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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
  • 100-Hr Removable Battery, AAs, or USB
  • Gain, Bass Roll-Off & Treble Boost
Equipped with expanded power options, extended tonal control, and a redesigned windscreen in a smaller footprint than the VideoMic Pro, the Rode VideoMic Pro+ is optimal for mobile journalists, vloggers, budget filmmakers, and run-and-gun shooters in need of a flexible camera-mount shotgun mic that's also at home on a boompole.
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  • 1Description
  • 2Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup
  • 3Easy Hookup to Camera
  • 4Versatile Power Options
  • 5Manual or Automatic Power On/Off
  • 6Bass Roll-Off and Treble Boost
  • 73-Stage Gain Control
  • 8Selectable Safety Channel
  • 9Informative LED Indicators
  • 10Integrated Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations
  • 11Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
  • 12Connectivity Options

Equipped with expanded power options, extended tonal control, and a redesigned windscreen in a smaller footprint than the VideoMic Pro, the Rode VideoMic Pro+ is optimal for mobile journalists, vloggers, budget filmmakers, and run-and-gun shooters in need of a flexible camera-mount shotgun mic that's also at home on a boompole.

With versatile battery/USB power options, upgraded RF immunity, adjustable gain, and multiple clarity-enhancing features, the VideoMic Pro+ can meet the demands of videographers working in a range of indoor and outdoor environments.

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 reworked windscreen design minimizes wind noise, making it well suited for outdoor shoots. The 3.5mm TRS output and detachable cable ensure proper hookup to your camera, and the selectable safety channel prevents accidental distortion by providing a duplicate audio signal at a lower level.

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 detachable straight 3.5mm cable is included for easy hookup to your camera. The microphone's 3.5mm TRS jack 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.
Versatile Power Options
Included with the VideoMic Pro+ is the LB-1, a rechargeable and removable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 100 hours of operating time per charge. If you don't have time to recharge the LB-1, just remove it and pop in two AA batteries (available separately) instead. The built-in battery door stays attached to the mic and simplifies battery changes. You can even power the mic via a USB connection to an external battery pack or charger.
Manual or Automatic Power On/Off
In addition to a power button, this microphone features a defeatable auto on/off function that mitigates unnecessary battery usage. When connected to the mic input of a compatible camera, the VideoMic Pro+ automatically turns on or off in response to the presence or absence of plug-in power. So, the mic shuts off when it detects a loss in power, either from powering off or disconnecting the camera.
Bass Roll-Off and Treble Boost
The high-pass filter can be set to 75 Hz or 150 Hz to roll off low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic. Knowing that intelligibility is crucial, Rode outfitted the VideoMic Pro+ with a selectable high-frequency boost, which enhances detail and clarity in the treble range.
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.
Selectable Safety Channel
When source levels get unexpectedly louder, you risk overloading the recording. By pressing the power and dB buttons simultaneously, you can set the mic's right channel to output 10 dB lower than the left channel. This lets you record a safety channel and the main signal to your camera at the same time.
Informative LED Indicators
The main status LED uses red, blue, and green colors to indicate the current power source, charging status, and remaining operating time. Additional LEDs are allocated for indication of the safety channel, high-pass filter, high-frequency boost, and gain settings. An onboard light sensor allows it to adjust the LED brightness level in response to ambient light.
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 an updated and optimized foam windscreen to minimize 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: 698813004980


Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
133 dB SPL
Output Connector
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Room Ambiance
Sound Field
Operating Principle
Line Gradient
Element Type
Electret Condenser
0.55" / 13.97 mm
Polar Pattern
Foam (Included)
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
133 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection
5 dB at 60°
23 dB at 120°
>10 dB at 180°
200 Ohms
-33.6 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level
7.6 dBu (Max)
Dynamic Range
118.8 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
79.8 dB
Equivalent Noise Level
14 dB A-Weighted
Output Connector
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Number of Conductors
Operating Voltage
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Operating Current Consumption
12 mA (Battery Power)
Battery Type
1 x Rode LB-1 (Included)
2 x AA (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life
100 Hours
Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)
Included Case
Included Filters
ø: 4.37 x L: 6.69" / ø: 111 x L: 169.93 mm
4.3 oz / 122 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.72 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.7 x 5.1 x 3.1"


Great Mic

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-23

New to the video world. Paired this with my Canon Vixia HG G70 (camcorder) works great. Has a good pickup at distance and the proximity effect is way less than my podcast mic. I have used it to record school presentations (on stage), family events and advertisements for work. I would highly recommend this mic. My only complaint is that the auto on/off don't always work on my Vixia, so I would be sure to make sure it is on before shooting.


By Timothy
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-13

It's good to have and it produces great audio but there are other minimal options out there

Great on camera Mic

By Alexandre
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-04

had this for a few weeks and I'm very happy with how it performs. Long lasting battery, high pass filter and gain control all come in handy. Recommend!

Picks up lots of room noise.

