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Rode VMGO Video Mic GO Lightweight On-Camera Microphone Super-Cardio

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  • Lightweight Design - At only 73gm (2.5oz) it's RODE's lightest on-camera microphone.
  • Integrated Rycote Lyre - Hard wearing and super-effective isolation from bumps and vibration.
  • No Battery necessary - With the camera's plug-in power all you need to do is plug in and GO.
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 3 x 7 inches ; 2.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B00GQDORA4
  • Item model number: VMGO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #456 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: November 17, 2013

Product Description

Rode VideoMic GO Light Weight On-Camera Microphone

Remarkably clear directional audio on the go! The Rode VideoMic GO Light Weight On-Camera Microphone delivers clear, crisp, directional audio with incredible ease of use. Rode designed the VideoMic GO with a tight pickup area that focuses directly in front of the mic and reduces other surrounding sounds, ensuring that your subject is isolated from background noise.

The integrated Rycote Lyre shock mount isolates the VideoMic GO 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 Rode 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.


Specifications
  • Acoustic Principle: Line Gradient
  • Capsule: 0.50 inch
  • Polar Pattern: Supercardioid
  • Address Type: End
  • Frequency Range: 100Hz - 16kHz
  • Output: 3.5mm
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 79 x 73 x 167mm
  • Weight: 73gm

Customer Reviews

Pick up great sound noise.
crazey jimmey
I'm a pro!, yet I love this Rode Mic.
Venta Vision TV
Very sturdy & great build quality.
Delon O'Neil

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

The RODE VMGO - The idea is great, a Run n' Gun lightweight Shotgun Mic that runs off of plug in power. The execution - build wise is splendid. This thing is very lightweight and the form factor is great mounted on top of a Rycote Lyre suspension that has a cold shoe with a 3/8 thread below for mounting. I purchased my unit from B&H Photo for $99. It came with a coiled 3.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable (red) which displayed the RODE logo and a RODE Windscreen (black) which were both high quality.

When I plugged the mic into my Canon 6D I soon realized it's shortcomings. There was a helicopter-like sounding electronic interference. It made a very noticeable buzz and completely ruined the silence of my room. This thing sounded slightly better than my Onboard microphone and by slightly I mean it in the minimalists way possible. It had a real echo/hollow sound to it. I placed it 1ft away from me on my desk and was very disappointed that it didn't pick up and isolate my voice properly. You can see for yourself here on my Youtube review all of the various tests I ran including those of it hooked up to the ZOOM H1 which it sounded great however, the audio interference was still present and it was only a mere 3 inches away from me. After some tests I discovered that my cellphone, laptop and discouragingly the ZOOM H1 all had a part in causing different frequencies of audio interference.

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I wouldn't take this unit outside because it doesn't have a decent enough windscreen/construction to really withstand windy situations. I had previously owned the original RODE Videomic which was clunky and had a horrible shock mount suspension system with bands that broke continuously and of course powered by a 9 volt battery.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By yi xie on February 4, 2014
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like:
1. Budget price compare other models from Rode.
2. Light weight.
3. Rycote suspension is brilliant.

dislike:
1. Sacrificed sound quality.
2. NO electromagnetic shield, you hear lots of noise when close to computer, TV, even fluorescent tube.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 23, 2014
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let me start off by saying the quality of the mic is great……. in some cases. in my case it is useless. I have attached the VideoMic GO to my GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition. The GoPro does use wifi for a remote control and for an application on IOS and Android. If wifi is turned on the sound has a rather loud distortion. When wifi is off it works great but for my use it just will not cut it. I am hoping one of the other Rode VideoMics works for me that has a build in power source but I may end up with the same problem.

I am sure that many of the newer DSLR cameras also have wifi now and this may have the same issue.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. Jones on April 15, 2014
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I do wish I'd picked up the self powered version of the Rode mic. This works fantastic for my needs, but the passive nature of it's power (from the camera) does tend to run my 7D down pretty fast.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darren a young on May 17, 2014
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Not quite as good as the pro but for 99$ it's night and day better then in camera audio .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DGator on March 8, 2014
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The GO is a low cost version of the Video Mic Pro and does NOT perform the same way. You may get some hiss, depending on your camera. I adjusted the level and that helped a lot. Still it is not a bad mic to have, the sound quality was still better than the onboard camera mic.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Robinson257 on September 23, 2014
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Was considering this along with the video-mic pro... ultimately I have LOVED this mic. I feel that the quality is nice and most of all, it's a simplistic "plug-n-go" design. Don't doubt my purchase at all!
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It works, but you need to make sure the 3.5mm plug really is plugged ALL THE WAY in in order for this to work. I shot some video with my DSLR and found that almost all of it was without sound because it wasnt all the way in.

This wont work with apps on your iphone/ipad I think because it isn't powered (phantom power) I tried it with the regular video apps as well as Filmic Pro and got nothing.

I would suggest you just buck up $50 and get the VideoMic or VideoMic Pro. They have extra Db bosters (but need batteries). But this feature alone will really give you what you need for much better audio.

Lastly check out removing hiss from your audio, there are some really great tutorials out there that can make this little thing sound like the professional stuff. This is the tutorial I followed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opbMjW81xGk
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