With the SMX-30 you’ve always got the right microphone for the job. That’s because it is both a stereo microphone and a mono-shotgun microphone, allowing you to switch between the two on the fly.
Use the stereo mode to capture rich, immersive audio that enhances the scene you're shooting. Great for nature scenes, musical performances, or any kind of action video.
Mono mode uses a supercardioid shotgun microphone to really focus in on your sound source.
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-30 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.
Long Battery Life
The SMX-30 is powered by two AA batteries that afford it 24 hours of continuous use. The battery LED lights up to warn you when you have about 1hour of battery life left.