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RodeVideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System
 
4.4

(based on 179 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (96)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (62)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (135)
  • Lightweight (112)
  • Improves performance (104)
  • Well built / quality (92)
  • Interfaces well with camcorder (91)

Cons

  • Flimsy design (16)
  • Poor interface (5)
  • Heavy (4)
  • No performance improvement (4)

Best Uses

  • Shooting indoors (105)
  • Shooting outdoors (93)
  • Home movies (69)
  • Travel (57)
  • Upgrade (41)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (62), Aspiring film maker (54), Film professional (44), Parent (7), Technically challenged (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (141), Yes (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Companion for iPad Cinema!

I am using this microphone with an iPad Air @. The microphone is attached via the iOgrapher for iPad. You need to have a trs female to try male adaptor to plug the microphone...Read complete review

I am using this microphone with an iPad Air @. The microphone is attached via the iOgrapher for iPad. You need to have a trs female to try male adaptor to plug the microphone into you iPad mini plug input.

This microphone works very well and creates a wonderful full sound for videos created with the iPad.

I also have the Rode NTG 2 Shotgun microphone. This VideoMic compares very favorably with the more expensive NTG2.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great sound for the price

For a quick interview and a small budget this mic is a great backup boom for the price. Of course there are better mic's out there. This one feels cheap (plastic) but what...Read complete review

For a quick interview and a small budget this mic is a great backup boom for the price. Of course there are better mic's out there. This one feels cheap (plastic) but what can you expect for $[$]. It's extremely sensitive to direction and distance so it's best for close interviews. Impressed with the sound quality. Not impressed with the 8th inch connector. I'd rather the cable be independent from the unit. I've been having some issues with connection to my Canon 5D Mark ii. I'm not sure if it's the connection or the unit itself but I'll get levels but two minutes later all I hear is static on my clips. If the chord was independent I could test other ones to at least find out myself if it's a bad chord or if I need to send the mic in.

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2.0

Hiss Hiss Hiss

By Daniel

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

If you need to plug a shotgun mic straight into your camera, skip this mic and go for the VideoMic Pro which allows more control over audio levels and eliminates hiss/noise. I wish I would have known this before wasting my money on a mic that requires post-production noise reduction in every audio clip. It's not a difficult problem to edit. However, it drastically slows down workflow.

 
5.0

Excellent powered mic for the price

By Jason

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

I bought this before buying the 80D Creator kit which came with the Rhode travel mic. This one definitely sounds better for directional indoor use.

 
4.0

Very nice VideoMic.

By Rick

from Evansville Ind.

Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

Will be using VideoMic for weddings.

 
4.0

very good regarding price / quality

By Enrique

from Miami Beach FL.,

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

The Rode Videomic is a very versatile microphone since it can be used in different configurations, camera, desktop etc. It is also very good regarding price / quality.

 
5.0

Great Mic

By YMU

from Far Rockaway, NY

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

Every so often I do a video job and need a better mic than the in camera one. This works great!

 
5.0

Nice find!!

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

This is a go to for anyone in need to an inexpensive shotgun mic.

 
3.0

Nice for the price in controlled environments.

By James

from Undisclosed

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Site Member

Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

Would recommend this to people just getting into shooting only and those who need bang for the buck in controlled environments. In louder and more unpredictable circumstances this can not be trusted to properly handle the situation.

 
5.0

Fantastic

By Ljdhughes

from Undisclosed

Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

I absolutely love this mic. I have 2 of them. They produce great sound.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Highly rated

By Barndog

from Tacoma

Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

This mic was highly rated by other photographers. Got it to photograph some hunting adventures. Works perfect.

 
5.0

Love!

By Emily

from Minnesota

About Me Aspiring Film Maker

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Interface With Camcorder
  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Indoors

    Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

    Love this mic! Super lightweight and easy to use!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Rode: VideoMic

    By ThisIsWHC

    from Tallahassee, Fl

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Extremely Simplistic
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy Design
    • Isn't The Strongest Build

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Replacement
    • Shooting Indoors
    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Sound Proof Environment
    • Travel
    • Upgrade

    Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

    I got my hands on this mic a couple weeks back. For the first 5 mins I was irritated because I was picking up static and couldn't figure out why, until I realized that the mic is battery operated (it's just a 9v battery nothing serious). Overall it's a pretty good mic, I haven't had any serious problems with it, or really any at all. Definitely a great buy for it's price, specifically from this site, I believe bhphotovideo.com has the cheapest price online that I found. Definitely a good product at a great price point

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Great product, would recommend it to any one.

    By Bash

    from New York, New York

    About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Film Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors

      Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

      Used it on a canon camera for confessionals in a documentary. Picked up great sound. Will buy it again and recommend to anyone.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      great features at the right price

      By Wild Swans Images

      from Central Pennsylvania

      About Me Aspiring Film Maker

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shooting Indoors

        Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

        I am filming a promotional video for our company. With a high-end Sony camera, the sound and video have been great so far.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great Shotgun Mic for field recording

        By Nathan

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Interface With Camcorder
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Shooting Indoors
          • Shooting Outdoors
          • Travel

          Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

          I use the Rode VideoMic attached to the cold shoe of my Canon XA-20 camcorder, for indoor and outdoor multipurpose video recording. I could have gone with a traditional XLR condenser mic because my camera can support that setup, but I found the portability of a stereo 1/8" connector microphone to be really attractive for a variety of situations, especially if I want to use it with a different camera or even independently. The universal mount is great for attaching to both cameras and boom poles, and the rubber shock absorber is a big step up from the plastic one in the older model of the same product.

          One caveat: the item I received had a really sticky battery cover, and the power switch was a little bit stuck underneath the plastic wall of the back of the mic, but I have had another identical mic that didn't have that issue, so I'm going to take that as a random factory error (easily fixed by opening the battery cover several times and by adjusting the power switch) instead of a systemic defect. Overall, really great and versatile mic!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Super Sound

          By Mr. Mike 317

          from Clarksville, TN

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors
            • Upgrade

            Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

            If your DSLR has a mic input port, this is a must have! The sound quality is far superior to the omnidirectional mics built into the camera body.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Great for a start!!!

            By Nate Borboa

            from Morelia, México

            About Me Aspiring Film Maker

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Interface With Camcorder
            • Quality Construction

            Cons

            • Flimsy Design

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies
            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

            I'm using this mic for my thesis interviews and for some short films. I love the easy way that the mic works and the and the quick learning curve it has.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            You get what you pay for.

            By Joshua

            from Cleveland, Ohio

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Interface With Camcorder

            Cons

            • Flimsy Design

            Best Uses

              Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

              For what I paid for it I think it works fine. Bottom line is good audio is expensive - and this is a cheaper, but still functional, product. I think there's a little too much noise.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Good suspension. Medium quality

              By Daniel

              from Argentina

              About Me Film Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Interface With Camcorder

              Cons

              • Flimsy Design
              • No Performance Improvement

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Shooting Indoors
              • Shooting Outdoors

              Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

              It is a medium-quality mic. The price - product is correct.I do not understand why the switch gain access is so difficult and under the battery. That's really bad.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Fantastic

              By Jbitz

              from NYC

              Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

              Absolutely fantastic. Did its job. Well worth the money. Could have more features but that's why you spend more to get more. Highly recommend for basic audio recording.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Mic

              By Chad

              from Georgia

              Comments about Rode VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System:

              I use this mic on my Canon g30 and works perfect for my hunting trips. Really clear and last a long time

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