Here’s another of my “I need one of these” products. The standard Sony mic mount isn’t the greatest thing in the world. It’s a little limited as to the range of microphones it can hold and over time they become floppy and loose. What I wanted was a lightweight, sturdy, simple to use mic mount that would fit easily on to the camera without taking up either of the shoe mounts. So I designed one for myself. A few years ago I did a mic mount for the PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 that turned out to be be pretty popular and this mount shares some of that DNA. It’s made out of plastic and uses either rubber bands or O-Rings to give really good vibration and handling isolation.
It mounts where the stock mount attaches using the two screws used to secure the original mount. There are two different mounting positions so you can adjust how far from the carry handle the microphone sits.
If you want one for yourself you can order one from my Shapeways store in a variety of colours. I also have a similar generic mic mount that fits many of the Sony camcorder lineup.
To buy one check out my Shapeways store: https://www.shapeways.com/shops/alisterchapman