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RODE VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

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RODE VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Vlogger, Run & Gun, Voiceover, Podcaster
  • For Cameras, Mobile Devices & Computers
  • Runs on Plug-In Power or USB Power
  • Simple Operation with No Controls
As a smaller, simplified version of the extremely versatile VideoMic NTG, the Rode VideoMic GO II ultracompact shotgun microphone is a radical departure from the original VideoMic GO, with significant upgrades to the body, shockmount, cable, and more. It 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 works with cameras, portable recorders, iOS and Android mobile devices, and USB-equipped computers.
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RODE VideoMic GO II Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2What's New in Version II
  • 3Technology Ported from the VideoMic NTG
  • 4Directional Sound Pickup
  • 5TRS Camera Connection
  • 6Full USB Microphone Functionality
  • 7MFi-Certified for Apple iOS Mobile Devices
  • 8Convenient Headphone Monitoring
  • 9Uses Plug-In Power or USB Power
  • 10Shockmount with Sliding Rail and Cable Management
  • 11Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
  • 12Works with Rode Apps
By B&H Photo's

As a smaller, simplified version of the extremely versatile VideoMic NTG, the Rode VideoMic GO II ultracompact shotgun microphone is a radical departure from the original VideoMic GO, with significant upgrades to the body, shockmount, cable, and more. It 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 works with cameras, portable recorders, iOS and Android mobile devices, and USB-equipped computers.

Use the VideoMic GO II as a traditional shotgun mic for your DSLR or turn it into a digital microphone by connecting it to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop with separately available cables; in both configurations it delivers focused directivity, low noise, and isolation from external vibrations. When used as a USB microphone, the 3.5mm jack functions as a headphone output for monitoring the live signal or playback from your host device. Since the mic runs on plug-in power or USB power and has no controls or switches, it is easy and fast to operate.

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What's New in Version II
Compared to the original VideoMic GO, the VideoMic GO II was thoroughly overhauled and loaded with design elements in form and function from Rode's popular VideoMic NTG. With upgrades to the body, shockmount, and cable, plus the ability to operate as an analog or digital USB microphone, this version is a completely different mic from the original VideoMic GO.
Technology Ported from the VideoMic NTG
The VideoMic GO II'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 VideoMic NTG to deliver transparency and a natural, uncolored sound.
Directional Sound Pickup
The VideoMic GO II utilizes a supercardioid polar pattern to focus on the sound in front of it while attenuating other sounds from the sides and rear. Its low-noise electronics and sensitive condenser element deliver more detailed audio than mics typically found in cameras and portable recorders.
TRS Camera Connection
A detachable 3.5mm TRS cable is supplied to quickly hook up your camera. The cable 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. Both short and flat, the cord is easy to keep tidy.
Full USB Microphone Functionality
Plug the VideoMic GO II 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
The VideoMic GO II is officially MFi-certified, unlocking complete compatibility with Lightning-equipped iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Plug your VideoMic GO II into your iPhone, iPad, or iPod via USB with the Rode SC15 USB Type-C to Lightning accessory cable (available separately).
Convenient Headphone Monitoring
When using the VideoMic GO II as a USB microphone, plug your headphones into its 3.5mm output for convenient headphone monitoring.
Uses Plug-In Power or USB Power
No batteries are needed for the VideoMic GO II. It runs on plug-in power through the TRS connection to your camera, or it can be bus powered via USB.
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 boom pole. This simplifies setup of the mic and inhibits the transfer of vibrations from the camera. The shockmount's sliding rail system lets you 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 orderly.
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
The VideoMic GO II 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 Rode WS12 (available separately).
Works with Rode Apps
  • Rode Connect: Record with up to four microphones on a computer, with intuitive controls and powerful features. Create pro-quality podcasts or livestreams, and access studio-quality processing at the click of a button.
  • Rode Reporter: Configure device settings, including adjusting the input gain, engaging a high-pass filter, high-frequency boost, and pad, and recording broadcast-quality audio on the go with your mobile device.
  • Rode Central: Unlock advanced features and configure device settings anywhere. Set the input gain, engage a high-pass filter, high-frequency boost, and pad, and update firmware for accessing new features.
UPC: 698813007899

