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.
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.
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.
Rode VideoMic Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
- Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun
- For Cameras and Portable Recorders
- 100-Hr Run Time via 9V Battery
- Selectable Pad and Bass Roll-Off
- Attached 3.5mm TRS Output Cable
- Power Switch with LED
- Windscreen Reduces Wind Noise
- Integrated Shoe/Pole Shockmount
Form Factor Stand/Boom Mount Sound Field Mono Operating Principle Line Gradient Capsule Electret Condenser Diaphragm 0.5" / 12.70 mm Polar Pattern Supercardioid Orientation End Address Circuitry Solid-State (JFET) Pad -10 dB
High-Pass Filter 80 Hz Tone Adjustment None Gain Adjustment None Indicators 1 x Single LED (Power) On-Board Controls High-Pass Filter, Pad, On/Off Windscreen Foam (Included)
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 Output Level 6.9 dBu (Max) Dynamic Range 114 dB Signal-to-Noise Ratio 74 dB A-Weighted Equivalent Noise Level 20 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Number of Conductors 2 Wireless Connectivity None
Operating Voltage 9 V (Battery Power) Operating Current Consumption 5 mA Battery Type 1 x 9 V (Not Included) Approximate Battery Life 100 Hours
Color Black Mounting 3/8"-16 Female, Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware) Mounting Thread Size 3/8"-16 Female Included Case None Construction Material ABS Dimensions ø: 3.86 x L: 9.76" / ø: 98 x L: 248 mm Weight 6.03 oz / 171 g