Godox VDS-M3 Rechargeable Supercardioid Condenser Shotgun Microphone

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The Godox VDS-M3 is a shotgun microphone for video, film, interview, and documentary work. The mic provides a smart feature set that allows you to tailor the sound to your needs, offers an XLR output, and includes a built-in rechargeable battery, which can power the mic for up to 220 hours when a 48V phantom-power source is unavailable.

The mic features a supercardioid pickup pattern that focuses audio capture on the subject and reduces unwanted background sound, while engaging the -10 dB pad allows the mic to handle louder sources. Unwanted low-end rumbles can be reduced via the high-pass filter with settings at 75 Hz, while the high-frequency boost switch can be engaged to add presence for more intelligible dialog. The VDS-M3 mounts to a boompole or stand via the included adjustable bracket, which can pivot 270° for optimal positioning. An included foam windscreen helps further reduce noise, and a USB charging cable is also supplied.

Features at a Glance
  • Featuring a highly directional pickup pattern with a superflat response and low self-noise, the VDS-M3 is designed to deliver clear, natural sound, without any coloration
  • The supercardioid pickup pattern helps to focus audio capture on the subject, reducing unwanted background noise
  • Useful and convenient features to help you get high-quality recordings include: a high-pass filter, -10 dB pad, high-frequency boost, and LED status indicators
  • The included foam windscreen aids in reducing wind noise while protecting the mic from weather and dust
  • The mic is powered via 48V phantom power or by its built-in rechargeable battery for up to 220 hours on a single charge
  • The mic's XLR output is compatible with a wide range of professional audio gear
  • A directional microphone mount with a 270° adjustable angle is supplied for stand and boompole mounting
    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 -10 dB
    High-Pass Filter 75 Hz
    Tone Adjustment High Boost
    Gain Adjustment Yes
    Indicators 1 x Green/Red Single LED (Battery, Power)
    1 x Green Single LED (Status)
    On-Board Controls Gain/Sensitivity, High-Pass Filter, Presence Boost
    Windscreen Foam (Included)
    Performance
    Frequency Range 20 Hz to 20 kHz
    Impedance 200 Ohms
    Sensitivity -37 dBV/Pa
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio 75 dB
    Connectivity
    Output Connectors (Analog) 1 x XLR 3-Pin Male (on Mic)
    Headphone Connector None
    Power
    Operating Voltage 48 V
    Battery Type 1 x Built-In (Included)
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Battery Capacity 2000 mAh
    Approximate Battery Life 25 Hours
    Physical
    Color Black
    Mounting Boompole, Floor Mic Stand (with Included Hardware)
    Mounting Thread Size Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Included Case None
    Included Filters None
    Construction Material Metal
    Operating Temperature 14 to 122°F / -10 to 50°C
    Dimensions ø: 0.9 x L: 10.9" / ø: 2.2 x L: 27.8 cm
    Weight 6.5 oz / 183 g (Microphone, with Mount)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.375 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.9 x 5.8 x 2.5"