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RODE VideoMic Me-L Directional Microphone for iOS Devices

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RODE VideoMic Me-L Directional Microphone for iOS Devices
Key Features
  • For Mobile Video or Mobile VO
  • Shotgun-Style Mic with iOS Connector
  • Included Mic Clip & Furry Windscreen
  • 3.5mm & Lightning Connections
If you're shooting mobile iOS video and want better audio than what your phone provides—or if you need to record VO or ADR on the go—the Rode VideoMic Me-L is worth your consideration. This is a shotgun mic that plugs right into iOS devices via a lightning port, using the connection point as a mount as well.
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RODE VideoMic Me-L Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Perfect for Mobile Video and More
  • 3Broadcast Quality
  • 4Versatile 3.5mm Jack

If you're shooting mobile iOS video and want better audio than what your phone provides—or if you need to record VO or ADR on the go—the Rode VideoMic Me-L is worth your consideration. This is a shotgun mic that plugs right into iOS devices via a lightning port, using the connection point as a mount as well.

The mic focuses the audio capture on what's directly in front of the capsule thanks to the directional polar pattern. It's primarily intended for use with iOS devices, though it does offer a 3.5mm TRS jack, which can be used for monitoring or for backup analog recording, provided you've plugged in the mic to a lightning port. Even though the mic can mount directly on top of your iOS lightning port, it comes with a dedicated mic clip should you rather use it as well as a furry windscreen for achieving a better sound in windy conditions.

Perfect for Mobile Video and More
With its simple plug-and-play form factor, the mic is perfectly suited for mobile iOS video recording. However, the quality of the mic itself is good enough to be used for VO or ADR when studios are not available; the mic has been used this way in a few television shows.
Broadcast Quality
When connected over the Lightning port, the mic captures audio in a broadcast-quality 48 kHz sample-rate, making it suitable for use in pro circumstances. The highly directional cardioid polar pattern will help tamp down unwanted room noise and ambience.
Versatile 3.5mm Jack
The built-in 3.5mm jack works with headphones, or it can also be utilized for backup recording.
UPC: 698813005192

RODE VideoMic Me-L Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Mobile Device Mic / Shotgun Mic
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
115 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Power Sources
Plug-In Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Recording to Mobile Device
Form Factor
Mobile Device Mic / Shotgun Mic
Intended Sound Sources
Vocals, Speech/Voice-Over, Instruments
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Cardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
High-Pass Filter
No
Gain Adjustment
No
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
115 dB SPL
Equivalent Noise Level
19.5 dB SPL A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Power
Power Sources
Plug-In Power
Operating Voltage
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
No Mount Included
Dimensions
H: 1 x W: 0.8 x L: 2.9" / H: 25.7 x W: 20.2 x L: 73.5 mm
Weight
1 oz / 28 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
7.2 x 5.05 x 2.65"

RODE VideoMic Me-L Reviews

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Will this work with the Moment Photo Case?

Will this work with the Moment Photo Case?
Asked by: Jeremy
Hello Jeremy, most cases are difficult to use with any external microphone as they vary widely. I recommend using a third party device to hold the phone (minus the case) without hindering the external microphone. Look into Joby and Beast Grip.
Answered by: Ryan w/ RØDE
Date published: 2019-02-12

Does this mic still come with a windscreen?

Does this mic still come with a windscreen?
Asked by: Valerie
Yes
Answered by: Andrew
Date published: 2020-03-30

Can this be used in conjunction with DJI OM 4 ...

Can this be used in conjunction with DJI OM 4 Smartphone Gimbal? Or does it get in the way?
Asked by: Douglas
It will not work with a gimbal.
Answered by: Louis
Date published: 2021-10-20

question

Since this plugs into the lighting port you can't charge and record audio at the same time which is a flaw. If a lighting splitter was used on the phone with this going to one port and the charger going to the other will it work? Will still need to rig it so the mic is not just dangling from the dongle.
Asked by: Anonymous
This might be interesting pairing it up with the MOZA Mini-MI, which has wireless charging built into the gimbal.
Answered by: Jean Louis I.
Date published: 2018-12-26

Is there gimbal, such as the Zhiyun Smooth 4, ...

Is there gimbal, such as the Zhiyun Smooth 4, that this will work with?
Asked by: Michael
The DJI Osmo Mobile 3 Smartphone Gimbal Combo Kit, BH #DJOSMOM3C would accommodate this microphone.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2021-02-18

Is this mic compatible with a DJI Osmo Pocket?

Is this mic compatible with a DJI Osmo Pocket?
Asked by: Thomas
Hello Thomas, The VideoMic Me-L is compatible with all Apple iOS devices with a Lightning port and running iOS 11 or higher. As for the DJI Osmo and the VideoMic Me-L, it would only depend on if the DJI works with an Apple device and has room for the microphone.
Answered by: Ryan w/ RØDE
Date published: 2022-01-30

Will this work with current Apple ipad air which ...

Will this work with current Apple ipad air which has a USB-C connector, not a lightening connector?
Asked by: Douglas
I just talked with Apple and, specifically, its a USB-C male to female Lighting adapter. Thats the lingo, friends. Hope this helps someone in the future.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2022-05-23

Will this mic work on apps to record music like ...

Will this mic work on apps to record music like BandLab?
Asked by: El
I think that depends on the app. I have only used it for video and audio recording.
Answered by: luis
Date published: 2020-07-26
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