DSLR Video Microphones It’s time for my Rode VideoMic Pro review since a number of you are interested in how you can use your DSLR camera to make videos. I’ve owned this shotgun microphone for some time, as well as it’s earlier version, the Rode Video Mic, and it goes just about everywhere with me. In the video, I’ll show you the different settings and talk about the different situations where you might want to use a shotgun microphone. One of the things I love about the Rode VideoMic Pro is the ability to adjust the output gain to +20dB, which allows you to turn down the audio input gain on your DSLR camera. This usually results in much higher-quality audio because the audio circuitry in most modern-day DSLR cameras is inferior compared to the image/video circuitry. This shotgun microphone can easily be used with a Rode boom pole if you purchase the audio extension cable (find it here). This allows you to easily run the cable back to your DSLR. Another nice feature is the battery life – you can expect up to 70 hours of battery life per 9-volt battery. Overall, I really like the sound quality provided by this microphone and it makes filming kids, interviews, events and even yourself easy – just plug it in, set it to +20dB, plug in your headphones, check and adjust the audio levels and you’re good to go. It’s a great addition to any DSLR filmmakers bag. To find the best price click here to see where I purchased mine. If you’re interested in learning how to plan, create and promote your videos, check out my step-by-step video course, Social Video Mastery.