Wednesday, July 20, 2011

DSLR Film Noob's Zoom H1 Shockmount

If you don't follow Deejay over DSLR Flim Noob, you really should. Even if you aren't a DSLR shooter (like me), there is still a wealth of knowledge to be had from his blog and YouTube channel. He has even started manufacturing gear with his 3D printer and I was lucky enough to get a beta version of his first product, a svelte shockmount for the Zoom H1 and Tascam DR-05 digital audio recorders.

The unit is made of sturdy plastic and has a hot/cold shoe mount as well as a 1/4" 20 thread running through the bottom of said mount. In the accompanying pictures, I've got my Zoom H1 in two configurations where this mount comes in very handy. The first is on top of the Vivatar mini-tripod/hand grip, which is a great way to gather ambient stereo sound while cutting down on operator noise. The second is inside the Mini Stabilizer Rig, which gives a much better way to add sound to smaller cameras that don't give you a microphone input. Again, operator noise is greatly reduced by the shockmount.

This is a great idea and one that no one else has available (that I know of). More good news is that Deejay is selling them for only $10 (+$2 shipping) over at his Noob Store. If this is something you could use, be sure to snap one up as quickly as possible. If you don't, he'll run out of stock and you'll have to wait for another batch to be created.

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