With the explosion of DSLR Videography RODE sought to build the microphone that would put an end to in-camera-microphone woes. Make unworthy audio a thing of the past: the Rode VideoMic is a cold-shoe mounted shotgun microphone with a Rycote Lyre shockmount. The most important thing of course is that the audio is spot on and thanks to shotgun microphone technology you can re-address the balance of ambient audio by focusing the tight pickup pattern on your subject. The result is a smooth natural sound with naturally muted ambient sounds and clear focused subject sounds! Isn't it time the sound quality of your videos was the same standard as the picture quality!
Here's what Rode say about the VideoMic
The RODE VideoMic is everything you need to record crystal clear audio to match the high definition video of today's cameras. The VideoMic is designed for simplicity of operation so you don't need to be an expert to get professional results.
TIGHT PICKUP AREA
Focus on the subject in front of the camera and reduce other surrounding noise with the VideoMic's highly directional super cardioid polar pattern.
INTEGRATED RYCOTE LYRE SUSPENSION
The integrated Rycote Lyre shock mounting isolates your microphone from bumps and vibrations that could otherwise interfere with your sound.
HIGH-PASS FILTER AND PAD
The High-Pass Filter setting acts to minimise distracting background noises appearing on your recording and a three-stage PAD allows the recording of loud sound sources such as concerts or motorsports.