Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard

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Main Features
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre Suspension
  • Directional Video Condenser Microphone
  • 3.5mm Mini Plug
  • 9V Battery Powered
  • Tight pickup area
  • High-Pass Filter & Pad
  • Mounts to Standard Camera Shoe
  • Studio-Quality Sound
  • Can Be Mounted on a Boompole

Introducing the new VideoMic™

The RODE VideoMic is everything you need to record crystal clear audio to match the high definition video of todays cameras.

The VideoMic is designed for simplicity of operation so you don't need to be an expert to get professional results.

Tight pickup area

Focus on the subject in front of the camera and reduce other surrounding noise with the VideoMic's highly directional super cardioid polar pattern.

INTEGRATED RYCOTE® LYRE® SUSPENSION

The integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mounting isolates your microphone from bumps and vibrations that could otherwise interfere with your sound.

High-Pass filter & Pad

The High-Pass Filter setting acts to minimise distracting background noises appearing on your recording and a three-stage PAD allows the recording of loud sound sources such as concerts or motorsports.

RØDE & Rycote: Audio Innovation

The new RODE VideoMic™ features an integrated shock mount based on Rycote® Lyre® technology.

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

Specifications

Acoustic Principle: Line plus
Gradient Directional Pattern: Super-Cardioid Frequency range: 40 Hz ~ 20 000 Hz selectable HPF @ 80 Hz/12 dB/octave
Output Impedance: 200 Ω
Signal/Noise ratio DIN/IEC 651: 74 dB (1 kHz rel 1 Pa; per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Equivalent Noise: 20 dB SPL (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Maximum SPL: 134 dB (@ 1% THD into 1 kΩ)
Sensitivity at 1 kHz into 1 kΩ: -3 dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (15 mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB (at 1 kHz in free field into open circuit)
Dynamic Range - DIN/IEC 651: 114 dB (per IEC651, IEC268-15)
Power (Supply voltage): 9 V DC Alkaline Battery (ANSI:1604A or IEC:6LR61)
Current consumption: 5 mA Battery Life: >100 hours
Output Connection: Stereo mini jack plug - Ø3.5 mm.
Weight - no battery: 176 grm. (6.21 oz.)
Dimensions: 250mm(L)x65mm(W)x102mm(H)

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Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard
 
4.5

(based on 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (19)
  • Great sound quality (18)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Durable (6)
  • Long lasting (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Professional (5)
  • Productivity (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tech savvy (13), Gearhead (4)
    • Primary use:
    • Business (10), Personal (8)

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Extremely happy!

By Natalie

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard:

I use this for my YouTube make up tutorials and it's perfect :)
Very happy with the quality and it's so adorable too.

 
5.0

Use as backup mic for talking heads

By Jess F

from Melbourne, VIC

About Me Technically Challenged

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Great Sound Quality
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard:

      Easy to mount. Light weight. Very senstive, I found that it picked up birds singing from outside a closed location. This was fine though as I also had lapels on the talent.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
       
      5.0

      Best product choice

      By Dee

      from Melbourne Australia

      About Me Technically Challenged

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Great Sound Quality
      • Lightweight
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Den
        • Productivity

        Comments about Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard:

        Excellent value

        • Primary use:
        • Business

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Mics For DSLR's!

        By Q the C and A

        from Brisbane, Australia

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Great Sound Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard:

            Brillant mics! love them and the great service I got.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Improves audio vs on-cam mic massively

            By Diesel

            from Melbourne, Victoria

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Simple Enough To Setup

            Cons

            • Pad Controls With Battery
            • Switch For Pad Tricky

            Best Uses

            • Non-pro Level Enthusiasts

            Comments about Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard:

            Overall, an excellent addition to the camera I use. I'll note that with the camera on auto gain control mode, it tends to clip a fair bit. I set the level manually, and it was excellent.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            rode vodeo mic

            By ryan

            from bunbury western australia

            About Me Gearhead

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Great Sound Quality
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional

              Comments about Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard:

              Perfect service. I ordered, and i recieved. Ordered monday. Recieved in bunbury w.a thursday!

              • Primary use:
              • Business

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              On the Rode a Shotgun

              By Fordie50

              from Perth Australia

              About Me Gearhead

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Productivity

                Comments about Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard:

                The Rode Shotgun mic is an awesome mic for the money.
                Even though its designed for the DSLR market it give you clear crisp sound.

                I love it.

                • Primary use:
                • Business

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                I shotgun the Rode VideoMic

                By rummage

                from Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • And It Looks Good
                • Durable
                • Great Sound Quality
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Good In Noisy Areas
                  • Professional

                  Comments about Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard:

                  This directional mic is perfect for 1:1 interviews in outdoor environments, or when you need to focus on the interviewee without background distraction.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great as a boom microphone too!

