RODE VideoMic GO II Overview
Learn How to Record Audio for Video and Fi
As a smaller, simplified version of the extremely versatile VideoMic NTG, the Rode VideoMic GO II ultracompact shotgun microphone is a radical departure from the original VideoMic GO, with significant upgrades to the body, shockmount, cable, and more. It gives video content creators, run-and-gun filmmakers, voiceover artists, and podcasters the sound of the highly regarded NTG shotguns in a convenient camera-mount mic that works with cameras, portable recorders, iOS and Android mobile devices, and USB-equipped computers.
Use the VideoMic GO II as a traditional shotgun mic for your DSLR or turn it into a digital microphone by connecting it to your smartphone, tablet, or laptop with separately available cables; in both configurations it delivers focused directivity, low noise, and isolation from external vibrations. When used as a USB microphone, the 3.5mm jack functions as a headphone output for monitoring the live signal or playback from your host device. Since the mic runs on plug-in power or USB power and has no controls or switches, it is easy and fast to operate.
- Rode Connect: Record with up to four microphones on a computer, with intuitive controls and powerful features. Create pro-quality podcasts or livestreams, and access studio-quality processing at the click of a button.
- Rode Reporter: Configure device settings, including adjusting the input gain, engaging a high-pass filter, high-frequency boost, and pad, and recording broadcast-quality audio on the go with your mobile device.
- Rode Central: Unlock advanced features and configure device settings anywhere. Set the input gain, engage a high-pass filter, high-frequency boost, and pad, and update firmware for accessing new features.