Excerpt: I used this as a run and gun camera-mounted mic with a DSLR. I was making a documentary about senior citizens, and this mic couldn't keep up. Though the sound capture quality was acceptable for the price-point the design made it much more problematic. The mic would often loose contact with it's sling and bang against the camera. This made all the related audio unusable.
Excerpt: i know this kind of mic won't be any miracle and i understand dslr sound is terrible by nature; but i expected it to be a little less hissy. design is also quite poor, battery compartment is horrible to open, shock mount suspension is extremely fragile.
Excerpt: I bought this mic thinking I was getting low quality sound with my Azden SMX-10 and heard raves about the Rode. Not having a way to test the Rode, I decided to just purchase one and give it a go. Let me say that I'm in no manner a professional so there might be some things I'm doing wrong in using this or the SMX-10. However, I've followed all instructions I've found on using it.
Excerpt: A good product if you're in the need for an external microphone for your DSLR camera. Not the best quality as you'll notice right out of the box. This fella comes from the video kits you would normally see in B&H's DSLR packages. I got this from the Canon 70D video kit.It has a dodgy build thats rather confusing to setup right out of the box. You use rubber-band like connectors to bind the mic to the foot rail of your DSLR.
Excerpt: I found the item flimsy and the recorded sound didn't seem all that great. Perhaps not any better than the in camera mic. there was a lot of hum and sometimes hard to adjust the settings for clearer sound
Excerpt: You'll get great sound out of this mic– no complaints there. But as is, it's practically unusable for field work, unless your camera is going to be sitting on a tripod, and the shotgun is backup audio for talking heads. Although in images it appears to be one piece, the mic itself is actually strapped to the plastic base with a bizarrely designed set of proprietary rubber straps.
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