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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

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 (available separately).

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 (available separately), 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.
UPC: 698813006618

Rode VideoMic NTG Specs

Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
Pad-20 dB
High-Pass Filter75 Hz
150 Hz
Tone AdjustmentHigh Boost
Gain AdjustmentYes
Indicators1 x Single LED (Power)
1 x Single LED (Clip)
5 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board ControlsGain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, HF, Pad, On/Off
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Frequency Range20 Hz to 20 kHz
35 Hz to 18 kHz ±3 dB
Maximum SPL120 dB SPL (1% THD)
Impedance10 Ohms
Sensitivity-26 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range105 dB A-Weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio79 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level15 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Female (on Mic)
Output Connectors (Digital)1 x USB Type-C Female (on Mic)
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion24-Bit
Sample Rate48 kHz
Operating System SupportAndroid, Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X
Available PortUSB (Interface Unspecified)
Bus PowerUSB
Battery Type1 x Built-In (Included)
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Battery Capacity350 mAh
Approximate Battery Life30 Hours
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (with Included Hardware)
Included CaseNone
Construction MaterialAluminum
Dimensionsø: 0.85 x L: 6.73" / ø: 21.6 x L: 171 mm
Weight3.32 oz / 94 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.865 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10 x 4.1 x 3.05"

Rode VideoMic NTG Reviews

High quality and compact

By Sean
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

I'm using this on a small rig cage for short videos shot on both a DSLR and an iphone. The sound is awesome. The mic holds a charge well and is easy to operate.

Excellent, except for high SPL

By Robert
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-07

Comparing this to my VideoMicro and Videomic Pro this mic is excellent. Sounds noticeably better and more detailed, better off-axis rejection, great features. BUT, I record very loud cars, and this mic was not up to the task. I should have read the Rode datasheet, because it states the max SPL as being 14db lower than my old VideoMic Pro (120db vs 134db). A car on the dyno was way too loud, the recording was all distortion. So, for this one reason, I had to return it and go back to the VideoMic Pro.

Clean Signal, Long Lasting

By Bret
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

The NTG is a great hybrid mic. I'll attach it to the end of a boom and run into a Wireless Go II transmitter for an easy wireless boom that is quick and easy to move around. It's great not having to deal with a cord back to the camera or recorder. With the Wireless Go II's built in recorder I get nice clean audio that can be synced in post. I also use it for video calls. I run it into the line input of my Scarlett 8i6 and have the cleanest audio of anyone on the call. The internal battery lasts a long time and the rotary volume knob makes adding more gain very quick and easy. I have used the USB out, although it doesn't work well if you want to use headphones on a video call and still hear others because you have to monitor from the output on the mic so you'll hear yourself but not others. Therefore, using the analog output and a 1/8 to 1/4 adapter and going into the line input seems to work the best. If I was recording into my DAW though, I would use the USB output for the cleanest digital audio possible.

A Must Have For On Camera

By Evan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-10

Most versatile on camera shotgun mic you can get for the price. Amazing features and sound quality!

Best and only mic I need

By Fuad
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-01

Works amazing well. Use it for live-streaming, nice directional quality so doesn't pick up unwanted background, but not so finicky that you need to aim it perfectly. Works from a distance and has many features and customizations. Great review here:

Best on camera mic

By Sam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-27

If you need a mic on your camera, this is the one to choose. Sounds great! Well worth the investment!


By Joseph
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-26

...mic for the purpose, and the best option for using with the iPod 13.

Just What I needed.

By Rakim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-23

You should buy this, nuff said.

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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: 2022-01-02

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
This is a mono microphone so it wil record both left anf right channels equally.
Answered by: James Cruz
Date published: 2020-12-01

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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