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?
Maximize Battery Life
Integrated Shock-Absorbing Shoe Mount
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.
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.
Pearstone Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini Female Extension Cable (Black) - 10'
The 10' black Stereo Mini Male to Stereo Mini 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.
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.