In this video, I’m going to review and test the Rode VideoMic Me L and see how this little shotgun mic performs as a microphone for your iPhone. Stay tuned.
———Equipment Used To Shoot This Video ——-
Rode VideoMic Me L
Camera – Canon 80D
Lens – Canon 18-55 Lens
Rode NT USB microphone
Microphone Rode Smart Lav+
Microphone adaptor – Rode SC3 3.5mm TRRS to TRS Adaptor
Rode extension cable:
Lighting – Halo Prismatic Ring light
Tripod – Manfrotto Compact Advance
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Rode Video MicMe L test and review transcript
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The VideoMic Me L by Rode is a shotgun mic with a lighting connector designed specifically for Apple devices.
Inside the box you get:
The condenser microphone
An adjustable mount
A fury windshield and
A quickstart guide
The microphone has a 3.5mm headphone jack where you can plug in your headphones and listen to the play through and the audio playback.
When testing the Video Mic Me L I found that the microphone clips securely to the iPhone, even with thicker cases like the Moment Lens case.
It also clips to the ipad securely. I didn’t find the need to use the adjustable mount.
The fury windshield is also relatively easy to attach.
I did find that when you’re using the windshield in selfie mode that it blocks your access to the home button.
As with all microphones, it really all comes down to the quality of audio the mic produces. So let’s have a look at the sound.
Here’s what it sounds like on the iphone 8 plus using the built in microphone. I’m about 1 meter away from the phone. Indoors in a relatively quiet room.
Here’s what it sounds like on the iphone 8 plus with the Video MicMe L pluged in. I’m about a meter away from the phone with the attached microphone.
Here’s what it sounds like with the Video MicMe, I’ve brought it closer and there’s about half a meter between me and the microphone.
Here’s what it sounds like outdoors on the iphone 8 plus, there’s a bit of background noise. I’m about a meter away from the phone.
Here’s what it sounds like outdoors on the iphone 8plus with the VideoMic me L attached. Now I’m going to be quiet so you can listen to the level of ambient noise.
Here’s what it sounds like outdoors, there’s about 30cm between me and the microphone.
To test the windshield I have a fan on to simulate some wind action. This is what it sounds like with the VideoMic MeL without the windshield.
Here’s what it sounds like using the Video MicMe L with the windshield on.
So there you have it, my review and test of the Rode Video Mic Me L. It’s easy to use and produces great quality sound.
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