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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

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrincipleLine Gradient
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State (JFET)
Pad-10 dB
-20 dB
High-Pass Filter80 Hz
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
Indicators1 x Single LED (Power)
On-Board ControlsHigh-Pass Filter, Pad, On/Off
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL134 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection4 dB at 60°
16 dB at 120°
12 dB at 180°
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity-38 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Output Level6.9 dBu (Max)
Dynamic Range114 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
Number of Conductors2
Wireless ConnectivityNone
Power
Operating Voltage9 V (Battery Power)
Operating Current Consumption5 mA
Battery Type1 x 9 V (Not Included)
Approximate Battery Life100 Hours
Physical
ColorBlack
Mounting3/8"-16 Female, Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size3/8"-16 Female
Included CaseNone
Construction MaterialABS
Dimensionsø: 3.86 x L: 9.76" / ø: 98 x L: 248 mm
Weight6.03 oz / 171 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.7 x 5.3 x 3.4"
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Hi, does this work with a Pentax K3?
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Is this microphone compatible with the Canon XA10 Camcorder?
Asked by: Samantha L.
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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

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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

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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

What does the switch on the back do?

What does the switch on the back do?
Asked by: Grant
Why don't you read the SPECS right on B&H website (with Pictures too)??? Three positions: OFF, ON, high pass Filter (to cut off anything below 80Hz).
Answered by: NORMAN
Date published: 2020-03-01

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I tried using this with my Nikon D3500 and it doesn't seem to work?
Asked by: Anonymous
The Rode VideoMic is compatible with cameras that feature a 1/8 input jack. This mic is compatible with the Nikon D5300.
Answered by: Jeff P.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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