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Old April 6th, 2004, 01:07 AM   #1
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Pd170 & Me66

For those that own a PD and ME66. What do guys do to make the ME66 fit in the mic holder of the PD? Do you all use a gaffer tape on the mic. Is there a mic holder I could buy for the PD that will fit the ME66?

For those that own both the PD and DVX or 80. I use to own a DVX but sold it before I got the PD. I was wondering if the mic holder for the DVX would fit or modified to work with the PD?

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Old April 6th, 2004, 06:06 AM   #2
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I've used an ME64 on my PD150 but not the ME66. For mounting I removed the rubber surround on the supplied NV1 mic and wrapped that around the ME. The ME is slightly larger in diameter and is a snug fit. One problem with this is that it tends to pick up motor whine from the camera which can be minimised a bit by loosening off the mounting screw :(.

In the end I bought a MZS6 'shockmount' and mounted it on the hotshoe with the NV1 mic left in place. Not quite as good as a proper rubberband mount but ok for what I was using it for.
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Old April 6th, 2004, 07:16 AM   #3
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You can use the Sony CAC12 mic holder which is slightly longer than the stock holder, has a thicker rubber collar and is adjustable so you can keep the ME66 out of the shot and the motor noise away from it.
It's about $175.00 from B&H OR look around on the favorite online auction site and sometimes you find them there.

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Old April 6th, 2004, 08:01 PM   #4
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I'm using me64s on my pd170 and PDX10. For use in the stock shock mount, I line the mount with strips of unwanted mouse pads. Works like a charm.
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Old April 6th, 2004, 08:15 PM   #5
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Lightwave make a few variations of their minimount. one would hook onto the hotshoe and I believe they have one that attaches to the mic mount.

http://www.lightwavesystems.com/products/minimount/default.htm
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Old April 8th, 2004, 03:25 PM   #6
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I have also unwrapped the rubber molding from the stock PD-150 mike and put it on the ME-66.

Another option would be to make your own from a used bicycle inner tube and a piece of gaffer's tape.
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Old April 8th, 2004, 06:27 PM   #7
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Rubber bands work very well. Just wrap them around the microphone body.
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Old August 16th, 2004, 04:51 PM   #8
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Lightwave Minimount for PD170

The Lightwave website shows a version of the Minimount designed specifically for the PD150/170, to replace the camera's mic holder, similar to the CAC-12 (but about 30 bucks cheaper).
I'd be interested in comments on this from anyone who has used it.
I'm looking for a good way to mount my AT 835B on my 170. Perhaps because of the length of this mic, neither rubber bands, the NV1 collar, nor gaffer tape provides a firm grip. The front of the mic wiggles too much for my comfort while handholding the cam.
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Old August 19th, 2004, 08:23 AM   #9
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Have a look at this Rycote Multimount. (Scroll down to some pics.)
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Old August 19th, 2004, 09:53 AM   #10
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Thanks, but what I'm asking for is info about a replacement for the mic holder, leaving the hotshoe free. The Rycote is one of a number of shockmounts that fit in the hotshoe.
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