Rode VideoMic Directional Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Lyre Suspension System

Rode VideoMic Directional Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Lyre Suspension System

Rode's VideoMic is the choice of countless DSLR videographers. This package adds a Rycote Lyre shock mount that's ideal for outdoor or run-and-gun shooting.

Rode VideoMic Directional Shotgun Microphone

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Operation power:
The VideoMic is designed to operate from a 9 V battery (ANSI:1604A or IEC:6LR61). The battery is conveniently located within the support arm of the microphone. A fully removable access cover and a 1-way insertion mechanism ensure ease of loading. The battery will provide more than 100 hrs. of continuous use due to a low consumption of only 5.0 mA.

Operation output impedance:
The microphone will operate satisfactorily into a load impedance as low as 1 k ohms. If a load below this is used, the output signal level will be reduced.

- Acoustic principle: Line plus Gradient
- Directional pattern: Super-Cardioid
- Frequency range: 40 Hz ~ 20 000 Hz selectable HPF @ 80 Hz/12 dB/octave
- Output impedance: 200 ohms
- Signal noise ratio din iec 651: 74 dB (1 kHz rel 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
- Equvalent noise:20 dB SPL (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
- Maximum spl: 134 dB (@ 1% THD into 1 k Ohms)
- Sensitivity: -38 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (15 mV @ 94 dB SPL)+/- 2 dB (at 1 kHz in free field into open circuit)
- Dynamic range din iec 651: 114 dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
- Power supply voltage: 9 V DC Alkaline Battery (ANSI:1604A or IEC:6LR61)
- Current consumption: 5 mA
- Battery life: >100 hours
- Output connection: Stereo mini jack plug - 3.5mm mini-jack
- Weight: 176 grm. (6.21 oz.)
- Dimensions width: 250mm
- Dimensions depth: 65mm
- Dimensions height: 102mm
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 562-364-7400

Rode VideoMic Directional Shotgun Mic

Record crisp and clear audio with the Rode VideoMic Directional Shotgun Mic. A professional grade shotgun microphone, the Rode VideoMic Directional Shotgun Mic easily attaches to any digital camera or boom that utilizes the standard shoe-fitting.

The VideoMic relies on a standard 9 Volt battery that, when fully charged, should have an operational life of approximately 100 hours. And, while it is a full sized mic, its mounting keeps it out of frame, and its ABS construction and design lend it a high level of durability.

Paired with the microphone's supercardioid polar pattern, the permanently attached shock mount and replaceable O-rings eliminate almost all unwanted noise, leaving you with only the highest quality sound.

With a simple interface, low price, and dependable quality, the Rode VideoMic Directional Shotgun Mic is used and enjoyed by professionals and amateurs alike.

Features and Specifications:

- Camera shoe-mount with 3/8" thread
- 9 Volt battery operation
- Capacitor microphone
- Designed & manufactured in Australia
- Boom pole mountable
- Stereo mini-jack
- High-pass filter switch
- 176 gram weight
- Line gradient acoustic principle
- Frequency range of 40 Hz - 20 kHz
(37 ratings)
Submitted May 31, 2012 by Brad Hesford in Muscatine, IA
"Rode Videomic"
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A very good mic. I was pleasantly surprised at the range of lows to highs that came through on my first recording which was (stationary) indoors videotaping of a Salvation Army Brass Band. My second use was outdoors (roaming, camera mounted). The audio was excellent also, the windscreen seems to have great benefits. My only concern might be the fact that the camera input level needed to be set way low. Maybe this is just a flat out better mic than any other shotgun type I've used.
Great sounding.
Don't actually care for the mount. Handheld was ok, but tripod bumping can be transmitted to the recording.
Ease of Use
As it comes out of box it is ready to go to work.
May look at doing away with rubber band mount.
Very good for price.
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The Wow Factor
Looks and acts professional.
Musical Background:
Pro videographer 10+ years.
Musical Style:
All manner of events.
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