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Rode Stereo VideoMic On-Camera Microphone

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Rode Stereo VideoMic On-Camera Microphone
Key Features
  • Fixed X/Y Stereo Array
  • Two 1/2" Condenser Capsules
  • Camera-Mountable Stereo Recording
  • -10 dB Pad
The Stereo VideoMic On-Camera Microphone from Rode is a high-quality microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras, and portable audio recorders. It features two high-resolution 1/2" condenser capsules mounted in a fixed X/Y stereo array, providing a natural stereo recording, while offering a high level of rear rejection.
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Rode Stereo VideoMic Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Stereo X/Y Recording
  • 3-10 dB Pad
  • 4Camera and Boom Pole Mountable
  • 5Integrated Shockmount
  • 6High-Pass Filter Switch
  • 7Internal Power

The Stereo VideoMic On-Camera Microphone from Rode is a high-quality microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras, and portable audio recorders. It features two high-resolution 1/2" condenser capsules mounted in a fixed X/Y stereo array, providing a natural stereo recording, while offering a high level of rear rejection.

The Stereo VideoMic can be used to capture environmental and ambient sounds, as well as live music. A built-in shockmounting system isolates the Stereo VideoMic's capsule and electronics from its mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that can cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone.

Other features include a standard sized shoe mount for mounting on cameras, a 3/8" thread in the base for mounting to a boom pole or stand, a high-pass filter at 80 Hz to prevent low-end noise, and a -10 dB pad that allows for the recording of loud sound sources. The Rode Stereo VideoMic is powered with a standard 9 Volt battery.

Stereo X/Y Recording

The Rode Stereo VideoMic features true X/Y stereo pick up for accurate ambience reproduction. Excellent off-axis rejection minimizes residual noise.

-10 dB Pad

The Stereo VideoMic features a -10 dB Pad switch for enhanced headroom and minimal distortion.

Camera and Boom Pole Mountable

The versatile shoe mount allows the microphone to be mounted to camcorders, stands, or boom poles.

Integrated Shockmount

The Stereo VideoMic features a permanently attached shockmount with a camera mounting shoe underneath. The shockmount features replaceable rubber O-rings that protect against noise caused by abrupt movement and shock.

High-Pass Filter Switch

A high-pass filter switch eliminates room ambiance and noise below 80 Hz. This results in improved intelligibility while recording around machinery, air conditioners, and traffic.

Internal Power

The condenser element is powered with a standard 9-V battery.
UPC: 698813000890

Rode Stereo VideoMic Specs

Microphone
Sound FieldStereo
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
Pad-10 dB
High-Pass Filter80 Hz
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL134 dB SPL
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity-38 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio74 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level20 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Power
Operating Voltage9 V
Battery Type1 x 9 V
Physical
Dimensionsø: 2.56 x L: 6.69" / ø: 65 x L: 169.93 mm
Weight10.16 oz / 288 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.09 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)10.9 x 5.05 x 2.85"

Rode Stereo VideoMic Reviews

might be user error.. but low end is really distorted

By mike moran
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-12

maybe i doing something incorrect.. but the low end bass and drums is causing major distortion.� I had levels way down too, didn't touch the reds at all.� Any suggestions? I will admit the music was loud and i was right in front of the speakers -- maybe it's just too much for this mic to handle?

This mic is intense!

By K.M
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-09-10

I use this mic with my Cannon Vixia HD Camcorder to record the organ and choir at my church and the pipe organ at my other church. It picks up the lowest tones of the pedal and highest pitches of the smallest pipes...if you can spare a few extra dollars definitely upgrade to this mic...you wont be disappointed!

Awesome.

By Gabesfree
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-03-03

I use it with the 5d m3 works like a charm

Right now

By Memphis Photog
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2012-02-17

Arrived with a screw loose and wiggled on shoe mount. Once we discovered this, all is well!

This goes back today

By Chris
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2012-02-13

The sole reason for purchasing this mic was to be used with a Canon 60D in an attempt to get usable sound with an on-board mic. In most cases I would go with a separate recorder but it would be nice to have the option of a simpler setup. This mic was not the answer. It may be fine in other applications, I didn't test it any other way, but with the 60D, the audio was unusable. At 6 feet away, the audio was very weak and mostly covered in a constant hiss. I even tried to import into Audition to capture a noise print and filter it out, but there just wasn't enough of a good signal there to work with. If you are planning to use this in another way, it may work great. But if you are hoping to be able to use this for anything where audio is important... this won't work with a DSLR. Very disappointed, and still looking.

