Rode has just unveiled its new hybrid microphone VideoMic NTG with impressive functionality. The compact VideoMic NTG, designed as a supercardioid, features a 3.5mm mini jack with On/Off autosensing function, parallel -20db Safety Channel Recordig, cleverly integrated gain control, for recording and headphones, USB-C connection for PC/Mac recordings, TRS and TRSS autosensing for various mobile recording devices and much more.
Here&s the video introduction to the new Rode VideoMic NTG that gives you a first good overview of the functionality:
For the power supply of the Rode VideoMic NTG capacitor an integrated lithium ion battery is available, which according to Rode should allow more than 30 hours of recording time.
In addition, the new VideMic NTG offers switchable high-pass filters and pads. For outdoor shots in the wind, Rode also offers an optional fur windscreen.
The frequency range is Rode with 20Hz-20Khz, the impedance is 10 Ohm and the signal-to-noise ratio is 79dBA.
With the Rode VideoMic NTG, Rode presents a particularly versatile, highly compact condenser microphone. Especially clever are the side-mounted connectors (USB-C and mini jack), which should give the camera a tidier look, the energy-saving on/off auto-sensing on the 3.5mm mini jack and the -20 db safety recording feature, which virtually places a safety track on the second stereo track.
With the USB-C connection, Rode covers video applications with the VideoMic NTG as well as podcasting, video conferencing, games and blogging. With this broad range of applications alone, the new rode is likely to be quite an attractive proposition for many. If audio quality and workmanship are right, then Rode could have hit the bull&s eye here ...