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Old February 19th, 2008, 02:02 PM   #1
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Rode NTG-2 too slim for A1 shotgun holder?

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I just purchased a Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic for my Canon XH-A1. So far the only issue that I've had is the shotgun holder on the A1 seems to be too big for the NTG-2. The NTG-2 slips and slides inside the shotgun holder. I have a shock-mount that will mount onto the cameras shoe mount, but I'd prefer to use the camera's shot gun holder and free up my shoe mount for other uses. Anyone have any advice?
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Old February 19th, 2008, 02:11 PM   #2
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You can wrap a little black gaffertape around the mic, or a rubber band...or go to a hardware store (take the mic) and get a couple of rubber O-rings that will go around the mic. Or glue some pieces of rubber or foam to the inside of the mount. The O-ring solution is probably the least inelegant.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 02:19 PM   #3
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The O-ring also give a little suspension and better isolation to the mike, works very well.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 02:30 PM   #4
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O-rings

Thanks for the advice on the o-rings, I'll have to check into that. For some reason now that I think back I'm wondering if the A1 didn't include a package of o-rings in the box? Or, is that a figment of my imagination?
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:02 PM   #5
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Hello all,

I just purchased a Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic for my Canon XH-A1. So far the only issue that I've had is the shotgun holder on the A1 seems to be too big for the NTG-2. The NTG-2 slips and slides inside the shotgun holder. I have a shock-mount that will mount onto the cameras shoe mount, but I'd prefer to use the camera's shot gun holder and free up my shoe mount for other uses. Anyone have any advice?
I ordered a shockmount with my NTG-1 and use that. The Canon mic holder is not only too big, the inside is very stiff and offers little vibration dampening for sensitive mics. Not sure what they were thinking with that design.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:18 PM   #6
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Rode SM-5 is a cheap and good shockmount
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:24 PM   #7
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Hubert, where did you find the Softee cover for the XH A1 built in mic?
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #8
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I second the use of the sm5. It also gets the mic further away from the lens when you mount a deadcat or other wind noise reducing device.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:29 PM   #9
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I have not yet found a mic that actually fits the a1. Simply use tape; but, be careful in the tape you use. Don't damage your mic body.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:43 PM   #10
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Not so long ago: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=111955 The ebay link.
It fits really thight and it looks good to me.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 03:51 PM   #11
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I Had the same issue with my AT-897, as mentioned already O-rings were my solution, seems to work just fine.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #12
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I use gauze on mine with an elastic band - it happened to be handy the first day I had to put it on the camera and I've just kept it. Soft against the mic but holds it quite well. And no it's not pretty, but it does give the camera a bit of a 'veteran' feel.

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Old February 19th, 2008, 06:14 PM   #13
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I use about two turns of black gaffer tape. And to minimize coupling of vibration to the mic, tighten the camcorder mic mount screw just enough to keep the mic from sliding in the mount.
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Old February 19th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #14
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You all might be overtaking the plumbing on this. I followed someone's advice and looped the extra mike cable thru the mic holder. That way, it fits just fine. It doesn't provide any more shock mounting so your other solutions might be better, particularly the fancy shoe mounts. I've had no problems with the Rode in the camera mount with that loop of mic cable in there.

The price was right and it keeps the extra cable out of the way.
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Old February 20th, 2008, 01:43 AM   #15
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Hubert, where did you find the Softee cover for the XH A1 built in mic?
Kellen i make one self, works perfect and cost not more than 50 cent !
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