The Rode VideoMic Directional Video Condenser Microphone is a great shotgun microphone for professional use. It uses the very same technology used in the industry with top-of-the-line digital video cameras, producing “broadcast and studio sound quality”. This microphone accommodates minimal noise (including low frequency noise) and may be compact and light in weight, but its bandwidth is wide. This heavy-duty microphone with a strengthened ABS construction makes use of a two-step high-pass filter and runs on a 9V battery and features a LED light to let you know when the battery needs replacing. This directional mic for sale can be used on any regular camcorder.
Best Cheap Directional Mic
As a small-time low budget documentary filmmaker hoping to reach the ranks of Michael Moore or Ken Burns hopefully sometime soon, I bought this directional mic a couple of months ago, and I can safely say that this is the best directional mic I’ve ever used with my Sony HD camcorder. Honestly, I started out with my projects knowing very little about video recording, and I tried recording audio and video using no mic and this was just no go. At first, I also bought an ultra-cheap generic mic, and this just didn’t get the job done. There was too much background noise, and the volume output was either too loud or hardly audible. While I’m not a big fan of the noise the slight noise the rubber makes (this rubber keeps the mic in place) when the camcorder moves around, but given the quality of the audio this mic produces, I was willing to deal with this minor ‘glitch’, using some oil dotted onto the area. I also like that the mic has a shock mount, so it is protected better from any possible damage. Also note that you may need an adapter for your camcorder.
I Really Recommend This Rode Directional Mic For Sale
I mostly use this Rode VideoMic Directional mic for interviews and contrary to the experience of others (based on reviews I’ve read), I don’t experience a lot of background noise using the sensitive mic. Another feature that I find very useful with this directional mic is the auto gain control, which automatically adjusts the audio for me when an interviewee’s voice is not loud enough, or happens to be a little too loud. All things considered, I’m amazed at what this mic can do and would recommend it to any documentary (or experimental) filmmaker that wishes to get ‘clean’ audio without much hassle. There are some minimal hassles to deal with, but given the superb audio output produced by this directional mic, it really is all worth it. I purchased this directional mic at less than $200, and I can say that it is without a doubt the best bang for my buck.