Rode VideoMic NTG Analog / USB Hybrid Shotgun Microphone
The Rode VideoMic NTG offers video content creators, run-and-shoot filmmakers, dubbing artists and podcasters the sound of highly regarded NTG shotguns in a convenient camera-mounted microphone that requires no additional adapters to work with cameras, USB-equipped smartphones, tablets, portable recorders, and computers.
With focused directivity, continuously variable gain, digitally switched tone controls, and an internal USB rechargeable battery, the VideoMic NTG provides transparent sound performance and immensely flexible functionality. Thanks to its aerospace grade aluminum casing, the VideoMic NTG is durable, compact and lightweight, making it equally suitable for home on camera or in a boom.
Auto-sensing 3.5mm TRRS output and included TRRS cable ensure compatibility with cameras, portable recorders, mobile devices, and computers, no adapters required. A peak warning light, -20 dB pad, and selectable -20 dB safety channel help you easily avoid distortion on your recordings. When used as a USB microphone, the 3.5mm jack works as a stereo headphone output for real-time monitoring of your signal.
Technology ported from the NTG5
The VideoMic NTG's body features acoustic perforations instead of the linear grooves traditionally used in shotgun microphones. This ringline tube technology was ported from the Rode NTG5 to provide transparency and natural, colorless sound.
Sound directional pickup
The VideoMic NTG uses a supercardioid polar pattern to focus on the sound in front of it while attenuating the sound from the sides and the back. Its low noise electronics and sensitive condenser element deliver more detailed audio than the microphones typically found in portable cameras and recorders. Since it is even more responsive than the VideoMic Pro + model, it requires less gain to achieve an equivalent signal level.
Wide device compatibility
Simply connect the VideoMic NTG to your camera, portable recorder, or mobile device via the included TRRS cable. VideoMic NTG's auto-sensing 3.5mm TRRS output automatically switches between TRS and TRRS as needed, so you won't need any additional adapter cables. The 3.5mm jack is wired in a dual mono configuration, ensuring that the microphone signal is sent identically to both input channels of your recording device.
Full USB microphone functionality
Connect the VideoMic NTG to your computer, smartphone or tablet via USB to use it as a digital USB microphone to record directly to your favorite software. Its integrated analog-to-digital converter operates at 24-bit / 48 kHz to provide uncompressed audio quality and full resolution.
Convenient headphone monitoring
When using the VideoMic NTG as a USB microphone, plug your headphones into its 3.5mm output for convenient monitoring of the stereo headphones. Control the headphone volume through the gain knob on the bottom of the microphone.
-20 dB Pad and continuously variable gain
To allow effortless optimization of recording levels for any device, VideoMic NTG features a continuously variable gain control and a useful audio spike warning light. Whether you need a 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.
Bass Roll-Off and Treble Boost
The high-pass filter can be set to 75 Hz or 150 Hz to eliminate low-frequency noise from common sources such as air conditioners and traffic. Knowing that intelligibility is crucial, Rode equipped the VideoMic NTG with a selectable high-frequency boost, which improves detail and clarity in the high range.
Selectable security channel
When source levels unexpectedly increase, you risk overloading the recording. By pressing the dedicated security channel button, you can set the microphone's right channel to go 20 dB below the left channel. This allows you to record a security channel and the main signal to your camera at the same time.
Internal 30-hour rechargeable battery
The internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery offers up to 30 hours of operating time and recharges via USB Type-C in approximately two hours. Since VideoMic NTG can be loaded while