These compact condenser microphones, intended for use by videographers, are particularly suited for use with camcorders and DSLR system cameras. Mono types are directional, with super-cardioid pattern, while the stereo models offer a choice of dual cardioid and dual super-cardioid patterns in an X/Y configuration to offer a true 'studio' style, stereo recording technique.
VideoMic - Mono - Super-Cardioid
Designed for use with video camcorders, the VideoMic uses a true externally-polarised capsule and features a tough ABS construction. An integrated lyre suspension-mount by Rycote provides a very high level of mechanical isolation, eliminating virtually all motor noise, while a cold-shoe fitting is included to ensure fast, easy camcorder mounting. The windshield reduces unwanted wind noise, pad switches allow -10 and -20dB attenuation and a switched high-pass filter gives the flexibility to record in most environments.
The VideoMic has a stereo mic level output and a single PP3 battery provides 100 hours of continuous operation. The captive cable terminates in a convenient right-angled 3.5mm 3-pole jack plug and is unobtrusive to camcorder operation when connected. Response: 40Hz-20kHz. Sensitivity: -38dB ref 1V/Pa, 1kHz, typical. Dimensions: 248 x 80 x 98(l x h x d)mm. Weight: 171g.
Included accessories: WSVM foam windshield.
Optional accessories: Deadcat wind-cover, tripod table stand, PG1 pistol grip, VXLR adapter, VC1 extension cable.
Similar to the standard VideoMic, the Pro version offers the same circuitry and functions as standard, but in a much more compact and lightweight profile. A PP3 battery provides 70 hours of continuous operation. Response: 40Hz-20kHz. Sensitivity: -32dB ref 1V/Pa, 1kHz, typical. Dimensions: 75 x 100 x 170mm. Weight: 85g.
Included accessories: WSVMPR foam windshield.
Optional accessories: Deadcat VMPR wind-cover, PG1 pistol grip, tripod table stand, VXLR adapter, VC1 extension cable.
VideoMic Pro+ has a similar design to that of the VideoMic and VideoMic Pro but this model can be powered by the rechargeable LB-1 Lithium-Ion battery include, 2x AA alkaline battery cells, or via Micro USB for continuous power. An automatic power function turns off the microphone when unplugged from the camera. Digital switches, including two-stage, high-pass filter (75Hz/150Hz) and three-stage gain control (-10dB/0dB/+20dB) are located above the 3-pole, 3.5mm, jack output, to which the detachable cable included is connected. Response: 20Hz-20kHz. Sensitivity: -33dB ref 1V/Pa, 1kHz, typical. Dimensions: 111 x 66 x 170mm (h x w x d). Weight: 122g.
Included accessories: LB-1 Lithium-Ion battery, Micro USB cable, detachable 3-pole, 3.5mm jack to jack cable.
Optional accessories: VXLR, VC1 extension cable, Tripod table stand, PG1 pistol grip.
Videomic Go - Mono - Super-Cardioid
The VideoMic Go has been designed with compact dimensions and lightweight 73g for portability. It is fitted with a cold-shoe mount for instant camera attachment, and 3/8 inch thread for boompole compatibility. Powered via the included, coiled, 200mm, 3.5mm, dual mono, jack cable from the camera's external microphone input, the microphone has no need for a battery. A Rycote Lyre shock-mounting system provides vibration isolation to any handling noise. Response: 100Hz to 16kHz. Sensitivity: -35dB ref 1V/Pa, 1kHz, typical. Dimensions: 79 x 73 x 167mm (h x w x d). Weight: 73g.
Included accessories: 20cm coiled 3.5mm dual mono jack cable, extendable to 25cm.
Optional accessories: Deadcat Go, PG1 pistol grip, tripod table stand, VXLR adapter, VC1 extension cable.
Powered by connection to compatible camera (minimum 3V), and requiring no additional battery power the VideoMicro is a convenient on-camera microphone for those requiring a compact and lightweight microphone. The all-metal body is supported by the Rycote Lyre, shoe-mount, shock-mount included. Response: 100Hz-20kHz. Sensitivity: -33dB ref 1V/Pa, 1kHz typical. Dimensions: 21 x 21 x 80mm (h x w x d). Weight: 42g.
Included accessories: Lyre shoe mount, SC2 3-pole, 3.5mm jack patch cable, WS9 windshield.
Optional accessories: VC1 extension cable, Tripod table stand, PG1 pistol grip.
