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Old February 27th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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Using Firestore with JVC HD-100

Just curious, but for those of you who use a firestore with your camera, how do you mount the firestore on your camera?

I am using the IDX kit and have a side mount for a wireless mic reciever that I have the firestore attached to right now, but this makes the camera very side heavy.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 07:43 PM   #2
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We use the ABFSKIT-2 from Anton Bauer.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 08:52 PM   #3
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I just used black velcro on the back of the IDX battery since the firestore already has some on the back of the battery cover. This has never given me problems, and I always have to forcefully peel off the firestore from the IDX batt. Keep in mind you need to let the glue settle on the battery if you do it this way. Works great to balance out the weight too.

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Old February 27th, 2007, 10:14 PM   #4
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I just used black velcro on the back of the IDX battery since the firestore already has some on the back of the battery cover. This has never given me problems, and I always have to forcefully peel off the firestore from the IDX batt. Keep in mind you need to let the glue settle on the battery if you do it this way. Works great to balance out the weight too.

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I actually thought about using velcro like that, but the firestore feels kind of heavy to me and velcro didn't seem like it would be too terribly secure.
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Old February 27th, 2007, 10:31 PM   #5
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I'm not sure what the model # of the connecting kit is, but I'm sure you can purchase it through your JVC dealer.
I've attached a photo of what it looks like. This is the closest shot I have. Sorry.
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Old February 28th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #6
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I'm not sure what the model # of the connecting kit is, but I'm sure you can purchase it through your JVC dealer.
I've attached a photo of what it looks like. This is the closest shot I have. Sorry.
Here is the link to the JVC Pro accessory page: http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/a...&itempath=null

There are two mounting kits - one for IDX users and one for A.B. users:

HWR-HD100KIT - IDX HDD BRACKET (DR-HD100 / GY-HD100/110U) $190.00

AB-FSKIT1 - ANTON-BAUER BRACKET (DR-HD100U / GY-HD100/110U) w/POWERTAP $103.00
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Old March 1st, 2007, 04:39 AM   #7
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I also use velcro on the IDX and the DR-HD100 w/ no problem at all. Spend the $190 on food and alcohol.
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Old March 1st, 2007, 03:11 PM   #8
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I really don't want to spend almost $200 simply to mount the firestore, but at the same time I'm not sure I'm comfortable with putting so much trust in velcro. Also, I'm not thrilled about having to peel the firestore off of the battery and stick it on to another one everytime I change batteries.

After thinking about it long and hard, i think I came up with a solution though. It will be a nice little DIY project this weekend, hopefully it will work as well as I'm imagining it. I'll post pictures once its done.
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