Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
DescriptionRode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone
The 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 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. 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 minimizing 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.
The VideoMicro is extremely user-friendly as there's no switches or battery to worry about - just plug in and go. All microphones need power however, and in the case of the VideoMicro it is drawing a very small voltage commonly referred to as "plug-in power" from your camera (or recording device) via the audio cable.
Plug-in power has long been a standard for camera manufacturers, and so the VideoMicro is compatible with the vast majority of cameras in the market.
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 - 2V-5V)
Rycote® Lyre® shock mount included
Deluxe furry windshield included
Designed and manufactured in Australia
Two year extended warranty when you register your microphone
The following cameras unfortunately do not support the VideoMicro:
Canon C100, C300, C500
Canon VIXIA HFR500
Canon VIXIA HFG20, HFG30
Canon Vixia G10
Canon Legria HF G25
If you have any questions about the Rode VideoMicro Compact on-camera microphone, give us a call today.
Available at Ken Stanton Music.
Acoustic Principle: Pressure Gradient
Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter
Polar Pattern: Cardioid
Address Type: End
Frequency Range: 100Hz - 20kHz
Maximum SPL: 140dBSPL
Sensitivity: -33.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (22.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise (A-weighted): 20dBA
Power Requirements: 2V-5V DC
Output Connection: Minijack Output