Rode VideoMicro: Compact yet Complete
Rode is known for its numerous offerings in pure quality audio. The Rode VideoMicro an amazing tool for those who really want to up their audio quality without investing too much. This is a very useful device if you’re initially looking into entering the vlogging world and want to make some good quality videos. Switching from devices like your phone’s microphone, you’ll notice a huge difference. It’s a device that doesn’t add weight to either your equipment bag or your wallet.
The Rode Video Micro is an extremely small shotgun microphone that you can mount on your camera or carry around easily. The actual advantage this mic gives you when compared to any other lightweight device is that it does not pick up sounds from any direction other than where it’s pointing at. Thanks to this you get crystal clear sound from where you want it with little to no interference. The Mic has an extremely rugged build despite being just 3 inches long and weighing a mere 1.5 ounces.
Following the simple design and build the Rode VideoMicro does not have any buttons or switches and runs purely on plug and play power. This means you don’t have to worry about battery life or recharging. The mic is fairly easy to set up. All you need to do is to connect the 3.5mm cable to your camera and you’re done. Since it has a dual mono setup there’s no need to do any adjustments.
To aid you in different conditions you get some accessories in the box such as the Rycote Lyre shock mount and the Fur windshield. The shock mount helps to reduce any noise and interference from vibrations. At the bottom of the shock mount is a camera shoe that allows you to easily attach the mic to the camera. The Windshield, on the other hand, helps you record a clear voice in windy outdoor conditions.