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Rode VideoMic, On Camera Directional Condenser Microphone with Shoe Style Shock Mount

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About Rode Microphones

The RØDE VideoMic is a professional grade shotgun microphone. Based on the latest 'Film industry' technology, the VideoMic is designed specifically for use with high quality Digital Video Cameras.

The microphone exhibits low noise and an unusually wide bandwidth for its size. It is ultra lightweight, yet rugged due to it's ABS construction. The VideoMic is powered by a standard 9V battery and offers a Low Battery LED status indicator and a switchable high pass filter to reduce unwanted low frequency rumble.

The VideoMic attaches to any Camcorder that has the standard camera-shoe fitting and utilizes a stereo mini jack for audio output.

Rode Microphones Features

  • Broadcast sound quality
  • Low noise circuitry
  • Condenser transducer
  • Integrated shockmount
  • Two step High-Pass Filter - Flat or 80Hz
  • Rugged reinforced ABS consruction
  • 9V battery powered
  • Integral camera-shoe mount
  • Low handling noise

Rode Microphones Specifications

Type:
Acoustic Principle: Line gradient
Polar pattern:
Directional Pattern: Super Cardioid
Frequency response:
40Hz-20kHz, selectable HPF @ 80Hz/12dB/octave
Sensitivity:
Maximum output voltage: -38 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (15 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
74 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Equivalent noise: 20 dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Max.SPL:
134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KO load)
Output impedance (@ 1 kHz):
200 ohm
Dimensions
65mmH x 250mmW x 102mmD
Weight:
176gm
Battery/Appx. Life
9V battery powered
Mfr #
VIDEOMIC
SKU
AURDVM

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4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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    (4)

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    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

A must have for DSLR for video

The video from my DSLR is GREAT, but the sound is NOT. The in-camera mic picks up all kinds of camera noise and wind noise, plus it provides a weak sound track. The sound quality of the Rode is very good and the shotgun style gives a strong volume sound track to work with. If you're going to mount the mic in the DSLR "hot shoe" the mount location need to be changed, but that is easily done. Now that I have the Rode, I don't shoot video without it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap plastic

I would not buy another one...

Reviewed by 8 customers

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Cheap plastic

By

I would not buy another one...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Very Good Product

By

I use it with my D300s shooting pictures and video at my daughters high school basketball games. I typically shoot close to the net and the team members and parents really have loved both the pictures and the videos. The Rode VideoMic really helped with it's enhanced sound recording capabilities.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ok.

By

Ok for wedding dslr videografers. You get some noise, but still gives you a great sound.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

I'm sure it's great, but...

By

I'm sure this mic sounds great, but unfortunately the external mic pre-amp on the D7000 is noisy, so it wasn't worth using it. I ended up buying the Rode NTG-2 and now use a Zoom H4n to record audio. Having to sync in post means an extra step, but it's totally worth it!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A must have for DSLR for video

By

The video from my DSLR is GREAT, but the sound is NOT. The in-camera mic picks up all kinds of camera noise and wind noise, plus it provides a weak sound track. The sound quality of the Rode is very good and the shotgun style gives a strong volume sound track to work with. If you're going to mount the mic in the DSLR "hot shoe" the mount location need to be changed, but that is easily done. Now that I have the Rode, I don't shoot video without it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good sound quality

By

So far it is working great on my 5D II. I had to shift it to one end so I could look with the viewfinder. Sound quality is great.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome video mic

By

Fantastic mic. Has switchable attenuator and high pass filter. High pass filter works great. Sound quality is very clear. With the mic inside my car with the windows down, barely any windnoise or vehicle noise. Highly recommended.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome mic

By

the quality of sound is great. it holds up to the big boys. buy this mic

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Penny G  I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one? I have a Canon 60D camera that takes great video as well as still pictures. I want to record some musical events, and would like a better microphone than the Canon has. Has anyone used this microphone? It was suggested by Adorama staff and specs seem great. Just thought I would ask users.
BRIAN S  This mic is DEFINITELY better than the built in mic! It's more directional which reduces unwanted background sounds but doesn't eliminate them. I have since moved to recording all my audio with an external audio recorder, but if you want better sound while still keeping your setup as simple as possible, this mic is great!
Penny G  Thanks. I will probably purchase.
Penny G  I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one? I have a Canon 60D camera that takes great video as well as still pictures. I want to record some musical events, and would like a better microphone than the Canon has. Has anyone used this microphone? It was suggested by Adorama staff and specs seem great. Just thought I would ask users.
BRIAN S  This mic is DEFINITELY better than the built in mic! It's more directional which reduces unwanted background sounds but doesn't eliminate them. I have since moved to recording all my audio with an external audio recorder, but if you want better sound while still keeping your setup as simple as possible, this mic is great!
Penny G  Thanks. I will probably purchase.
Penny G  I'm trying to decide what to get. Why did you pick this one? I have a Canon 60D camera that takes great video as well as still pictures. I want to record some musical events, and would like a better microphone than the Canon has. Has anyone used this microphone? It was suggested by Adorama staff and specs seem great. Just thought I would ask users.
BRIAN S  This mic is DEFINITELY better than the built in mic! It's more directional which reduces unwanted background sounds but doesn't eliminate them. I have since moved to recording all my audio with an external audio recorder, but if you want better sound while still keeping your setup as simple as possible, this mic is great!
Penny G  Thanks. I will probably purchase.
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