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Rode VMP Shotgun Microphone

  • Acoustic Principle: Line Gradient
  • Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter
  • Capsule: 0.50"
  • Address Type: End
  • Frequency Range; 40Hz - 20kHz
  • Maximum SPL: 134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K ohms l
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RØDE VideoMic Pro Compact Directional On-Camera Microphone

The RØDE VideoMic Pro is a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.

At the heart of the VideoMic Pro is a high resolution 1/2" condenser capsule that provides broadcast-quality audio via a 3.5mm mini-jack connector (outputting the mono signal to both left and right channels). A super-cardioid polar pattern ensures that surrounding audio is minimized, and your recording is focused on the subject in front of the camera.

An innovative suspension 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. A lightweight and flexible yet robust multi-strand cable provides significantly lower noise transference than traditional audio cable while ensuring a high definition signal.


Easily accessible on the rear 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 recording from a single 9V battery.

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


  • Broadcast recording quality condenser microphone
  • Compact form factor 6" (150mm length)
  • Ultra lightweight 3oz (85g)
  • 9V battery powered - over 70 hours use (alkaline)
  • Integrated shock mounting
  • Integrated foam windscreen
  • 3.5mm stereo mini-jack output (dual mono)
  • Two step High Pass Filter (fl at, 80Hz)
  • Three position level control (-10dB, 0, +20dB)
  • Camera shoe mount with 3/8" thread for easy boompole mounting
  • 10-Year warranty


Acoustic Principle Line Gradient
Frequency Range 40Hz - 20,000Hz (selectable HPF @ 80Hz)
Output Impedence 200Ω
Maximum Output +6.9dBu (@ 1% THD into 1kΩ)
Maximum SPL 134dB (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1kΩ load)
Power Req. 9V alkaline battery (Current 7.8mA)
Output Connection 3.5mm stereo mini-jack (dual mono)
Directional Pattern Super-Cardioid
Sensitivity -38dB (12.6mV@94dB SPL) ±2dB re 1V/Pa @ 1kHz
Equivalent Noise 20dBA SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Dynamic Range 114dB (per IEC651)
Signal/Noise 74dB SPL (A - weighted per IEC651)
Dimensions 6 x 3.74 x 1.69" (150 x 95 x 43mm)
Net Weight 3oz (85g)

Polar Pattern


Frequency Response


What's in the Box


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VideoMic Pro


Output Impedance
200 ohms
Polar Pattern
38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Acoustic Principle: Line Gradient

Active Electronics: JFET impedance converter

Capsule: 0.50"

Address Type: End

Frequency Range; 40Hz - 20kHz

Maximum SPL: 134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K ohms load)

Maximum Output Level: 6.9dBu (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1K ohms load)

Power Options: 9V Battery powered (Over 70 hours operation from 9V alkaline battery)

Output: Minijack/3.5mm Output

Dimensions & Weight

95.00mm x 43.00mm x 150.00mm (H x W x D)
85.00 gm

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3600 days
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3600 days

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