The RØDE Stereo VideoMic is a broadcast quality stereo microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders.
Two high resolution 1/2″ condenser capsules are mounted in a fixed X/Y stereo array, providing a very natural stereo recording, while still offering a high level of rear rejection.
The Stereo VideoMic is an ideal microphone for capturing environmental and ambient sounds, as well as live music. For dialogue and directional applications the RØDE VideoMic and VideoMic Pro are recommended.
An in-built shock mounting system isolates the Stereo VideoMic capsule and electronicsfromits mount, providing isolation from external physical factors that may cause unwanted rumble and vibrations in the microphone.
Its standard sized shoe mount also includes a 3/8″ thread in the base for easy mounting on a boom pole or stand. (Note that cameras with proprietary sized mounts may require an additional adaptor).
In addition to the microphone’s native 40Hz-20kHz response a selectable high-pass filter at 80Hz is available, which will prevent low end noise such as air conditioners and traffic from being recorded.
A -10dB level attenuation (or PAD), selectable from the rear face of the microphone, allows recording of loud sound sources, such as live music or motorsport.
The Stereo VideoMic is ideal for use with DSLR cameras such as the Canon 5DMkII, Canon 7D, Canon 1D, Canon 550D/T2i, Canon 60D, Nikon D7000, Nikon D5100, Panasonic GH1 and Panasonic GH2.
Acoustic PrinciplePressure Gradient
Active ElectronicsJFET impedance converter
Frequency Range40Hz – 20kHz
Maximum SPL134dB SPL (@ 1kHz, 1% THD into 1KΩ load)
Sensitivity-38.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (12.60mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz
Dimensions65.00mmH x 102.00mmW x 170.00mmD
VideoMic microphone reviews:
“The in-camera mic on my ag-hmc40 is ok, but the RØDE stereo unit is much, much better. A shotgun mic would be better to pull speech out of the background noise, but they are not stereo, and my budget is for one good mic. The pin plug is fine for my uses. If I ever switch over to using XLR, I can always use an adapter to update it. The sound quality is high, and it floats on rubber o-ring bands. It comes with the furball, “dead-cat” wind cover which works excellently”
– Cyburbs, USA (Customer Review)
“This VideoMic is a great accessory to my Canon 7D. the quality of sounds is very good. I recommend not turning any of the two sound filters that come with the mic. Build quality is great and it attaches perfectly to the camera without breaking its balance. I use it mainly for office training and testimonial videos.”
– Adiez, USA (Customer Review)
“This mic is fantastic and gives great audio for any video I take with my Canon Mark IV. It is light, the battery seems to last forever and is great on windy days.”