Rode VideoMicro On Camera Cardioid Condenser Microphone (VMICRO)

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  • 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
  • Designed and manufactured in Australia

The Rode VideoMicro 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 focusses on the audio in front of the camera. Its pickup is more forgiving than Rode's other on-camera microphones providing a more natural sound when recording indoors. Perfect for capturing incredible audio to accompany inspiring vision. The microphone body is made from aluminium, giving it a high level of RF rejection, and is finished in Rode'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 windshield with foam inner cell, designed for use in outdoor scenarios where wind and environmental noise can inhibit recordings. Optionally available is the Rode 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.

 

Key Features of the Rode VideoMicro On Camera Cardioid Condenser Microphone (VMICRO)

  • 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
  • Designed and manufactured in Australia

Shotgun Mic with Directional Sound Pickup

Whereas most built-in camera microphones pick up sound from all directions, this microphone utilizes a cardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of it while attenuating sound entering from the rear. Its active electronics and directional condenser element deliver more detailed audio than the mics typically found in cameras and portable recorders.

Durable and Small

At just 3" long and 1.5 ounces light, the VideoMicro is an unobtrusive companion for your camera. Its ceramic coating mitigates glare and its durable aluminium body aids in RF rejection.

Easy Hookup to Camera

A detachable coiled 3.5mm cable is supplied for fast hookup to your camera. The cable is wired in a dual-mono configuration, ensuring that the mic signal is sent identically to both input channels of your camera or portable recorder.

Runs on Plug-In Power

No batteries are required to operate the VideoMicro. Just connect the microphone to your camera or recorder, enable plug-in power on the device, and forget about swapping or charging batteries.

Detachable Shockmount Inhibits Vibrations

Understanding that the rubber bands used in many shockmounts can snap and stretch, Rode chose to utilize a rugged Rycote Lyre suspension-style shockmount. This simplifies setup of the mic and inhibits the transfer of vibrations from the camera. Plus, the bottom of the shockmount features a camera shoe mount with a 3/8" thread, ensuring easy attachment to your camera or a boompole such as Rode's Micro Boompole (available separately).

Furry Windshield Minimizes Wind Noise

The VideoMicro includes a furry windshield to minimize unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners.

Connectivity Options

Expand the microphone's device compatibility with Rode accessories such as the SC4, SC7, and VXLR+ (all available separately). With either the SC4 or SC7, you can connect the VideoMicro directly to a smartphone or tablet equipped with a 3.5mm TRRS jack. The VXLR+ adapter is the ideal solution when you want to record the VideoMicro to a camcorder or mixer that has XLR inputs.

  • MPN - VMICRO
  • GTIN - 698813004362
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Acoustic Principle Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics JFET impedance converter
Capsule 0.50"
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Address Type End
Frequency Range 100Hz - 20kHz
Maximum SPL 140dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K load)
Sensitivity -33.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (22.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted) 20dB-A
Weight 42
Dimensions 21mmH x 21mmW x 80mmD
Outputs Minijack Output/3.5mm
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What’s In The Box
  • Rode VideoMicro On Camera Cardioid Condenser Microphone (VMICRO)
  • VideoMicro
  • WS9 - Deluxe Wind Shield
  • Lyre Shoe Mount
  • SC2 - 3.5mm TRS patch cable
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