Optimized for high-quality outdoor performance in broadcasting, film production, and sporting events, the Rode NTG8 moisture-resistant shotgun microphone offers the proven technology of the award-winning NTG3 in a longer body with more focused directionality throughout its frequency spectrum.
Professional-level features such as ultralow-noise circuitry, enhanced immunity to radio-frequency interference, and minimal handling noise reduce the need to repair and restore audio in postproduction. Its switch- and dial-free design lets you set up quickly and focus on the sound instead of fiddling with various mic settings.
The NTG8's ultrahigh sensitivity allows it to produce robust output levels without having to apply extreme gain at your mic preamp. Sonically, the NTG8 delivers natural on- and off-axis sound due in part to its long interference tube. Clarity is further maintained by the gentle rise in high frequencies and the rumble-reducing attenuation of low bass frequencies.
Designed to Withstand Adverse Environmental Conditions
When your work takes you outdoors, you're bound to encounter humidity and condensation, which can cause many mics to fail. The NTG8's RF bias technology makes it almost completely resistant to moisture, allowing you to reliably capture high-quality audio in normal and adverse environmental conditions. It also includes a weatherproof aluminum storage cylinder for maximum protection during travel.
The NTG8 was engineered for broadcast-quality sound, enhanced immunity to RF (radio frequency) interference, and low handling noise. Plus, its balanced output allows longer cable runs than most camera-mount shotgun microphones.
The combination of the NTG8's 22" long body and supercardioid polar pattern yields focused on-axis directionality with minimal coloration at the on- and off-axis points. The NTG8's ultralow self-noise of 8 dBA and highly sensitive condenser element allow it to produce detailed audio released from the hiss found in many low-cost microphones.
Thanks to its 3-pin XLR output and compliance with 44 to 52 VDC phantom power, the NTG8 is compatible with a variety of handheld audio recorders, field recorders, and mixer adapters as well as built-in preamps on many camcorders and cinema cameras. The NTG8 utilizes a custom-designed XLR connector—specially designed to reduce susceptibility to RF interference from devices such as mobile phones and other transmitters.
Ideal for Boompole or Stand Mounting
The NTG8's included shockmount ensures easy placement on a mic stand or boompole while impeding the transfer of vibrations to the mic. Additionally, the shockmount features integrated clips for tidy cable management. The mic's housing is both durable and lightweight, and its matte black finish prevents reflections in the shot.
Windscreen Minimizes Wind Noise
The NTG8 has a foam windscreen to reduce unwanted wind noise from light breezes, fans, heaters, and air conditioners. For maximum reduction of handling noise and wind noise in outdoor environments, consider the separately available Rycote Windshield Kit 11—a complete blimp, furry windshield, and shockmount suspension system.