This directional microphone
Røde VideoMic Go
offers a huge advantage over its peers, is that it is very economical for quality sound recording!
Indeed, as of its low weight (73g!), it will not oblige you to sell a kidney to get it, which is not nothing, this organ is still much more useful where it is right now! ^_^
This microphone will easily find a small and protected corner in your bag, will not force your shoulder for unnecessary overweight, and more, the sound recorded with this directional microphone is just often enough!
The internal microphones of your cameras or camcroders have the disadvantage of capturing sounds in front, and all too often on the sides and back, forcing you to admit to your friends that this concerto was finally not that well, with the snoring sound captured by the microphone behind you. :)
The VideoMicGo is a super-cardioid microphone, that is to say it will capture the sound to the front, sides, and will reject sound from the back on a wide angle of 150° !
Enjoy the pictures and the true sounds heard on the day of the recording.
And without the hassle of a heavy equipment complicated to implement.
When you receive the Røde material, don't forget to register it on their website to extend the Røde warranty Rode!!!
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Clear, directional audio on the GO!
Compact and light weight by design, the VideoMic GO delivers clear, crisp, directional audio with incredible ease of use. Its tight pickup area focuses directly in front of the microphone and reduces other surrounding sounds, ensuring that your subject is isolated from distracting background noise.
The integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mount isolates your microphone from bumps and vibrations that could otherwise interfere with your sound.
Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic, the Lyre® provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional elastic solutions, and will never wear out, sag or snap.
The VideoMic GO has no complicated switches or settings and is powered by your camera's external microphone input, requiring no batteries to operate, ensuring you never miss a great shot.
The VideoMic GO is designed and made in Australia.
- High quality directional microphone
- No battery required
- Integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mounting
- Our lightest mic at only 73g
- Rugged reinforced ABS construction
- Windshield included
- 3.5mm mini-jack output
- Integrated cold-shoe mount with 3/8” thread
- Acoustic Principle : Line Gradient
- Directional Pattern : Super-Cardioid
- Frequency Range : 100Hz ~ 16,000Hz
- Sensitivity : -35dB re 1V/Pa (17.8V @ 94dB SPL) ±2dB @ 1kHz
- Equivalent Noise : 34dBA SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
- Signal/Noise : 60dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
- Dynamic Range : 96dB (per IEC651)
- Dimensions : 167mm L x 79mm H x 70mm D
- Maximum SPL : 120dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1kΩ load)
- Weight : 73g
- Power Req. : Plug-in power required (330uA @ 2.5V)
- Output Connection : 3.5mm TRS mini-jack (dual mono)
Some questions we can have about this microphone
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.
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.
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 VideoMic GO?
The VideoMic GO 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 VideoMic GO 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 VideoMic GO is compatible with the vast majority of cameras in the market.
While this is by no means a complete list, following is a list of cameras that we can confirm do not support the VideoMic GO. Please refer to the specifications of your particular camera for information on whether it supplies power via the microphone jack.
- 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 VideoMic GO 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).
- VideoMic GOTM – Parts Guide
- Foam windshield
- Camera shoe mount
- Integrated Rycote Lyre Suspension
- 3.5mm microphone output
- 3.5mm dual mono output cable