Godox VDS-M2 Supercardioid Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone

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The Godox VDS-M2 is a camera-mounted shotgun microphone for vloggers, livestreamers, videographers, and mobile journalists looking for a microphone that provides higher-quality sound capture than their device's built-in mic. The mic provides a powerful feature set that allows you to tailor the sound to your needs, offers both 3.5mm and USB audio outputs, and includes three cables to allow proper hookup to your camera, portable audio recorder, smartphone, tablet, or computer.

The mic features a supercardioid pickup pattern that focuses audio capture on the subject and reduces unwanted background sound. A dial on the rear of the mic allows you to set a precise input volume, and engaging the -20 dB pad allows the mic to handle louder sources. The safety track option outputs a second audio track to your recording device at a -20 dB lower volume, giving you a backup in case the main output level is too hot.

Unwanted low-end rumbles can be reduced via the high-pass filter with settings at 75 and 150 Hz, while the high-frequency boost switch can be engaged to add presence for more intelligible dialog. The VDS-M2 runs on a built-in rechargeable battery for approximately 25 hours and mounts to your camera's shoe mount using a shock-absorbing mount that reduces vibrations and handling noise for cleaner recordings. An included foam windscreen helps to further reduce noise. 

 

Directional Sound Pickup
Featuring a highly directional pickup pattern with a super-flat response and low self-noise, the VDS-M2 is designed to deliver clear, natural sound without any coloration. The supercardioid pickup pattern helps to focus audio capture on the subject in front of the camera, reducing unwanted background noise.
Tailor the Sound to Your Needs
With a variable gain control from 1 to 15, you can tailor the input level very precisely. Additional useful and convenient features to help you get high-quality recordings include a high-pass filter (with 75 Hz and 150 Hz options), -20 dB pad, high-frequency boost, safety channel, and dB peak warning light. Conveniently, all the settings will be saved for you—even after the mic is turned off.
Two Outputs for Versatile Connections & Monitoring
Equipped with a USB Type-C output and an auto-sensing 3.5mm output, the VDS-M2 microphone can work seamlessly with your camera, DSLR, computer, and mobile phone. TRRS, TRS, and USB Type-C cables are supplied to connect to your preferred device. When the mic is plugged into your computer, tablet, or smartphone via the USB output, the 3.5mm output will automatically transform into a headphone output for real-time audio monitoring.
Detachable Shockmount
The included shockmount effectively prevents unwanted vibration noises caused by body movements and device operations. At the bottom of the shockmount is a cold shoe mount that easily attaches the mic to your camera.
Rechargeable Battery
The VDS-M2 is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery for up to 25 hours on a charge.
Foam Windscreen for Outdoor Shoots
The included foam windscreen aids in reducing wind noise while protecting the mic from weather and dust.
Microphone
Primary Applications Podcast, Web-Streaming, Recording to Mobile Device, ENG (Electronic News Gathering), Audio for Video, Location Sound
Form Factor Camera-Mount
Intended Sound Sources Vocals, Speech/Voice Over, Instrument
Sound Field Mono
Capsule 1 x Electret Condenser
Polar Pattern Supercardioid
Orientation End Address
Circuitry Solid-State
Pad -20 dB
High-Pass Filter 75 Hz
150 Hz
Tone Adjustment High Boost
Gain Adjustment Yes
Indicators 1 x Green/Red Single LED (Battery)
1 x Red Single LED (Clip)
On-Board Controls Gain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, Presence Boost
Windscreen Foam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Sensitivity -34 dBV/Pa
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 79 dB
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRRS Female (on Mic)
Headphone Connector None
Power
Operating Voltage Not Specified by Manufacturer
Battery Type 1 x Built-In (Included)
Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Battery Capacity 500 mAh
Approximate Battery Life 25 Hours
Physical
Color Black
Mounting Camera/Shoe-Mount (Included)
Mounting Thread Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
Included Case None
Included Filters None
Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
Dimensions ø: 0.9 x L: 6.8" / ø: 22 x L: 173.4 mm
Weight 5.5 oz / 156 g (Microphone, with Mount)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 1.105 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.7 x 6 x 3.1"