By Noelle
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-16

I was hoping to replace my old Sony XLR wired lav mic with a shotgun but I have to say the lav with the Kopul low to high impedance matching transformer is far superior. Even with the high pass filter on and the camera volume low and the mic set higher with the +20 db, I am still picking up a lot of room noise. I also feel like you have to be right on top of the mic to get a decent sound. However for a low cost shot gun I suppose it is ok and I am keeping it as a back-up mic.

Best shotgun mic I've used

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-10

Rode makes the best mics for video. This is a great option for run and gun/backup gear.

Best Mic I Bought!

By Cayden
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-08

The mic has great quality build as well as the actual audio. Sounds great up close and very good from even 10 feet away.

Be forewarned, the mic is big.

By Gary
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-12

I am sure from what have read and seen on youtube, the Rode VideoMic Pro+ is a great microphone. But the pictures shown don't really convey how large it is. I am sure it would be fine on a DSLR, but for use with my Fujifilm X-T4 and X-T20, it's way too big. I did not open the inner plastic packaging container because comparing the mic to the camera it just looked too big for my purposes. I am returning it and purchasing a Sennheiser MKE 400. I should have looked at more reviews comparing the Rode size-wise to other mics.

Yes or No?

By Bruce
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-27

So many people said not to buy a shotgun mic and that I should buy the wireless lav sets. They said that the quality is not the same and that you get a fuller sound from the lav mic. Well I have great news! The Rode Mic Pro is amazing!!! I watched some YouTube videos on proper usage and wham! It's awesome. So I highly recommend this great mic. Buy it and learn about it and you'll love it. Bruce D'Amico Photography

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Can you connect the Rode Videomic to a Sony F5 -- ...

Can you connect the Rode Videomic to a Sony F5 -- using a mini-XLR adapter? Is it possible to connect the Rode Videomic to a wireless transmitter (Senn G3)?
Asked by: Adam
Yes about the adapter. As for using it with the Sennheiser G3, the wiring configuration may not work in the Beltpack transmitter (You can try it though, as it wouldn't harm it), but if you have the plug-on transmitter, it will work with the same XLR adapter that will work for the F5
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-03-04

What is the estimated run time of the Rode ...

What is the estimated run time of the Rode Videomic Pro+ when using AA batteries?
Asked by: Samuel L.
The estimated run time for the Rode VideoMic Pro+ when using standard alkaline AA batteries is approximately 70 hours. Lithium batteries are typically higher capacity than alkaline batteries and higher capacity batteries will last longer. Keep in mind that there are additional factors like temperature and humidity that will directly affect battery performance.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-04-05

Can you plug this mike directly into your iPhone?

Can you plug this mike directly into your iPhone?
Asked by: Mark
This mic has a 3.5 mm stereo minijack. iPhones typically have a Lightning port. A Lightning to mini-jack adapter cable might work for a microphone since it works for headphones. However, I have not tried it. Other mikes like the Shure MV88 plug directly into the iPhone Lightning port and provide credible sound with controls over width of cardioid pattern.
Answered by: Peter
Date published: 2020-04-02

How do I mount this to a BMPCC4K? I purchased a ...

How do I mount this to a BMPCC4K? I purchased a ProMediaGear 1/4"-20 Screw to Cold Shoe Adapter but it does not slide in still.
Asked by: Patrick
As far as I can tell, you have the right gear to make this work. If the lock-nut on the Microphone is open and you are still experiencing difficulties, perhaps something is damaged or bent (either on the mic or on the show adapter)?
Answered by: Marty
Date published: 2019-06-02


Will the VMPR WindShield work with the new VMPR PLUS? It appears that the VMPR windshield would be too small to fit over the new VMPR PLUS. What kind of windshield is compatible?
Asked by: Vince
Yes, the Rode deadcat VMPR will work with the new Rode VideoMic Pro Plus.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

What adapter can I connect to this microphone to ...

What adapter can I connect to this microphone to get high quality sound from a Nikon z6ii camera?
Asked by: gavriel
You should not need any adapter. The Rde VideoMic Pro+ comes with a 1/8" inch cable that will plug into the "MIC" input on the side of the Nikon z6ii.
Answered by: Weston
Date published: 2021-08-27

Does this work with the Sony FX6?

Does this work with the Sony FX6?
Asked by: Matthew
The RODE VideoMic Pro+ Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone can be used with the Sony FX6 Full-Frame Cinema Camera. You can use the RODE VXLR 3.5mm TRS Female to XLR Male Adapter (B&H # ROVXLR) to connect the mic to an XLR input.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-03-29

How is the shielding on this mic? My original ...

How is the shielding on this mic? My original Rode Video Mic Pro picks up RF spray from my Hollyland transmitter.
Asked by: David
The Rode VideoMic Pro+ Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone is a much better quality mic all around than the original VideoMic Pro. We don't have any specific details regarding the shielding of the mic itself. It's also possible that the cable is picking up the RF, so you may want to test your mic or the VideoMic Pro+ with a high quality cable that you know is well shielded. For more information regarding the shielding used inside of the microphone, you can contact Rode directly and they should be able to help. Their US offices are based in California and their phone number is 562-364-7400.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-11-08
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