Longer than Rode's VideoMicro GO and with a narrower pickup pattern, the Rode VideoMic GO camera-mount shotgun microphone offers enhanced off-axis rejection for tighter directionality. Like the VideoMicro, it runs on plug-in power and has no controls or switches, making it well suited for mobile journalists, vloggers, and run-and-gun shooters in a hurry.
This compact and lightweight shotgun microphone feature an integrated shock mount that mounts directly to your DSLR, mirrorless, or video camera and reduces noise from vibrations and camera handling. The windscreen design reduces wind noise, making it well suited for outdoor shoots. The detachable coiled 3.5mm TRS cable ensures easy hookup to your camera, and the dual-mono output means that no channel selection is necessary on your recording device.
Whereas most built-in camera microphones pick up sound from all directions, this microphone utilizes a super-cardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of it while attenuating sound from the sides and rear. Its active electronics and directional condenser element deliver more detailed audio than the mics typically found in cameras and portable recorders.
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.
No batteries are required to operate the VideoMic GO. Just connect the microphone to your camera or recorder, enable plug-in power on the device, and forget about swapping or charging batteries.
Understanding that the rubber bands used in many shock mounts can snap and stretch, Rode chose to integrate a rugged Rycote Lyre suspension-style shock mount. This simplifies the setup of the mic and inhibits the transfer of vibrations from the camera. Plus, the bottom of the shock mount features a camera shoe mount with a 3/8" thread, ensuring easy attachment to your camera or a boom pole such as Rode's Micro Boompole (available separately).
The VideoMic GO has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in outdoor environments, consider a furry windshield such as the Rode DeadCat GO (available separately).
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 VideoMic GO 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 VideoMic GO to a camcorder or mixer that has XLR inputs.
|Form Factor||Stand/Boom Mount|
|Operating Principle||Line Gradient|
|Diaphragm||0.5" / 12.70 mm|
|Frequency Range||100 Hz to 16 kHz|
|Maximum SPL||120 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||-35 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz|
|Dynamic Range||96 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||60 dB A-Weighted|
|Equivalent Noise Level||34 dB A-Weighted|
|Output Connectors (Analog)||1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS|
|Cable Length||7.87 to 13.78" / 20 to 35 cm|
|Number of Conductors||2|
|Operating Voltage||2.5 V|
|Operating Current Consumption||330 µA (Plug-In Power)|
|Mounting||3/8"-16 Female, Camera-Mount, Shockmount (with Included Hardware)|
|Dimensions||ø: 3.11 x L: 6.57" / ø: 79 x L: 167 mm|
|Weight||2.58 oz / 0.73 Kg|