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Old February 13th, 2005, 02:48 AM   #1
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Tips on Using a Pistol Grip?

Well hello!

Ok .. Ive got a job where I intend to use my Rycote pistol grip mic holder alongside my XM2 sitting pretty on my tripod - I have a LANC controller on the Pan handle. Ok, in one hand the pistol - cans on head - other hand on the pan handle.

Any Do's and Don'ts? Have you done this type of work and have come aross issues, solutions, neat ideas . .and any way I could improve setup.

Kit:

Canon XM2
Canon MA300 2x XLR adaptor
Canon LANC controller
Senni 66 + K6 mod
Senni Cans
Miller tripod
Rycote Mic Pistol Grip
Rycote Furry

TIA!


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Old February 13th, 2005, 10:09 AM   #2
 
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The one thing I can offer is that when you're a one man show trying to do both audio and video at the same time, is that you might find yourself moving about more than you think you would. Add this to your fingers getting fidgetty' (is that a word?) and you might have a recipe for transmitting noise up the grip. Depening on the kind of grip you have, I went to the motorcycle shop and bought a rubber grip with little 'fins' on it. Not only does it provide a better grip that's more comfortable, it also deadens the sound of my fidgetting fingers on longer shoots. I also got one for the end of my boom pole, jus to give me a softer, frictive surface to grasp. (it's a much larger size than my pistol grip though)
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Old February 13th, 2005, 10:59 AM   #3
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Yes, Douglas, here is the Rycote with the rubber isolator cage:

http://www.trewaudio.com/catalog/items/item357.htm

. . .and here . ..

http://www.lentinicommunications.com/items/item304.htm


I like the business with the "extra" fidget removal audio interference. Motorcycle shop about 5 minutes away . . thanks Pal!

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Old February 13th, 2005, 02:18 PM   #4
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If you already have a shockmount with a 3/8 thread, the Remote Audio is a very nice and inexpensive grip to consider.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=283348&is=REG
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