Rode NTG3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver)

Rode NTG3 Deluxe Shotgun Microphone Kit

Rode NTG3 Deluxe Shotgun Microphone Kit

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  • Rode NTG3 Shotgun Microphone
  • Universal Shock Mount
  • Windscreen
  • Graphite Boom Pole and Bag
  • Universal Hand Grip
  • Right Angled XLR Cables
  • Audio Bootcamp Field Guide
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Available exclusively through B&H, the Deluxe Shotgun Microphone Kits are designed to provide field audio engineers with a complete system that delivers improved sonics and lighter components. All Deluxe Shotgun kits are configured to satisfy seasoned videographers and engineers who desire improved performance over entry level microphones and accessories.

The Rode NTG3 is the featured shotgun microphone in this kit. As standard in all Deluxe Kits, a universal shockmount, light weight graphite boom pole and case, universal hand grip, short and long right angled XLR cables, Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide, and other accessories are included to provide the user with everything necessary for capturing audio for video, film and field production applications.

  • Rode NTG3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver)

    The silver Rode NTG3 Shotgun Microphone is a professional shotgun microphone that delivers a few unique qualities in order to meet the demands of today's broadcast audio engineers and boom operators. The microphone features radio-frequency (RF) interference properties that avoid annoying noise and interference caused by nearby RF sources such as radio antennas, WIFI networks, internet devices, power lines, etc. The microphone is also built to withstand the rigors of adverse weather conditions.

    Of course special attention is paid to the accurate, directional pickup characteristics and its frequency response, sensitivity and low noise floor, which result in pristine audio quality. The NTG3 shotgun microphone is an ideal solution for outdoor ENG and studio applications.

    RF Rejection
    The microphone features radio-frequency (RF) interference properties that avoid annoying noise and interference caused by nearby RF sources such as radio antennas, WIFI networks, internet devices, power lines, etc.
    Withstands Adverse Conditions
    The microphone is constructed to withstand adverse weather conditions for more stable use outdoors.
    Supercardioid Line+Gradient Pickup
    The supercardioid, shotgun characteristics provide excellent off-axis rejection, focused pickup and longer range.
    UPC: 698813001194
  • Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles

    The Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shockmount features a four-point suspension to accommodate shotgun and other cylindrical microphones measuring 0.74-0.98" (19-25mm) in diameter. The shockmount is easily angled with its rubberized adjustment knob. There is a built-in shoe for camera mounting, and a 3/8"-16 thread connection at the base mounts the shockmount to boompoles and universal hand-grips.

    UPC: 847628562776
  • Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone

    The Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield provides excellent noise protection against high wind and adverse weather conditions. The slip-on design of the WS7 features dimensions that accommodate the Rode NTG3 shotgun microphone, as well as any shotgun or stereo mic with a length of 7.3" (186.5mm) and diameter of 0.8" (20mm).

    UPC: 698813001293
  • K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole with Internal Coiled XLR Cable

    The K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole provides a moderately priced, lightweight boompole solution for ENG, EFP, and other field recording applications. Its sturdy graphite design is tough enough to endure the rigors of road use while remaining lightweight and travel worthy. This pole features an internally coiled cable and an XLR connection at the base of the pole. A total of 5 sections telescope between 2.2 to 8.8', and will easily store in any standard equipment case. The captive-collet coupling system locks each section in place for even further reliability.

    Designed to fit in any standard equipment case for ENG, EFP, and DV location production work
    The KEG-100CC features a bottom-mounted, 3-pin XLR connection at the base
    Jam-resistant collar coupling
    Unique pole-top design with cable retention slots and replaceable stainless steel mounting stud
    UPC: 791090331876
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black

    The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (20') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

    Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

    95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
    Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
    24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
    Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
    All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
    Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
    Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
    UPC: 847628558298
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black

    The black Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable (1.5') is designed to be an extremely quiet and flexible cable that is ideal for the most demanding live sound and performance applications. The cable is engineered to be durable and to provide protection against EMI, RFI, and static noise.

