Azden SMX-30V Stereo/Mono Mixable Microphone
The SMX-30V is a microphone designed with a completely new concept of letting you mix the stereo and monaural sounds freely so that you can capture the audio that matches your visual. The mixing dial will let you choose from 100% stereo or 100% mono or anywhere in between. As you cleanly capture the subject’s voice with the mono capsule, you can give the audio some realistic effect by adding a bit of stereo that will pick up the ambient sounds. When you are shooting a scene that calls for stereo sound, you can tighten up the audio by adding a little bit of mono to the mix. The possibilities are endless. Many of us are forced to work with limited resources in equipment, staff or time. The SMX-30V, which lets you freely adjust your audio without a mixer or post work, is a microphone that will free you from your limitations.
The new swivel function in the mount
When the subject is located near the edge of the visual field, the swivel function in the mount lets you point the microphone towards the subject without changing the position of your camera, via a horizontal rotation adjustment of approximately 30 degrees to the left or right. This feature enables you to precisely capture audio regardless of where in the visual field the subject is positioned.
Battery Life Extended to 100 Hours
A breakthrough in battery life was achieved as an added benefit from the development of the all new stereo/mono mixing circuitry. The battery life for the SMX-30V is up to 100 hours, which is a huge improvement from 24 hours for the previous models.The battery LED lights up to warn you when you have about 1hour of battery life left.
Reduces low-frequency noise. A helpful tool for mitigating noise from HVAC systems or wind.
Setting to AUTO will turn the microphone on and off with your camera automatically, saving you from losing a great take and conserving battery.
Three-steps Gain Control
The SMX-30V has three gain settings: +20dB, 0dB and -10dB. The +20dB setting is best for recording interviews and events in a quiet environment. With your camera gain setting adjusted to a lower level, the +20dB setting can turn down the gain of your camera’s preamp to significantly reduce the noise it produces. The -10dB setting prevents against distortion in a loud environment, well suited for recording concerts, sporting events and other big sounds.
Vibration Isolating Shock Mount
Made from a virtually unbreakable composite material, the shock mount effectively isolates the microphone from the vibrations created by handling a camera. Designed to mount on top of a camera’s cold shoe, a threaded ¼”-20 tap is also available for boompole and accessory bar mounting.Noises from cable movement may be alleviated by securing it to the notch in mount.
Detachable Output Cable
Equipped with a new detachable coiled output cable