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RODE VideoMic NTG Hybrid Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

RODE VideoMic NTG Hybrid Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Vlogger, Run & Gun, Voiceover, Podcaster
  • For Cameras, Mobile Devices & Computers
  • 30-Hour USB Rechargeable Battery
  • Variable Gain, Pad, Roll-Off & HF Boost
The Rode VideoMic NTG gives video content creators, run-and-gun filmmakers, voiceover artists, and podcasters the sound of the highly regarded NTG shotguns in a convenient camera-mount mic that requires no additional adapters to work with cameras, smartphones, tablets, portable recorders, and USB-equipped computers.
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RODE VideoMic NTG Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Technology Ported from the NTG5
  • 3Directional Sound Pickup
  • 4Extensive Device Compatibility
  • 5Full USB Microphone Functionality
  • 6MFi-Certified for Apple iOS Mobile Devices
  • 7Convenient Headphone Monitoring
  • 8-20 dB Pad and Continuously Variable Gain
  • 9Bass Roll-Off and Treble Boost
  • 10Selectable Safety Channel
  • 11Internal Rechargeable 30-Hour Battery
  • 12Manual or Automatic Power On/Off
  • 13Shockmount with Sliding Rail and Cable Management
  • 14Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
  • 15Works with Rode Connect
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The Rode VideoMic NTG gives video content creators, run-and-gun filmmakers, voiceover artists, and podcasters the sound of the highly regarded NTG shotguns in a convenient camera-mount mic that requires no additional adapters to work with cameras, smartphones, tablets, portable recorders, and USB-equipped computers.

With focused directivity, continuously variable gain, digitally switched tone controls, and an internal USB-rechargeable battery, the VideoMic NTG provides transparent sonic performance and immensely flexible functionality. Thanks to its aerospace-grade aluminum housing, the VideoMic NTG is durable, compact, and lightweight, making it equally at home atop a camera or on a boompole.

The auto-sensing 3.5mm TRRS output and included TRRS cable ensure compatibility with cameras, portable recorders, mobile devices, and computers—no adapters required. A peak warning light, a -20 dB pad, and the selectable -20 dB safety channel help you easily avoid distortion in your recordings. When used as a USB microphone, the 3.5mm jack functions as a stereo headphone output for real-time monitoring of your signal.

Thanks to firmware version 2.0, the VideoMic NTG is now MFi-certified for use with Lightning-equipped Apple iOS mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod) when paired with the Rode SC15 USB Type-C to Lightning accessory cable.

Technology Ported from the NTG5
The VideoMic NTG's body features acoustic perforations rather than the linear slots traditionally used in shotgun microphones. This annular line tube technology was ported from Rode's NTG5 to deliver transparency and a natural, uncolored sound.
Directional Sound Pickup
The VideoMic NTG 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. Since it is even more sensitive than the VideoMic Pro+ model, it requires less gain to achieve an equivalent signal level.
Extensive Device Compatibility
Simply connect the VideoMic NTG to your camera, portable recorder, or mobile device via the included TRRS cable. The VideoMic NTG's auto-sensing 3.5mm TRRS output automatically switches between TRS and TRRS as necessary, so you won't need additional adapter cables. The 3.5mm jack is wired in a dual-mono configuration, ensuring that the mic signal is sent identically to both input channels of your recording device.
Full USB Microphone Functionality
Plug the VideoMic NTG into your computer, smartphone, or tablet via USB to use it as a digital USB microphone for direct recording to your favorite software. Its integrated analog-to-digital converter operates at 24-bit / 48 kHz to provide full-resolution, uncompressed audio quality.
MFi-Certified for Apple iOS Mobile Devices
As of firmware version 2.0, the VideoMic NTG is officially MFi-certified, unlocking complete compatibility with Lightning-equipped iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Plug your VideoMic NTG into your iPhone, iPad, or iPod via USB with the Rode SC15 USB Type-C to Lightning accessory cable, unleashing the full potential of the mic, including:

