Multi-Shoe bracket solution for your DSLR or small camcorder. Perfect for mounting your audio recorder, wireless microphone receivers and shot gun mike. Micro comes with three permanently attached shoe mounts and a swing out leg to act as a tripod when you set the camera down. Micro-U has 6 shoe mounts.
I'm here today to talk to you about the Bracket 1 Micro Bracket and and its big brother the Micro-U. These are very popular products to help accessorize your DSLR or sometimes people use it with a palmcorder. Here it's set up on a DSLR and it's a very strong and lightweight solution which adds three shoe mounting positions to attach different accessories to your DSLR or camcorder. Now this is very strong and doesn't flex, it's got a nice small stainless steel tripod leg that comes out in front so when you set it down it will sit nice and level. It provides a threaded hole on the bottom so you can tripod mount your rig.
So here's a very popular set up; we've got a couple wireless receivers on the side and an audio recorder on the top. This also leaves your Powered shoe available in case you want to put a light or something else on your DSLR shoe.
So we have another product here, it's the universal accessory mounting kit in it and it has a number of configurations to mount accessories. One of the things I'd like to use it for is for the audio recorders that may have a plastic base. I think this ones metal but some of them have a plastic base that tend to crack when you bump into things or when you stress the them, so we use this plate to go directly under the bottom of the audio recorder first (it comes in a kit as well which includes this threaded shoe mount). One of the nice things about adding this plate is that it shifts position of the audio recorder forward, keeping it in front of where you're going to be able to access your DSLR and if you're switching back and forth from photo to video, its nice to have the powered shoe available for your flash and also allows you to get right up close to your viewfinder without your audio recorder getting in the way. So the bracket can be shifted around can you can get in tight to keep a smaller rig or you can keep it out wider so you can get in here; either way, you have easy access to your lens. I've seen people switch it around onto the right side, which of course you can do but I've seen people slide it forward a little bit like this, to get a really tight setup. Let me switch everything around. Now you've got a really tight package, if you're shooting in tight places and need to keep everything close to keep stuff from bumping into the side of your set up; obviously easy to get to your lens, everything's nice and close and tight. It's a nice setup.
Let me show you the Bracket 1 Micro-U. If you have a big battery pack on the bottom of your DSLR then it's going to be a little tight as it'll be bumping and close to the top shoe here but if you having an alternate battery set up either with the stock battery or with you with something mounted from underneath the whole package or from the side, then this is an ideal and handy little piece. It gives you six shoes and if you're not using all them you can use the bracket itself as another way to grip the rig and get around. Obviously you can mount your audio recorder and your receivers as well as a shotgun mic and light and whatever else you'd like right on the bracket. Again, very solid construction very strong; leaves the powered shoe open in the middle here as well and again tripod mountable on the bottom. Another great product.
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