The RØDE's VIDEOMIC is a professional-grade 1/2-inch condenser microphone for use with consumer video cameras and personal audio recorders. The VideoMic capsule and electronics are isolated from the all-metal shoe mount by an integrated Rycote® Lyre® based shock mounting system, which provides isolation from extraneous physical elements that could produce unwanted rumbling and vibrations in the microphone. The Lyre®, which is made of a single piece of tough thermoplastic, provides superior acoustic suspension to typical elastic solutions and will never wear out, sag, or snap. It has a 3/8" shoe mount as well as a normal sized shoe mount for easy mounting on a boom pole or stand, there is a thread in the base. The VideoMic using a super-cardioid polar pattern, focusing on the topic in front of the camera while minimising any background noise.