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.
|Operating Principle||Line Gradient|
|Diaphragm||0.50″ (12.70 mm)|
|Frequency Range||40 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Equivalent Noise Level||20 dB A-Weighted|
|Maximum SPL||134 dB SPL 1%|
|Sensitivity||-38 dB @ 1 kHz, re: 1 V/Pa|
|Power Requirements||9 V Battery|
|Low-Cut Filter||Yes, @ 80 Hz|
|Pad||Yes, 10 dB|
|Yes, 20 dB|
|Output Connectors||3.5mm TRS|