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VideoMicro
Compact On-Camera Microphone
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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
  • Two year extended warranty when you register your 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 focusses 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 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.

VideoMicro Specifications
VideoMicro Specifications
Acoustic PrinciplePressure Gradient
Active ElectronicsJFET impedance converter
Capsule0.50"
Polar Pattern Cardioid
Address TypeEnd
Frequency Range100Hz - 20kHz
Maximum SPL140dBSPL
Sensitivity-33.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (22.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)20dBA
Power Options
Weight 42g
Dimensions21mmH x 21mmW x 80mmD
Output Minijack Output
Warranty 1 year with free extension to 2 years following registration here
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FAQs
  • Will my RØDE VideoMic fit into the hot shoe mount of my camera?+
    • The RØDE cold shoe adaptor is a standard size adaptor, also known as a universal shoe mount. This standard shoe is suitable for the majority of camera attachments.

       

      If your camera has a different, or custom adaptor, please contact your camera manufacturer for information on converters to fit the universal shoe connection.

  • Will the VideoMic range microphones connect to a tripod?+
    • Yes, all of our microphones in the VideoMic range have a standard 3/8 thread built into the bottom of the cold shoe mount for connection to a boompole, mic stand or tripod.

  • What cameras don't support the VideoMicro?+
    • 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.

       

      The following cameras unfortunately do not support the VideoMicro:

      • Nikon D7000
      • Canon T3/1100D
      • Canon C100, C300, C500
      • Canon VIXIA HFR500
      • Canon VIXIA HFG20, HFG30
      • Canon XA-10
      • Canon Vixia G10
      • Canon Legria HF G25

      If you are experiencing issues getting your VideoMicro to operate with a camera not listed above, firstly be sure to update your camera's firmware to the latest version (available from your camera manufacturer's website). If you are still experiencing issues please get in touch with us via our support page.

  • Why do I get a low level noise sound when recording on my camera?+
    • This is usually caused by the function of "Automatic Gain Control" or "AGC" on the camera.

       

      Basically, when the camera cannot sense an audio input signal it automatically increases the gain of the input. It is increased so much that the noise floor in the camera microphone amplifier becomes audible .

       

      The AGC can be disabled on some cameras and it is worth checking with you camera manufacturer for information on this, which can sometimes require a firmware update to the camera.

       

      RØDE have created the VideoMic Pro to help combat this issue, the VideoMic Pro contains a 20dB pre amplifier, boosting the mic signal so that the camera will see a good signal level and not engage its AGC.

      We recommend setting your audio levels manually to achieve an optimum signal to noise ratio and disabling the AGC of the camera.

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