  • Headphone monitoring with complete volume control using the variable output knob
  • Two-way audio transmission for making video calls
  • Access to the safety channel, which creates a second output at -20 dB in case the main channel distorts
  • High-quality 24-bit / 48 kHz digital audio conversion
Convenient Headphone Monitoring
When using the VideoMic NTG as a USB microphone, plug your headphones into its 3.5mm output for convenient stereo headphone monitoring. Control the headphone volume via the gain knob on the bottom of the mic.
-20 dB Pad and Continuously Variable Gain
To enable effortless optimization of recording levels for any device, the VideoMic NTG boasts a continuously variable gain control and a helpful audio peak warning light. Whether you need mic level, line level, headphone level, or something in between, the right level is available at the turn of a knob. Press the dedicated button for the -20 dB pad to quickly lower the level when loud sound sources threaten to distort your recording.
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 NTG with a selectable high-frequency boost, which enhances detail and clarity in the treble range.
Selectable Safety Channel
When source levels get unexpectedly louder, you risk overloading the recording. By pressing the dedicated safety channel button, you can set the mic's right channel to output 20 dB lower than the left channel. This lets you record a safety channel and the main signal to your camera at the same time.
Internal Rechargeable 30-Hour Battery
The internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers up to 30 hours of run time and recharges via USB Type-C in about two hours. Since the VideoMic NTG can be charged while you use it, you can even simultaneously power and charge it with a USB battery pack.
Manual or Automatic Power On/Off
When connected to the mic input of a compatible camera, the VideoMic NTG automatically turns on or off in response to the presence or absence of plug-in power. As you'd expect, the mic shuts off when it detects a loss in power, either from powering off or disconnecting the camera. Plus, there is a power button for manually turning the mic on or off.
Shockmount with Sliding Rail and Cable Management
Understanding that the rubber bands used in many shockmounts can snap and stretch, Rode chose to opt for a rugged Rycote Lyre suspension-style shockmount designed for attachment to a camera or boompole. This simplifies setup of the mic and inhibits the transfer of vibrations from the camera. The shockmount's sliding rail system lets shift the position of the mic forward or backward for perfect placement. Forget about messy cabling; the built-in cable management keeps the cord run tidy.
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
The VideoMic NTG includes a foam windscreen to minimize unwanted wind noise from light breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in outdoor environments, consider a furry windshield such as the optional Rode WS-11. Go for the optional Rode WS-Chroma, a set of two foam windshields (colored green and blue) suitable for chroma keying in postproduction—chroma key compositing can be used to remove the blue/green windscreen from the image.
Works with Rode Connect
Record with up to four microphones on a computer, with a fully featured digital mixer complete with level controls, solo and mute buttons, and one-click access to studio-quality audio processors. It also offers expansive features for both podcasters and streamers, including customizable sound pads and virtual channels for seamlessly connecting remote guests, integrating streaming applications, adding music beds, and more.
UPC: 698813006618

RODE VideoMic NTG Specs

Primary Applications
Live Sound, Broadcast, ENG (Electronic News Gathering), Audio for Video, Location Sound, Field Recording
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Intended Sound Sources
Speech/Voice Over
Sound Field
Operating Principle
Pressure Gradient
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
End Address
-20 dB
High-Pass Filter
75 Hz
150 Hz
Tone Adjustment
High Boost
Gain Adjustment
1 x Single LED (Power)
1 x Single LED (Clip)
5 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board Controls
Gain/Sensitivity, HF, High-Pass Filter, On/Off, Pad
Foam (Included)
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
35 Hz to 18 kHz ±3 dB
Maximum SPL
120 dB SPL (1% THD)
10 Ohms
-26 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range
105 dB A-Weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
79 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level
15 dB A-Weighted
Output Connector
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Female (on Mic)
Digital Output Connector
1 x USB-C Female (on Mic)
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
Sample Rate
48 kHz
OS Compatibility
*As of November, 2019: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Mobile App Compatible
*As of June, 2023: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Bus Power
Battery Type
1 x Built-In (Included)
Battery Chemistry
Approximate Battery Life
30 Hours
Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (with Included Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size
3/8"-16 Female
Included Case
Included Filters
Construction Material
ø: 0.85 x L: 6.73" / ø: 21.6 x L: 171 mm
3.32 oz / 94 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.84 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.9 x 3.9 x 3"

RODE VideoMic NTG Reviews

Excellent Mic

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-08-08

Mic worked flawlessly out of the box. Set-up was easy and only took a few minutes. I am using the mic to improve the sound quality of my professional meetings. Several people commented that the sound quality has significantly improved since I got the new mic.

Effective run and gun mic

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-09

Love this mic and its updated features

Good shotgun mic

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-03-08

Mic works great. As expected from a shotgun mic, it picks up only whats in front of it quite well.

