The best Rode VideoMicro Dead Cat modification and how to get the dead cat to stay on better. The Rode videoMicro Dead Cat Improvement DIY video is a bout an improvement that you can do to your Rode videomicro. This DIY trick makes the dead cat sit better on the mic. I have found the Rode Videomicro to work really well for vlogs and other fast videos that need better sound. I have had only one problem with this microphone and that is with the dead cat. But with this mod the problem is gone.