                  By David the Espresso Head

                  from Melbourne, Australia

                  About Me Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Wish It Had 14

                  Best Uses

                  • Professional

                  Comments about Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard:

                  The audio beats the pants off the on-board mic every time.

                  The reason I purchased this mic was to use it as a boom mic. I attached it to the boom arm of my head light stand using a Manfrotto 3/8" to 1/4" adaptor to a GoPro round bar mount. I then ran 6 m of stereo 3.5 mm extension cable straight to my Canon D7000.

                  The first time I used it I was lucky I had a lapel mic recording secondary audio in to an iPod just in case. Lucky I did because when I went to import the video to Premiere Pro, there was a lot of clipping. Rookie mistake with audio settings on the camera - although the mic does allow you to drop the dB level.

                  Perfect!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  It's almost perfect

                  By Amateur Video Guy

                  from Perth, Western Australia

                  About Me Amateur Trying Pro, Tech Savvy

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Great Sound Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Not Quite Perfect

                  Best Uses

                  • Long Distance Recording
                  • Noisey Environments

                  Comments about Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard:

                  I use this mic with a DSLR, mounted on the flash shoe mount. I use it to capture audio either in noisy environments or when my subjects are further away than the camera mount can capture clearly. I've now had and been using the mic for the last month or so.

                  The product works well for the uses I have described, and I suspect would be even better if I mounted it to a boom pole. On auto-mic settings (on the camera) it pics up the sound really well and improves a lot on the camera's built in mic.

                  The build quality appears to be pretty solid, the only thing that felt a little light is the mount to the flash shoe cam. It's made of a light plastic and my concern was that when screwing it down to the flash shoe mount it might break. That said, it works and the mic is light, so im not expecting any problems.

                  I was hoping for truly directional sound and to cut down on background noise, and whilst it achieves it didn't quite meet what I had thought it would do – I suspect that's more to do with my high expectations. I also think if it did cut down any further directionally, then it would be difficult to manage – so this is a good balance. Don't expect the product to cut down wind noise, it still happens, but I would guess a fluffy mic attachment would stop that.

                  So all in all, a really good, well-built product. Good price, good service and good delivery times.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal

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                  • Q:

                    will this mic work with a Samsung note?
                    Asked on 6/3/2017 by Muzgolf from canberra

                    1 answer

                  • Q:

                    Will this Shotgun Mic work with an ipad/iphone or is an adapter required?
                    Asked on 10/11/2016 by Rob from VIC

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      A Rode SC4 Adaptor is require to work with IOS device.

                      Answered on 10/11/2016 by Sales Team from Videoguys
                  • Q:

                    Hello. How can I connect this to a Blackmagic Ursa XLR input? Do you have a conversion cable?
                    Asked on 28/6/2016 by Jay from Qld

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      Hi Jay,

                      Look at the Rode VXLR product.

                      Answered on 28/6/2016 by Anonymous
                  • Q:

                    Will this mic work with a Nikon D3200?
                    Asked on 23/2/2016 by Baz from Canberra

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      As long as Nikon 3200 has a MIC input, then it will work.

                      Answered on 23/2/2016 by Sales Team from Videoguys
                  • Q:

                    Would the microphone be in frame when mounting it on a Canon 550D with a Rokinon 8mm fisheye lens?
                    Asked on 25/3/2014 by Jordan

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      It may be.. you would need to offset the microphone use a "L" shape camera Bracket.

                      Answered on 26/3/2014 by Michael from Videoguys
                  • Q:

                    How far does the end of the microphone extend past the cold shoe mount?
                    Asked on 23/3/2014 by Jordan

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      The Videomic Extends approx. 20cm beyond the hot shoe mount.

                      Answered on 23/3/2014 by Michael from Videoguys
                  • Q:

                    Do you sell the Rycote Lyre vibration mount only as I have the Rode VideoMic... Cheers Kevin
                    Asked on 1/10/2013 by Kevin from Australia

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      No sorry, this is not available as a spare part from us.

                      Answered on 4/10/2013 by Michael from Videoguys
                  • Q:

                    Is this a stereo mic?
                    Asked on 19/10/2011 by Anonymous

                    2 answers

                  • Q:

                    this thing includes the line from mic to DSLs????

                    plz reply asap
                    Asked on 21/7/2011 by Anonymous

                    1 answer

                    • Staff Reviewer

                      A:

                      If you mean the cable that connects from the camera to the microphone.. Yes it does.. It's a mini jack 3.5mm connection

                      Answered on 22/7/2011 by Michael from Videoguys
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                  Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard
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                   Rode VideoMic R Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Onboard
                  Rode DeadCat
                  Price: $45.00
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                  RODE VC1 3.5mm Stereo Extension Cable
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                  Inc GST
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