Exceeded my expectations

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-02-24

A great mic that helps me handle any situation with out a big audio set up. I put it on my camera and boom pole and it performs amazing everytime.

Great Microphone

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-28

Great microphone. I like it because it integrates seamlessly with all of my hardware and software. It is one of the few items that has been truly plug and play.

Great Mic for Run & Gun Filmmaking

By Caleb
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-09

This mic has all the features you could want for a run and gun shooting setup. My favorite feature is the duel levels recording, so if you peak on one channel you can just use the other channel. Another awesome feature is the gain dial on the back of the mic. Great for dialing your audio if something needs adjusted on the fly. Finally the auto on and off is quite amazing. I no longer have to worry about remembering to turn my mic on, as in the past with other mics I've recorded clips with no audio because of this. Great product, RODE!

Great mic w/ amazing feature

By Broderick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-04-14

I love the features this mic has and its audio is beyond many others. If you are a "run and gun" shooter like me, this is the perfect mic for you.

Great mic. Does NOT work with Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

By Nick
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2023-04-03

It is very sad. One of the major reasons why I got this NTG mic was to use along with my cell phone. I wanted to be able to monitor audio while shooting. Yes, you can monitor the audio but not on the Samsung S23 ultra. I confirmed that they will need an update and no one can say when. I can use the 3.5 out to usb-c converter but I lose the audio monitoring ability. It does sound great. I am returning the mic for a refund.

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Can I go USB to 3.5 mm male to my audio in on ...

Can I go USB to 3.5 mm male to my audio in on a6500 and monitor sound on the shotgun?
Asked by: Jack
Agree with the Staff answer. You can only use the mic via 3.5mm jack on your camera for audio in. The only way you can monitor using the 3.5mm jack is when the USB cable is plugged into a computer.
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2021-07-15

Is this mic working with the mini stereo input of ...

Is this mic working with the mini stereo input of the c200? Thank U
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it will.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2020-03-02

If I got two of these, could I plug both into my ...

If I got two of these, could I plug both into my MacBook Pro and have them record simultaneously?
Asked by: Joel
You would not be able to use the USB outputs from both NTG Hybrid mic at the same time as the computer will only recognize one USB mic. However, you can use two NTG Hybrid mics at the same time if you connect them via their analog outputs. You could connect the analog outputs from both mics to separate input channels on a USB audio interface and send digital audio to your computer.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2020-10-15

Anyone know how to connect the Rode NTG to Apple ...

Anyone know how to connect the Rode NTG to Apple iPad Air 2019? I use my iPad's lightning cable to NTG's usb-c connector but there is no recognition, not even to charge. Do I really need to purchase the Rode specific cable for an additional 79.99??? HELP!
Asked by: Henry
I know this question is old You will need this adapter: Apple Lightning to USB 3.0 Type-A Camera Adapter There is also this adapter, but you will not be able to charge your ios device while the mic is connected: Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter
Answered by: Kelvin
Date published: 2022-01-03

How long is the connector wire to the camera? I ...

How long is the connector wire to the camera? I will be using the NTG with a DJI OSMO 3 and iPhone, and it is mounted on a cold-shoe adapter at the base of the gimbal (so about 12" away from the port).
Asked by: Eric
It's short. About 6 inches. I'd buy a longer cable.
Answered by: Kelsey
Date published: 2020-07-05

Can this record the same level to both left and ...

Can this record the same level to both left and right tracks?
Asked by: Anonymous
I just saw a video about this mic and as a safety it records onto both sides but one side records at -20db in case the record level is set too high. Brilliant
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2022-02-20

which is better for mukbang or asmr recording, ...

which is better for mukbang or asmr recording, VideoMic NTG or VideoMic Pro+?
Asked by: Simmone
It really depends on what the mic will be connecting to. When used with a camera, the NTG would be operating as an analog mic and functioning much like the VideoMic Pro+, producing comparable high-quality audio with similar features. The main difference for the NTG is the built in interface which enables you to connect it directly to a computer via the USB cable to operate as a digital mic. The VideoMic Pro+ can also be connected to a computer, but a separate USB interface is required. Both are excellent options for recording, podcasting or livestreaming, so you can't wrong with either mic.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2021-05-14

Can audio be recorded straight to an SSD through ...

Can audio be recorded straight to an SSD through the USB output?
Asked by: Jackson
The USB output of the NTG Hybrid is designed to connect to a computer and will not work directly connected to a drive
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2021-08-30
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