The Rode VideoMic NTG is a feature-packed, broadcast-grade short shotgun microphone optimised for on-camera use. It features the same revolutionary acoustic design as the NTG5 broadcast shotgun microphone, which delivers unmatched transparency and a natural, uncoloured sound. Flat frequency response, tight polar pattern, two-stage high-pass filter, precision gain control and a switchable pad ensure superior audio in any recording.
As well as sounding outstanding, the VideoMic NTG is extremely flexible, with an array of tools and features to help you take on any recording situation. Digital switching gives you access to a high-pass filter, -20dB pad, high frequency boost, and safety channel, plus there is a unique infinitely variable gain control that allows you to precisely tailor the output as you need. Its auto-sensing 3.5mm output detects what device you are connected to (camera or mobile) and switches to accommodate. There is also a handy new dB peak warning light, so you can always ensure your audio isn’t clipping.
The VideoMic NTG is so much more than just an on-camera mic. As well as pairing perfectly with DSLRs, compact cameras, and smartphones – either on-camera, as a boom mic, or on a pistol grip – it is also a fully-featured USB microphone that can be plugged into a computer, tablet, or smartphone. On top of this, the 3.5mm jack doubles as a headphone output for seamless monitoring of audio while using the USB output.
An in-built rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides 30+ hours of usage, with an auto-power feature ensuring extended battery life.
|Highly Directional||USB Audio Compatible|
|Auto-sensing Output||Precision Gain Control|
|Safety Channel||30+ Hours Battery Life|
The VideoMic NTG's body features acoustic perforations rather than the linear slots traditionally used in shotgun microphones. This annular line tube technology was ported from Rode's NTG5 to deliver transparency and a natural, uncoloured sound.
|Directional Sound Pickup||Bass Roll-Off and Treble Boost|
|The VideoMic NTG utilizes a supercardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of it while attenuating sound from the sides and rear. Its low-noise electronics and sensitive condenser element deliver more detailed audio than the mics typically found in cameras and portable recorders. Since it is even more sensitive than the VideoMic Pro+ model, it requires less gain to achieve an equivalent signal level.||The high-pass filter can be set to 75 Hz or 150 Hz to roll off low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic. Rode also outfitted the VideoMic NTG with a selectable high-frequency boost, which enhances detail and clarity in the treble range for clear intelligible recordings.|
|-20 dB Pad and Continuously Variable Gain||Selectable Safety Channel|
|To enable effortless optimization of recording levels for any device, the VideoMic NTG boasts a continuously variable gain control and a helpful audio peak warning light. Whether you need mic level, line level, headphone level, or something in between, the right level is available at the turn of a knob. Press the dedicated button for the -20 dB pad to quickly lower the level when loud sound sources threaten to distort your recording.||By pressing the dedicated safety channel button, you can set the mic's right channel to output 20 dB lower than the left channel. This lets you record a safety channel and the main signal to your camera at the same time.|
Plug the VideoMic NTG into your computer, smartphone, or tablet via USB to use it as a digital USB microphone for direct recording to your favorite software. Its integrated analog-to-digital converter operates at 24-bit / 48 kHz to provide full-resolution, uncompressed audio quality.
|Convenient Headphone Monitoring||Extensive Device Compatibility|
|When using the VideoMic NTG as a USB microphone, plug your headphones into its 3.5mm output for convenient stereo headphone monitoring. Control the headphone volume via the gain knob on the bottom of the mic.||The VideoMic NTG's auto-sensing 3.5mm TRRS output automatically switches between TRS and TRRS as necessary, so you won't need additional adapter cables. The 3.5mm jack is wired in a dual-mono configuration, ensuring that the mic signal is sent identically to both input channels of your recording device.|
The internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers up to 30 hours of run time and recharges via USB Type-C in about two hours. Since the VideoMic NTG can be charged while you use it, you can even simultaneously power and charge it with a USB battery pack.
When connected to the mic input of a compatible camera, the VideoMic NTG automatically turns on or off in response to the presence or absence of plug-in power. As you'd expect, the mic shuts off when it detects a loss in power, either from powering off or disconnecting the camera. Plus, there is a power button for manually turning the mic on or off.
The VideoMic NTG includes a foam windscreen to minimize unwanted wind noise from light breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of wind noise in outdoor environments, consider a furry windshield such as the optional Rode WS-11.
Rode built the VideoMic NTG with a rugged Rycote Lyre suspension-style shockmount designed for attachment to a camera or boompole. This simplifies setup of the mic and inhibits the transfer of vibrations from the camera. The shockmount's sliding rail system lets shift the position of the mic forward or backward for perfect placement.
|Acoustic Principle||Pressure gradient electret condenser|
|Frequency Range||20Hz – 20kHz|
|Frequency Response||35Hz – 18kHz ±3 dB|
|Signal to noise Ratio||79 dBA|
|Dynamic Range||105dB SPL (A-weighted, as per IEC651)|
|Equivalent Noise||15dB SPL (A-weighted, as per IEC651)|
|Sensitivity||-26 dB re 1V/Pa (50mV @ 94dB SPL) ± 1dB @ 1kHz|
|Input SPL @ 1% THD||120dB SPL|
|High Pass Filter Frequency||75Hz, 150Hz|
|Battery Life||30+ hours|
|Output Connection||3.5mm auto-sensing USB-C|
|OS Requirements||Mac OS 10.12