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Old March 18th, 2011, 03:11 PM   #1
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Shotgun Mount for JVC gy-hm 750?

Sorry if this has been asked many times before, but I was wondering if anyone could tell me the best detachable mic mount set-up for a Audio Technica 897 shotgun mic on the 750. I have a 3ft. coiled audio cable, and was looking to mount the shotgun so I can do down and dirty, run and gun interviews.

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Old March 18th, 2011, 05:49 PM   #2
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How down and dirty are you talking? Because if you really want to get low tech turn your 3ft cable into a 14" cable and use the 897 as your on-camera mic instead of the stock mic. Then get the camera within two feet of the subject when you ask the questions and keep it there. That's like a really low tech way to do it and most people don't have the means or ability to shorten a 3ft cable to the right length so this might not be a good option.

The other option is to run the 897 to your second channel, strain relief the cable to the handle, and just hold the mic out there while you do the interviews.

On a side note, is your 897 being used as your normal on-camera mic or are you using the stock mic still? You should be using your 897 as the on-camera mic and just buy a cheap handheld mic to do those interviews with. Not only is the 897 a much better mic than the stocker when used on-camera but you don't want to be beating it up with run and gun interviews. A cheap handheld mic is much better for tossing around with that kind of stuff.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 08:53 PM   #3
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Re: Shotgun Mount for JVC gy-hm 750?

I am going to mount the AT-897 for sure as my primary shotgun. That is why I was thinking I need some easy way to mount, and pop it off for run and gun interviews off the shoulder. I do have a Lectro system that I will be mounting with the AB plate in the back of the camera. But for those nice "nats" and interviews, its just sometimes nice to pop off the shotgun.

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Old March 19th, 2011, 09:58 PM   #4
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I have to agree with Ben. If you've got a Lectro receiver and a plugin xmitter, why not pick up a nice handheld and use it with the plugin. I think itll sound better. Hel an EV-RE50, Shure SM63, I think it's a Senn MD46 are all really good hh mics and not all that much. $130 to $150 give or take and you're set. I use an SM63 with the plugin, have a Lectro jacket for the xmitter and it has a belt clip on it so I always know where the mic is at. I just think it's a better option.
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Old March 20th, 2011, 12:08 PM   #5
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Re: Shotgun Mount for JVC gy-hm 750?

Hey Mike. Some news guys around here do what your talking about. They have their shotgun mic that they also use as their main interview mic in scrums. They just pull it off and use it. Their channel 1 audio is a wireless lave mic that they have. That way they don't need to keep switching between lav and stick mic. They use a mic clip that you would see on a mic stand to hold a stick mic. Something like this.

DPA Microphones UA0639 Microphone Clip UA0639 B&H Photo Video

you would probably just have to look for one that will hold your shotgun mic snug enough.
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Rycote InVision Universal Camera Kit - 5.51" (14cm) for AT 897


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Old March 21st, 2011, 10:15 AM   #7
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Re: Shotgun Mount for JVC gy-hm 750?

That Universal Camera Kit looks very nice. I am leaning that way, either that or the K-Teck (K-CA) Clamp adapter kit.

Thanks for all the advice!

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