    Premium Performance 3000 Series cables are made from 24 AWG OFC copper wire that's wrapped with PE insulation and a conductive PVC inner shield. A cotton-yarn inner layer helps reduce electrostatic and microphonic noise. 95% dual-spiral shielding makes the cable resistant to EMI and RFI noise. The Neutrik XX silver connectors provide a high level of connectivity, and all the solder connections are shrink-wrapped for protection.

    95% dual-spiral shielding offers protection from EMI and RFI noise.
    Twin-conductive PVC inner shielding provides 100% coverage of the core conductor. It helps keep the cable's signal from radiating and affecting nearby cables, and also helps prevent external EMI from penetrating to the cable's core.
    24 AWG oxygen-free stranded copper inner core provides the best possible conductivity.
    Cotton yarn reduces electrostatic and microphonic noise.
    All solder points shrink-wrapped for protection.
    Neutrik XX silver connectors offer high conductivity.
    Caged type contact and improved ground contact.
    UPC: 847628558229
  • Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie

    The Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie is a case designed to hold up to a 34" closed boompole with shotgun microphone, softie, and shock mount. Its interior end cap is strengthened to protect the bag from punctures. It features a zipper closure with protective interior lining to prevent snags and scratches. The bag is built with an interior pocket for accessories that opens or closes with hook and loop fasteners. An adjustable shoulder strap is included with a nametag holder.

    UPC: 847628562790
  • Ty Ford Audio & Video Book: Audio Bootcamp Field Guide 4th Edition by Ty Ford

    Audio Bootcamp Field Guide - After answering thousands of online questions from videographers about how to capture better sound on video shoots, studio and location audio pro Ty Ford wrote "Ty Ford's Audio Bootcamp Field Guide." Readers are initially surprised by how small the book is, but find that there are no wasted words and that all of them make sense to the average human; no electronic formulas to memorize, no discussions about wavelengths, calculus, trigonometry or physics required.

    Boom, lav and handheld mics are discussed. A section on mic patterns and their strengths and weaknesses help you choose which mic is best for a particular shot. The Mixer section explains why a mixer can make your audio sound better and how to connect everything to help you get better production sound rather than spending time in post trying to fix problem audio.

    A Q&A chapter takes you through the thought processes required to make good decisions about how to get the best audio you can, regardless of the setup.

    The Good Gear Guide is an up to date list of solid location audio gear. The Equipment Rental Guide is a list of qualified professional equipment rental houses in the US, in case you need to rent audio gear you don't have. Heavy-duty plastic covers insure the book will survive in a run bag. Spiral binding allows the book to remain open to the page you want without having to hold it.

    The Anti-Panic Checklist on the back cover helps you through those anxious moments when you know some thing's wrong, but you're not sure where to look. In a companion online video tutorial, Ty Ford demonstrates the differences in ear-worn, lav, supercardioid and shotgun mics. You hear what the mics sound like as they are being used with an on-going narrative that explains what you're hearing and which mics work best in different situations.

    Topics Covered

    Microphones: Lavs, hypers, shotguns
    Application Notes: When to use each microphone and why
    Mixers: Why a mixer? How to connect and calibrate
    Good Gear List: Future-proof your audio with the best gear
    Q&A, FAQ and Index: Practical experience at your fingertips
    Microphone & Gear Rentals: A list of rental house websites
    Anti-Panic Audio Checklist
  • Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip

    The Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip is a handheld grip that features an ergonomic cushioned handle. This grip is great in "run & gun" situations in which a boom pole would be cumbersome, and in video scenarios in which the cameraman is also responsible for audio recording. The grip can be held with one hand, as opposed to a boom pole which requires two. It also provides the option of being able to record audio from a different direction than the camera is pointing, an advantage over camera mounting the mic. Furthermore, having the mic mounted off the camera prevents it from picking up motor noise from the lens focusing.

