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Old May 11th, 2006, 07:09 PM   #1
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HC-1 AIS Shoe adapter

Hi Guys,

Much to my chagrin, I have discovered the HC-1 has that proprietary Sony Hot Shoe. Don't see many adapters out there except on a Euro Site. It was pretty cool; just fit into Sony hot shot with a standard cold shoe on top. Anybody know where I can get one of these?

B&H has a handle with two cold shoes, which I bought for $9.95. But I really want to put a Rode Videomic on the camera itself.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 08:09 PM   #2
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I have a custom made one based on a Kaiser cold shoe adapter. I think Adorama carries the Kaiser for around $20.
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Old May 11th, 2006, 09:58 PM   #3
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Tnx

Thanks Marc,

I am taking a look now.


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Old May 12th, 2006, 12:07 AM   #4
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Shoes

Saw the kaiser hot shoe adapter; and reviews on the bogdan AIS adapter, but couldn't find a site for it.

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Old May 12th, 2006, 12:34 PM   #5
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links i found

i was researching this a while ago. i didn't try to build my own. here are some links i bookmarked though:

http://www.jcdv.com/shoeadapter.htm

http://www.global-dvc.org/Sony%20HDV.htm
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Old May 12th, 2006, 01:57 PM   #6
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tnx

Thanks, Fischer. Sites were very helpful.

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Old May 13th, 2006, 05:22 PM   #7
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HC-1 Hot Shoe Adaptor

Hi,

I have a source in Southern California--took a V-shaped 2-headed cold shoe adaptor (a cold shoe on top of each leg of the "V" --one is an inch higher than the other)....

...and they custom-ground the base of this V adaptor to fit snugly into the Sony proprietary shoe....so you can now mount the Rode Video Mic on one shoe and say, an external light on the other....works fine.

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Hi,

I have a source in Southern California--took a V-shaped 2-headed cold shoe adaptor (a cold shoe on top of each leg of the "V" --one is an inch higher than the other)....

...and they custom-ground the base of this V adaptor to fit snugly into the Sony proprietary shoe....so you can now mount the Rode Video Mic on one shoe and say, an external light on the other....works fine.

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Do you have a picture of that solution? And to prevent being spammed to death I recommend removing your e-mail adress from your signature or placing it in another form (jdreilly [at] msn [dot] com or something).
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picture and price would be good.
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Old May 15th, 2006, 02:51 AM   #10
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Sony HC-I Proprietary Shoe Work-Around...

Gentlemen:

I apologize for the delay in getting back to you...(Mother's Day, etc.)

Sorry, I don't have a handy picture of the bracket, but you can view it on the manufacturer's site:

cool-lux.com

It is the MD3000 light and sound bracket...solid, extruded aluminum, as I recall... color: black; weight: 1 lb.
Listed at $30.00ea.

Express Video Supply in Glendale, CA sells it for $34.95. So does Samy's.

This is the bracket I had "modified" to fit into the Sony proprietary shoe:

A video repair technician in Los Angeles charged me 2 hrs. labor @ $50.00 per hour to engineer, then grind the base of the above listed unit to fit my HC-1. I had no other viable options, so I found it to be worth it.

Maybe you can source the same (or better) in your respective areas...

Good luck,

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Old October 19th, 2006, 12:28 PM   #11
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I'm trying to mount an lcd monitor onto my hc1 (to flip the image from a 35mm adapter).

1) I don't know what monitor to get, but I'd like a small cheap one for under $100 if such a thing exists

2) is the hot shoe the best place to mount a monitor?

3) have solutions emerged for mounting monitors to the hot shoe?

4) i have a cavision rod support system. is that a better place to mount my unbought onboard monitor?
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