Shock Mount for on Camera Mounting of Microphone (Zoom H1)

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Introduction: Shock Mount for on Camera Mounting of Microphone (Zoom H1)

I have recently bought a Zoom H1 portable recorder for my Canon 550D. When I mounted the recorder to the camera it picked up a lot of handling sounds. I started looking around the net for solutions when my I came across the Rode VideoMic. It keeps the microphone suspended by rubberbands, thus preventing any sounds caused by handling the camera to be absorbed!

I couldn't however find any commercial solution available, so I started building one using only things I had at home. The result is a super light weight, incredibly inexpensive shock mount for the Zoom H1. I didn't think of taking pictures while I built the holder and therefor I can only show the result.

The holder is basically a soda can which is cut up. I cut away a big piece of the middle section and then glued the end pieces together. Then I took a long rubber band and taped it to the can. 

To fix the holder to the camera I used a hot shoe to tripod screw adapter, which I glued to the holder.

Good luck and enjoy!

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    That's a cool fix! In case you didn't know, that's actually called a shock mount.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shock_mount

    Thanks! I didn't know, maybe that's why I couldn't find any commercially made products ;-)

    Best regards

    /Jonas