The Rode VideoMic NTG gives video content creators, run-and-gun filmmakers, voiceover artists, and podcasters the sound of the highly regarded NTG shotguns in a convenient camera-mount mic that requires no additional adapters to work with cameras, smartphones, tablets, portable recorders, and USB-equipped computers.
With focused directivity, continuously variable gain, digitally switched tone controls, and an internal USB-rechargeable battery, the VideoMic NTG provides transparent sonic performance and immensely flexible functionality. Thanks to its aerospace-grade aluminum housing, the VideoMic NTG is durable, compact, and lightweight, making it equally at home atop a camera or on a boompole.
The auto-sensing 3.5mm TRRS output and included TRRS cable ensure compatibility with cameras, portable recorders, mobile devices, and computers—no adapters required. A peak warning light, a -20 dB pad, and the selectable -20 dB safety channel help you easily avoid distortion in your recordings. When used as a USB microphone, the 3.5mm jack functions as a stereo headphone output for real-time monitoring of your signal.
Thanks to firmware version 2.0, the VideoMic NTG is now MFi-certified for use with Lightning-equipped Apple iOS mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod) when paired with the Rode SC15 USB Type-C to Lightning accessory cable (available separately).
Technology Ported from the NTG5
The VideoMic NTG's body features acoustic perforations rather than the linear slots traditionally used in shotgun microphones. This annular line tube technology was ported from Rode's NTG5 to deliver transparency and a natural, uncolored sound.
Directional Sound Pickup
The VideoMic NTG utilizes a supercardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of it while attenuating sound from the sides and rear. Its low-noise electronics and sensitive condenser element deliver more detailed audio than the mics typically found in cameras and portable recorders. Since it is even more sensitive than the VideoMic Pro+ model, it requires less gain to achieve an equivalent signal level.
Extensive Device Compatibility
Simply connect the VideoMic NTG to your camera, portable recorder, or mobile device via the included TRRS cable. The VideoMic NTG's auto-sensing 3.5mm TRRS output automatically switches between TRS and TRRS as necessary, so you won't need additional adapter cables. The 3.5mm jack is wired in a dual-mono configuration, ensuring that the mic signal is sent identically to both input channels of your recording device.
Full USB Microphone Functionality
Plug the VideoMic NTG into your computer, smartphone, or tablet via USB to use it as a digital USB microphone for direct recording to your favorite software. Its integrated analog-to-digital converter operates at 24-bit / 48 kHz to provide full-resolution, uncompressed audio quality.
MFi-Certified for Apple iOS Mobile Devices
As of firmware version 2.0, the VideoMic NTG is officially MFi-certified, unlocking complete compatibility with Lightning-equipped iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Plug your VideoMic NTG into your iPhone, iPad, or iPod via USB with the Rode SC15 USB Type-C to Lightning accessory cable (available separately), unleashing the full potential of the mic, including:
- Headphone monitoring with complete volume control using the variable output knob
- Two-way audio transmission for making video calls
- Access to the safety channel, which creates a second output at -20 dB in case the main channel distorts
- High-quality 24-bit / 48 kHz digital audio conversion
Rode VideoMic NTG Hybrid Analog/USB Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
- Vlogger, Run & Gun, Voiceover, Podcaster
- For Cameras, Mobile Devices & Computers
- 30-Hour USB Rechargeable Battery
- Variable Gain, Pad, Roll-Off & HF Boost
- USB Out or 3.5mm Out with Safety Channel
- Power Switch with LED and Auto On/Off
- Peak Warning LED
- Windscreen Reduces Wind Noise
- Includes Shoe/Pole Shockmount
Form Factor Stand/Boom Mount Sound Field Mono Operating Principle Pressure Gradient Capsule Electret Condenser Polar Pattern Supercardioid Orientation End Address Circuitry Solid-State Pad -20 dB High-Pass Filter 75 Hz
Tone Adjustment High Boost Gain Adjustment Yes Indicators 1 x Single LED (Power)
1 x Single LED (Clip)
5 x Single LED (Status)
On-Board Controls Gain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, HF, Pad, On/Off Windscreen Foam (Included)
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
35 Hz to 18 kHz ±3 dB
Maximum SPL 120 dB SPL (1% THD) Impedance 10 Ohms Sensitivity -26 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz Dynamic Range 105 dB A-Weighted Signal-to-Noise Ratio 79 dB A-Weighted Equivalent Noise Level 15 dB A-Weighted
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Female (on Mic) Output Connectors (Digital) 1 x USB Type-C Female (on Mic)
A/D Conversion 24-Bit Sample Rate 48 kHz Operating System Support Android, Windows, iOS, macOS/OS X Available Port USB (Interface Unspecified)
Bus Power USB Battery Type 1 x Built-In (Included) Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion Battery Capacity 350 mAh Approximate Battery Life 30 Hours
Color Black Mounting 3/8"-16 Female, Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (with Included Hardware) Included Case None Construction Material Aluminum Dimensions ø: 0.85 x L: 6.73" / ø: 21.6 x L: 171 mm Weight 3.32 oz / 94 g