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Old May 23rd, 2007, 08:17 PM   #1
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My FX1 new mic holder

Just assembled my new mic holder on FX1 and everything came out fine.
Black spacer ordered it from John Woo in Singapore $18.00 parts & shipping and received it after 2 weeks. Mic holder $71.00 shipping included. Now I can use the shoe mount for lights.

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Old May 24th, 2007, 08:32 AM   #2
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nice job! was it easy to fix? I've got the rode as well. I'm wondering if it gets in the way on the right?
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Old May 24th, 2007, 10:28 AM   #3
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The Rode video mic fits perfectly on the right side and it does'nt get in the way, you can turn where the battery is away from the body I just remove the shock mount so it won't look cluttered, I was to ready to buy another shotgun mic but when I tried the Rode which I already have and it looks good and thats it.

Attaching the spacer to the FX1 was easy, I removed the plastic cover first to see how the hole mounting is, than drilled a hole in the plastic cover and place it back, than I attach the mic holder. Fixing it took me like 15 minutes.
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Old May 28th, 2007, 10:01 PM   #4
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Looks really great. I'm thinking of doing this to my own FX1, but am a little hesitant because it's brand new. Is there anywhere that very carefully outlines what I need to do in order to successfully do this?
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Old May 29th, 2007, 02:56 AM   #5
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Hi Matthew

This is John Woo. I am the guy who sold the spacer. There is a very detailed instruction from a Japanese guy who also did the same thing to his FX1. You can referred to it and see how simple the steps is if you have all the components.

http://ryo1972.web.infoseek.co.jp/HD.../09/index.html

For your info, now I am also selling the Mic holder assembly+spacer as a package. My price is cheaper than partstore as I get it direct from Japan. Please see this URL (there's photos of how I mount Sennheisher ME66 & Rode Videomic)

http://s154.photobucket.com/albums/s...rst_widget.pbw

If you like to buy, email me at hantanbl@gmail.com
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Old May 29th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #6
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Looks really great. I'm thinking of doing this to my own FX1, but am a little hesitant because it's brand new. Is there anywhere that very carefully outlines what I need to do in order to successfully do this?
For unscrewing the 2 small screws, I used the Jewelers smallest screwdriver not philips, that's the only tricky part since the screws are so tiny, the rest is easy.
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Old May 30th, 2007, 01:07 PM   #7
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JOHN I made a detail pdf of the installation is called spacer.pdf
see this link.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...614#post661614
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Old May 30th, 2007, 01:14 PM   #8
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nice job! was it easy to fix? I've got the rode as well. I'm wondering if it gets in the way on the right?
Sean, are you using Rode Videomic? I have a picture showing it mounted on FX1 with the mic holder.

http://i154.photobucket.com/albums/s...tanbl/rode.jpg
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Old May 30th, 2007, 01:21 PM   #9
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JOHN I made a detail pdf of the installation is called spacer.pdf
see this link.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...614#post661614
Hi Brian, that's a nice piece of document.Did you ordered the golden color spacer from the Japanese guy? I heard he charged a lot for it.
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Old June 5th, 2007, 09:42 PM   #10
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Mic Noise?

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The Rode video mic fits perfectly on the right side and it does'nt get in the way, you can turn where the battery is away from the body I just remove the shock mount so it won't look cluttered, I was to ready to buy another shotgun mic but when I tried the Rode which I already have and it looks good and thats it.

Attaching the spacer to the FX1 was easy, I removed the plastic cover first to see how the hole mounting is, than drilled a hole in the plastic cover and place it back, than I attach the mic holder. Fixing it took me like 15 minutes.
I have the Rode Video Mic, too, but I still attach it to the camera's stock hot shoe mount. I've noticed that it picks up a fair bit of bumping noise when I move around - even when I'm careful to move smoothly. Do this improve with the right side mount?
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