    In addition, the grip features standard 3/8" threads on both ends. This allows you to attach your shotgun mic (with shockmount) to one end of the grip and mount the other end to a boom pole. This gives you the flexibility of being able to quickly detach the pistol grip and the attached shotgun mic from the boom, an option that can come in handy for entering areas that are too small for a boom pole.

    UPC: 847628562738
  • Rode NTG3 Precision RF-Biased Shotgun Microphone (Silver)
    Transducer Condenser
    Polar Pattern Line-Gradient Supercardioid
    Frequency Response 40Hz to 20kHz
    Dynamic Range (Typical) 117dB
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 81dB SPL (A-weighted)
    Maximum Input Sound Level 130dB
    Power Requirements 48V Phantom Power
    Output Impedance Nominal: 25 ohms
    Output Connectors 3-pin XLR
    Pad No
    Low Frequency Roll-Off No
    Dimensions (LxDiameter) 10 x 0.74" (255 x 19mm)
    Weight 5.74oz (163g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.6 x 5.75 x 3.05"
  • Auray DUSM-1 Universal Shock Mount for Camera Shoes and Boompoles
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.65 x 3.2 x 2.65"
  • Rode WS7 Deluxe Windshield for the NTG3 Microphone
    Compatible Mic Diameter 0.7 to 0.8" / 19 to 20 mm
    Inner Depth 7.3" / 186.5 mm
    Material Faux Fur
    Weight 1.9 oz / 53 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.55 x 5.2 x 3.3"
  • K-Tek KEG-100CC Avalon Series Graphite Boompole with Internal Coiled XLR Cable
    Material Graphite
    Sections 5
    Minimum Length 2.2 to 8.8' (65.8 to 267 cm)
    Maximum Length 2.2 to 8.8' (65.8 to 267 cm)
    Weight 1.26 lb (572 g)
    Load Capacity Not specified by manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.0 x 3.0 x 2.5"
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 20' (6.1 m), Black
    Connector 1 3-Pin XLR Male
    Connector 2 3-Pin XLR Female Right-Angle
    Cable Length 20' / 6.1 m
    Shielding 95% Spiral
    Conductor Material Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
    Number of Conductors 2
    Wire Gauge 24 AWG
    Contact Plating Silver
    Jacket Type Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    Insulation Type Polyethylene
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 10.8 x 1.75"
  • Kopul Premium Performance 3000 Series XLR M to Angled XLR F Microphone Cable - 1.5' (0.45 m), Black
    Connector 1 3-Pin XLR Male
    Connector 2 3-Pin XLR Female Right-Angle
    Cable Length 1.5' / 0.45 m
    Shielding 95% Spiral
    Conductor Material Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC)
    Number of Conductors 2
    Wire Gauge 24 AWG
    Contact Plating Silver
    Jacket Type Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
    Insulation Type Polyethylene
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 9.0 x 1.05"
  • Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie
    Material Neoprene
    Type of Closure Zipper with protective lining
    Dimensions (LxWxD) 36 x 6 x 2" (91.4 x 15.5 x 5.5 cm)
    Weight 15 oz (454 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 39.0 x 7.8 x 1.0"
  • Ty Ford Audio & Video Book: Audio Bootcamp Field Guide 4th Edition by Ty Ford
    Subject Location Audio Recording
    Author Ty Ford
    Edition 4th
    Hard/Soft Cover Softcover
    Pages Not Specified by Publisher
    Dimensions Not Specified by Publisher
    Illustrations Yes
    ISBN Number 978-1-60643-676-952495
    Publisher Ty Ford
    Date Published 2008
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.55 x 4.45 x 0.35"
  • Auray Universal Microphone Pistol Grip
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.75 x 3.1 x 1.65"

