Rode Microphones for DSLRs – which Rode Mic is best for your Nikon D5200? – youtube

Rode Microphones for DSLRs – which Rode Mic is best for your Nikon D5200? – youtube


hello and welcome to the Nikon D5200 channel Today we’re going to be talking about to
microphones – in particular DSLR Mics. We referred to sound and video before and we showed you some other ways
that you could capture sound for your videos. We’re going to go into a bit more
detail with these Mics today. We showed you last time we
showed you in NTG2 Mic which is the long shotgun mic which is the industry standard. It’s
the mic that everybody sees on the end of polls whenever they
are doing interviews and it is a superb microphone but it’s not actually
designed for DSLR’s and the ones that we’re going to be
looking at today are DSLR specific. So the first we’re going to look at is
this Rode. It’s a Rode video Mike and it basically does what it says on the tin. It is a mono Mic and you will find in fact is that the Mono Mic is by farl the most preferred Mic. It is
particularly good for documentaries and for interviews and for concerts. It has a cold shoe and fits directly into the camera facing
the same way as the lens so it picks up the sound from wherever
you’re shooting from or two. And the reason it’s so good that it’s
mono is because it basically picks up the sound from in front of the camera unlike the stereo Mic I will show you want in a minute Which has a much wider and broader area from which they pick up sound and it is better for picking up ambient
sound. As I say the Rode video
Mic is a basic mono shotgun mic it fits
here and it slots into the camera. The next one I am going to show you is this Rode stereo Mic and this is called the Rode stereo video Mic. You can see it’s much shorter and blunter
it’s not a shotgun Mic in that sense and it does pick up the ambient sound.
Because it is stereo it’s very good if you want more ambient sound.But in
most cases you’ll probably want shotgun sound
clarity from directly in front of the camera. But
of course if you’ve got people moving around then it is an option but perhaps using a Tascam or radio Mic like this might be a
preferred option if people are moving around too much in
the frame. The good things about these to Mics is that
they do have high pass filters. A high pass filter means that it actually does not record anything below 80 Hertz and that is the sort
of distant rumble of traffic or perhaps if you’re indoors, air
conditioning that you really don’t want to hear and that you would want to take an
active at the sound post-production anyway. And that is a
high pass filter. Now this one as is slightly more
advanced also it allows you to take about 10 decibels out of the sound going in and that’s one of the useful
things about a high pass filter is but it also reduces the plosives in people speech the Ps in particular on which are quite explosive when they
came as people’s mouths and they can offer instant
distortion to your recording so the high-pass
filter will reduce that but the -10 which we’ve got here allows you to actually reduce the amount
of sound going in to the camera in the first place and
that’s very useful if you’ll doing something very loud so
if you’ve got something like motorsport and you know it that the sound of the car as
it is going past you is going to be extremely loud for
a short period of time then you might want to put a -10 on
that because it will reduce the quantity if the sound going into the
camera though not necessarily the quality and
that’s quite useful for this camera. By the way you do get a dead
cat with it so you can reduce the wind noise further
if you want to. Now one of the things about the D5200 which is of course what we
tend to be talking about is that it does have a jack for sound to go in but it doesn’t have
and jack for sound to come out which means that if you actually really need to know the
quality of the sound at the point of recording you can’t hear it. So we would suggest that you buy one
of these. It’s a basic splitter and this enables you to put your Mic into the camera and instead if the putting this jack
directly into the camera you put it into one the slots for this
and the splitter and then the other side of the splitter. You would put your headset and then
