The Rode VideoMic GO Light Weight On-Camera Microphone delivers clear, crisp, directional audio with incredible ease of use. Rode designed the VideoMic GO with a tight pickup area that focuses directly in front of the mic and reduces other surrounding sounds, ensuring that your subject is isolated from background noise.
The integrated Rycote Lyre shock mount isolates the VideoMic GO 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 Rode 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.
- Lightweight Design - At only 73gm (2.5oz) it's RODE's lightest on-camera microphone.
- Integrated Rycote Lyre - Hard wearing and super-effective isolation from bumps and vibration.
- No Battery necessary - With the camera's plug-in power all you need to do is plug in and GO.
Frequently Asked Questions
Should I get a used Rode Video Mic Shotgun Microphone or The rode Videomic go?
Best qualities of the Videomic Go: Small, no battery (powered from the camera), easy to transport. Best qualities of the Rode Videomic over the Videomic Go: Battery powered (better range), high pass filter, PAD switch (for reducing sensitivity on louder recordings). Not having a battery can be nice (using the GO), but the camera you use has to be able to power over the 1/8" mic input. The high pass filter and PAD switch are nice on the Videomic, but not always necessary. If you don't think you'll need them, then the Videomic GO is the way to go.
Does this mic record stereo sound or just mono? and does it let the onboard mic record as well or not?
The mic records in stereo and sounds much better than the mic that is built in. When the mic is plugged in it only records from the Rode and once it is unplugged you go back to the on board mic. You can NOT use both.
Does it work with a sony HD handycam?
This mic requires the camera to power it. You will have to check with the manufacturer to see if the mic input for the Sony Handycam can power such a device. The information is certainly available online as well. So just keep in mind that this microphone is not self powered. It must be powered by the device it is plugged into.
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- Output 3.5mm
- Frequency Range 100Hz - 16kHz
- Address Type End
- Polar Pattern Supercardioid
- Capsule 0.50 inch
- Acoustic Principle Line Gradient