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5.1-Channel Surround Microphone SM-V1 Settings

I own an 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone SM-V1. I am using it with a Canon VIXIA HF G40. I am unable to find an in-depth description of the different directional settings... zoom and shotgun. Can you please explain exactly what these two settings are, and what situations they should be used for? Thank you.

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Re: 5.1-Channel Surround Microphone SM-V1 Settings

Hi Ashleyberner,


Thank you for posting.


When using the "Zoom" setting, the focus of the microphone is linked to the zoom position of the lens.


The "Shotgun" setting is is a highly directional setting. When using this setting, your camcorder's microphone is most sensitive to sound coming from the front of the camcorder.

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