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Old September 5th, 2007, 10:26 PM   #1
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xh a1 setup pictures

I thought I would start a thread....I looked for previous threads but didnt see any. Anyway I am a new user to the xh a1 as many of us here are so post your xh a1 and show your setup. Ill start it. Thanks to everyone who supports this part of the forum.

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mind my ignorance on how to attach pictures. :)
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Old September 5th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #2
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I attached it for you Trent,
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Old September 6th, 2007, 02:52 AM   #3
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Good Idea Trent, heres mine...
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Old September 6th, 2007, 12:55 PM   #4
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What is the lens shade you have? I haven't seen that before as far I know. Thanks!
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Old September 6th, 2007, 01:35 PM   #5
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What is the lens shade you have? I haven't seen that before as far I know. Thanks!
that is from www.cinetactics.com , go there and look at the dv mattlebox. It is made for dv cameras but is suggested for the xha1 over their hd mattlebox. Plus the hd is larger and more expensive. It only barely vignettes at full wide, like a wide angle lens ....but you barely have to zoom in a little to get rid of it, not a problem at all...works great. Plus it might be the fact that I have a UV filter on for protection then the extension ring from cinetactics to mount the soft matte box to. Its a really nice product and great because its soft and easy to transport and setup quickly. I have had it on since I got it unless I need a ton of light.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 02:43 PM   #6
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What shotgun mics are you guys using?
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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:23 PM   #7
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audio technica 897 or more refered to as at897. I use it with the lightwave mini mount that connects to my hotshoe. The mount on the xh a1 gives noise when you zoom so I dont like it much. Most likely will remove it before I break it on accident. The shotgun is a very good mic for the price. I would highly recomend it.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 07:12 PM   #8
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audio technica 897 or more refered to as at897. I use it with the lightwave mini mount that connects to my hotshoe. The mount on the xh a1 gives noise when you zoom so I dont like it much. Most likely will remove it before I break it on accident. The shotgun is a very good mic for the price. I would highly recomend it.
If I used a Rode SM-5 shockmount to attach a shotgun to the mic mount, do you think the mic would pick up noise when zooming?
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Old September 6th, 2007, 09:48 PM   #9
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hmm im not sure...it should get rid of it. I think you would be fine. Test it and let us know. Also post your setups people!!!
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:13 AM   #10
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What shotgun mics are you guys using?
I use Rode VideoMic, detached the rode hotshoe setup and clamped straight onto the XHA1.
Not worried about zoom motor noise, I dont zoom in and out or mess about with the camera setup while filming static shots or interviews etc.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 07:07 AM   #11
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I use the Rode SM-5 shock mount, it removed any zoom noise and more important, sounds of my hand touching the camera. That's with the Rode NTG-2.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 07:28 AM   #12
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One of my setups when I was going out to film later at night. Ill have to post one from tonight of when I am streaming a soccer game which is pretty fun.
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Old September 8th, 2007, 02:44 AM   #13
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It would be nice if you guys mentioned at the other gizmos visible in your photos and whys, so us newbees can understand.

I for one use just the camera, along with an Audio-Technica AT831B Lavaliere Condenser Microphone when I need audio.
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Old September 13th, 2007, 07:09 AM   #14
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I soldered up this right angle-right angle cable to make my life easier. I no longer need to disconnect the shotgun mic (ME66/Windcutter) to put the cam in the bag. It saves wear and tear on the CH-1 XLR connector as well.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #15
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Does the Cinetactics Matteblox block out the auto focus assist sensor on the A1? Looks like it would.
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