Previously, audio recording with shotgun microphones RØDE VideoMic NTG on an iPhone or iPad was only possible via a 3.5mm audio connector - now the VideoMic NTG is officially MFi certified, allowing the NTG to be connected to an iOS device via Lightning, unlocking full compatibility with Lightning-equipped iOS devices, including the iPhone, iPad and iPod, which enables some exciting new features.
RØDE VideoMic NTG with SC15 USB-C to Lightning flash accessory cable
Such as there are:
-Headphone monitoring with full volume control via the variable output knob
-two-way audio transmission for video calls
-access to the security channel, which creates a second output at -20dB if the main channel is distorted
-High quality 24-bit/48kHz digital audio conversion
Required for the new functionality is the latest firmware update for the RØDE VideoMic NTG and a suitable connection cable. Therefore, RØDE has also released a new 300mm USB-C to Lightning flash accessory cable, the SC15, which is perfectly suited to connect the VideoMic NTG to mobile Apple devices. The SC15 cable has been specially designed to connect the VideoMic NTG to Apple mobile devices with a Lightning port and fits neatly into the VideoMic NTG's shock-absorbing cable management system.
Designed as a supercardioid, the compact VideoMic NTG features a 3.5mm mini jack including On/Off autosensing function, parallel -20db safety channel recording, cleverly integrated gain control, for recording and headphones, USB-C port for PC/Mac recording, TRS and TRSS auto-sensing for various mobile recording devices and much more.
The Rode VideoMic NTG Capacitor is powered by an integrated lithium ion battery, which according to the Rode, should provide over 30 hours of recording time. In addition, the new VideoMic NTG offers switchable high-pass filters and pads. For outdoor shots in windy conditions, Rode also offers an optional fur windshield.
RØDE VideoMic NTG
The frequency range is given by Rode with 20Hz-20Khz, the impedance is 10 Ohm and the signal to noise ratio is 79dBA. With the USB-C connection Rode covers video applications with the VideoMic NTG as well as podcasting, video conferencing, games and blogging.
Here our test of the RØDE ViodeoMic NTG.