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Old June 18th, 2008, 05:53 AM   #1
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FX-1 Shoe Bracket

The FX1 has just the one accessory shoe. I find that mounting a mic on it prevents the LCD from being opened, so I'd like to offset the mounting point. What I really want is a shoe converter so that I can mount both a mic and a light, one to the left and one to the right.
I searched brackets here and came across this..
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Tri_Mount.html
but it looks very cumbersome.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 07:11 AM   #2
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Actually I should ammend my last post as I've now learned that I can attach a Z1 mic holder onto the FX-1. So my question should be, does anyone have a link to a supplier of the Z1 mic holder?
Thanking you.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 07:59 AM   #3
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Our search function can answer many questions: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...=z1+mic+holder
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Old June 18th, 2008, 11:46 AM   #4
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Actually I should ammend my last post as I've now learned that I can attach a Z1 mic holder onto the FX-1. So my question should be, does anyone have a link to a supplier of the Z1 mic holder?
Thanking you.
BTW, once you get the Z1 mic holder, I have converted 2 of my FX1's with these, then take a look at www.thej-rod.com and pickup their twin mount. I use it to mount my wireless (or 2 wireless) and Rode shotgun mic.
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Old June 18th, 2008, 06:26 PM   #5
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How about this one

I mount my HVL LBP in the middle of the camera so it won't be front heavy.

http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/IMG_5948.jpg
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/IMG_5949.jpg
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/h...IMG_5957-1.jpg

I bought that here:

http://www.vfgadgets.com/HDVbracket.htm

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Old June 18th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #6
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Thats what I use on my handle as well.

I have the HDV bracket on one FX1 and a Delvcam handle bracket on the other. The Delvcam one has some cable management if needed on it, but I prefer the smaller HDVBracket myself.

Good suggestion.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 05:57 AM   #7
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Thanks for the info gentlemen (and pics Rickey).
Very Helpful.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 09:04 AM   #8
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Ricky, one question.
How are you running, both, a Rode Video Mic and the Sennheiser wireless to your FX1 without the need of an XLR box like a Beachtek or Juicedlink XLR adapter.

Are you running a splitter to the FX1's 1/8 mic input?
If so, which one, and how is the audio quality?
Do you have a problem with signal overload (clipping)?
As, you don't obviously have independent control over the individual L/R channels of audio on the FX1 or individual pot adjustments like that from an XLR adapter unit.

EDIT: Never mind I just now noticed that you seem to have a Beachtek DXA-FX box attached to the bottom.
BTW, have you had a chance to try the new DXA-6HD box with built in pre amps. Or possibly a Juicedlink CX211 with built in pre amps as well, as these units are real quiet. (I ahve done a few reviews on the Juicedlink boxes.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 05:41 PM   #9
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The part # for that mic mount is X-2023-933-1 HOLDER ASSY, MICROPHONE. Remember that the screws are separate and you will need to fabricate the spaces that sony does not sell separately from the whole handle assembly (Part # 19 on the diagram).

I'll attach an exploded parts diagram too.
Thanks for the nice words about The J-Rod Michael ! It will help you if you get the Z1 mic mount Dugi.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 07:49 AM   #10
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Thanks again Jeff. All sorted.
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Old June 24th, 2008, 10:27 AM   #11
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Michael,

Yup! I do use the DXA FX Beachtek and Im pretty satisfied w/it though I hav'nt had a chance experimenting w/other brands as you've mentioned.

Dugi,

I bought my mic holder from John Woo in Singapore, and took less than 2 weeks for shipping. Mounting it was easy. I still see it for sale in Ebay though.

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Old June 25th, 2008, 02:42 AM   #12
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Snap Rickey!
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Old July 7th, 2009, 12:20 AM   #13
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I'm looking for a handle mount like this one for my new Comer 1800 (under Photon Management), but it doesn't seem to be available anymore from the company above.

I've searched the forums and Google without results. Does anyone know where to find something similar?

Thanks.

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Old July 7th, 2009, 08:29 AM   #14
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I'm looking for a handle mount like this one for my new Comer 1800 (under Photon Management), but it doesn't seem to be available anymore from the company above.

I've searched the forums and Google without results. Does anyone know where to find something similar?

Thanks.

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It seems that VFGadgets has stopped making this bracket.
I have the VFGadgets DV bracket and it works very well.

But I also have this bracket DELVG10801 Handle Bracket

Which works very well as well. It a bit larger than the VFGadgets one. but it has a nice cable management feature which helps keep cables out of the way if needed.
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