Rode Videomic Shotgun Microphone with Rycote Lyre Mount is a half inch professional grade microphone designed for use on any personal digital camera. The new Rycote Lyre Mount upgrades this microphone to all new levels. Though consumer video cameras have great video quality, the audio quality is often time lacking. This is the perfect microphone upgrade for serious videographers without the budget of a movie star. An integrated shock mounting system isolates the electronics and VideoMic capsule from the metal shoe, preventing any rumbles or vibrations from affecting the sound quality. No additional adaptors are necessary since the metal shoe has a 0.375 inch standard thread for boom sticks. The super cardoid polar pattern focusing on the subject in front of the camera. The microphone has a 80 Hz high pass filter to remove low end noise like traffic and air conditioning. A -10 and -20dB level attenuation is selectable from the battery department.