Rode VideoMicro Microphone
Product Code: 5290253
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The Rode VideoMicro Microphone is a compact microphone designed to improve the audio quality of your videos. It incorporates a high-quality cardioid condenser microphone capsule for great quality audio recordings when used with a wide range of cameras. A directional microphone, the VideoMicro reduces distracting peripheral sounds and focuses on the audio in front of the camera. Its pickup is more forgiving than RØDE’s other on-camera microphones providing a more natural sound when recording indoors.
The first thing to strike you about the Røde VideoMicro is its size. This is a tiny microphone, weighing a mere 42g. It takes its power from the device you plug it into (which means it doesn’t work with a Nikon D7500). If you own a small mirrorless camera, here’s a mic that can sit on top and you wouldn’t even notice it was there. It even comes with its own “deadcat” – the furry cover that helps screen out wind when you’re filming outdoors. It doesn’t do such a great job of screening out peripheral noise as the more expensive models, but at this price, you won’t be disappointed
Thanks to its performance and low price, the VideoMicro makes the perfect entry-level mic, ideal if you’re just starting out with videography and want to get your foot in the door without spending a fortune.
Although not specifically designed for mobile phone use, it’s certainly small enough that it could work with a phone, and there’s an additional lead to link them together. However, without a means to fix the mic to your smartphone, you’d have to set it up on a tripod.
Perfect for capturing incredible audio to accompany inspiring vision. The microphone body is made from aluminum, giving it a high level of RF rejection, and is finished in RØDE’s high-grade ceramic anti-glare black coating. Included with the VideoMicro is a camera shoe mount featuring a Rycote Lyre shock mount. Featuring a suspension structure composed of a hard-wearing thermoplastic, it is far more effective at minimising unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than traditional elastic suspensions.
Virtually indestructible, the Rycote Lyre will never sag, snap, wear out or require rethreading to maintain its effectiveness. Also included is the WS9 synthetic furry wind shield with foam inner cell, designed for use in outdoor scenarios where wind and environmental noise can inhibit recordings. Optionally available is the RØDE SC7, a TRS to TRRS cable that allows the VideoMicro to be used with smartphones, to capture crystal clear, directional sound for video and video applications such as Periscope.
- Compact size and lightweight - only 80mm (3’) long and 42gm (1.5oz)
- All-metal microphone body
- No battery required (powered by camera plug-in power - min 3V)
- Rycote® Lyre® shock mount included
- Deluxe furry windshield included