Rode Microphones VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System

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Product Highlights

  • Barrel Canceling Pick Up
  • Selectable 10 or 20dB Pad
  • High Pass Filter Switch
  • Powered by standard 9-volt battery up to 100 hours
  • Made For Universal
  • Shotgun Mic
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About Rode Microphones VideoMic

The Rode Microphones VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System is a shotgun microphone that can easily be mounted on a DSLR camera. It features a Rycote suspension system that attaches to the camera's shoe. The VideoMic is lightweight and when mounting on a camera it does not appear in the frame. The VideoMic can also mount to Rode's boompoles for elevated audio capture. Its super-cardioid polar pattern attenuates sounds from the sides. The result is a signal that sounds closer to the camera, even when shooting in noisy environments or at moderate distances.

The included Rycote Lyre is a non-elasticized suspension structure composed of a hard-wearing thermoplastic. It is more effective at acoustically decoupling microphones from unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than elasticized suspensions. The lyre remains effective at a wide range of temperatures and is virtually indestructible. It will never wear out, sag, snap or require any rethreading to maintain its effectiveness.

An attached, coiled cable terminates to a 1/8" (3.5mm) mini output connection. The VideoMic features a condenser element that utilizes a standard 9 Volt batteries (sold separately). The microphone will run for approximately 100 hours on a single battery.

Rode Microphones VideoMic Features

  • Barrel Canceling Pick Up: The Rode Video Mic functions as a true line plus gradient microphone with a super-cardioid pattern in the front and a barrel that cancels side-audio. The result is maximum pick up of the source in highly ambient and noisy environments
  • Selectable 10 or 20dB Pad: When capturing audio in loud environments, the VideoMic offers built-in attenuation. The selectable 10 or 20dB pad lessens the microphone's sensitivity, allowing it to handle higher SPL levels without sacrificing clarity
  • High Pass Filter Switch: A high-pass filter switch eliminates room ambiance and noise below 80Hz. This results in improved intelligibility while recording around machinery, wind or close proximities
  • Internal Power: The condenser element is powered with a standard 9-volt battery for up to 100 hours

Rode Microphones VideoMic Specifications

Polar Pattern
Frequency Response
40 Hz to 20 kHz
High-Pass Filter
at 80 Hz, 12 dB/octave, selectable
Dynamic Range (Typical)
114 dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
74 dB (1 kHz at 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Maximum Input Sound Level
134 dB (at 1% THD into 1kohm)
Power Requirements
9V battery
Output Impedance
Output Connectors
1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini plug, male
-10 and -20 dB
Dimensions (Øÿ x H x L)
2.55x4.02x8.84" / 65x102x250mm
6.21oz / 176g
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Rode Microphones VideoMic Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers


Great mic


from Puerto rico

Great for events, weddings or as a boom!


Powerful mic


from Puerto Rico

Great for in camera mic and as a boom mic


Love the new suspension system


from Traverse City, MI

I've used Rode mics for the past 4 years for our wedding films, and love the quality of the audio using my DSLR's. The rubber bands on the old version tended to cause the mic to sway side to side, while the new Rycote Lrye Suspension system is very durable and holds the mic right where it needs to be. Using a steadycam with the old version was close to impossible, but the new version works great.


Better than the previous suspension.


from South Carolina

This is my second Rode VideoMic. I liked the quality of the one I had but I dropped it and its diaphragm broke. I didn't feel like (nor have time) fixing it so I bought this one. I like Rycote Lyre Suspension better than the other type. It's flatter so easier to pack. I use it for shooting documentaries with DSLR so its lower profile is a welcome feature that, I think, allows the entire camera to be more stable. Sound quality is not perfect but A WHOLE LOT better than the integrated mic. It is cheap enough that I don't have to worry so much about bringing it to shootings when safety of camera equipments (as well as myself) are not guaranteed. With the GlideCam I use, it is a bit tricky to balance the camera with this mic but not impossible.


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Shopper  When the wind sock is on the VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System. Does the sock come into view in the lens?
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Shopper  how do I switch from -10 dB to -20 ?
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