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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
MountingCamera/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"

RODE VideoMic Reviews

Best mic yet

By Rebecca
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-01

This is the best mic I've used thus far. Does a good job picking up sound when attached to the top of my camera. I have yet to use the boom pole but it looks great. Though it's still in the box. TBH I didn't realize I was purchasing a boom pole and dead cat or I wouldn't have got the 3rd dead cat. Still glad I got it for future use purposes. Never know when you'll need one I guess.

Great quality and easy to use

By Keith
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-01

The microphone is a great quality mic and is easy to use on a camera or on a boom.

Best sound around!

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-01

I have several projects in the works for this microphone, the first one tonight. It is easily operated, looks like great quality and is exactly as described!

Good for voice -poor on music

By John
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-07

If you are looking for a decent microphone for blogs and voice interviews, this Rode shotgun will pass the line. On the other hand, recording live music is another story. The big issue recording music is that this Rode model a mono microphone, and mono, especially shotgun types, microphones tend to cancel reflecting sound waves hitting the mic creating hollow and slightly echoed sounds. I returned this mic and picked up a stereo model and much-improved sound quality.

Great quality for an affordable price

By Ryan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-05

We have a relatively small budget, so this mic was perfect for what we needed and for an affordable price. We used it at a graduation ceremony and the audio quality was great! Cons are that it was bigger than expected, and does not come with the 9 volt battery required for it to work, but these are minor. Definitely recommend this mic.

great Mic for the price

By Brandon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-09

This mic is amazing for the price. Offers clear sound and the included stand has come in amazing. I upgraded from the rode mini shotgun mic and instantly heard the difference in my videos. Highly recommend!

Big help for zoom video calls

By Gerardo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-22

I bought this to use for capturing sound in zoom meetings with a small group at one of the nodes. This mic did everything we needed and more. SUPER easy to connect to a camcorder or DSLR. It managed the quiet talkers and loud talkers really well. I'd love it with a rechargeable battery vs the 9 volt, but I wouls buy it again, and recommend it to other. Going to try it on a real estate walk-thru video...can't wait.

Ready to record, just needs a battery

By Tim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-04

This microphone is just as ordered! It is ready to go out of the box, easy to set up and get ready to work!

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