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Rode SM5 - Shotgun Microphone Suspension

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Rode SM5 - Shotgun Microphone Suspension
Key Features
  • SM5 Microphone Suspension for Cylindrical Camera Clamps
The Rode SM5 is a suspension mount for shotgun, or similarly sized microphones. The design features a cylindrical clamp mount adapter that measures 1.06 inches (27mm) in diameter. The clamp mount adapter fits into the cylindrical clamp mounts found on professional video cameras; such as those found on some Panasonic and Sony models.

The four-way rubber suspension bands provide a secure hold on most shotgun microphones and minimize inherent noise due to handling and vibration. In addition, the SM5 features a two-way mounting system with 1/4" x 20 and 3/8" x 16 internal threads for Tripod and Boom Pole mounting.

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Rode SM5 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Video Camera Clamp Adapter
  • 3Four-way Elastic Suspension
  • 4Two-way Mounting System

The Rode SM5 is a suspension mount for shotgun, or similarly sized microphones. The design features a cylindrical clamp mount adapter that measures 1.06 inches (27mm) in diameter. The clamp mount adapter fits into the cylindrical clamp mounts found on professional video cameras; such as those found on some Panasonic and Sony models.

The four-way rubber suspension bands provide a secure hold on most shotgun microphones and minimize inherent noise due to handling and vibration. In addition, the SM5 features a two-way mounting system with 1/4" x 20 and 3/8" x 16 internal threads for Tripod and Boom Pole mounting.

Video Camera Clamp Adapter
The versatile SM5 features a cylindrical clamp mount adapter. The adapter allows the SM5 to fit into video camera clamp mounts, such as those on some Panasonic and Sony models.
Four-way Elastic Suspension
The four-way elastic suspension bands suppress noise due to handling and vibration.
Two-way Mounting System
The SM5 incorporates a two way mounting system with 1/4" x 20 and 3/8" x 16 internal threads, for Tripod and Boom Pole mounting.
UPC: 698813000715

Rode SM5 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 5.1 x 2.5"

Rode SM5 Reviews

Amazing product!

By Juan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2014-06-27

It makes a great difference using it vs. the on-camera mount. Almost all the handling noise is gone! I'm very happy with this little device. The sound quality using my shotgun mic on the camera is much much better.

Did the trick for my shotgun mic

By Pie-in-the-sky
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-01-07

I needed to mount my Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic to my Canon XF100 camcorder. Unfortunately, the Canon microphone mount's inner diameter was too large for the mic. The SM5 fit nicely into the mic mount of the XF100 and provided a nice suspension / acoustic isolation for the microphone. The entire combination of the SM5, mic and XF100 mount, sags a tiny bit (because the XF100 mic mount has a rubber cushion) but is not a problem. The unit appears to be very well built and looks like a professional piece of gear (makes a good impression on clients). I believe it is a decent value although I think it is a bit over priced.

Holds mic well but loose on camera mount

By ASF Shoots
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2012-01-17

The rubber bands hold the mic well but once I clamped it down inside of the shotgun mount on my AG-HMC150, the suspension mount stuck too far out of the clamp and therefore made it very unsteady. Seemed like the whole mount could slide out of the cla,p at any moment. The shotgun mount would be better served on a cstand with clamp or boom pole. Not very good design for being on a camera.

Simple design - a bit noisy

By David: Filmmaker
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2011-05-02

I used this both on camera and on a boom pole. This mount is designed to fit various sizes of on camera microphone mounts. I use it on Canon XL2. On a boom pole, the threaded mid section allows me to just screw it on and go. The only drawback was the squeaking noise that happens while using this on a boom pole. The microphone slips a little while the pole is in motion. It is very noticeable and makes the audio unusable. As others have noted, twisting the bands a few times to really tighten it up has helped. I guess that's a price of flexibility. I am looking for another specific to the Rode NTG-2 that I can just lock into.

works for longer mics

By Michael
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2011-01-19

This mount fits into my Sony Z5U microphone holder and extends the mic out of the frame: the problem I was having was using a larger, and better, windscreen than the thin foam one supplied with the Sony shotgun mic that comes with the camera. It kept appearing in wide angle shots, not all the time, but as the mic mount on the camera is somewhat flexible, it would,from time to time, show up in my recorded video (not always noticeable when you're shooting on the fly outdoors using the LCD or viewfinder). So that's why I got this RODE SM-5 mount. The only issue now is that I'll need to get a longer mic to use it, because the shorter Sony mic, with any windscreen on it, is too short for the mount. So...another purchase. Otherwise the mount works as advertised.

Versatile and quiet - mostly

By David - Videographer
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2010-06-22

Great to have two sizes for various on-camera mounts. I was also able to screw it onto a boom pole for off camera use. The only complaint comes when trying to use it on the boom pole. The microphone slips a little bit between the elastic bands. This creates obvious squeaking sounds. We got around this by twisting the elastic bands a couple of times before inserting the mic. On-camera use normally doesn't get the lifting, turning or twisting that a boom pole mic gets. I would prefer a clip device suspended by elastics so the sound guy doesn't have to work so hard to be still. No sudden moves! I've seen this clip design on other mic mounts.

Hmmm, well, kinda...

By d
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2013-08-27

I wanted this to work with my C100 for a couple of reasons. The mic clamp that comes with the camera doesn't fit my Rode NTG-3 mic, it's much too loose, and I didn't want to tape the mic up that much. The other reason was I didn't like the amount of isolation the clamp provided. But this unit is disappointing. The NTG-3 isn't a heavy mic, but the bands that come with the SM5 aren't very strong, and the mic bobs around a lot. If I position the mic exactly halfway into the holder it's ok, but then the mount and/or bands are over the side holes of the mic, and also I can't get the dead cat on it far enough to cover. The other thing I don't like is that the wide end of the mount is too wide to fit and the narrow end is too narrow and again needs to be taped. It just didn't work for me at all. I'm back to using a Pearstone shockmount in the cold shoe of the handle, which isn't optimal because it's so far forward that the mic shows when using a wide lens. Oh, well...

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By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2013-06-21

Works well, I think I will cut off the diameter that I dont need to make it lighter.

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