In this article we’ll show you how to mount the Rode VideoMic Me to your Canon EOS M6 (or any other compact mirrorless camera). The reason for using the Rode VideoMic Me and not the Rode VideoMicro is simple … I want an external microphone that can offer dual purpose, so that it can be used on both my iPhone and my Canon EOS M6. It’s an insurance policy … you never know which device will run out of battery first 😉
Furthermore, the Rode VideoMic Me has a headphone out, which a lot of external mics don’t (this feature is only available for iPhone apps).
Before we start, you’ll need the following items …
Overview of the VideoMic Me
The VideoMic Me is a compact and lightweight, high-quality directional microphone with that connects directly to the iPhone TRRS microphone/headphone socket. Its flexible mounting bracket accommodates a wide range of smartphones and allows the microphone to be fitted for primary camera or front camera (‘selfie’) use. A 3.5mm headphone jack on the rear allows for play-through of audio while recording (app dependent) as well as easy playback of your videos without having to remove the microphone. The VideoMic Me includes a deluxe furry windshield for shooting outdoors or in adverse weather. More information here.
VideoMic Me Specifications
|Acoustic Principle||Pressure Gradient|
|Active Electronics||JFET impedance converter|
|Frequency Range||100Hz – 20kHz|
|Sensitivity||-33.0dB re 1 Volt/Pascal (22.00mV @ 94 dB SPL) +/- 2 dB @ 1kHz|
|Equivalent Noise Level (A-weighted)||20dBA|
|Dimensions||38mmH x 21mmW x 80mmD|
|Warranty||1 year with free extension to 2 years following registration here|
Box and Packaging
The package comes with a furry wind shield or some call it a “dead cat”. There’s also an iPhone clamp, the VideoMic Me itself and of course, the usual instruction manual.
A Closer Look
The VideoMic Me has a real robust and solid feel to it. I especially like the headphone out jack, which allows to me to monitor the audio for certain apps.
Usage on an iPhone
It fits very well with the iPhone 6/6S/Plus. It should also fit the iPads. However, if you’ve got the iPhone 7 or the newer 8, then you’re out of luck.
Usage on a Canon EOS M6
In order for the Rode VideoMic Me to work on our Canon EOS M6 (or any mirrorless camera), a Rode SC3 TRRS to TRS adaptor is needed. As you can see, I’m just using some cable ties. It’s a temporary work around solution. You can of course use velcro stips and other materials to safely secure the microphone to the camera.
If you’re after a simple and cheap way to improve your audio quality for your vlogs, then the Rode VideoMic Me is the perfect workaround solution. It’s compact yet affordable, and there’s no need for batteries. But there is one thing I have to say … don’t expect studio quality audio. For me, the Rode VideoMic Me did the perfect job I wanted it to do – adding an external microphone that can be used with both my iPhone (native), and my mirrorless camera (with the Rode SC3 adaptor). It’s a compact microphone that gives me decent audio recording, that’s better than the one offered by the built-in camera.
If you do a lot of outdoor vlogging and want something that’s not too cumbersome to carry around, then you may want to consider the VideoMic Me. Why did I chose the VideoMic Me over the VideoMicro? Simple answer … they both have the same specs, expect the VideoMic Me allows me to use it on my iPhone (native), and if I want to use it for my camera, then I just need connect it with a Rode SC3 adaptor.
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