The VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System from Rode is a shotgun microphone that can easily be mounted on a DSLR camera. It features a Rycote suspension system that attaches to the camera's shoe. The VideoMic is lightweight, and when mounting on a camera it does not appear in the frame. The VideoMic can also mount to Rode's boompoles for elevated audio capture. Its super-cardioid polar pattern attenuates sounds from the sides. The result is a signal that sounds closer to the camera, even when shooting in noisy environments or at moderate distances.
The included Rycote Lyre is a non-elasticated suspension structure composed of a hard-wearing thermoplastic. It is more effective at acoustically decoupling microphones from unwanted vibrations, handling and cable-borne noise than elasticated suspensions. The lyre remains effective at a wide range of temperatures and is virtually indestructible. It will never wear out, sag, snap or require any rethreading to maintain its effectiveness.
An attached, coiled cable terminates to a 1/8" (3.5mm) mini output connection. The VideoMic features a condenser element that utilizes a standard 9V battery (sold separately). The microphone will run for approximately 100 hours on a single battery.
|Operating Principle||Line Gradient|
|Diaphragm||0.50" (12.70 mm)|
|Frequency Range||40 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Equivalent Noise Level||20 dB A-Weighted|
|Maximum SPL||134 dB SPL 1%|
|Sensitivity||-38 dB @ 1 kHz, re: 1 V/Pa|
|Power Requirements||9 V Battery|
|Low-Cut Filter||Yes, @ 80 Hz|
|Pad||Yes, 10 dB|
Yes, 20 dB
|Output Connectors||3.5mm TRS|
|Length||2.56" (65 mm)|
|Diameter||4.02" (102 mm)|
|Weight||6.21 oz (176 g)|
|Package Weight||0.85 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||11.7 x 5.3 x 3.4"|