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.