The RØDE VideoMic is a professional grade 1/2" condenser shotgun
microphone designed for use with consumer video cameras and personal
The integrated Rycote® Lyre® based shock mounting system isolates the
VideoMic capsule and electronics from its all-metal shoe 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.
Its standard sized shoe mount also includes a 3/8" thread in the base for easy mounting on a boom pole or stand.
By employing a super-cardioid polar pattern the VideoMic becomes
highly directional, focusing on the subject in front of the camera, and
minimising any surrounding sounds.
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.
The RØDE VideoMic directional on-camera microphone is designed in
Australia and covered by RØDE Microphones' industry leading 10 year