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Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


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Old December 4th, 2006, 12:48 PM   #16
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Why not use the mic mount?
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Old December 4th, 2006, 12:51 PM   #17
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Any tips on mounting a shotgun mic to the camera? I have one of those rubber band type mounts that isolates the mic from camera/boom noise. It can mount on the hot shoe but that gets in the way of using the carry handle and also means I can't mount a light there. Is there a better way to attach this to the camera?
Didn't your camera come with a clamp for an external mic? See attached pic...
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Old December 4th, 2006, 01:07 PM   #18
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Didn't your camera come with a clamp for an external mic? See attached pic...
Yes, but I use an attachment that holds the mic in rubber bands to isolate it from equipment noise. Maybe there is an adaptor that will fix it into that clamp?
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Old December 4th, 2006, 06:12 PM   #19
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travel light, is my advice.
2 0 3 batterys
cassettes
lens, wide and tele
rain cover
dv head cleaner for the humidity
made be monopod
good, but light carrieng bag
Can you tell me what light carrrying bag you use for travel?
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Old December 4th, 2006, 06:33 PM   #20
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Yes, but I use an attachment that holds the mic in rubber bands to isolate it from equipment noise. Maybe there is an adaptor that will fix it into that clamp?
Look at this http://www.mklemme.com/pole/kbwc.html
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Old December 4th, 2006, 07:56 PM   #21
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K-Tek is good stuff.

What I would like to see is a flex thing you could mount like that K-Tex, but it would angle up and stick out 2 or 3 feet--in other words, sort of a camera-mounted fishpole, so the mic could be positioned close to the way you would with a soundman available. I've been in a few shooting situations that would be very handy. I have a French flag whose flex arm is made up of round plastic shapes that can be popped apart or stuck together to shorten or lengthen the support. I can angle it almost straight up, make a near right angle bend, and position it exactly where needed. Something like that for a mic would be cool. Dumb looking, but functional for when you're by yourself, need to shoot an interview, and don't have a C-stand and fishpole handy.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 05:54 AM   #22
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Can you tell me what light carrrying bag you use for travel?
I use a backpack that comes for cameras, one division for the gl2,the other for batterys, cassettes, etc. Fits Pretty good in my back. I have a friend that have a backpack canon look like mine.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 07:02 AM   #23
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Tamrac Explorer 8

I bought this bag to carry both my A1 and my Canon 20D and lenses. This bag is huge but works well to transport my gear from A to B. then I use my lowepro slingpro 200AW to either carry my still or video camera.
I hoep this helps.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 10:30 AM   #24
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I used a Tamrac Expedition 5 backpack for carrying a GL2 for a few years but recently got a medium Tenba Shootout backpack. The Tenba has much more confortable straps, thick velcro tabs for attaching a large-ish tripod, and I like the construction better. Like with the Tamrac, the compartments are configurable. The following photo shows where I position the camera within the packpack.

http://www.io.com/~smg/xha1/0496_backpack.jpg
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Old December 5th, 2006, 10:42 AM   #25
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Wait... I'd like to qualify my comments. I'm not saying that a Tamrac or Tenba or any other backpack is right or wrong for anyone else.

I do suggest that backpacks be checked-out first hand. I took my A1 to check-out backpacks and spent some time considering fit and features before making a decision.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 11:15 AM   #26
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Thanks Jason, that looks to be exactly what I need.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 11:20 AM   #27
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Also, I recommend www.trewaudio.com , they have 10% on K-Tek stuff. They are a very very reputable company out of nashville, TN

edit. K-tek is a very awesome company, they are just big enough to give the best customer support ever. I bought their Zeppelin and I was given the choice to customize every single element of the zeppelin to my liking without extra cost.

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Thanks Jason, that looks to be exactly what I need.
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Old December 5th, 2006, 03:57 PM   #28
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I bought this bag to carry both my A1 and my Canon 20D and lenses. This bag is huge but works well to transport my gear from A to B. then I use my lowepro slingpro 200AW to either carry my still or video camera.
I hoep this helps.
Which bag?
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