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Azden SMX-30 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone Boompole Kit

BH #AZSMX30BPK (B&H Kit)
Azden SMX-30 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone Boompole Kit
Key Features
  • For Vlogger and Mobile Journalist
  • SMX-30 Shotgun Microphone
  • Rode Micro Boompole
  • SWS-30 Furry Windshield Cover
The Azden SMX-30 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone Boompole Kit from B&H allows you to boom with the SMX-30 mic. The boompole lets you place the mic closer to your subject, improving your sound when picking up dialog for YouTube videos, or in "run-and-gun" interview situations.
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Azden SMX-30 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Microphone
  • 3Azden SWS-30 Furry Windshield Cover
  • 4RODE Micro Boompole 3-Section Telescopic Boompole
  • 5Pearstone 3.5mm Stereo Male to Female Extension Cable (Black, 10')
  • 6Manfrotto 015 Female 3/8" to Male 1/4"-20 Adapter

The Azden SMX-30 Camera-Mount Shotgun Microphone Boompole Kit from B&H allows you to boom with the SMX-30 mic. The boompole lets you place the mic closer to your subject, improving your sound when picking up dialog for YouTube videos, or in "run-and-gun" interview situations.


The kit includes an SMX-30 stereo/mono shotgun mic with a furry windshield cover for outdoor use. It also comes with a telescopic Rode Micro Boompole, a 3.5mm extension cable, and a Manfrotto thread adapter to connect the mic to the boompole.

Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Microphone

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.

Housed inside an innovative casing, the SMX-30 is two microphones packaged into one. The stereo microphone is positioned at the top and consists of two cardioid polar patterns spaced apart at a 120° angle. The mono microphone uses a supercardioid polar pattern to focus on sound in front of the camera. It has the same high-quality element as Azden's SGM-250 shotgun microphone.

Using the built-in +20 dB gain booster to get a strong clean audio signal into your camera, the SMX-30 minimizes the need to turn up noisy preamps usually associated with DSLRs, and also includes a -10 dB pad to protect against distortion when recording in loud environments such as live concerts and motorsport events.

Furthermore, the microphone has a wide frequency response of 40 Hz to 20 kHz and has a full, natural sound. There is a low-cut filter switch for reducing low frequencies below 120 Hz, which is useful for mitigating noise caused by air conditioners, wind, and traffic.

Powered by two AA batteries, you can operate the SMX-30 microphone for approximately 24 hours with no degradation of sound quality. The battery-indicator LED light lets you know when it's time to change batteries with up to a 1-hour warning beforehand.

Finally, an integrated shock-absorbing shoe mount isolates the SMX-30 microphone from camera-motor/handling noise. The mount is designed to fit the standard camera shoe and comes with 1/4"-20 threads at the bottom for mounting to boom poles and other camera accessories. A foam windscreen and a carry pouch are also included.

Stereo or Mono? Why Choose?
If you only have the budget to buy one microphone for your camera, why should you have to choose between mono and stereo? The SMX-30 is stereo/mono switchable.
Gain Control
The audio controls on DSLR cameras are limited, if they exist at all. And DSLRs are notoriously known to have low-quality microphone preamps that add noise to the video soundtrack when the gain is turned up. Azden's SMX-30 has a +20 dB gain booster so you can get a strong, clean audio signal into your camera, minimizing the need to turn up the noisy preamp.
Frequency Response
The SMX-30 has a wide frequency response ranging from 40 Hz to 20 kHz, so the audio you capture will sound full and natural.
Power
Powered by two AA batteries, which is a lower-cost option than the 9V battery used in some competitor microphones, the SMX-30 can achieve 24 hours of operation with a single set of batteries with absolutely no degradation of sound quality.
Maximize Battery Life
Maximize battery life by using the unique "Auto" power setting. When set to Auto, the SMX-30 can detect when a camera is on and will automatically power on and off with the camera (requires a mic input that provides plug-in power). Ever leave your microphone on by accident to discover that the batteries are dead the next time you try to use it? Eliminate that possibility by always leaving the SMX-30 in "Auto" mode.
Integrated Shock-Absorbing Shoe Mount
Integrated into the design of the SMX-30 is a custom-made, shock-absorbing shoe mount to isolate the microphone from camera-motor/handling noise.
UPC: 095528122235
Azden SWS-30 Furry Windshield Cover