RODE VideoMic GO II Specs

Key Specs
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
On-Board Controls
No
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
110 dB SPL
Analog Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C Female (on Mic)
Power Sources
Plug-In Power / Bus Power
Microphone
Primary Applications
Audio for Video
Form Factor
Camera-Mount / Shotgun Mic
Intended Sound Sources
Speech/Voice-Over, Room Ambiance
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State
Pad
No
High-Pass Filter
No
Tone Adjustment
No
Gain Adjustment
No
On-Board Controls
No
Performance
Frequency Range
20 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
110 dB SPL
Impedance
2.2 Kilohms
Sensitivity
-31 dBV at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range
95 dB A-Weighted
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
79 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level
15 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
USB/Digital Output
1x USB-C Female (on Mic)
Headphone Output
No
Wireless
No
Digital Audio
A/D Conversion
24-Bit
Sample Rate
48 kHz
Power
Power Sources
Plug-In Power / Bus Power
Bus Power
USB
Operating Voltage
2 to 5 V (Plug-In Power)
V ()
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting
Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (Included)
Mounting Thread Size
3/8"-16 Female
Dimensions
ø: 0.9 x L: 4.7" / ø: 21.6 x L: 120 mm (Microphone)
H: 3.4 x W: 2.8 x L: 5.9" / H: 86 x W: 70 x L: 150 mm (with Mount, with Windscreen)
Weight
1.2 oz / 33 g (Microphone)
3.4 oz / 96 g (with Mount, with Windscreen)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.505 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
8.4 x 4.7 x 3.3"

RODE VideoMic GO II Reviews

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If used with an iPhone, will the phone's speaker ...

If used with an iPhone, will the phone's speaker work while in use?
Asked by: Stephen
No. When an external microphone is connected to the iPhone, the internal speaker is muted. You can use an adapter like the RODE AI-Micro USB-C Audio Interface (B&H # ROAIMICRO) which includes a Lightning adapter and provides two mic inputs and a headphone output. The RODE VideoMic GO II Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone is compatible. We do also have other options for mobile interfaces that will work in the same manner. Please feel free to contact us by phone or through live chat on the website and we will be happy to help you select the best option for your application.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-06-07

Does this mic work with the Fuji XH2?

Does this mic work with the Fuji XH2?
Asked by: Stephen
Yes, the RODE VideoMic GO II Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone is compatible for use with the FUJIFILM X-H2 Mirrorless Camera.
Answered by: Lisa S
Date published: 2023-06-11

Is this compatible with canon m50?

Is this compatible with canon m50?
Asked by: Sean
Yes, this microphone will work with any camera that has a 3.5mm audio input jack.
Answered by: Calvin M
Date published: 2022-06-30

Does this come with a wind shield/screen?

Does this come with a wind shield/screen?
Asked by: Max
Yes, the Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone includes a foam windscreen with purchase. For extra wind protection, the VideoMic GO II is also available bundled with a windshield as BH #ROVMGIIDWK: https://bhpho.to/3r4ZkNc
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-04-05

Does it require an adapter to be connected with ...

Does it require an adapter to be connected with android phones that have a 3.5mm jack?
Asked by: Abdelhamid
When using the Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone with an Android smartphone's 3.5mm input, you will want to convert the cable connector to TRRS using an adapter such as Rode SC4 3.5mm TRS Female to 3.5mm Right-Angle TRRS Male Adapter Cable for Smartphones (BH #ROSC4): https://bhpho.to/3KaSk8q
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-03-01

How can you plug it into IPhone ? Does it need an ...

How can you plug it into IPhone ? Does it need an adapter or directly ?
Asked by: Mohammed
You can only hear the sound on playback, not during recording. I have attached a microphone on the lightning port and a headphone on the 3.5 port of my iphone 6s plus. It does not work like a dslr where you can hear the sound as it records. I tried doing it without a microphone. Without a microphone attached, I tried recording video and listened on a headphone and no sound came out while recording. On playback, yes, you can hear what you recorded.
Answered by: Jose
Date published: 2023-12-15

What is needed for mounting the Rode VideoMic GO ...

What is needed for mounting the Rode VideoMic GO II on a boom?
Asked by: Charles
The Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone comes equipped with a shock mount and 3/8-16" mounting thread, which in most cases is everything that is needed to affix this microphone onto a boom pole. 3/8-16" is the most common boom pole thread size. If for some reason the boom uses a different thread size, a thread adapter could be added for mounting compatibility.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-08-23

is this compatible with canon xa11?

is this compatible with canon xa11?
Asked by: Argenis Arturo
The Rode VideoMic GO II Ultracompact Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone is not directly compatible with the 3.5mm TRS input connection on the Canon XA11 Compact Full HD Camcorder, as this connection does not supply the plug-in power required for operation of the VideoMic GO II. These two items can be made to work together via the XLR inputs on the XA11 if the Rode VXLR+ 3.5mm TRS Female to XLR Male Adapter with Phantom Power Converter (BH #ROVXLRP) is implemented, which will convert phantom power from the XLR input down to the plug-in power appropriate for the VideoMic GO II's operation.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-10-06
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