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Old May 3rd, 2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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shockmounts: lower profile ?

Hi,

Can anyone recommend a low-cost (< $50) microphone shockmount that is low profile. I use the Sennheiser MZS-CAM Camera Mounted Shotgun Microphone Shockmount, but it is really quite tall. I've used the Lightwave minimount, but it seems to unscrew too often.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ini_Mount.html

Here is a some possibilities.

1) Rycote Invision $69
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...icrophone.html

----> hard to mount flush (without pole mount) on a Sony FX1/Z1/EX1 camcorder.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 03:54 PM   #2
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Hi Gints Klimanis,

How about making your own ??

You can then modify the height as needed.

There are a total of 7 DIY mods shown in the final photo.

Harold
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 05:35 PM   #3
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Hi Gints Klimanis,

How about making your own ??

You can then modify the height as needed.

Harold
Jeez, I thought I was clever making my own Kinos! Harold, you get the "most homemade" trophy for the DVInfo website. How does it all work? (sunshade, bracket, mic mount, etc.?) I bow to the new king of DIY.

That is pretty pimped out ;-)

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Old May 3rd, 2008, 05:43 PM   #4
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That setup is kind of cool in a way I can't explain. It almost looks like some kind of alien plasma weapon or something. :)

Are those blue pads from cookware handles? :D Hey, whatever works, right? I applaud your creativity, Harold.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 07:10 PM   #5
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a low-cost (< $50) microphone shockmount that is low profile. I use the Sennheiser MZS-CAM Camera Mounted Shotgun Microphone Shockmount, but it is really quite tall. I've used the Lightwave minimount, but it seems to unscrew too often.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...ini_Mount.html

Here is a some possibilities.

1) Rycote Invision $69
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...icrophone.html

----> hard to mount flush (without pole mount) on a Sony FX1/Z1/EX1 camcorder.
Gints.

Asked and answered. Just order the right one for your mic.

Regards,

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Old May 3rd, 2008, 09:01 PM   #6
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Hi folks,

Thanks for the compliments.

The Blue handle covers are Bike Handle Bar units, but I like the "alien plasma weapon" idea.

All the mods seem to work very well, cheap and easy to make, or replace if necessary. That group of DIY's parts cost only about $5 to $10 total. You can figure out how much, if I went out and bought them all.

If interested in more of my DIY goodies, check my posts here.

I've even got a few more I haven't shown yet.

These Stilt Skates are what I built and skated on for some 30+ yrs. I was only 7' 9.5" on them. Now those were DIY.
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Old May 3rd, 2008, 10:31 PM   #7
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Those look like suicide machines. You crazy!

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Old May 4th, 2008, 12:12 AM   #8
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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a low-cost (< $50) microphone shockmount that is low profile.
Here is a very popular one by Beyerdynamic for $29.95 at B&H:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mera_Shoe.html

I have this and it works well and is small and compact.
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Those look like suicide machines. You crazy!

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I'm guessing you've also worked out some DIY emergency medical procedures.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 12:17 AM   #10
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so can you film while skating on those?
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Old May 4th, 2008, 10:11 AM   #11
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Hi Dan, Jack, & Allen,

I built those Stilt Skates my self some 35+ yrs ago, one of the very few "Crazy's" in the USA (or probably the world) to ever skate that way. I went off them about the time I retired in Dec 2001, as my feet grew from a size 12 to a size 13. I decided not to spend the $$$$$ for new boots and skate plates just for them. So I still skate on my regular skates.

I could do simple spins, a couple of jumps, and some fancy foot work on the Stilt Skates, even floorgarded with them. For me, shooting video from skates is easy, just never did it much from those skates. It was an interesting view though.

With the protective gear I've worn over these last decades, I seldom get hurt. Never did get hurt on the Stilts, even though I did fall from time to time from them.

The gal in the Pic was a fellow Court Services Officer, and she was 5' 3" tall.

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Old May 4th, 2008, 11:24 AM   #12
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Here is a very popular one by Beyerdynamic for $29.95 at B&H:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...mera_Shoe.html

I have this and it works well and is small and compact.
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I use these also. They weight nothing and have a low profile. Make sure the diameter of your mic is not to large.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 01:42 PM   #13
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Hi Dan & Jack,

Even though they don't give the size specs, that Beyerdynamic EA86 looks to be about the same overall height as the two I made up. Since I already had the VHS Hard Covers and the mount units hanging around, they cost me maybe 50 cents in parts. Took about 30 mins to make each one.

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