The RØDE VideoMic is a professional grade 1/2″ condenser shotgun microphone designed for use with consumer video cameras and personal audio recorders.
The integrated shock mounting system isolates the VideoMic capsule and electronics from its all-metal shoe mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone.
Its standard sized shoe mount also includes a 3/8″ thread in the base for easy mounting on a boom pole or stand. (note that cameras with proprietary sized mounts require an additional adaptor.)
Its super cardioid polar pattern is highly directional, focusing on the subject in front of the camera, and minimising any surrounding sounds.
In addition to the microphone’s native 40Hz-20kHz response a selectable high-pass filter at 80Hz is available, which will prevent low end noise such as air conditioners and traffic from being recorded.
A -10dB and -20dB level attenuation (or PAD), selectable from inside the battery compartment, allows recording of loud sound sources, such as live music or motorsport.
The RØDE VideoMic directional on-camera microphone is covered by RØDE Microphones’ industry leading 10 year warranty.
Acoustic Principle – Line Gradient
Active Electronics – JFET impedance converter
Capsule – 0.50
Polar Pattern – Supercardioid
Address Type – End
Frequency Range – 40Hz – 20kHz
Output Impedance – 200Ω
Maximum SPL – 134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) – 20dB-A
Power Options – 9V Battery
Weight – 176.00gm
Dimensions – 65.00mmH x 102.00mmW x 250.00mmD
Output – Minijack / 3.5mm Output
Warranty – 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here