Rode NTG-1 Directional Condenser Wired Shotgun Microphone

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About Rode Microphones NTG-1

The Rode NTG-1 is a lightweight condenser shotgun microphone, specifically designed for professional applications within the film, video, television, voice-over and ENG industries. The NTG-1 provides an electronically balanced output stage and operates on 48V to the P48 standard. The NTG-1 offers wide bandwidth and a controlled polar response coupled with low noise SMT electronics.

The NTG-1 is extremely lightweight making it ideal for mounting directly to video cameras (with optional accessories) or a Boom pole.

Rode Microphones NTG-1 Features

  • Broadcast sound quality
  • Low noise circuitry
  • Condenser transducer
  • Rugged metal construction
  • Low weight - 105g (3 oz.)
  • Low handling noise

Rode Microphones NTG-1 Specifications

Power
P48 (48V) phantom supply
Acoustic Principle
Line gradient
Directional Pattern
Super Cardioid
Frequency range
20Hz-20kHz, selectable HPF @ 80Hz/12dB/octave
Output impedance
50 Ohm
Signal noise ratio
76 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Equivalent noise
18 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Maximum SPL
139dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K Ohm load)
Maximum output voltage
-15.4dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K Ohm load)
Sensitivity
-36 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (15 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Weight
105gm
Dimensions
217mm H x 22mm W x 22mm D
Warranty
Rode 1 year (10 years after online registration) warranty
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Mich M  I have a Canon HF S21 Camcorder, and I'll be buying one microphone that will need to fill my needs for a while. I'm trying to decide between the Rode NTG-1 and the Rode Videomic Pro. It needs to be stereo. I will need a good mount that will be an adaptor for the minishoe on the Canon, and I want something stable. Which one of these mics would be the best all around one, and which mount is going to work for either one?
Helen O  Shotgun microphones, by their very nature, are not truly stereo microphones (though they do output on both channels). While both mics are very good, here are some things to take into consideration when making a final decision; 1. The NTG-1 utilizes phantom power to operate (through an XLR connection). Your Canon HF S21 will require an adapter to connect the mic to the camera and provide power to the mic. You will also need a suitable shock mount which can add a bit weight to your rig. 2. The VideoMic Pro is powered by a 9V battery and is equipped with a 3.5mm stereo mini-jack which will connect to your camera without the need for an adapter. Also included is an integrated shock mounting and camera shoe mount, no need to purchase additional equipment.
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