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RODE VideoMic Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

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RODE VideoMic Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
Key Features
  • Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
  • For Cameras and Portable Recorders
  • 100-Hr Run Time via 9V Battery
  • Selectable Pad and Bass Roll-Off
Compared to the smaller VideoMic GO, the Rode VideoMic camera-mount shotgun microphone offers battery powering, extended low-end response, and customizable audio settings. Its switchable pad and bass roll-off optimize it for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters in loud or rumble-heavy environments.

This shotgun microphone features an integrated shockmount that mounts directly to your DSLR, mirrorless, or video camera and reduces noise from vibrations and camera handling. The windscreen design reduces wind noise, making it well suited for outdoor shoots. The attached 3.5mm TRS cable ensures easy hookup to your camera, and the dual-mono output means that no channel selection is necessary on your recording device.
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RODE VideoMic Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup
  • 3Easy Hookup to Camera
  • 4Long Battery Life
  • 5Bass Roll-Off
  • 6Selectable Pad
  • 7Integrated Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations
  • 8Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
  • 9Connectivity Options

Compared to the smaller VideoMic GO, the Rode VideoMic camera-mount shotgun microphone offers battery powering, extended low-end response, and customizable audio settings. Its switchable pad and bass roll-off optimize it for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters in loud or rumble-heavy environments.

This shotgun microphone features an integrated shockmount that mounts directly to your DSLR, mirrorless, or video camera and reduces noise from vibrations and camera handling. The windscreen design reduces wind noise, making it well suited for outdoor shoots. The attached 3.5mm TRS cable ensures easy hookup to your camera, and the dual-mono output means that no channel selection is necessary on your recording device.

Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup
Whereas most built-in camera microphones pick up sound from all directions, this microphone utilizes a supercardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of it while attenuating sound from the sides and rear. Its active electronics and directional condenser element deliver more detailed audio than the mics typically found in cameras and portable recorders.
Easy Hookup to Camera
A coiled 3.5mm cable is permanently attached to the mic for fast hookup to your camera. The cable's 3.5mm TRS plug 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.
Long Battery Life
Pop a 9V battery in the VideoMic for up to 100 hours of operating time. The dedicated power LED changes from green to red when the battery should be replaced. The VideoMic can still function for approximately one hour once the power indicator turns red, but performance will be compromised. Use the power switch to conserve battery life during periods of inactivity.
Bass Roll-Off
The high-pass filter can be set to flat or 80 Hz to roll off low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic.
Selectable Pad
To protect against distortion, the VideoMic offers a pad that reduces the signal level. Switch to the -10 dB option when loud sound sources threaten to distort your recording, use the -20 dB position to prevent extreme input levels from clipping causing clipping, or select the flat setting when routing the mic into a dedicated high-quality preamp.
Integrated Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations
Understanding that the rubber bands used in many shockmounts can snap and stretch, Rode chose to integrate a rugged Rycote Lyre suspension-style shockmount. This simplifies setup of the mic and inhibits the transfer of vibrations from the camera. Plus, the bottom of the shockmount features a camera shoe mount with a 3/8" thread, ensuring easy attachment to your camera or a boompole such as Rode's Micro Boompole (available separately).
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
The VideoMic has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in outdoor environments, consider a furry windshield such as the Rode DeadCat (available separately).
Connectivity Options
Expand the microphone's device compatibility with Rode accessories such as the SC4 and VXLR (both available separately). The SC4 is a short cable that lets you connect the VideoMic directly to a smartphone or tablet equipped with a 3.5mm TRRS jack. The VXLR adapter is the ideal solution when you want to record the VideoMic to a camcorder or mixer that has XLR inputs.
UPC: 698813002900

RODE VideoMic Specs

Key Specs
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
On-Board Controls
High-Pass Filter, Pad, On/Off
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
134 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Analog Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Power Sources
Battery
Microphone
Form Factor
Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field
Mono
Element Type
Electret Condenser
Diaphragm
0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar Pattern
Supercardioid
Orientation
End Address
Circuitry
Solid-State (JFET)
Pad
-10 dB
-20 dB
High-Pass Filter
80 Hz
On-Board Controls
High-Pass Filter, Pad, On/Off
Performance
Frequency Range
40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL
134 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection
4 dB at 60°
16 dB at 120°
12 dB at 180°
Impedance
200 Ohms
Sensitivity
-38 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range
114 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
74 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level
20 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Analog Output
1x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Number of Conductors
2
Power
Power Sources
Battery
Operating Voltage
9 V (Battery Power)
Battery Type
1x 9 V (Not Included)
Physical
Color
Black
Mounting Thread Size
3/8"-16 Female
Dimensions
ø: 3.86 x L: 9.76" / ø: 98 x L: 248 mm
Weight
6.03 oz / 171 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight
0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
11.7 x 5.3 x 3.4"

RODE VideoMic Reviews

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question

Hi, does this work with a Pentax K3?
Asked by: Alex M.
no experience with that Pentax; have used with Canon T5i... as long as you have a mic in, you ought to be fine. It clips to the common hot-shoe on top of a dslr. Hope that helps!
Answered by: James R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is this microphone compatible with the Canon XA10 Camcorder?
Asked by: Samantha L.
No problem at all - just plug and play with the included cable.
Answered by: Mark S.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Is the suspension system still any good when mounted with the Vello - CB-510 on the side of a camcorder?
Asked by: Amelie M.
I use this on a Canon DSLR, and unfortunately, it transmits all the autofocus noise into the mic when mounted on the flash shoe. If I'm not using a tripod, and moving while filming, I have to carry the mic in hand, off camera. I've tried several modifications and nothing has worked. I can only have the mic on camera when in manual focus, such as static situations like recording a speaker at a podium.
Answered by: Paul C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

question

Does this set up work on a 7D Canon?
Asked by: Dick N.
Yes this will work on the Canon 7d
Answered by: Chris C.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Will this work on Canon R6 Mk II? Can it be used ...

Will this work on Canon R6 Mk II? Can it be used off camera or it has to mounted on camera?
Asked by: GURJIT
Yes, the Rode VideoMic Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone is compatible for use with the Canon EOS R6 Mark II Mirrorless Camera. The microphone can be used on or off of the camera.
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2022-11-27

Can I extend the cable if my camera is far from ...

Can I extend the cable if my camera is far from this mic (mounted on a stand) ?
Asked by: Nilanjan
yes. new cable extension needed.
Answered by: Diosan
Date published: 2022-01-20

question

Is this particular Rycote suspension sold on its own?
Asked by: Anonymous
Unfortunately the Rycote mount for the VideoMic is not available separately.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Will this mount to an A6400 directly or will I ...

Will this mount to an A6400 directly or will I need to buy the Joby with the extra tentacle?
Asked by: ERIC
It should mount to any hot or cold shoe, but if you are asking about it getting in the way of the screen in selfie mode, it certainly will get in the way on the a6400. It is rather large.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-22
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