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Old March 16th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #1
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Remove the mic holder?

Has anyone thought about or actually removed the external mic holder on the XH-A1? All my mics use the hot shoe mount and the holder on the camera seems like a wart. It looks like just two small screws would do it. But . . . .
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Old March 16th, 2007, 01:13 PM   #2
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I took it off. The 2 screws are all that is needed. I saved em in a zip lock bag with the holder in case I need to use it in the future.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #3
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Hey Josh,

Good one.
I also have a problem with the mic holder's
placement as I am left-handed, which leads
to all kinds of weird stuff in a right-handed world...lol.

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Old March 16th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #4
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Same here took it off and stored the screws/holder.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 07:08 PM   #5
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I took it off so that the cam would fit nicely in my backpack together with a Steadicam Merlin.

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Old March 16th, 2007, 07:15 PM   #6
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Recommend storing the screws on the camera, putting them back into the threaded inserts they came out of. That way you'll never lose the screws, and they'll keep dust etc. out of the threads.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 08:27 PM   #7
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Hmm will give that a shot in the morning. Wonder how much the screws will stick out..
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Old March 16th, 2007, 09:07 PM   #8
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Chris,

(Another) good one...
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Old March 16th, 2007, 10:58 PM   #9
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Hmm will give that a shot in the morning. Wonder how much the screws will stick out..
Not as much as the mic mount
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Old March 16th, 2007, 11:13 PM   #10
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If they stick out a little bit (obviously I haven't tried this), then just get some tiny little bushings or washers to offset that distance.
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Old March 17th, 2007, 04:24 AM   #11
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I use my mic holder as a cord wrangler, it's actually large enough to wrangle the 6' component cable and the XLR power cord from my 12V battery to my Marshall monitor. I think it's great for cord wrangling, but what else would you use it for :).
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Old March 19th, 2007, 05:31 AM   #12
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I use my mic holder as a cord wrangler, it's actually large enough to wrangle the 6' component cable and the XLR power cord from my 12V battery to my Marshall monitor. I think it's great for cord wrangling, but what else would you use it for :).
That's a great idea Stefan !
If you need an additional shoe mount (or 2 !) you can utilize the stock mic mount. Check out my J-Rod accessory mount at the link in my signature. You will be happy with the mic mount all over again.....and the mic won't be in your shot !

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Old July 27th, 2007, 11:55 AM   #13
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Canon XH A1 mic holder - replacement screws

Heh, heh, well I managed to lose them. I'm sure you can find them at a watch shop.

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Cost $0.25 each
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Old July 30th, 2007, 02:19 PM   #14
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Well done, Michael -- thanks for this info. I would recommend for anyone else who removes the mic holder, to put the screws back into the threaded inserts on the camera body as a sure way not to lose them.
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