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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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Rode VIDEOMIC PRO+ Overview

  • 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


Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Diaphragm0.55" / 13.97 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State (JFET)
High-Pass Filter75 Hz
150 Hz
Tone AdjustmentHigh Boost:
+5 dB at 7 kHz
Gain Adjustment-10 dB to +20 dB
Indicators1 x Single LED (Power, Status)
6 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsGain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, HF, On/Off
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL133 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection5 dB at 60°
23 dB at 120°
>10 dB at 180°
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity-33.6 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level7.6 dBu (Max)
Dynamic Range118.8 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio79.8 dB
Equivalent Noise Level14 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Headphone ConnectorNone
Number of Conductors2
Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Operating Current Consumption12 mA (Battery Power)
Battery Type1 x Rode LB-1
2 x AA
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Approximate Battery Life100 Hours
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)
Included CaseNone
Dimensionsø: 4.37 x L: 6.69" / ø: 111 x L: 169.93 mm
Weight4.3 oz / 122 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.72 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.7 x 5.1 x 3.1"
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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

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

Is this mic capable of outputting 24 bit audio?

Is this mic capable of outputting 24 bit audio?
Asked by: Joshua
Bit rates are the job of the recorder, not the microphone. So, if you plug this microphone into a recorder or camera that can record 24 bit audio, then you can have a 24 bit recording.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2021-02-14

Is this mic comparable with the Nikon D850?

Is this mic comparable with the Nikon D850?
Asked by: Jason
Yes it's comparable through your 3.5mm microphone input on your Nikon D850.
Answered by: leticia
Date published: 2021-02-25

Is this mic compatible with the Sony A6400?

Is this mic compatible with the Sony A6400?
Asked by: Alexandre
Not 100%. I use it all the time on my Sony A6500. I think the shoe is the same. Great mic.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-08-18
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