The SWS-30 Furry Windshield Cover from Azden was designed specifically for the SMX-30 microphone to provide maximum protection against wind noise in outdoor environments. The cover is made to slip over the SMX-30's included, custom-fit foam windscreen and delivers acoustically transparent results.

UPC: 095528631027
RODE Micro Boompole 3-Section Telescopic Boompole

The Micro Boompole from Rode is a convenient and portable three-piece boompole. Lightweight and precision balanced, the anodized aluminum pole features intuitive twist locks for smooth extension.

Three-section boompole
Precision balanced anodized aluminum construction
Intuitive lock/release system
Ergonomic grip handle
UPC: 692213008715
Pearstone 3.5mm Stereo Male to Female Extension Cable (Black, 10')

The 10' black 3.5mm Stereo Male to Female Extension Cable from Pearstone is a general purpose extension cable with a mini (3.5mm) male plug at one end and a female jack at the other end. It allows you to extend the distance between your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or other audio device, and your headphones or speakers.

UPC: 847628562158
Manfrotto 015 Female 3/8" to Male 1/4"-20 Adapter

The Manfrotto 015 Female 3/8" to Male 1/4"-20 Adapter reduces a 3/8" threaded screw to a standard 1/4"-20 tip. This item replaces old catalog #3358.

UPC: 719821287971

Azden SMX-30 Stereo/Mono Switchable Video Microphone Specs

Microphone
Form FactorCamera-Mount
Sound FieldMono, Stereo
CapsuleElectret Condenser
Polar PatternCardioid, Supercardioid
Pattern SelectionSwitched (Adjustable on Mic)
OrientationEnd Address
CircuitrySolid-State
Pad-10 dB
High-Pass Filter120 Hz, 3 dB/Octave
Gain Adjustment+20 dB
Indicators1 x Red Single LED
On-Board ControlsPolar Pattern, High-Pass Filter, Pad, On/Off
WindscreenFoam (Included)
Performance
Frequency Range40 Hz to 20 kHz
Maximum SPL130 dB SPL
Impedance50 Ohms
Sensitivity-36 dB at 1 kHz
Output Level6.2 dBu
Dynamic Range118 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio82 dB (1 kHz)
Connectivity
Output Connectors (Analog)1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS (on Mic)
Power
Operating Voltage3 V (Battery Power)
Battery Type2 x AA
Approximate Battery Life24 Hours
Physical
ColorBlack
MountingCamera/Shoe-Mount (via Integrated Hardware)
Mounting Thread Size1/4"-20 Female
Dimensionsø: 1.85 x H: 4.21L: 5.71" / ø: 47 x H: 107L: 145 mm
Weight5.11 oz / 145 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.765 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.55 x 5.5 x 3.2"

Azden SWS-30 Furry Windshield Cover Specs

Physical
DimensionsNot specified by manufacturer
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.065 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.4 x 4.9 x 0.9"

RODE Micro Boompole 3-Section Telescopic Boompole Specs

MaterialAnodized aluminum
Sections3
Minimum Length2.67' (84.4 cm)
Maximum Length6.75' (206 cm)
Maximum Diameter1.3" (3.3 cm)
Weight12.7 oz (396 g)
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)40.6 x 7 x 2"

Pearstone 3.5mm Stereo Male to Female Extension Cable (Black, 10') Specs

Connector 11 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Male Straight
Connector 21 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Female Straight
Cable Length10' / 3 m
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)8.95 x 6.35 x 0.65"

Manfrotto 015 Female 3/8" to Male 1/4"-20 Adapter Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight0.07 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)1 x 0.5 x 0.5"

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