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RODE NTG1 Shotgun Microphone

RODE NTG1 Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • For Indie Films, TV & Documentaries
  • Phantom Powered
  • Selectable 80 Hz Low-Cut Filter
  • Low Handling Noise
Capture quality sound indoors or outside for your next indie film, TV shoot, or documentary project with the Rode NTG1 shotgun microphone. With low handling noise and the ability to endure loud sound sources before distortion, the NTG1 offers a cost-effective solution for recording clean dialogue and sound effects.

The NTG1's elevated sensitivity allows it to produce strong output levels without having to apply extreme gain at your mic preamp. Sonically, the NTG1 delivers consistently clear sound due in part to its gentle rise in high frequencies and its rumble-reducing selectable low-cut filter. The durable and lightweight high-grade aluminum housing is finished in hard-wearing epoxy paint to withstand the stress of location recording.
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Can this microphone be used with a AA battery for source of power also?
Asked by: kawame d.
No. It uses phantom power exclusively. The NTG2 can use batteries.
Answered by: Cris E.
Date published: 2018-08-27

How can this microphone claim so much greater ...

How can this microphone claim so much greater directionality (down 14 dB at 60 degrees off-axis) than other shotgun microphones of similar physical length. Is it a typo?
Asked by: Phil
I am honestly surprised at how good this mic is compared to the NTG2 and my Zoom shotgun mics. It is just stronger, cleaner and yes, more directional. It's still just s shotgun mic, not a lav. But it is impressive. I was surprised.
Answered by: Dan
Date published: 2022-11-09

Will this work on the new Black Magic Pocket ...

Will this work on the new Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K?
Asked by: Steve
Yes it does work all you need is this adapter in the link bellow
Answered by: leticia
Date published: 2021-03-01


Is this mic compatible with DSLR cameras? I have a Canon 5D mark III and am looking for on on-camera shotgun mic.
Asked by: Karina A.
The NTG1 requires power in order to operate that is supplied by the device the mic is connected to. unfortunately this is not able to be supplied by the cameras mini jack output. For the 5D mkIII and similar cameras you will need an additional adapter that is able to provide the power to the mic such as a Beachtek DXA-SLR ULTRA, which will allow the connection of 2 mics, level control, metering and limiters to protect from overload. Alternatively a battery powered mic will also work directly connected. The NTG-2 would be an example.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Does this microphone have to be mounted on a camera? We are using a teleprompter so we need a mic that can stand alone and not have to be mounted to our camera.
Asked by: Sandra M.
We use this as a boom mic which is on a boompole (fish pole) connected to a C-stand that hangs over the talent (speaker). The C stand is weighed down by two 30LB sand bags. You will also need a Matthelini clamp to attach the boom to the C-stand.
Answered by: Elias H.
Date published: 2018-08-27


What is the difference between NTG 1 and NTG 2
Asked by: Nachiketh
I have both. The NTG2 uses a AA battery. Ive seen specs that claim there is a tiny bit of difference in performance but it depends on your size restrictions and phantom power requirements. The NTG1 is great on most of my cams and in podcasts where the space might be an issue and upplying power to it isnt a problem. Recently I started.using a Tascam 70D the power drain is so bad on it I will often switch to the NTG2 to save battery on the mixer/recorder.
Answered by: michael g.
Date published: 2018-08-27


How far from the subject this mic can record with quality? Is it good for advertising production?
Asked by: Rafael R.
Lots of variables here, but generally you should be within a couple of feet of the sound source - less if it is a noisy environment. This is more an aspect of proper location sound technique in general, rather than the quality of this particular mic. This mic is capable of very good quality sound, but even the most expensive mic will sound terrible if it is 10 ft from the subject.
Answered by: blake m.
Date published: 2022-11-09
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