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Old December 31st, 2007, 06:59 AM   #1
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Z1 mic holder. Stupid question, simple answer?

When using a Sennheiser ME66 or Beyerdynamic MCE87-NCS shotgun with a Rycote softie attached, it gets into view in the upper right corner of the video when fully zoomed out, let alone when attaching a wide angle.

Are there any alternatives, apart from using the accessory shoe, which gets into the way of the flip out LCD screen, to get the mic positioned somewhat higher? I thought Rode has the SM5 suspension, but they are difficult to get over here.

What would you suggest?
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Old December 31st, 2007, 07:56 AM   #2
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This may do it for you:

http://www.thej-rod.com/
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Old December 31st, 2007, 09:29 AM   #3
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I use this http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...and_Sound.html

along with a shotgun mount. It is a little bulky, but I haven't had a chance to fashion my own hotshoe mount yet.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 11:45 AM   #4
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John,

That was the one I was looking for. I remember having seen the link here before but could not find it. Thanks and a happy New Year.

Steven,

Thanks for the quick reply. I already have that one, but in this case it did not fit the bill for my intentions, island hopping in the Caribbean on a sailing yacht, where I need both shotgun, wireless mic and on camera lighting. I will use your suggestion as well for the other two items. Happy New Year to you as well.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 12:08 PM   #5
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may i just chip in to recommend the j rod a little more, it truely is excellent and has solved all sorts of on camera mic mounting problems with me. really worth the money.
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Old December 31st, 2007, 03:00 PM   #6
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I have already ordered it, right after John's tip. Thanks for the heads-up.
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Old February 3rd, 2008, 05:09 PM   #7
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Thanks for the compliments guys !
I am glad that The J-Rod is working so well for you !
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