The World’s First Smart Microphone

Inside the V-Mic D3 Pro lives a microprocessor that digitally shakes hands with the audio input it’s been plugged into.

Just about anything with a 3.5mm microphone jack

The D3 Pro will work with phones, tablets, DSLRs, body pack transmitters. We have tested it on a dozen DSLR models, two dozen phones, a handful of Android-based tablets, and the microphone inputs on laptops. When plugged into devices that have a stereo microphone input, the V-Mic D3 Pro outputs dual mono tracks. 

The World’s FIRST Microphone with a Stepless Gain Knob

The V-Mic D3 Pro features a +20dB step-less analog gain adjustment dial. On each side of the dial the V-Mic D3 Pro features a bump guard that helps prevent the dial from being accidentally rotated. The +20dB of gain is added on a linear scale so you can dial in the exact amount of gain you need for each shot.

Internal Battery

Inside the V-Mic D3 Pro lives a 320mAh lithium-ion battery. Run time for the V-Mic D3 Pro is 51 hours and standby time is 74 hours. The battery is charged in a little less than 2 hours.

Technical Specifications

Form FactorStand/Boom Mount
Sound FieldMono
Operating PrinciplePressure Gradient
CapsuleCondenser
Diaphragm0.55″ / 14 mm
Polar PatternSupercardioid
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
PadNone
High-Pass Filter75 Hz
150 Hz
Tone AdjustmentNone
Gain AdjustmentUp to +20 dB
IndicatorsSingle LED (Status, Power)
On-Board ControlsGain, High-Pass Filter, On/Off
WindscreenFoam (Included)

Performance

Frequency Range50 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL (1 kHz, 1% THD, 1-Kilohm Load)
Off-Axis Rejection3 dB at 60°
10 dB at 120°
15 dB at 180°
Impedance200 Ohms
Sensitivity-24 dBV/Pa at 1 kHz
Dynamic Range114 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio84 dB
THD< 0.1%

Connectivity

Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8″ / 3.5 mm TRRS
Number of Conductors3
Wireless ConnectivityNone

Power

Operating VoltageNot Specified by Manufacturer
Operating Current Consumption6.3 mA (Battery Power)
Battery Type1 x Built-In
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Battery Capacity320 mAh
Approximate Battery Life51 Hours

Physical

ColorBlack
Mounting1/4″-20 Female, 3/8″-16 Female, Camera-Mount, Shockmount (with Included Hardware)
Construction MaterialAluminum
Storage Temperature14 to 102°F / -10 to 70°C
CertificationsCE, RoHS, as per Manufacturer
Dimensionsø: 0.83 x L: 7.44″ / ø: 21 x L: 189 mm
Weight2.75 oz / 78 g (Microphone)
5.04 oz / 143 g (with Mount)

Included In The Standard Set:

  • V-Mic D3 Pro Shotgun Microphone
  • Rycote Lyre® Adjustable Cold Shoe Shock Mount
  • Smart 3.5mm TRRS Coiled Cable
  • Deity Foam Windscreen
  • Semi-Rigid Nylon Carrying Pouch

Included In The Location Kit:

  • V-Mic D3 Pro Shotgun Microphone
  • 3.5mm TRRS to TRRS Smart Cable
  • Rycote Lyre® Adjustable Cold Shoe Shock Mount
  • Rycote Duo-Lyre® Pistol Grip Boom Pole Shock Mount
  • Deity Foam Windscreen
  • Semi-Rigid Soft Carrying Pouch
  • D-XLR Phantom Power Adapter

Wind Protection:

Rycote Classic Softie 12cm (19/22)
Rycote Super-Softie (19/22)
K-Tek AIRO AWRVM1
Reinhardt Whisper W130
Reinhardt Windsock 50-130
BOYA BY-P120
BOYA BY-T120
Auray WSS-2014
Bubblebee WindKiller Medium
Movo WS160

