The RØDE VideoMic is a professional grade 1/2" condenser shotgun microphone designed for use with consumer video cameras and personal audio recorders.
An in-built shock mounting system isolates the VideoMic capsule and electronics from its standard sized shoe mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone. Its standard sized shoe mount also includes a 3/8" thread in the base for easy mounting on a boom pole or stand. (note that cameras with proprietary sized mounts require an additional adaptor.)
Its super cardioid polar pattern is highly directional, focusing on the subject in front of the camera, and minimising any surrounding sounds.
Manufactured from rugged and durable ABS, the microphone is designed to withstand being tossed in a camera bag while remaining lightweight and extremely portable.
In addition to the microphone's native 40Hz-20kHz response a selectable high-pass filter at 80Hz is available, which will prevent low end noise such as air conditioners and traffic from being recorded.
A -10dB and -20dB level attenuation (or PAD), selectable from inside the battery compartment, allows recording of loud sound sources, such as live music or motorsport.
Acoustic Principle: Line plus Gradient
Directional Pattern: Super-Cardioid
Frequency Range: 40Hz ~ 20,000Hz selectable High Pass Filter (HPF) @ 80Hz 12dB/octave
Output Impedence: 200Ω
Sensitivity: -38dB re 1V/Pa @ 1kHz (12.6mV/Pa @ 94dB SPL) ±2dB @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise: 20dBA SPL (per IEC651)
Dynamic Range: 114dB (per IEC651)
Maximum SPL: 134dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1kΩ)
Signal/Noise: 74dB SPL (@ 1kHz, rel 1Pa per IEC651)
Power (supply voltage): 9V alkaline battery Current 5mA
Battery Life: >10 0 hour s
Output Connection: 3.5mm stereo jack plug
Net Weight: 176g (no battery