November 16, 2014 at 11:41AM


mounting the RODE videomic go on a monopod

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.


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 5:36PM

Guy McLoughlin
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November 17, 2014 at 2:03AM

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 5:15PM

Adrian Tan

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