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Panasonic AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40

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The Panasonic AG-MYA30G is an integrated XLR input adapter and microphone holder designed for use with the AG-HMC40, AG-DVC30 and AG-DVC32 video cameras. The unit features 2 XLR inputs that can be independently switched to accept mic-level or line-level signal. An attenuation switch (ATT) increases headroom when using exceedingly "hot" microphones that overload the input and cause distortion. Each channel is equipped with its own level control and the adapter will supply +48V phantom power to condenser microphones.

Dual Channel
Dual XLR inputs (Channel 1 / Channel 2) allow dual mono or stereo signal capturing. Independent level controls are featured for added control over input signal.
Mic / Line Level Switchable
The inputs are individually switchable to accept signal from microphones or line level devices.
Attenuation Switch
An attenuation (ATT) switch provides additional headroom when using exceedingly hot microphones that overload the input.
48Volt Phantom Power
The adapter provides +48V phantom power to condenser microphones.
Panasonic AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40
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    AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40
     
    4.6

    (based on 46 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (35)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Improves performance (39)
    • Easy to use (36)
    • Professional quality (36)
    • Compact (31)
    • Highly compatible (25)

    Cons

    • Poor design (5)
    • Pricey / poor value (4)
    • Limited compatibility (3)

    Best Uses

    • Independent films (36)
    • In the studio (24)
    • Complex projects (21)
    • Home movies (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Business owner (26), Professional artist (21), Enthusiast (8), Film student (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (32)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    This is a GREAT product!

    Works flawlessly and makes sound so much better! Buy this accessory for you AG-HMC40!

    Works flawlessly and makes sound so much better! Buy this accessory for you AG-HMC40!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Somebody should go to jail for it.

    All they do is introduce hiss to everything you record through it. I'm in the business for 30 years but was forced to use two of these for a multicam shoot and I can...Read complete review

    All they do is introduce hiss to everything you record through it. I'm in the business for 30 years but was forced to use two of these for a multicam shoot and I can tell you it delivers horrid hiss. I would stay away from any Panasonic product under 5k because I believe they simply install the guts of this piece of garbage into their cheaper cameras and then use the "what do you want for $2500????" line. For 160 bucks I can get clean and hiss free sound in a palmcorder.

    Pure garbage. They should be embarrassed. I had no options and had to use it. Cost me over 50 hours of sound post work and then the result was phasing voices. DO NOT BUY THIS.

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    5.0

    I wish I had this from the beginning

    By iggy097

    from Rochester, NY

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

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    Pros

    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Home Movies
    • Independent Films

    Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

    I just posted a review for a Rode NTG-2 but it is going to the be the same review for this adapter, as they both were the reason for the improved sound. So much cleaner than running with the mini jack. What an improvement.
    If I had known it would have gotten rid of the hiss, I would have bought it years ago.

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    4.0

    Panasonic is the way to go

    By Shooter Rob

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

    Excellent product. Integrates nicely with my HMC40. Professional quality sound. All buttons, switches, and volume wheels are clearly marked and easily accessible.

    The only drawback for me is that I do a lot of handheld shooting and - because of where it attached to the camera - it makes it very front-heavy. Not well balanced.

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    1.0

    Somebody should go to jail for it.

    By filmgiant

    from Tampa, FL

    About Me Business Owner, Victim

    Pros

    • None

    Cons

    • Poor Performance

    Best Uses

    • Paperweight

    Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

    All they do is introduce hiss to everything you record through it. I'm in the business for 30 years but was forced to use two of these for a multicam shoot and I can tell you it delivers horrid hiss. I would stay away from any Panasonic product under 5k because I believe they simply install the guts of this piece of garbage into their cheaper cameras and then use the "what do you want for $2500????" line. For 160 bucks I can get clean and hiss free sound in a palmcorder.

    Pure garbage. They should be embarrassed. I had no options and had to use it. Cost me over 50 hours of sound post work and then the result was phasing voices. DO NOT BUY THIS.

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    5.0

    Excellent Product!

    By Sibz

    from Washington DC

    About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Pricey / Poor Value

    Best Uses

    • Complex Projects
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio

    Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

    I use this Adapter with my Panasonic AGHMC40 Camera, and in conjunction with my Rode NTG2 Shotgun Microphone. It works great and the sound is excellent. The downside is that it's not cheap particularly because I would expect that my camera should already have an XLR port. Nevertheless, there's nothing wrong with this particular adapter, as I've used it so far, and I'm getting ready to use it for my upcoming film shoot.

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    5.0

    Much Improved Audio

    By DaveR Visuals

    from Walled Lake, MI

    About Me Independent Filmmaker

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Independent Films
      • In The Studio
      • Recording music

      Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

      The audio from my stock HMC-40 was adequate, but with this add-on it became GREAT!
      XLR connections and switches are easy to reach and perform professionally as expected. I've recorded live music in a hall with an XLR AT897 mic, and resulting audio is superb.
      Installed easily.
      Standard delivery from B&H was fast and well packaged.
      Only notable ommission is a 1/8" (3.5mm) stereo jack; it would be nice to have the option of controlling jacked mics individually, which you can't do if you revert back to the camera controls (L-R levels are are locked together by design). Work-around for this is to purchase two 3.5mm to XLR converters, which I have used with success.
      Overall highly recommend.

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      5.0

      Even more than the images show!

      By Mainframe Vids

      from Philadelphia, PA

      About Me Business Owner, Hobbyist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Independent Films

        Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

        This adapter is really well put togther. Things that aren't shown are shock absorbing pieces to help reuduce noise. And there are two XLR inputs on the other side!

