View Full Version : Microphone holder on HVX
07-20-2007, 08:44 AM
I have a question, i have an HVX, and i vant purchase a high quality directional condenser microphone, Neumann KMR 81i . The question is: does the micropone holder supports microphones witha diameter of 21mm, or only standard sizes (19mm)?
07-20-2007, 02:38 PM
Due to the flexible shock mounting material and the clamp on design, it should easily handle a 21mm, even slightly larger.
07-20-2007, 03:28 PM
I picked up the KMR81 and tried it on the HVX mount, but it did not seem to fit too well. So, I picked up the Rode Mic SM3.
This seem much more secure.
I really do not know how the KMR will perform in the HVX mount, but I did not want to risk it. It just felt too flimsy.
07-21-2007, 07:40 AM
yes.. the HVX mount is a bit squishy.. it's got screws on the side though so I'm sure you could work some other option.
07-21-2010, 11:26 PM
i got my hvx used, and it didn't come with a mic mount. does anyone know where I can get one?
07-22-2010, 07:14 AM
You can order the mic holder here (http://www.spec-comm.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2317) and the adapter here (http://www.spec-comm.com/store/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2312)
Specialized Communications / Noventri
20940 Twin Springs Dr.
Smithsburg, MD 21783-1510 USA
07-23-2010, 08:50 AM
I found that the Panasonic mic mount didn't really work for me so I looked around for a mic holder for my HVX and in the end decided to make one. I made the base plate from steel and attached a Lightwave Audio mount to it. It works great and is quick and easy to attach the mic.
I may have another go at the design to give a little more finger room between the mount and the camera handle. I want to route the cable better too.
The foam underneath is so that I can attach my Audio Ltd 2020 radio receiver with velcro straps.
The Mic is a Sanken CS3e which is great but sometimes a bit too directional.
The mount holds the mic far enough back that it cannot enter the shot when on wide angle.
The mount is a bit 'rough-and-ready' but when the mic is on you can't see it. It is an exercise in function over form. I also didn't want to use the hot shoe as I have a camera light which I often use.
I know it's not what you are looking for but I thought it may interest forum members and hopefully get people to show how they have adapted things to fit mics to the HVX.
I'm sure there is a cool looking functional manufactured mount out there somewhere but I've yet to find it.