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.

Rode VideoMic Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

SKU: Rode Videomic
RM380.00Price
    • 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
  • Microphone

    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
    -20 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)

    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
    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

    Connectivity

    Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
    Number of Conductors 2
    Wireless Connectivity None

    Power

    Operating Voltage 9 V (Battery Power)
    Operating Current Consumption 5 mA
    Battery Type 1 x 9 V (Not Included)
    Approximate Battery Life 100 Hours

    Physical

    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