Rode Videomicro + iPhone7 Plus : Best set up for youtube videos




Want to start making videos on Youtube?

You have to read this!

Recently , we had indulged in making videos for our Youtube channel - The Wacky Duo.
We had not been active on the channel, as we are more focus on this blog.  Surprisingly our recent videos were well received. Our National Day feature on NDP funpack itself has 13000 views in less than 2 weeks . This had spur our vlog obsession as we added 4 more videos in less than 2 weeks!

However, we do admit the quality of our Youtube video could be improve. The video was good enough for youtube, but the audio was horrible. At some point during the video, it was a struggle to hear what is said. They say to make a good video, you need content  AND a good audio recording. No point showing all the nice visuals but no one can hear you.

Our main equipment for videos are the iPhone 7 Plus and the OMD EM1

As a result, we decided to search for an external microphone to improve the audio quality of our videos. We had some basic criteria. Portability, usable for iPhone and Mirrorless cameras , easy to set up and affordable.

After some recent, we decided to purchase the Rode Videmicro.

What's inside the box
Rode VideoMicro

  • Rode VideoMicro Compact On-Camera Microphone

TRS Patch CAble

  • SC 1/8" (3.5mm) TRS Patch Cable

Dead Kitten
  • WS9 Deluxe Windshield ( also known as Dead kitten)

Lyre Show-Mount
  • Lyre Show-Mount


Why Rode Videomicro?
Portable
This unit is small , especially without the Dead Kitten . It is lightweight too. Attached to the camera via hotshoe . As for the iPhone, you could invest in a portable rig to fit the Videomicro together with iPhone and voila, you have a portable video rig.
Source : Aliexpress

Use on mirrorless/ dslr and iPhone
We are able to use the unit on both the iPhone and our main camera.
SC 7 cable

To use on the iPhone, we need an additional cable SC-7 to make it work.

Affordable
The unit cost only SGD 75 onwards. Add the cable , the whole set up cost an affordable $100

To see if this setup is the one for you, watch our Youtube video on the Rode Videomicro. Hear for yourself the difference and see if it works for you too.




Happy Vlogging!

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