DEVICED3 / D3 ProV.Lav
Azden Pro-XD
Azden Pro-XR
Azden WM88 Pro
YesYes
Blackmagic BMPCC
Blackmagic BMPCC4k
Blackmagic BMPCC6k
Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Requires 3rd Party TRS CableRequires a TRRS to TRS adapter
Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i
Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i
Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i
Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i
Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i
Canon EOS 800D/Rebel T7i
Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1
Canon EOS 200D/Rebel SL2
Canon EOS 250D/Rebel SL2
Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 60Da
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 77D
Canon EOS 80D
“Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS 5Ds
Canon EOS 5Ds R
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon EOS-1D X
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon EOS-1D C
Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R5
Canon EOS R6
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS M50
YesYes
Canon XA-10, XA-11, XA-15, XA-20, XA-25, XA-30, XA-35
Canon C100
Canon C300
Canon C500
Requires D-XLR adapterRequires D-XLR adapter
Deity Connect BP-TX
Deity Connect HD-TX
YesNo
Fuji X-Pro 22.5mm male to 3.5mm female adapterNo
Fuji X-T2
Fuji X-T3
Fuji X-T4
Requires 3rd Party TRS CableRequires a TRRS to TRS adapter
Google Pixel
Google Pixel XL
YesYes
Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 4a
USB-C Headphone AdapterUSB-C Headphone Adapter
GoPro Hero 1
GoPro Hero 2
GoPro Hero 3
GoPro Hero 3+
GoPro Hero 4, 4+Black
GoPro Hero 5 Black
GoPro Hero 6
GoPro Hero 7
GoPro Hero 8
With USB to microphone adapterWith USB to microphone adapter
iPhone 7
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S PLUS
iPhone 6 PLUS
iPhone 6
YesYes
iPhone X
iPhone Xs
iPhone Xs MAX
iPhone 8
Requires Headphone adapterRequires Headphone adapter
Kinefinity MAVO
Kinefinity MAVO LF
Kinefinity TERRA
YesYes
Lumia 950
Nexus 6
ViVo X20
VIVO X6
OPPO
Huawei Mate 10
Huawei Mate 10 pro
Huawei Mate 8
Huawei honor V9
Huawei honor V8
Huawei honor 8
Huawei nova 1
Huawei honor play
XIAO MI 5
XIAO MI Red Mi 5plus
XIAO MI Red Mi 3
XIAO MI Red Mi NOTE3
XIAO MI 6
ZTX nubia Z17
MEIZU PRO 7
Coolpad CO9
360 vizza
MEIZU PRO 6
Not with default Video App;
Works with Filmic Pro app;
Not with default Video App;
Works with Filmic Pro app;
Lumix S1
Lumix S1R
Lumix HC-V800
Lumix DMC-FZ2500
Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Lumix G85
Lumix G9
Lumix GH3
Lumix GH4
Lumix GH5, GH5s
YesYes
Nikon D750
Nikon D850
Nikon D610
Nikon D5600
Nikon D500
Nikon Z6
Nikon Z7
Yes
Olympus E-M1X
Olympus E-M1ii
Olympus E-M1
Olympus E-M5ii
Olympus E-M5iii
Olympus E-M10ii
Requires 3rd Party TRS CableYes but green light won’t turn on
RED KomodoYesYes
RODE Wireless GoYes, +13cm separationNo
RODELink TX-Belt
RODELink TX-XLR
Yes, +13cm separationYes
Samsung Tab Series
Samsung Galaxy Series
Samsung Note 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
YesYes
Sigma FPRequires 3rd Party TRS CableRequires 3rd Party TRS Cable
Sony AX700
Sony NX80
Sony PXW Z90V
Requires D-XLR adapterRequires D-XLR adapter
Sony FS5 / FS5 ii
Sony FS7
Sony Z90
Requires D-XLR adapter
Requires D-XLR adapter
Sony α6300
Sony α6500
Sony α77 II
Sony α7
Sony α7R
Sony α7S
Sony α7 II
Sony α7 III
Sony α7R II
Sony α7S II
Sony α7R III
Sony α7 III
Sony RX10 M4
Sony α9
Sony α99
YesYes
Sony ZV-1YesYes
Tascam DR-10 series
Tascam DR-40
Tascam DR-22WL
Tascam DR-60
Tascam DR-70
Requires 3rd Party TRS CableRequires 3rd Party TRS Cable
Z-Cam E2 seriesYesYes
Zoom H1
Zoom H1n
Zoom H2
Zoom H4n (3.5mm Jack)
Zoom Q2n
Zoom Q4n
Zoom F1
Zoom EXH6
Yes, Turn on Plug-In PowerYes, Turn on Plug-In Power
Huawei Honor 5x
MEIZU Blue NOTE 6
Nikon D7000
Canon T3/1100D
Canon VIXIA Series
Canon VIXIA HFG20, HFG30, G10
ARRI MINI
Canon Legria HF G25
NoNo

If you look on your shockmount you will see a sticker that features your microphone’s serial number. To register your microphone go to our warranty form.

You should use them when you feel a light wind and want to reduce your chances of hearing wind noise. You can also use them to reduce hum from outside noises like street noise bleeding through a wall, an air conditioner rattle, or a refrigerator’s compressor.

It is possible your camera / device has auto gain or AGC turned on. Make sure you turn off this feature when using the V-Mic D3 Pro. AGC will fight against the gain knob and cancel out any adjustments you make.

It’s possible the device you’re trying to use either does not supply 3v bias voltage or the ground pin of the 3.5mm jack is out of spec and does not align with the ground pin on a TRRS plug. Make sure your device supplies bias voltage and try to use a TRS to TRS cable.

It means that your device requires a legacy 3.5mm TRS to TRS cable, much like the “AUX” cable you might use to plug your iPod into your car radio.

