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Old February 28th, 2005, 02:12 PM   #1
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Z1 mic holder mod?

The mic holder on the Z1 is not well insulated from the body so camera handling noise is easily picked up.

I've noticed that a thin rubber gasket seperates the mic holder from the body. Surely some enterprising Z1 owner would like to experiment with a thicker layer of rubber and some rubber washers under the heads of the two mounting screws found inside the holder. Should work to make it more useable.
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Old February 28th, 2005, 02:19 PM   #2
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LightWave Systems makes an excellent replacement mic holder for the PD150 / 170. I wonder if it will adapt to the Z1, or if they plan on a separate piece for this application. Check it out at http://www.lightwavesystems.com/prod...t/mm_pd150.htm
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Old February 28th, 2005, 02:21 PM   #3
 
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Already been playing....needed to work on cutting wind noise as well, and cut out a small fuzzy for the cam. Works really well. I'll post pics later this week.
I got some killer-kick ass footage of 4 elk in rut, complete with horn scraping noise, even though I couldn't get closer than 50 yards.
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Old February 28th, 2005, 02:30 PM   #4
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<<<-- Originally posted by Douglas Spotted Eagle : I got some killer-kick ass footage of 4 elk in rut, complete with horn scraping noise, even though I couldn't get closer than 50 yards. -->>>

If you went closer it could have been a real good test for motion artifacts. See Spot. See Spot run!
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<<<<<See Spot. See Spot run!>>>>>
Been a few years since I heard that one. When I was younger, I always was offended by friends saying that. When I got older, it took on a strong humor for me. Thanks for the laugh! (Seriously)

I was on a fairly high hill, looking down. I didn't want to walk down into the draw, because if I had, it definitely would have scared them off. As it was, they were already paying pretty close attention to me. I see this herd nearly every day in the winter, but they usually don't get quite close enough to the house to shoot, and they're skittish as hell.
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Old February 28th, 2005, 04:19 PM   #6
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>>I see this herd nearly every day in the winter<<

Sigh. I've been to Utah a couple of times. A beautiful place.
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Old March 1st, 2005, 07:18 AM   #7
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Just been on the phone to CVP. They have designed a new Mic Holder. Not cheap but its a good one and does the job.
http://www.creativevideo.co.uk/gimm...cvp-bracket-z1e

I should think overseas buyers would lose the VAT.
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