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        5.0

        great item

        By Jagra Films

        from Guanica, Puerto Rico

        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Easy To Use
        • Highly Compatible
        • Improves Performance
        • Lightweight
        • Professional Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Independent Films

          Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

          fully compatible with my camera, awesome, i can record a profesional audio

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          5.0

          Good xlr adaptor

          By 1hamsa

          from Austin Texas

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • Independent Films
          • In The Studio

          Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

          Nice turnkey solution for this camera

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          5.0

          This is a GREAT product!

          By eMarketWiz

          from Charlotte, NC

          About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films
            • Interviews
            • In The Studio

            Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

            Works flawlessly and makes sound so much better! Buy this accessory for you AG-HMC40!

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            5.0

            Great accessory for your camcorder!

            By kang0372

            from Indianapolis, IN

            About Me Professional Artist

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

            • In The Studio

            Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

            This adapter is a great addition to either the AG-HMC40 or the AG-DVC30 cameras. I have 4 of these I use on both of these cameras and they provide good, clean sound using either a shotgun mic on camera or an external balanced source. It allows the recording of 2 sources to each channel or one source to both channels or a single channel. The phantom power is great for running shotgun or other powered mics. This is a must have product for these cameras.

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            4.0

            Great quality with only one downside

            By Faust

            from Berkeley, CA

            About Me Hobbyist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Lacks Functionality

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Home Movies
            • Independent Films

            Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

            If you want great audio quality for your Panasonic AG HMC-40, the AG-MYA30G is the way to go! It's lightweight and durable, and has two XLR inputs that provide your mics with phantom power. Here's the downside: unless you're using two mics at a time, this will record to only one channel at a time, and a preamp/DI box won't work. However, since you can center the audio in post fairly easily, this isn't a huge problem, just something to think about.
            The AG-MYA30G also comes with a shock mount that you can attach directly to the camera. The shock mount is very firm and doesn't wobble, and the gel inside keeps your mic nice and stable.
            All in all, this is a great product. Before I got this, I used the 3.5mm jack in the camera and always got a buzz. With the AG-MYA30G, I have no buzz and don't have to put those annoying batteries in my mic. The AG-MYA30G is easy to use, and I would recommend it to professionals, hobbyists and maybe the ambitious beginner.

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            5.0

            great

            By libilow

            from Canada

            About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Professional Artist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Movies
              • Independent Films
              • In The Studio

              Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

              Good. Low noise. Must have if you own HMC40.

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              5.0

              Quality, Simple, and Easy to Install

              By Justin

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Professional Artist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Complex Projects
                • Home Movies
                • Independent Films
                • In The Studio

                Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

                I use this XLR Adaptor with my Panasonic AG-HMC40 to shoot interviews. It picks up great sound, it's light weight, compact, and easy to install. I have not experienced anything negative.

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                1.0

                Any audio I recorded had a buzz in it!

                By Christian

                from FL

                About Me Hobbyist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Limited Compatibility
                  • Poor Design
                  • Poor Performance
                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

                    When I sent it in to Panasonic, they lost it! I just lost [$]! 3 months later they still can't find it!

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                    5.0

                    Superior audio.

                    By 43jimcr

                    from Blue Ridge, Georgia

                    About Me Hobbyist, Video producer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

                        I use the AG-MY Microphone Adapter and mount with Panasonic AG-HMC40 camcorder with an AT897 xlr shotgun microphone. The combo give superior audio (I liked the old shot gun mic with the 1/8 inch plug) in that there is much more quiet or much less white noise in the background. It took the quality of audio up several levels. I use to record bands, dance and interviews for DVD and Youtube. The gear does add a little to the drag out and assemble when shooting and I think it does give a slightly more professional appearance overall.

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                        5.0

                        Great Add-On to the HMC-40

                        By Skeeterbuggins

                        from Colfax, WA

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                        • Poor Design

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

                        I use this product to capture XLR audio into the HMC-40. This works great for attaching one channel of shotgun and one channel of board feed audio at a live event with sound reinforcement.

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                        4.0

                        A bit pricey, but works great.

                        By Lightray

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                        • Little too pricey

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

                        I have a small production company and the AG-MYA30G is an important part of the equipment that I use with my AG-HMC40 camera. It's difficult to get good sound quality without the adapter attached. Direct microphone input into the camera works okay, but I have XLR microphones and use a mixer to bring the sound into the camera. The adapter is a required accessory for this purpose.

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                        5.0

                        A Must Have Product!

                        By wcam1850

                        from St. Louis, MO

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist, Wedding videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Highly Compatible
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Complex Projects
                          • Home Movies
                          • Independent Films
                          • In The Studio

                          Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

                          Works Just as I would have wanted to! Make a big difference in quality sound! Glad I bought it, should have bought it sooner!

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                          5.0

                          Valuable add-on for Panasonic HMC-40

                          By NewsStrategies

                          from Washington, DC

                          About Me Business Owner, Online news

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Highly Compatible
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                          • Can't think of any

                          Best Uses

                          • Independent Films

                          Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

                          Compact, lightweight and essential for effective for connecting two microphones with XLR connectors to the HMC-40. I highly recommend it.

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                          5.0

                          Much better audio!

                          By CrabtreeCreek

                          from Raleigh, NC

                          About Me Business Owner

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact Design
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Professional Quality

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Field Work

                            Comments about AG-MYA30G - XLR Microphone Adapter and Mount for Panasonic AG-HMC40:

                            I needed an adapter to use better mics for my small HD video camera ... I wasn't sure if this would work, but once I plugged it in and ran my new wireless system it helped improve my sound incredibly.

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