Rode NTG3 Reviews

NTG3 Deluxe Shotgun Microphone Kit is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 105.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from high class audio at low cost The rode NT3 shotgun is a worthwhile high class location microphone that really does a great job. It has an ever so slightly wider pick up pattern than a Sennhieser 416 shotgun, but that's a good thing, as you don't have to swing as much between talent. Considering the cost, it's a great buy for broadcast spec audio. Rode also has a 10 year warranty, and an excellent standard of finish. The only small issue is it is it will not run into the Lectrosonics buttplug transmitter, as I am told it draws slightly to much current. Testing it beside a Sennhieser 416 and MKH 60 revealed the same quality punchy definition in the voice, and a rich bottom end.
Date published: 2008-11-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Poor Man's 416 I purchased the NTG-3 primarily as a back-up mic should either of my Schoeps have issues on location with humidity. The NTG-3 is virtually impervious to humidity and adverse weather conditions. So when the going gets tough--weather wise--this is my insurance policy I will be able to complete the shoot. It's nearly identical to the Sennheiser 416, but with a more forgiving pattern. I would not say it is equal to the 416, but it is close enough in my book to do exactly what I need it to do. RODE also includes a great mic storage tube! Overall, a very solid mic at a really great price!
Date published: 2011-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great mic in all conditions As soon as I bought it I took it out for a shoot - it performed amazingly well. So much better than my other shotgun mic. This first shoot was interior so everything was crystal clear. I decided to see how it did in higher ambient noise areas, so I took it down to Magnolia Bluff in Seattle and recorded there with my H6. It's always windy there, but the mic with a dead cat did a great job of cutting wind noise. Primarily this mic will be moved on film sets, both internal and external, so it's good to know it'll move between both well. Only drawback is the price point, but as far as I'm concerned, it's well worth the price.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rich sounding with little or no noise I was frankly blown away by the rich tonal quality of this microphone for my production purposes. I've watched a lot of review videos and read some reviews elsewhere and I am impressed by the quality of this microphone that costs less than the industry standard Sennheiser MKH416. I've also listened to tests with the Sennheiser MKH416, but this is a better value for the money. Rode has done a phenomenal job on designing and building this microphone. The cylindrical case that comes with the microphone needs to be better designed though to slide the microphone in and out for easy access and storage.
Date published: 2015-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just buy it In the industry the NTG-3 is what is known as a hot mic. That means it has a very strong and robust signal; and because of that you will be turning your levels down a lot This is a good thing. as you turn your levels down you also lower the noise floor (this mike has a low noise floor to begin with) so the mic will deliver a very clean signal. My advice save up a little more money and buy the NTG-3 you won't be sorry this mic delivers. I should point out that the nkg-3 needs phantom power there is no battery so be certain that your camera, preamp or recorder can provide phantom power.
Date published: 2015-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Mic We got this microphone almost a year ago for a run and gun documentary team. We use it on the shotgun mount of a Canon C100 MKII and sometimes on a boom for interview audio. Granted, I'm a shooter and an editor more than an audio guy, but in my opinion this microphone has performed as well as any more expensive mic I've ever borrowed or edited audio from. If you are trying to get the most bang from your limited bucks, you won't go wrong with saving money and purchasing this microphone over a Sennheiser counterpart. It's not the mic I wanted for our kit, but I've been pleased and surprised and now I love it.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Sound, Classy Package I must admit, before purchasing this mic I did some extensive research on the best kind of shotgun/boom mics for video work. After seeing several professional endorsements for the NTG-3 I decided it would give me the best overall quality and flexibility for what I do. I've only had it for about a week now and I pair it with Sound Device's 302 portable field mixer, and the sound quality is pretty incredible. It is so crystal clear, especially if you're recording sound effects and getting close to the action. It also works great for picking up vocals from interviews and narratives. Overall, I'm very happy I chose this mic.
Date published: 2012-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really good shotgun mic I am a writer, director, and producer of Independent films and have had the oportunity to work with many different shotgun mics on set. The Rode NTG-3 is the best in its price range because it's clean, clear, and rich with perfect dynamic range latitude for Boom Operators with varying degrees of experience. The NTG-3 is forgiving for less than perfect placement while catching full, natural sounding dialogue. When you factor in all the variables of what is needed to capture great audio on the set of an Independent film, you'd be hard pressed to find a better shotgun mic for the price than the Rode NTG-3.
Date published: 2012-09-25
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Is this Mic compatible with the Canon G40?

