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Rode-videomic.34252447
9.7 out of 10

RODE VideoMic

Great Deal: $9.99

Reviews and Problems with RODE VideoMic

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Overall 4
4.0

Good Audio + Bad Design = Bad Sound

Erica, B&H Photo
30 November 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Good Sound Capture
  • Cons: Bad design, Problematic Suspesion
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Overall 4
4.0

meh

Boecker, B&H Photo
9 September 2014
  • 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.
  • Cons: Fragile, Noisy, Poor Design
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as great as I thought it would be.

Noel, B&H Photo
26 August 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder
  • Cons: Bulky In Case, Heavy
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Overall 4
4.0

Not User Friendly

Rich, B&H Photo
4 August 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Good audio
  • Cons: Feels cheap, Poor build quality
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Overall 4
4.0

VideoMic Pro Compact Shotgun Microphone

john, B&H Photo
3 August 2014
  • 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
  • Pros: Small
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Overall 4
4.0

Good Sound Quality / Not For Field Work

Farm Photo Mike, B&H Photo
14 July 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Sound quality
  • Cons: Mounting Straps Fail, Physically Unreliable
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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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