It features a Rode VideoMic with Rycote suspension system that attaches to the camera's shoe. The VideoMic is lightweight, and when mounting on a camera it does not appear in the frame. The VideoMic can also mount to Rode's boompoles for elevated audio capture. Its super-cardioid polar pattern attenuates sounds from the sides. The result is a signal that sounds closer to the camera, even when shooting in noisy environments or at moderate distances.
The included Rycote Lyre is a non-elasticated suspension structure composed of a hard-wearing thermoplastic. It is more effective at acoustically decoupling microphones from unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than elasticated suspensions. The lyre remains effective at a wide range of temperatures and is virtually indestructible. It will never wear out, sag, snap or require any rethreading to maintain its effectiveness.
An attached, coiled cable terminates to a 3.5mm mini output connection. The VideoMic features a condenser element that utilizes a standard 9 Volt battery (sold separately). The microphone will run for approximately 100 hours on a single battery.
Note: Product is shown in use for illustration Only, additional equipment is not included.
When capturing audio in loud environments, the VideoMic offers built-in attenuation. The selectable 10 or 20dB pad lessens the microphone's sensitivity, allowing it to handle higher SPL levels without sacrificing clarity.
The Rode Video Mic functions as a true line plus gradient microphone with a super-cardioid pattern in the front and a barrel that cancels side audio. The result is maximum pick up of the source in highly ambient and noisy environments.
A high-pass filter switch eliminates room ambience and noise below 80Hz. This results in improved intelligibility while recording around machinery, wind or close proximities.
The condenser element is powered with a standard 9-volt battery for up to 100 hours (approximately).
|Form Factor||Stand/Boom Mount|
|Operating Principle||Line Gradient|
|Diaphragm||0.5" / 12.70 mm|
|High-Pass Filter||80 Hz|
|Indicators||1 x Single LED (Power)|
|On-Board Controls||High-Pass Filter, Pad, On/Off|
|Frequency Range||40 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Maximum SPL||134 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)|
|Off-Axis Rejection||4 dB at 60°
16 dB at 120°
12 dB at 180°
|Sensitivity||-38 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz|
|Output Level||6.9 dBu (Max)|
|Dynamic Range||114 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||74 dB A-Weighted|
|Equivalent Noise Level||20 dB A-Weighted|
|Output Connectors (Analog)||1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS|
|Number of Conductors||2|
|Operating Voltage||9 V (Battery Power)|
|Operating Current Consumption||5 mA|
|Battery Type||1 x 9 V (Not Included)|
|Approximate Battery Life||100 Hours|
|Mounting||3/8"-16 Female, Camera/Shoe-Mount, Shockmount (via Integrated Hardware)|
|Mounting Thread Size||3/8"-16 Female|
|Dimensions||ø: 3.86 x L: 9.76" / ø: 98 x L: 248 mm|
|Weight||6.03 oz / 171 g|