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Old January 26th, 2007, 12:36 AM   #1
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Problem with Shotgun Mic

I just got my PD150. I have a Azden SGM-2 Shotgun mic that I love. I tried to manuever the mount to get the mic inside the existing mount, however it still peaks into the viewfinder.

I know B&H makes a new Microphone Bracket that may solve my problem but cost is $120+

Any ideas?
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Old January 28th, 2007, 06:03 PM   #2
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Chris,

I use the Azden SGM1X with a VX2100 and I am concerned about the mic casting a shadow from my on camera light. I looked into the Rycote hot shoe extender from B&H. The 4" model wouldn't quite be wide enough, and the larger one was too big and $68 (B&H # RYHSEXL).
I decided to get a product from MIC-EZE (B&H #MIFE5) that has a clamp on both ends and a 5" gooseneck. I plan to attach the clamp to the camera's handle and bring the mic clear from the light. As I am using this set up for tripod shoots, It should't cramp my style too much.

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Old January 28th, 2007, 06:13 PM   #3
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can you pull the mic back to the neck (the front end of the battery compartment)? You might need a longer cable but it should work. I had the same problem when I had my ME66 on the 150 ESPECIALLY with a WA lens attachment-until I got the CAC 12 mic mount. Of course THAT's more than $120.00 but worth every penny. I've used it on my 150s, my JVC5000 (with some mods) and my DSR250. Don't leave home without it!
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Old January 29th, 2007, 01:39 AM   #4
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Thanks

Thank you for all your help. Last week I ended up moving the microphone back. It is very hard to access the on/off switch for the microphone, but I will just have to deploy it prior to putting it on.

I used a little electrical tape to help hold it in firm! Works like a charm. I checked out the CAC 12 and it was exactly what I was looking for, but a bit pricey!

All i need now is a good suggestion for a tripod and I'm all set!

Thanks for everything!
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