I just got an Azden SMX-10 Stereo Microphone, to use at a 'thing' next week with my 60D. I was hoping it would be better than the internal mic, and also eliminate camera sounds from the recording. But I'm getting a lot of white noise - a hissing sound - on every recording with the Azden.
I tried both auto and manual audio level, but nothing helps. (If I drop the manual audio level, there is less hiss, but also much less signal.) The noise is absent with the internal mic, but quite noticeable with the Azden.
I'm looking for help and advice. (I know there are better ways to record audio, but that isn't an option for me.) Are there any other tests I can do? Did I get a bad mic, and should return it for another SMX-10? Maybe I bought the wrong mic, and this just can't work?