly recommend it.
Answered by: Marc
Date published: 2020-09-25

Will this work with Sony FDRX3000 action camera?

Will this work with Sony FDRX3000 action camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
This mic will work with the Sony FDRX3000.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2019-07-04

will this work with sony a6600?

will this work with sony a6600?
Asked by: Harold
Yes. This wil work on any camera with a 3.5mm microphone input.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2021-02-10

well this work with GoPro hero9?

well this work with GoPro hero9?
Asked by: Mark
It has a standard headphone type cord. I don’t own a GoPro 9. There are adapters fir earlier model GoPros that convert lighting jacks to the headphone round port/jack.
Answered by: ERic
Date published: 2021-01-02

question

How do you mount this to a smartphone? Do I need a special clamp? (I have a Samsung Galaxy S5)
Asked by: Anonymous
You need something to accept a shoe mount. You could go expensive with a Beast Grip, or DIY with a simple smart phone tripod adapter and attach a cold shoe to it.
Answered by: Jason S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

The mic is powered by camera plug-in power (min. 3V) so no battery is required. Will It work with Olympus Sema 1 adapter?
Asked by: Karl
No battery at all.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

will this rode video micro work with the Sony hdrcx900 camcorder?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Rode VideoMicro is compatible with the Sony HDR CX900.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-26
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