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Old August 7th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #16
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Sorry about that, I appreciate that a mic hanging on by a thread is somewhat more drastic than a bit of wobble. Thanks for the reassurance. It was just me, my insecurity and naturally pessimistic nature...

(Note to self: Must book another appointment with therapist.)
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Old August 7th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #17
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How do you get perfect sync without genlock?
Bill I just set my time code on "Free-Run" it's accurate enough for me. Once both camera's are synced together the time code will run all day long even when the camera is off until you reset it. Solved so many problems for me, only discovered this after 4 years of filming! Could kick myself, my work load is halved just by that.
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Old August 7th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #18
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infra-red placement

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... if I could use the infra-red from behind the camera (and it doesn't look as though you can) I would.
Aha-- good to hear I'm not alone. I've had numerous times when I may have used it IF it would work from behind the cam, but never in front.

But the technique described by Nicholas was something I never thought of-- good idea. But rats, now I have to run out and buy a 2nd A1 in order to utilize this $5 piece of plastic... [g]
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Old September 17th, 2008, 04:56 AM   #19
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Just thought I would update this. In the end my indecision caused the problem to resolve it's self - the mic came so free that I could just take it off. It turns out that it is held on by having a plastic plate inside the handle at the end of a stem. This had snapped - hence the microphone falling off. The two ribbon cable connections just pull free and then one extra wire pulled free too.

It should be pretty easy to fix (after getting the handle open) But I'm planning on leaving it off for now as I suspect it will only fall off again due to the rough treatment my camera tends to get... I'll stick with using an external mic when I need one.

Thanks for all the comments.

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Old September 17th, 2008, 05:03 AM   #20
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Hubert,

Where did you get the picture of the parts to the handle? Do you have more pictures of the whole camcorder or is the whole parts cataloge downloadable from somewhere?


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Old September 17th, 2008, 06:50 AM   #21
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Bo, i ordered a external micmount from the Canon parts department. They didn't understand wich external micmount i needed, so they emailed me that picture....
It's all i have. Maybe when i order some more parts.

On a sidenote, they charged me almost 40,- for that micmount. And that because only the thumbscrew on top was messed.
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