Using a video mic for Zoom & Skype?

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Using a video mic for Zoom & Skype?

I have a Rode Video Pro mic which works well with my X-H1 camera.

However, I’d like to use the mic with my PC for Zoom & Skype, alongside a video cam for the video o/p.

Trying the mic with Audacity (with the mic’s high pass filter on & +20dB setting) it gives a lot of hum when used with a 3.5mm jack extension cable, so I can assume the hum problem will remain if I use it in Zoom etc. When the mic is set to 0dB or -10dB there is only hum & no signal.

My questions are is there a way to avoid the hum or, alternatively, would a USB mic, e.g. Blue Yeti, work with Zoom and Skype with no noticeable hum, undue noise or other problems?

Any and all advice gratefully received!

Many thanks

Phil

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