Is this Mic compatible with the Canon G40?
Asked by: Trey
Hello Trey, unfortunately, you need 48v phantom power to operate the NTG3. It doesn't appear the G40 provides that. I recommend the Rode NTG2 or 4+ as they have power in the microphone.
Answered by: Ryan w/ RØDE
Date published: 2019-03-05

How does the NTG3 work as a handheld interview ...

How does the NTG3 work as a handheld interview mic out on the field?
Asked by: Anonymous
The short answer here is, not typically. I say this because the NTG3 is a very directional, supercardioid microphone. What this means is, it is designed more for isolating at various distances and not so much for direct, close audio. If you do use this microphone in tight you can also hear variations in the volume and sound. Handling noise would also be an issue.
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2019-05-06

If I get the boom pole that comes with the basic ...

If I get the boom pole that comes with the basic kit here, what is the recommended boom stand I should get to use with it?
Asked by: Anonymous
You can use a basic model like the Auray Boom Pole Holder (B&H # AUBPH) or the BoomMate BPH Microphone Boom Pole Holder (B&H # BOBPH) together with a grip head such as the Impact 2.5" Diameter (B&H # IMKCP200).
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2019-02-04

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Is there a big sound quality difference between the NTG2 vs. the NTG3?
Asked by: Matthew D.
There are certainly marked differences that warrant the wide price differences. The NTG3 is designed for the broadcast or film professional and is well suited for outdoor use. That said, the NTG2 is an excellent entry level shotgun and serves well for wedding and event videography as well. ------------- NOTE:-----------------The microphone features radio-frequency (RF) interference properties that avoid annoying noise and interference caused by nearby RF sources such as radio antennas, WiFi networks, internet devices, power lines, etc. The microphone is also built to withstand the rigors of adverse weather conditions.Of course special attention is paid to the accurate, directional pickup characteristics and its frequency response, sensitivity and low noise floor, which result in pristine audio quality. The NTG3 shotgun microphone is an ideal solution for outdoor ENG and studio applications.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

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How well does the Rode NTG3 pair with the Tascam Dr-701D or Dr-70D? Is the quality of the results great to justify buying it or would I be better off getting an Audio Technica mic?
Asked by: Zanin
The NTG3 will pair well with either recorder. It is more a question of whether your project, style, or budget is suited/comfortable with this microphone. That said, Audio-Technica offers comparable microphones at a similar price point.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

If I order the basic kit here, does it come with ...

If I order the basic kit here, does it come with some sort of case for carrying the actual mic (and maybe even some of the accessories) in? Or would I need to explore elsewhere for properly storing it when traveling to different locations for shoots?
Asked by: Cole
The basic kit includes the Auray Neoprene Boompole Bag for 34" Closed Boompole with Shotgun Mic and Softie (B&H # AUBPB34), which is designed to hold the boompole with the shotgun microphone, softie, and shock mount. The bag has an interior pocket for accessories and an adjustable shoulder strap.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2019-01-13

Would this be good for podcasts?

Would this be good for podcasts?
Asked by: Kelly
Hello Kelly, The short answer here is, not typically. I say this because the NTG3 is a very directional, supercardioid microphone. What this means is, it is designed more for isolating at various distances and not so much for direct, close audio. If you do use this microphone in tight you can also hear variations in the volume and sound. What I recommend for this application would be the Rode NT-USB or Complete Studio Kit. If you're looking for the most value, look into the new Rodecaster Pro and PodMic. Happy Podcasting.
Answered by: Ryan w/ RØDE
Date published: 2019-02-08

What thread type is the mic holder that comes in ...

What thread type is the mic holder that comes in the set? Trying to mount it to a 5/8 thread mic stand
Asked by: Steven
yes it is 5/8
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-02-24
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