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Old October 20th, 2006, 09:21 PM   #1
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On-Camera mount- FS-4 HD?

How are you guys mounting the FS-4's to your cameras? I don't like the "belt" method as I feel I may rip the cord off if I move too swiftly and forget it's tetherd to the camera.....what do you, "on-camera" guys do?

I've found this
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ry_cart_detail
but find it a bit pricey at $250 for a simple 'bracket'.....anyone make a mount or adapt something?

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Old October 20th, 2006, 11:13 PM   #2
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I use velcro to keep my FS4ProHDs on my XL-H1s, attaching to their wireless mic bracket. I also have the mount kit from Focus for the hotshoe - it's OK, but since the XL-H1 is already to front heavy to begin with, I didn't want to add more weight so far forward.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 07:17 AM   #3
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Colin, I went to FE website and found the link for the hot-shoe mount kit but no images were available- might you have a picture of that mount?

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Old October 21st, 2006, 07:49 AM   #4
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More!

Here's two I found that are not hot shoe, and are more affordable.

http://www.focusinfo.com/webstore/catalog.asp?type=29 (this one from Focus has no picture yet, but at $39.00 it must be a simple bucket!)

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

Mike

Hey Matt, how about some pictures, or maybe even post one here for us?

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Old October 21st, 2006, 08:29 AM   #5
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I don't have a picture handy (the cameras are at work, I'm at home) but take a look at:
http://www.sharbor.com/products/asse...ot-200x200.gif
http://shop.cd-writer.com/acatalog/fs4_camera_mount.gif

Small pic, but you get the idea. It's a pretty simple kit - a little plastic bracket and a Bogen hotshoe mount. You have to specify whether you want a kit to work with the big battery or the small battery - they're not universal.
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Old October 21st, 2006, 09:14 PM   #6
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That B&H link isn't working for me.....would love to see the mount!
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 06:34 AM   #7
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That B&H link isn't working for me.....would love to see the mount!

Steve,

I tested the B&H link yesterday and it did not work, so I replaced it and it still did not work. I guess it was a problem with the B&H site, as it works now so give it a look!

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Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:21 AM   #8
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$75! Egads.

I rather have a study belt mount over the cell phone clip that comes with the unit.
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 09:26 AM   #9
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$75! Egads.

I rather have a study belt mount over the cell phone clip that comes with the unit.

Study???

I think everyone can use the belt clip. We are looking for on-camera mounts. And, I for one don't want to mount it on top such as the hot-shoe.

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Old October 22nd, 2006, 10:07 AM   #10
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Hmm, I think some "custom" fabrication might be in order here.....
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Old October 22nd, 2006, 03:02 PM   #11
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Hi Steve,

Focus are coming out with their FS Canon XL camera mount kit
(ASYF-1057-01) pretty soon. It sits on the accessory mount which comes with both the XLH1 and XLH2.

Hope this is of help.

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Old October 22nd, 2006, 04:35 PM   #12
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If it sits well on a DVX100a- i'll look into it- thanks for the info.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 03:11 PM   #13
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I'm looking to set this up with a Sony FX-1........any ideas?
I like the mount that Colin put up- but where do I get them from?
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Old November 4th, 2006, 04:01 PM   #14
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These might be of interest:

http://www.marq5.de/FS-4Mount/index

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...ighlight=mount

http://www.codectest.com/productrevi...4-bracket.html

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showpost....3&postcount=37

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Old January 16th, 2007, 03:40 PM   #15
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I recently did a little DIY exploration to mount my FS-4 to my tripod/camera. I wanted it to be in a convenient location so that I could operate it whilst filming. I'd attach pics, but my profile doesn't let me as of yet. Basically it uses a electrical conduit connector which grips the fluid head arms, 2 aluminum bars bent in a U shape which criss cross (this forms the arms to hold the unit), and a bit of wood which forms the platform. If you'd like, e-mail me and I can send you some pictures. I really like how it turned out. Cost close to nothing and is in a much more convenient location than the ones I've seen offered by B&H or Focus.
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