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Nuts and Bolts Filmmaking by Dan Rahmel

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Boom Mount

Applications

When you attach the microphone directly to the boom pole, any jars or bumps to the pole itself will be picked up by the microphone. To avoid this problem, professionals use a boom mount such as the one shown in figure 45-1. The boom mount suspends the microphone in an elastic cradle, so any jars are absorbed by the mount itself without being transferred to the microphone.

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FIGURE 45.1 A boom mount suspends a microphone in an elastic cradle, so any jars are absorbed by the mount itself.

Additionally a boom mount allows for ...

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