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Clear, directional audio on the GO!
Compact and light weight by design, the VideoMic GO delivers clear, crisp, directional audio with incredible ease of use. Its tight pickup area focuses directly in front of the microphone and reduces other surrounding sounds, ensuring that your subject is isolated from distracting background noise.
The integrated Rycote® Lyre® shock mount isolates your microphone from bumps and vibrations that could otherwise interfere with your sound.
Constructed from a single piece of hard-wearing thermoplastic, the Lyre® provides superior acoustic suspension to traditional elastic solutions, and will never wear out, sag or snap.
The VideoMic GO has no complicated switches or settings and is powered by your camera's external microphone input, requiring no batteries to operate, ensuring you never miss a great shot.
The VideoMic GO is designed and made in Australia.
|Acoustic Principle||Line Gradient|
|Active Electronics||JFET impedance converter with bipolar output buffer|
|Frequency Range||100Hz - 16kHz|
|Maximum SPL||120dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)|
|Sensitivity||-35.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (17.80mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz|
|Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)||34dB-A|
|Dimensions||79.00mmH x 73.00mmW x 167.00mmD|
|Warranty||1 year with free extension to 2 years following registration here|
So when should you use the Go? - ALWAYS if you are filming on a budget or as a one-man-show. WHEN YOU HAVE TO BE FAST - while filming with a small crew videos for the web or documentaries where time is money and you have to be flexible. ADDITIONAL - while shooting on a bigger set with two system audio it makes sense to use the GO to improve your in-camera audio recording...
And, therein lies the beauty of the VideoMic GO. You get quality, directional audio pickup with no fuss for the user. No more audio crises from failing to turn on your mic when you start recording video. If it’s plugged in, it’s recording.
The RODE Videomic GO is an excellent little microphone for jobs employing smaller cameras in run-and-gun situations.
As more and more photographers venture into shooting video they quickly realize the importance of quality audio. Now with the VideoMic Go quality audio does not have to be overly expensive.
Is this the best microphone in the world? The simple answer is no but it definitely holds it’s on even against some of the more expensive microphones from RØDE. If you are new to video recording this is one option that I highly recommend that you invest in right off the bat.
Overall then we like the VideoMic GO. It’s very low cost, light weight, couldn’t be any easier to use and sounds quite pleasing. We’d caution prospective purchasers that they need to ensure their intended video camera can provide the requisite power for the mic, and we’d reiterate the point about headphone monitoring. But in conclusion, we think Rode have another winner on their hands.
The RØDE cold shoe adaptor is a standard size adaptor, also known as a universal shoe mount. This standard shoe is suitable for the majority of camera attachments.
If your camera has a different, or custom adaptor, please contact your camera manufacturer for information on converters to fit the universal shoe connection.
This is usually caused by the function of "Automatic Gain Control" or "AGC" on the camera.
Basically, when the camera cannot sense an audio input signal it automatically increases the gain of the input. It is increased so much that the noise floor in the camera microphone amplifier becomes audible .
The AGC can be disabled on some cameras and it is worth checking with you camera manufacturer for information on this, which can sometimes require a firmware update to the camera.
RØDE have created the VideoMic Pro to help combat this issue, the VideoMic Pro contains a 20dB pre amplifier, boosting the mic signal so that the camera will see a good signal level and not engage its AGC.
We recommend setting your audio levels manually to achieve an optimum signal to noise ratio and disabling the AGC of the camera.
Yes, all of our microphones in the VideoMic range have a standard 3/8 thread built into the bottom of the cold shoe mount for connection to a boompole, mic stand or tripod.
The VideoMic GO is extremely user-friendly as there's no switches or battery to worry about - just plug in and go. All microphones need power however, and in the case of the VideoMic GO it is drawing a very small voltage commonly referred to as "plug-in power" from your camera (or recording device) via the audio cable.
Plug-in power has long been a standard for camera manufacturers, and so the VideoMic GO is compatible with the vast majority of cameras in the market.
While this is by no means a complete list, following is a list of cameras that we can confirm do not support the VideoMic GO. Please refer to the specifications of your particular camera for information on whether it supplies power via the microphone jack.
If you are experiencing issues getting your VideoMic GO to operate with a camera not listed above, firstly be sure to update your camera's firmware to the latest version (available from your camera manufacturer's website). If you are still experiencing issues please get in touch with us via our support page.
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