Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

Mobile Journalist, Vlogger, Run & Gun

For Cameras and Portable Recorders

Runs on Plug-In Power

Simple Operation with No Controls

3.5mm TRS Output Jack

Detachable Coiled 3.5mm Cable

Ultracompact and Ultralightweight

Furry Windshield Minimizes Wind Noise

Detachable Shoe/Pole Shockmount

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Product Description

Switch from using the built-in mic on your camera or portable recorder to the Rode VideoMicro ultracompact camera-mount shotgun microphone for improved sound quality and wind noise reduction without adding heft to your rig. Since it runs on plug-in power and has no controls or switches, the VideoMicro is a simple and reliable microphone ideal for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters.

This ultracompact and ultralightweight shotgun microphone features a detachable shockmount that mounts directly to your DSLR, mirrorless, or video camera and reduces noise from vibrations and camera handling. The supplied furry windshield minimizes wind noise, making it well suited for outdoor shoots. The detachable coiled 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.

Durable and Small

At just 3″ long and 1.5 ounces light, the VideoMicro is an unobtrusive companion for your camera. Its ceramic coating mitigates glare and its durable aluminum body aids in RF rejection.

Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup

Whereas most built-in camera microphones pick up sound from all directions, this microphone utilizes a cardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of it while attenuating sound entering from the 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 detachable coiled 3.5mm cable is supplied for fast hookup to your camera. The cable 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.

Runs on Plug-In Power

No batteries are required to operate the VideoMicro. Just connect the microphone to your camera or recorder, enable plug-in power on the device, and forget about swapping or charging batteries.

Detachable Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations

Understanding that the rubber bands used in many shockmounts can snap and stretch, Rode chose to utilize a rugged Rycote Lyre suspension-style shockmount. This simplifies setup of the mic and inhibits the transfer of vibrations from the camera. Plus, the bottom of the shockmount features a camera shoe mount with a 3/8″ thread, ensuring easy attachment to your camera or a boompole such as Rode’s Micro Boompole (available separately).

Furry Windshield Minimizes Wind Noise

The VideoMicro includes a furry windshield to minimize unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners.

Connectivity Options

Expand the microphone’s device compatibility with Rode accessories such as the SC4, SC7, and VXLR+ (all available separately). With either the SC4 or SC7, you can connect the VideoMicro directly to a smartphone or tablet equipped with a 3.5mm TRRS jack. The VXLR+ adapter is the ideal solution when you want to record the VideoMicro to a camcorder or mixer that has XLR inputs.

Rode VideoMicro Specs

Microphone
Form Factor Stand/Boom Mount
Sound Field Mono
Operating Principle Pressure Gradient
Capsule Electret Condenser
Diaphragm 0.5″ / 12.70 mm
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Orientation End Address
Circuitry Solid-State (JFET)
Pad None
High-Pass Filter None
Tone Adjustment None
Indicators None
On-Board Controls None
Windscreen Windsock/Windjammer (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range 100 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL 140 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection 2 dB at 60°
14 dB at 120°
24 dB at 180°
Sensitivity -33 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range 120 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 75 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level 20 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
Headphone Connector None
Cable Length 6.69 to 15.75″ / 17 to 40 cm
Number of Conductors 2
Power
Operating Voltage 2 to 5 V (Plug-In Power)
Physical
Color Black
Mounting Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (with Included Hardware)
Construction Material Metal
Dimensions ø: 0.83 x L: 3.15″ / ø: 21 x L: 80 mm
Weight 1.48 oz / 42 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.445 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.25 x 5.05 x 2.45″
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Delivery Time

30 Working Days

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