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Rode VideoMic Go

Rode VideoMic Go

$149.99

Availability: In stock

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The DeadCat VMP is a furry wind cover for the VideoMic Pro, designed for use in windy environments. Its artificial fur is specially designed so as to minimise wind noise while remaining acoustically transparent. The DeadCat VMP is compatible with the VideoMic Pro rubber-band models only (pre May 2015). For VideoMic Pro models with Rycote Lyre onboard please see DeadCat VMPR.

  • Studio recording quality
  • Condenser microphone
  • Super-cardioid polar pattern
  • 9V battery power
  • Integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mounting
  • Two step High Pass Filter (Flat/80Hz)
  • Three step PAD (0, -10, -20dB)
  • Rugged reinforced ABS construction
  • Windshield included
  • 3.5mm mini-jack output
  • Integrated cold-shoe mount (3/8” thread) 

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 Rycote® Lyre® based 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. Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic, the Lyre® provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional elastic solutions, and will never wear out, sag or snap.

Its standard sized shoe mount also includes a 3/8" thread in the base for easy mounting on a boom pole or stand.

By employing a super-cardioid polar pattern the VideoMic becomes 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 designed in Australia and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year warranty.

 

 
 
 
VideoMic Specifications
VideoMic Specifications
 
 
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 134dBSPL
Sensitivity -38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) 20dBA
Power Options 9V Battery
Weight 176.00g
Dimensions 65.00mmH x 102.00mmW x 250.00mmD
Output Minijack Output
Warranty 1 year with free extension to 10 years following registration here
View our VideoMic video playlist
View our VideoMic video playlist
 
 

The sound is much, much better with the VideoMic than with the standard microphone… There’s less environmental sound when recording voice; less reverb from the ‘room’, and less background noise. The voice itself is clear and crisp without being sibilant.

I shot all of the material hand-held, positively inviting handling noise. But there wasn’t any. Even when deliberately waving the camera around the Lyre suspension did its job. Compare this to using the camera mic, which picks up any contact with the camera body or lens.

News journalists with a VideoMic-equipped DSLR would be able to capture broadcast quality footage with high quality audio to match. In a tight squeeze (like a press scrum) it could be a killer combination.

The RØDE VideoMic (With Rycote onboard) raises the bar on DSLR sound and throws down the gauntlet to other manufacturers.

Jerry Ibbotson
Audio Media
Rode dead cat video mic microphone cover shield

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