Good Mike, some design problems

By Jane
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2012-02-10

I got this mike to use on a DSLR with HD video. Took it on a weekend of photos and video of steam locomotives in Nevada. I can't comment on the sound quality as I have not evaluated it. However I have had 2 serious durability and use issues. First, the battery compartment has a spring on the bottom of the 9V compartment. This pushes up on the battery so much that even with the door closed, the power contacts are erratic. I had to stick foam on the bottom of the door to get it to work. Second the metal clip that slides into the hot shoe broke apart, it is a thin metal casting, not solid metal. Now perhaps I handled it too roughly, but just carying the tripod with camera and mike mounted will break the hot shoe clip. Called Rode and they will repair under warranty, I pay shipping. Both these items seem to be design issues, so caution may be indicated with this unit.

Stereo VideoMic Camera-Mounted Stereo Microphone

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-07-10

I bought this mic to replace my Rodos mono mic. I used it along with my Sony AX53 CC and my Canon 80D. The mic works great on both. The AX53 comes with a front top mounted 5.1 mic but it has to be recording in 1080p and not 4K. The stereo mic is far supperior then both on board mic's. The one dumb problem I had was forgetting to turn it on, my bad... Other wise it's a great addition to my video equipment. Also it may be a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.

Stereo VideoMic Camera-Mounted Stereo Microphone by Rode

By James S.
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2015-06-14

First off I want to thank B&H Photo for their fantastic service and fast shipping in getting this mic to me. I am using it on my band new Sony HXR-MC2500 video camera which I just bought at B&H Photo. The stock mic that came with this camera picks up and record every vibration from the camera. My new Rode's mic has a perfect isolation system that does not transmit any vibration what so ever and I can use it on all of my cameras to include my DSLR. I luv it. Thanks again to all the good folks at B&H you guys RULE. :-)

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Apology!It's NOT working on my iphone.What will i do?Ruel
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The Rode Stereo VideoMic is not designed to connect directly to a smartphone. In order to connect this device to an iPhone you will need an adapter cable such as the Rode SC4 <a href= http://bhpho.to/1w6S7tG target= _blank >http://bhpho.to/1w6S7tG</a>
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what size thread is on the bottom of the Cold Shoe mount...it is larger than 1/4 ?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Rode stereo mic has a 3/8-16 threaded hole on the bottom of the cold shoe mount.
Answered by: James B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Could I use this microphone on my Sony A7 II?
Asked by: Patrick
The Rode Stereo VideoMic is compatible with the Sony A7 II. It is able to mount on the shoe, and will connect via its attached cable to the 1/8 mic input located on your camera.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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One more question. Is this microphone suitable for film taking? Or only for broadcasting/ interviewing?
Asked by: Anonymous
I use it for video on my d7000 all the time.
Answered by: Thomas P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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i have a rode svm, it's working on my iphone 3 or 4?what will i do?Please help....Thanks.Ruel U. Villaluna
Asked by: Anonymous
I have excellent experience - but only with Canon EOS! Jan
Answered by: JAN V.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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does it work with sony a6300? i need a mic for interviewing people standing in front of the camera while the mic is on the camera, is this the right mic for me?
Asked by: Jonathan H.
It should work as long as you have a place to plug it into your camera. You will also need to have a shoe on your camera to slide the base of the mic into and then you screw it down into place. My video camera did not have the shoe so I purchased an adapter that I could put on my tripod with the camera and it worked out quite well!This is a great mic!
Answered by: Tamera M.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Anybody try with the 70D?
Asked by: Geoffrey W.
The Rode Stereo VideoMic is compatible with the 70D and other DSLR cameras that feature a 1/8 mic input jack.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is there an aftermarket or replacement shock ...

Is there an aftermarket or replacement shock mount that works with this microphone?
Asked by: Robert
There is not an aftermarket shock mount for this mic. I would recommend contacting the manufacturer, Rode, directly at www.rodemic.com to request the part.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2020-07-15
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