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Rode-videomic.34252447
9.8 out of 10

RODE VideoMic

Great Deal: $9.99

Reviews and Problems with RODE VideoMic

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Overall 4
4.0

It works but they are very expensive

Agencia FVS, B&H Photo
27 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Its does the work, but they are way too much expensive
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Overall 4
4.0

Surprisingly Weak

Arm Sun, B&H Photo
6 April 2014
  • Excerpt: There is too much fuzz noise. Unusable in a quiet room for silent interviews. Surprised at all these high reviews.
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Overall 4
4.0

Ok but wouldn't recommend

Kate, B&H Photo
26 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I am using this product for professional web videos.
  • Pros: Light Weight
  • Cons: "security" Straps Flimsy, Battery Access Difficult, Flimsy
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Overall 4
4.0

GOOD for Amateurs BAD for Pros

Video Guy, B&H Photo
2 September 2013
  • Excerpt: NOT FOR RECORDING PROFESSIONAL SOUND This is a SLIGHTLY better mic than the one in my 60D but not worth the extra purchase. Even after taking into account front and back lobes, it still picks up too much reverb in the room. If you're looking for professional sound to go with professional interview videos, get a better shotgun mic that eliminates much reverb DO NOT get VideoMic Pro.
  • Pros: cheap, Compact, Easy to use, Mobile
  • Cons: Bad quality, Not professional, Tons Of Bleeds
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Overall 4
4.0

Flimsy, flimsy, flimsy

L, B&H Photo
22 May 2013
  • Excerpt: While the sound was fine, this thing was so flimsy I couldn't get the battery in or take it in and out of a bad without feeling I was crushing it, ribbing the little rubber bands or pulling this unit apart. Heck, even loading the batter was a chore. Went for the Video Mic with Rycote mount which was tons more durable, has the same capsule (from what I am told) and sounds amazing (though its bigger).
  • Pros: Clear Sound, Compact
  • Cons: Breaks Easily, Flimsy, Poor build quality
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed

Pensacola Videography, B&H Photo
26 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Maybe it's me, but I'm not seeing what's so great about this mic. I'm using with magic lantern on a t2i/550D. The tab switches inside the battery compartment are ridiculously small and hard to operate, or even see for that matter. Yes, the switches appear to still be at the default setting but even running up the analog gain to 32 gives almost no sound. When I do get sound, there's an instant loud spike of sound that's very annoying, then it settles down too low.
  • Cons: No Performance Improvement
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Overall 4
4.0

Exhibits too much noise

Jason, B&H Photo
2 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Produces poor audio and too much noise at any db setting on my Nikon D7000, even when adjusting the camera sensitivity to Low. Requires extensive tweaking and filtering in post to get reasonable audio. Rather disappointing, especially for a mic at this price point. Probably good enough for home movies but not production work.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Poor Sound Quality, Pricey / Poor Value
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Overall 4
4.0

Returned

Bobby, B&H Photo
16 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I bought this mic on recommendation. I wanted it in case of failure with my H4N external audio setup, so that I wouldn't have to resort to the Canon 7D camera mic. While it did bring some direction and tone to the voice directly in front of the camera, it brought ALOT of mid range hissy noise too...very obnoxious and something that would need to be edited with every use. Definitely not a good fall back and can't imagine why people would applaud this mic.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Lightweight
  • Cons: Noisy, No Performance Improvement
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Overall 4
4.0

I'm not impressed.

sdawson, B&H Photo
14 December 2011
  • Excerpt: I purchased this item with a H4N Zoom and my new Cannon 7D. I'm not impressed. Maybe this device will grow on me in the the future.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Flimsy Design
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Overall 4
4.0

falling apaprt

MK, B&H Photo
17 November 2011
  • Excerpt: great product, ok sound quality, but build totally flimsy and disintegrates. Warranty or trying to contact support is a joke 6 weeks later still no answer. Don't buy this product if you happen to work a lot in the field, it is one of those products you just look at it and don't touch.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Lightweight
  • Cons: Flimsy Design
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