DEVICED3 / D3 ProV.Lav
Azden Pro-XD
Azden Pro-XR
Azden WM88 Pro
YesYes
Blackmagic BMPCC
Blackmagic BMPCC4k
Blackmagic BMPCC6k
Blackmagic Micro Studio Camera 4
Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera
Requires 3rd Party TRS CableRequires a TRRS to TRS adapter
Canon EOS 550D/Rebel T2i
Canon EOS 600D/Rebel T3i
Canon EOS 650D/Rebel T4i
Canon EOS 700D/Rebel T5i
Canon EOS 750D/Rebel T6i
Canon EOS 800D/Rebel T7i
Canon EOS 100D/Rebel SL1
Canon EOS 200D/Rebel SL2
Canon EOS 250D/Rebel SL2
Canon EOS 1000D/Rebel XS
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 60Da
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 77D
Canon EOS 80D
“Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS 5Ds
Canon EOS 5Ds R
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 6D Mark II
Canon EOS-1D X
Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
Canon EOS-1D C
Canon EOS R
Canon EOS R5
Canon EOS R6
Canon EOS RP
Canon EOS M50
YesYes
Canon XA-10, XA-11, XA-15, XA-20, XA-25, XA-30, XA-35
Canon C100
Canon C300
Canon C500
Requires D-XLR adapterRequires D-XLR adapter
Deity Connect BP-TX
Deity Connect HD-TX
YesNo
Fuji X-Pro 22.5mm male to 3.5mm female adapterNo
Fuji X-T2
Fuji X-T3
Fuji X-T4
Requires 3rd Party TRS CableRequires a TRRS to TRS adapter
Google Pixel
Google Pixel XL
YesYes
Google Pixel 2
Google Pixel 2 XL
Google Pixel 3
Google Pixel 3 XL
Google Pixel 4a
USB-C Headphone AdapterUSB-C Headphone Adapter
GoPro Hero 1
GoPro Hero 2
GoPro Hero 3
GoPro Hero 3+
GoPro Hero 4, 4+Black
GoPro Hero 5 Black
GoPro Hero 6
GoPro Hero 7
GoPro Hero 8
With USB to microphone adapterWith USB to microphone adapter
iPhone 7
iPhone 6S
iPhone 6S PLUS
iPhone 6 PLUS
iPhone 6
YesYes
iPhone X
iPhone Xs
iPhone Xs MAX
iPhone 8
Requires Headphone adapterRequires Headphone adapter
Kinefinity MAVO
Kinefinity MAVO LF
Kinefinity TERRA
YesYes
Lumia 950
Nexus 6
ViVo X20
VIVO X6
OPPO
Huawei Mate 10
Huawei Mate 10 pro
Huawei Mate 8
Huawei honor V9
Huawei honor V8
Huawei honor 8
Huawei nova 1
Huawei honor play
XIAO MI 5
XIAO MI Red Mi 5plus
XIAO MI Red Mi 3
XIAO MI Red Mi NOTE3
XIAO MI 6
ZTX nubia Z17
MEIZU PRO 7
Coolpad CO9
360 vizza
MEIZU PRO 6
Not with default Video App;
Works with Filmic Pro app;
Not with default Video App;
Works with Filmic Pro app;
Lumix S1
Lumix S1R
Lumix HC-V800
Lumix DMC-FZ2500
Lumix DMC-FZ1000
Lumix G85
Lumix G9
Lumix GH3
Lumix GH4
Lumix GH5, GH5s
YesYes
Nikon D750
Nikon D850
Nikon D610
Nikon D5600
Nikon D500
Nikon Z6
Nikon Z7
Yes
Olympus E-M1X
Olympus E-M1ii
Olympus E-M1
Olympus E-M5ii
Olympus E-M5iii
Olympus E-M10ii
Requires 3rd Party TRS CableYes but green light won’t turn on
RED KomodoYesYes
RODE Wireless GoYes, +13cm separationNo
RODELink TX-Belt
RODELink TX-XLR
Yes, +13cm separationYes
Samsung Tab Series
Samsung Galaxy Series
Samsung Note 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
YesYes
Sigma FPRequires 3rd Party TRS CableRequires 3rd Party TRS Cable
Sony AX700
Sony NX80
Sony PXW Z90V
Requires D-XLR adapterRequires D-XLR adapter
Sony FS5 / FS5 ii
Sony FS7
Sony Z90
Requires D-XLR adapter
Requires D-XLR adapter
Sony α6300
Sony α6500
Sony α77 II
Sony α7
Sony α7R
Sony α7S
Sony α7 II
Sony α7 III
Sony α7R II
Sony α7S II
Sony α7R III
Sony α7 III
Sony RX10 M4
Sony α9
Sony α99
YesYes
Sony ZV-1YesYes
Tascam DR-10 series
Tascam DR-40
Tascam DR-22WL
Tascam DR-60
Tascam DR-70
Requires 3rd Party TRS CableRequires 3rd Party TRS Cable
Z-Cam E2 seriesYesYes
Zoom H1
Zoom H1n
Zoom H2
Zoom H4n (3.5mm Jack)
Zoom Q2n
Zoom Q4n
Zoom F1
Zoom EXH6
Yes, Turn on Plug-In PowerYes, Turn on Plug-In Power
Huawei Honor 5x
MEIZU Blue NOTE 6
Nikon D7000
Canon T3/1100D
Canon VIXIA Series
Canon VIXIA HFG20, HFG30, G10
ARRI MINI
Canon Legria HF G25
NoNo

Deity D3 + D3 Pro Starter Guide

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