Introduction: Shockmount for Mobile Audio Recorder
I already had a Mobile Audio Recorder and I wanted to add it to my camera for better audio recordings. Doing this directly with a hot shoe adapter is fine but you record every gripp noises when handling the camera.
The professional solution was too expansive and the affordable one too much plastic. Goal was a cheap (for me it was nearly free) and very lightweight shockmount from a clothes hanger.
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Step 1: Parts
- 1 cloths hanger
- 4 rubber bands
- litte piece of bicycle tube (not shown here)
- non tear thread
- 2 hot shoe adapters (bought a pack of four for €5 on amazon)
Step 2: Bending
Cut the hangers hook and start bending. I used a electrician pliers. Using a plier with a finer tip would result in sharper angles. The dimmensions fit my audio recorder as I wanted to use the display and all the buttons. Change depending on your recorder.
Use one end of the hanger and form the first end of the mount. Somehow I managed to use all the wire at the last end of the mount. Twirl the ends together or fix them with thread.
Step 3: Mount
Use one hot shoe adapter and one disc from the second one. This discs have a flat and a crooked side. Putting two crooked sides together fixes the wire nicely.
Step 4: Savety
Add a small piece of a bicycle tube between the two discs so they screw firmly. It also helps to align the mount.
Step 5: Threading
Use a thread that is hard to tear to make a solid structure for the wires. This solution is very lightweight, cheap and will not break. Alternatively use zip ties.
Step 6: Rubber Bands
Mount the recorder with rubber bands.
Step 7: Final Product
The video shows the smoothing out of heavy shaking with the camera. For me it works perfectly.