• Broadcast recording quality condenser microphone
  • Shotgun microphone
  • Integrated foam windscreen
  • Designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders
  • Battery powered, and provides over 70 hours recording from a single 9V battery
  • 1/2" condenser capsule with lower noise and higher sensitivity
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre shock mounting system
  • Two step High Pass Filter (flat, 80Hz)
  • 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output (dual mono)

The Rode VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone is a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and references audio.

At the heart of the VideoMic Pro is an all-new 1/2" condenser capsule that provides broadcast-quality audio via a 3.5mm minijack connector (outputting the mono signal to both left and right channels) with an incredibly low self-noise of just 14db. A super-cardioid polar pattern ensures that surrounding audio is minimised, and your recording is focused on the subject in front of the camera.

The integrated Rycote Lyre based shock mounting system separates the VideoMic Pro capsule and electronics from its mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone. 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.

Easily accessible on the rear face of the microphone are the power, filter and level controls. 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.

Below these controls are the level settings, which attenuate or boost the recorded level as required. The -10dB level attenuation (or PAD) is ideal for recording loud sound sources, such as live music, motorsport, or interviews where the subject is very close to the camera. The +20dB level boost is designed for use with DSLR cameras, allowing the user to reduce the camera's preamp level (or mic-input level), effectively reducing the amount of noise generated by the camera's comparatively low-quality audio circuitry.

The microphone uses a standard sized shoe mount for on-camera use and features a 3/8" thread in the base of the mount for easy boom pole mounting.

The VideoMic pro is battery powered and provides over 70 hours of recording from a single 9V battery.

The RODE VideoMic is designed and made in Australia and covered by RODE Microphones' industry-leading 10-year warranty.

Form FactorMicrophone
Case ColourBlack
Pack Quantity1
Dimensions7.5cm (W) x 17cm (D) x 10cm (H) - Weight 0.85kg
Microphone Frequency Response40Hz to 20kHz
On/Off SwitchYes
Connector(s)1 x 3.5mm
Batteries1 x 9V 9Volts