Compact On-Camera Microphone
The VideoMicro is a high-quality on-camera microphone that's ideal for vlogging and filmmaking with a camera or smartphone. Ultra-compact and lightweight, it's the perfect microphone for capturing incredible audio to accompany inspiring vision.
- High-quality on-camera condenser microphone
- Compact and lightweight (just 42g)
- Ideal for use with compact cameras and smartphones
- Integrated Rycote? Lyre? shock mounting for superior isolation from handling noise
- Deluxe furry windshield for recording outdoors
- Super easy to use, no battery required
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Using an high-quality external microphone is the easiest way to significatly improve your camera's audio. With its high-quality condenser capsule and cardioid polar pattern, the VideoMicro delivers crisp, clear, natural-sounding audio that's ideal for vlogging and run-and-gun filmmaking.
The VideoMicro is ultra compact and weighs just 42g, making it perfect for use with smaller cameras as well as smartphones and other mobile devices (additional SC7 cable required). It also excels when used on a boompole and with its high-grade ceramic coating and deluxe furry windshield, it's great for use outdoors in a variety of filmmaking scenarios, making the VideoMicro a supremely versatile compact microphone.
The VideoMicro 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 VideoMicro 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 VideoMicro is compatible with the vast majority of cameras in the market.
The following cameras unfortunately do not support the VideoMicro:
- Nikon D7000
- Canon T3/1100D
- Canon C100, C300, C500
- Canon VIXIA HFR500
- Canon VIXIA HFG20, HFG30
- Canon XA-10
- Canon Vixia G10
- Canon Legria HF G25
If you are experiencing issues getting your VideoMicro 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.
The R?DE 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.
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.
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.
R?DE 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.