obviously this one would go into the camera. Now that enables you to record and it also enables you
to be able to listen to the sound as it goes into the camera and it’s very
useful if you have any opportunity for example to do any pre-tests so that if somebody’s talking
you can test that sound and make sure that it’s
OK as it goes into the camera before you
start actually recording the bit you really need to record so that’s very useful. With these two
Mics you need to remember that these are just
microphones and the recording a goes on inside the camera. We’ve done a video
about this earlier on a for movie settings I think where we
talked about the audio going into the camera I just to recap when you set the audio
you really looking at a peak at between 12 and 14 it’s actually Minus 14 but you
wouldn’t really notice if you look on the screen because you can’t see it but
it’s about 12-14 and that means that a it will normally record at that level and then
if there is any sudden noise then it will be able to go up and be able to
absorb that distortion without it going into the amber in the red. So you use these I Mikes either the mono or
stereo to a get the sound into the camera with a limited amount of control as to what the quality if the sound and the
quantity of the sample will go through the system. So the third Mic I am going to look at is also
a Rode Mic. There are other makes available there
are a few other manufactures but these are the best ones frankly and rode are the industry leaders in
this so it’s worth at least looking at them first. This is
the rode video Mike Pro. The useful thing about this although it
falls into this the same category as the other two in many ways in that it’s a shotgun mic.
This one is Mono as opposed to stereo and it also has a high
pass filter which is really important these days there is so much ambient sound going on that we don’t even notice until we have to sit down to do post
production sound work and and that’s really important but this
also gives the option of turning up the noise level going
into the camera and turning down the noise level going
into the camera just off the back if the mic. Now this is really useful because if you
all say doing a concert a which involves loud music and speech for example then you’re going to find
yourself in a situation where you find but you trying to set for the loud sound and then you start to miss when people
start talking and vice versa if you can predict when people are going
to start talking when the sound is going to go down then it enables you actually to switch to minus 10 decibels for the very loud stuff and up to plus 20 decibels when people
are talking and that means that this controls the
level of sound going into the camera. It means that because of that you don’t have to start
changing the levels in the camera half way through what’s
going on and indeed if you wanted to this is so
versatile that in many cases you can leave the
sound levels in the camera on auto and this will deal with it. Because it’s at the back you can
actually do it as it’s happening which makes it a lot
easier so it’s a very useful improvement on what Rode Mics were doing previously. It
enables you to have more control over the sound and it
enables you to control the quality and the quantity of the sound
that goes into the camera again is exactly the same – it has a
cold shoe here it’s got the Jack here which either go into the
camera or into the splitter depending on how you want to do that and I must say we’ve had this a while
now and it is a pretty good Mic. If you
want any more information on any of these three Mics that we’ve shown you
today I you can either click on the links or
you can go through to the website and have a look we’ve got a page on that.
Or indeed we’ll drop some links down below in the description for you to go and have a
look at these Mics. We deal in the UK with a company
called Rubadub who are sound experts and they are
pretty good and I’ll hopefully have some good deals
should you wish to buy one and if you’re in the US
than we have other assorted affiliates so you can buy
from so these a good Mics they’re a good
investment and if you are looking to do any serious
video or film making with a DSLR you are really going to need one of these.

