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Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Microphone

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Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Microphone
Key Features
  • Stereo and Mono Recording Modes
  • 40 Hz to 20 kHz Frequency Response
  • -10, 0, and +20 dB Level Adjustment
  • 120 Hz Low-Cut Filter
The SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Microphone from Azden is a battery-powered microphone with separate stereo and shotgun-style microphone units that can be switched between mono and stereo recording modes. It can be used to produce pro-quality sound for DSLRs and other compact cameras in applications for interviews, weddings, presentations, and more.
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What's the self noise level?

What's the self noise level?
Asked by: David
82 dB, 1 kHz @ 1Pa
Answered by: John
Date published: 2022-02-02

I assume this is mic is appropriate for recording ...

I assume this is mic is appropriate for recording high end piano performances on a Nikon Z6/7? Can Azden Tech please help me with potential settings.... if recording from 6-10 feet away in a studio or living room environment with zero background noise vs a concert hall from 50-70 feet away with mild background noise?
Asked by: Andrew
The Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Microphone can be an appropriate choice for recording piano performances directly to camera and provides optional setting adjustments for different scenarios as mentioned.
Answered by: Matt Z
Date published: 2022-03-16

I have a Tascam X-Y mic that just failed on one ...

I have a Tascam X-Y mic that just failed on one channel because of the tiny slender cable. Does this cable feel robust?
Asked by: Joseph
Yes, the cable for the Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Microphone does feel more durable and robust than the cable for the TASCAM TM-2X Stereo XY Condenser DSLR Microphone (B&H # TATM2X).
Answered by: Lisa
Date published: 2023-08-03

question

are you able to tilt the microphone up or down at all?
Asked by: Paul K.
It doesn't tilt by itself, just a straight-ahead shock mount. But you could add a small Vello ball head to change it's positioning as long as your rig/setup has the headroom.
Answered by: Kris V.
Date published: 2018-08-26

If affixed to camera like the Nikon Z6, can you ...

If affixed to camera like the Nikon Z6, can you still use the viewfinder or does the back of the shock mount get in the way? If so, could a shoe mount accessory solve that?
Asked by: Jeffrey
I can't speak for the Nikon Z6, but I use this microphone on my Sony A7RII, and I am still able to use the viewfinder. The shock mount pokes me in the forehead a little bit, but its not too bad. I assume this would be the case with most cameras.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-05-06

Does this microphone work with Canon Vixia ...

Does this microphone work with Canon Vixia Camcorders?
Asked by: William
Just check the camera or the manual to see if it does have a microphone input. Not all Vixia models have microphone inputs. If it does have a microphone input, then the SMX-30 is compatible. You may also want to check if the camera has a cold shoe slot to mount the microphone. If not, you may want to look into alternative mounting solutions.
Answered by: Azden Expert
Date published: 2020-04-20

Is this compatible with the Panasonic HC-WXF1 UHD ...

Is this compatible with the Panasonic HC-WXF1 UHD 4K camcorder & what Boom is the Best (inexpensive) set up for this mic?
Asked by: Simon
The HC-WXF1 has a mic mini-jack input, so you can use the Azden SMX-30 with that. The easiest way to use the Azden is attached to the HC-WXF1 hot-shoe. The mike has both an x/y setup for broad environmental sound and a directional mode for more focused sound, which is reasonably good quality with the mike attached to the camera. If you need a boom to further control your sound, a good economical option would be the Rode micro boompole with a hot-shoe adapter attached. For that you would also need a mini-jack extension cord.
Answered by: Hlynur
Date published: 2020-08-02

What is the 3.5mm plug cord length on the SMX-30?

What is the 3.5mm plug cord length on the SMX-30?
Asked by: LANCE
It's 20 cm, 8 inches.
Answered by: Hlynur
Date published: 2021-07-14
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