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#1345512 - 01/10/10 07:44 AM Zoom Q3 Overhead Mount
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Registered: 08/17/05
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I want to mount my new Zoom Q3 camcorder above my head so I can see my hands and fingers from a close-up birdseye overhead view while practicing on my Yamaha U3 upright. I know everybody's doing it on Youtube but I still have to find instructions on how to mount it. I have a min-tripod as well as a full-size camera tripod but I don't know how I can make the Q3 bend down so its looking from directly overhead. I also have a microphone boom stand but have no idea how to mount the Q3 on it short of using velcro or duct tape.

Thanks for any suggestions.


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#1345615 - 01/10/10 11:20 AM Re: Zoom Q3 Overhead Mount [Re: Filibogado]
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Loc: Iowa City, IA
Samson sells a mic clip adapter so you can attach the Q3 to a mic boom.

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#1345851 - 01/10/10 03:44 PM Re: Zoom Q3 Overhead Mount [Re: Kreisler]
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Thanks, Mr. Kreisler.

However, the item is out of stock at Samson and a Google search could not locate anyone who might have it, not even Amazon.

If there are any members with a spare unit who might have it, I'd be interested in buying it from them.

This is exactly what I need. Thanks again.

#1346131 - 01/10/10 08:29 PM Re: Zoom Q3 Overhead Mount [Re: Filibogado]
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Edited by setchman (01/10/10 08:32 PM)
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#1348999 - 01/13/10 09:37 PM Re: Zoom Q3 Overhead Mount [Re: setchman]
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A belated thanks! I ordered from Markertek who claimed to be the fastest and had the best price.

#1349015 - 01/13/10 09:59 PM Re: Zoom Q3 Overhead Mount [Re: Filibogado]
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And a thanks from me, too! Like Filibogado I was stymied by the out of stock notice, both at Samson and amazon.com. I appreciate the help, Setchman. smile
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#1349181 - 01/14/10 04:27 AM Re: Zoom Q3 Overhead Mount [Re: Monica K.]
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Registered: 11/03/08
Posts: 1457
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Slightly different application, but same principle...

A while back, I made my own adapter, to fit a mini cam-corder to a boom mic stand, that allowed for pan and tilt.

I have since found a much simpler solution, here:



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