This is fitted with a cold-shoe mount for instant camera attachment, offers a 3/8 inch thread to allow mounting on a stand or boompole and has a rugged, cast aluminium housing which features an integral windshield and vibration isolation to reduce wind and handling noise. Fitted with the same low-noise circuitry used in the popular Rode Videomic, the Stereo Videomic offers low noise, mic-level output using a captive output cable terminated in a convenient, right-angled, 3.5mm, 3-pole jack plug. Powered by a 9V PP3 with a power status, indicator LED. A high pass filter (80Hz) and a 10dB attenuator allows extra versatility in most environments. Response: 40Hz to 20kHz. Sensitivity: -38dB ref 1V/Pa, 1kHz, typical. Dimensions: 65 x 102 x 170(h x w x d)mm. Weight: 0.288kg.
Included accessories: DeadKitten high-wind cover.
Optional accessories: PG1 pistol grip, tripod.
This uses a Rycote Lyre shock mounting to further reduce any handling noise. The 1/2 inch condenser capsules are positioned in an X/Y stereo configuration and housed within a foam windshield that offers protection from unwanted noise. The lightweight 116g microphone has a metal camera-shoe mount that can be utilised for camera attachment, or the 3/8 inch thread allows mounting on a stand or boompole. The rear section of the microphone features both power and equalisation controls where the user can chose between off, on, and 75Hz, high-pass filter, on one slider switch and -10dB pad, 0dB normal, and +20dB boost on a second sliding selection switch. A single 9V alkaline battery can be inserted behind a battery cover to provide 'over 100 hours' of use. Response: 40Hz to 20kHz. Sensitivity: -38dB. Output connection: 3.5mm stereo jack. Response: 40Hz to 20kHz. Sensitivity: -38dB ref 1V/Pa, 1kHz, typical. Dimensions: 115 x 80 x 134mm (l x w x h). Weight: 116g.
Optional accessories: DeadKitten high-wind cover, PG1 pistol grip, tripod.
This X has a lightweight aluminium construction, with a metal camer- shoe mount as well as a 3/8 inch thread for boompole compatibility. The 1/2 inch cardioid condenser capsule with frequency range of 40Hz to 20kHz is housed within an integral windshield. A Rycote Lyre shock mounting system ensures vibration isolation is kept to a maximum. It is fitted with digital switching; the user can select a high-pass filter with three steps (0, 75Hz, 150Hz), a +6dB high frequency boost for better pickup of voice, and a level-control with three-positions (-10dB, 0dB, +20dB). Powered by a single 9V alkaline battery for over 30 hours use, or by +48V phantom power for constant use by using the dual mini-XLR output connections. Response: 20Hz to 20kHz. Sensitivity: -38dB ref 1V/Pa, 1kHz, typical. Dimensions: 102 x 118 x 100mm (w x l x h). Weight: 300g.
Included accessories: Pop shield, windshield, SC2 3.5mm 3-pole jack cable.
Optional accessories: PG1 pistol grip, tripod.
PG1 Pistol Grip
Allows addition of a hand-grip to a microphone. PG1 has a 'cold' accessory-shoe fitting to allow microphones to be mounted onto it. The grips contains integral cable management, allowing easy, tidy handling of microphones and 3/8 inch threads in the base allowing attachment to a boompole.
Used in conjunction with the standard foam windshield supplied with the VideoMic, NTG-1, NTG-2 and NTG-3 models. Provides extra attenuation of external wind noise in demanding outdoor environments.
Used in conjunction with the standard foam windshield supplied with the VideoMic Pro model. Provides extra attenuation of external wind noise in demanding outdoor environments.
Rycote Mini Windjammer for Video Mic Pro
Produced by the experts in wind-noise reduction themselves, specifically for this model of microphone, this provides up to 20dB extra attenuation of external wind noise in demanding outdoor environments.
Used in conjunction with the standard foam windshield supplied with the Stereo VideoMic and the integrated foam windshield of the Stereo VideoMic Pro. Provides extra attenuation of external wind noise in demanding outdoor environments.
Table-top alloy tripod stand with folding legs and a ball and socket joint, allowing precise angling of the Stereo VideoMic and the Stereo VideoMic Pro. 3/8 inch thread.
3.5mm jack socket to 3-pin male XLR, allowing the VideoMic to feed into cameras with XLR inputs.
Upgraded version of VXLR that converts 12 to 48V Phantom power down to 3 to 5V 'plug in power'. 3-pole, 3.5mm jack socket to 3-pin male XLR.
VC1 Extension cable
3.5mm 3-pole jack plug to socket, for VideoMic, 3 metres length.
Manufactured from Neoprene, this has been designed to carry the Stereo VideoMic along with small accessories such as batteries or shock mount bands. It is also compatible with the Stereo VideoMic Pro and the VideoMic Pro. With adjustable and removable strap. Dimensions: 159 x 97 x 47mm (h x w x d). Weight: 110g.