RODE - VideoMic NTG

On-camera shotgun microphone with Auto-Switching output and USB connectivity

The NTG5 is a short, ultra-lightweight shotgun microphone ideal for use in the most demanding recording applications. Featuring a revolutionary acoustic design with circular ports replacing the linear slots found in other shotgun mics, it offers unmatched transparency and a more natural, uncoloured sound. Combined with a tightly controlled frequency response, smooth off-axis response, and very low self-noise (just 10dBA), the NTG5 sounds spectacular in a wide variety of applications, particularly location recording and demanding filmmaking scenarios where superlative audio is the imperative. No excuses.

The NTG5 is a boom operator’s dream, weighing a mere 76g and measuring just over 20cm, making it ideal for use on long, demanding shoots. It also features RF-bias circuitry to ensure reliable performance in adverse environments, with excellent resistance to high humidity, severe cold, damp, and dust. The perfect location recording mic.

 

The VideoMic NTG is RØDE’s most versatile VideoMic ever. Bringing the signature broadcast-quality sound of the NTG shotgun mic range to a compact, feature-packed VideoMic, it’s the perfect audio solution for every kind of content creator. 

Key features:

  • Revolutionary acoustic design, delivering unmatched acoustic transparency and a natural, uncoloured sound.
  • Highly directional supercardioid polar pattern and very flat frequency response
  • Unique infinitely variable gain control
  • Auto-sensing 3.5mm output interacts seamlessly with both cameras and mobile devices
  • Class-compliant USB-C output with headphone output for seamless audio monitoring
  • Digital switching – controls high-pass filter, pad, high frequency boost, and safety channel
  • dB peak warning light
  • Internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides 30+ hours of recording, charges via USB-C
  • High-quality Rycote® Lyre® shock mounting with cable management and a sliding rail to adjust mic placement on a camera cold shoe.
  • Lightweight (94g) and rugged aerospace-grade aluminium construction

Revolutionary Acoustic Design

The VideoMic NTG features the same annular line tube technology as the NTG5, which employs acoustic perforations along the length of the microphone in place of the linear slots found in other shotguns and on-camera microphones. This revolutionary acoustic design delivers unmatched transparency, and a natural, uncoloured sound. Add to this an incredibly flat frequency response, highly directional supercardioid polar pattern, and very low self-noise, and what you have is a compact on-camera microphone that contends with the world’s best shotgun mics.

The Most Feature-Packed VideoMic Ever

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 (at 75Hz or 150Hz), a high frequency boost for enhancing clarity and detail, a switchable pad (with a -20dB cut), and safety channel, which records a separate channel at -20dB in case the main recording clips – an absolute lifesaver.

The VideoMic NTG has a few new tricks up its sleeve too, including a unique infinitely variable gain control that allows you to precisely tailor the output as you need, and an auto-sensing 3.5mm output that detects what device you are connected to (camera or mobile) and switches to accommodate – no more messing around with TRS/TRRS adaptor cables! There is also a handy dB peak warning light, so you can always ensure your audio isn’t clipping.

The VideoMic NTG runs off an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides 30+ hours of recording – more than enough for the most demanding shoots. This is charged via USB-C (empty to full in 2 hours), meaning continuous recording is also possible with a power pack.

Unmatched Versatility

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 – the VideoMic NTG is also a fully-featured USB microphone that can be plugged into a computer, tablet, or smartphone, perfect for recording voiceovers, podcasts, gaming or livestreaming. On top of this, the 3.5mm jack doubles as a headphone output for seamless monitoring of audio while using the USB output. This is adjusted by the variable gain control, which can deliver everything from mic to line to headphone level.

Specifications

Acoustic Principle: Pressure gradient electret

condenserPolar Pattern: Supercardioid

Frequency Range: 20Hz – 20kHz

Frequency Response: 35Hz – 18kHz ±3 dB

Output Impedance; 10Ω

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

Battery Capacity: 350mAh

Output Connection: 3.5mm auto-sensing USB-C

Bit Depth: 24-bit

Sample Rates: 48kHz

OS Requirements: Mac OS 10.12, Windows 10