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Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

SKU VIDEOMICRO-1
by NJA
Original price $166.30 - Original price $166.30
Original price $166.30
$166.30
$166.30 - $166.30
Current price $166.30
  • 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
     
     
Features

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.
 
 

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Item Includes

Rode VideoMicro Ultracompact Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone
Lyre Shoe Shockmount
Rode SC2 Right-Angle 3.5mm TRS Coiled Patch Cable
Rode WS9 Deluxe Windshield for Rode VideoMicro & VideoMic Me (Gray)
Limited 1-Year Warranty, Extendable to 2 Years upon Registration

Sony MDR-7506 Headphones

Soft Case

1/4" Adapter

Specefications

Microphone
Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Diaphragm0.5" / 12.70 mm
Polar PatternCardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State (JFET)
PadNone
High-Pass FilterNone
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentNone
IndicatorsNone
On-Board ControlsNone
WindscreenWindsock/Windjammer (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range100 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL140 dB SPL
Off-Axis Rejection2 dB at 60°
14 dB at 120°
24 dB at 180°
Sensitivity-33 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range120 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio75 dB A-Weighted
Equivalent Noise Level20 dB A-Weighted
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female (on Mic)
Headphone ConnectorNone
Cable Length6.69 to 15.75" / 17 to 40 cm
Number of Conductors2
Power
Operating Voltage2 to 5 V (Plug-In Power)
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (with Included Hardware)
Included CaseNone
Construction MaterialMetal
Dimensionsø: 0.83 x L: 3.15" / ø: 21 x L: 80 mm
Weight1.48 oz / 42 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.43 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.25 x 5.05 x 2.45"

 

Headphone
Earpiece DesignOn-Ear (Supra-Aural), Closed-Back
Earpiece SwivelYes
Earpiece Connection / Wearing StyleHeadband
FoldableYes
Driver TypeDynamic
Driver Size1.6" / 40 mm
DiaphragmPET
Magnet TypeNeodymium
Impedance63 Ohms
Active Noise CancellationNo
Performance
Frequency Response10 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity106 dB/mW
Maximum Power Handling1000 mW
Wired Connectivity
Audio Connector to Source1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS
Connector PlatingGold
Adapter (Included)1/4" TRS
Cable DesignSingle-Sided, Coiled
Audio Connector to EarpieceNot Specified by Manufacturer
Cable Length9.8' / 3 m
Physical
ColorBlack
Water ResistanceNone
Weight8.1 oz / 230 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.7 x 7.4 x 3.6"