November 16, 2014 at 2:41PM

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mounting the RODE videomic go on a monopod

hi
im thinking of buying a rode videomic go and i wonder if there is any way to connect it to a monopod with a 1/4'' screw and use it as a cheap boompole.
and if it is possible, where can i find a good long cable to run from the mic on the boompole to the camera, from my experience, extension cables usually sucks and interference to the sound.
thanks

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The Rode VideoMic Pro has a 1/4 inch socket built into it's base, so it should be pretty easy to mount it to a monopod, though I would use a small ball-head on the end of the monopod to angle the mic in the right direction.

Rode make a 10 foot extension for their VideoMic mics, which worked quite well for me when I used it about 5 years ago. You can't go longer than a 10 foot extension because this is NOT a "balanced" mic set-up the way a professional XLR mic would be, so 10 foot is a realistic maximum for a VideoMic Pro.

November 16, 2014 at 8:36PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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thanks!

maor

November 17, 2014 at 5:03AM

Maor, really interesting idea. If you're still around, I'd be interested to hear how the experiment turned out.

Just wanted to add -- in theory, you can use any broom pole for a boom pole. It's just that it's not extendable (and therefore portable) like a monopod is. However, there may be less handling noise.

If you Google for it, there's instructions online on DIY boom poles for $20.

January 4, 2017 at 8:15PM

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Adrian Tan
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