36 thoughts on “Rode Microphones for DSLRs – which Rode Mic is best for your Nikon D5200? – youtube

  1. i am looking into buying the nikon d5200 as my first dslr camera. I wanted to know what lens you would recommend for me to get. I really enjoy taking manual focus shots and the 18-55mm kit lens does have manual focus but it seems more difficult to use than using a focus ring. What kind of cheap-ish lens has a manual focus ring on it and takes great shots in all sort of different settings like the 18-55mm? I want to use this lens as an all around picture taking lens. please answer this! thanks 🙂

  2. Hi, you can control the sound quantity by using the option to reduce sound by 10 decibels. By doing that, you may prevent the sound distorting when it is being recorded into the camera, so you are also controlling the quality of the end result. Or you could increase the sound +20 decibels, to give you more sound from very quiet sources. The high pass filter also helps..

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  5. I like this guy.. he speaks so clearly without 'gabbling' ive subscribed!!

    By the way.. the nikon d5200 gets quite warm on video mode, i want a mic i can play acoustic guitar through on video mode what do you recomend?

    Thanks.. Good stuff!

  6. using the low pass filter should take out rumble or aircon noise. there shouldn't automatically be a hiss to the sound unless the settings are wrong. generally speaking they should be on manual, with average sound set at about -12. top should be around -6. There are more indepth explanations in our newly updated manual, which has an entire section on sound and Mics.

  7. Hi Guys, With the release of the D5300, will you guys be evolving to these latest model. I know the cameras are similar with a few new bells and whistles on the D5300. As I own a D5300, I do enjoy watching your videos. In regards to your D5200 manual you are advertising, l would need to know how much relevance does it have in comparison to the D5300 camera.
    What's your take please.

  8. Is it possible to use the nikon d5200 as a high quality web cam as I want to do some online piano lessons and a camera like this would provide much better picture and audio via an external mic

  9. Anyone have luck using the Rode Smartlav with their d5200??
    Im not having any luck.
    I have the rode video mic Go, and that works fine

  10. Hi,
    I was wondering where I could get the splitter you were referring to at 5:16 in the video clip? I live in Canada so I dont know if they sell them here or not.
    Thx.

  11. Hi, you say using a splitter you can use mic & head set, I've tried two types of headphones but it doesn't work , I've just bought a Rode Videomic Pro, What's wrong please?

  12. Thanks for this wonderful video! Is a shotgun mic preferred over other external microphones, like the Vidpro XM-L Wired Lavalier microphone? I'll be shooting interview-style videos primarily in public spaces and I don't want to capture any ambient backgrounds noises. Thanks 🙂

  13. hi..i am trying the spliter  with nikon d5200 with rode videomic rycote lyre. But i am unable to hear the microphone sound in headphone (iBll hiphop model). is there specific spliter for it? i am using spliter similar to it. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31Hi1QexykL._SY300_.jpg

  14. Hello There, What kind of Lapel mike are you using?
    Is it going straight into the camera or are you using an audio box?
    Cheers,
    G

  15. hi i was actually looking at your video hoping you would talk about the setting in D5500 Nikon how to attach to this mic but you dont?

  16. Can anyone help? I bought the VideoMic GO for my D5200 and everything I am reading suggests I just plug it in and hit record, However, whenever I record, it is not picking up any sound outside of a quiet hiss. I've changed various settings in the movie menu; the manual mic setting to 12-14, tried turning the inbuilt mic off and even used the auto option but nothing works. Am I missing something obvious?

  17. PLEASE HELP! I bought a Rode VideoMic Rycote to have better quality sound because I'm planning to make Vlogs. However, I have THIS BIG "hiss" sound whenever I record.. I tried multiple settings and I just CANNOT find a decent setting that gets rid of that annoying overruling "hiss" background noise sound.. CAN ANYONE HELP??

  18. I tried to use a splitter (as seen in your video) in order to use my Rode VideoMicro and headphones simulanteously but I couldn't hear the sound through the headphones. And, when I put the footage on my computer, the test video I took when trying to use the splitter had a very poor sound quality compared to the footage without the splitter. Any suggestions? Maybe I need to get a Rode splitter?

  19. hi,I just saw this video on youtube.  It was very informative.  One thing I learned is that I need a special splitter in order to hook up BOTH my external mic and my headphones for listening.  My question is this:  WHERE exactly do I plug this splitter?  I don't have a splitter yet but I figured that my headphones would work plugged into the mic jack.  But no sound was heard as I tried to listen to the audio being recorded by the on camera mics.  Are you sure that the splitter will work if it's plugged into the mic jack hole that's normally reserved for the external mic?Thanks for your input!

  20. I plugged in my Lav mic and I am getting tons of hiss. Does the mic need to be powered or does the camera provide the power?

  21. Great tutorial and demo. Love it.
    Questions please: Which mic would you recommend for use on both iPhone 6s and SLR Nikon D5500 camera? Thanks.

  22. Plugged the Rode VideoMic into the D5200; major hiss. I tried all setting -10/20db w/o high pass filter. I even changed the settings on the Microphone from 4 up though 12…still hissing. Any ideas…I'm out of them?

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