Hey guys I'm looking into mics and was curious if any of you have used the rode video mic go, if so did it drain your batteries quickly? is quality mediocre or similar to other rode mics? I would be using it on my t3i and I have a couple of batteries, so is this the best option for me?
It's pretty good. I use it and don't have too many complaints. The sound is very crisp but it does have a slight static to it. On rare occasion it randomly just doesn't record which sucks, but there's a chance that it's my fault and I haven't figured out why. It does use a significant amount of battery but that isn't an issue if you have plenty of batteries.
I wish I had just bought a used pro mic tho. They pop up on here every once in a while for a comparable price to the go and are significantly better.
Always depends on your use of the mic. The Videomic go is really good for the price, clean sound and easy to use, but if you're planning on doing a lot of interviews maybe a second-hand Rode Pro would fit your needs better. The videomic go is good for interviews but only when there's not too much sound around.
QuinnBestwickthis would really just be for skiing, i also film urban which is why I am curious about how much it will kill my battery
For skiing the Go would do the job perfectly, it does kill the battery faster (never really payed attention on how fast) but I was always good with 2 full batteries even for urban, for a long shoot if you have 3 batteries you should be good.