Excerpt: Whatever sound you are gathering, make sure this mic is close to the source. This probably goes without saying, but get close and point it directly at the source. This is a directional mic, so you'll want to keep it pointed toward the source. Good sound quality. Crisp and clear.
Pros: Clear Sound, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: I wanted a guick, easy, and economical solution to some casual exterior recording - mostly FX, and this mic will work great. I put it up against my TLM170 in the studio and was very pleased (though it's a bit like comparing a Mustang and a Ferrari) Low noise and not too much inexpensive condensor 'grit' that other mic will have. But it really smoothed out nicely when using the foam windscreen.
Excerpt: Bought this to use with a Sony HXR-NX3 camcorder. Have used it in videoing seminars and producing golf instructional videos both outdoors and in. It has worked very well. Had to buy several o-rings at the hardware store for a good fit in the Sony's microphone bracket but B&H had made me aware they would be required before the microphone was purchased.
Excerpt: Heavy duty, solid construction, great sound.This thing is solid. It is machined out of one solid piece of aluminum and feels great. I got this model instead of the NTG-2 because I didn't want the weakness of moving parts. I was not disappointed. Sound quality is great. I tested it against my azden shotgun and rode video mic pro. This thing has much less ambient noise. It's very directional and doesn't sound thin like many other "cheap" shotgun mics.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight
Excerpt: I use this for marketing and highlight videos for my school. I thought the improvement over the XF-100 camera's on-board mics would be noticeable, but not significant. But the ability to place the mic closer to the subject without wiring up a lav mic has been awesome. Even the included foam windscreen has impressed me. For the price and ease of use, the RODE has been perfect!
Pros: Clear Sound, Durable, Easy To Use, Flexible, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: The ONLY thing I can say negatively about this kit is the Auray carrying case that comes with it. It's like a long skinny neoprene banana skin - about a foot too long and waaay too skinny in the middle for things like dead cat adapters, etc. Looks like a snake that swallowed a grapefruit when you stuff it. should have been a more cylindrical design. Otherwise, LOVE the kit.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Versatile
Excerpt: I bought this microphone to attach to the shotgun mount of my Sony PMW-200 camcorder. It's short enough to attach to the camera without invading my shot. It was a little too thin to fit into the camera mount, but I taped a small piece of foam paper around the base of the microphone and now it fits perfectly. I've had it for a few months and it has worked well so far. I ran into a situation where I needed to record someone talking and didn't have ideal equipment with me.
Pros: Clear Sound, Compact, Easy To Use, Lightweight