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Cool-LuxMD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket
 
4.5

(based on 116 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (75)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (91)
  • Improves performance (59)
  • Professional quality (54)
  • Highly compatible (53)
  • Compact (51)

Cons

  • Poor design (7)
  • Lacks functionality (3)
  • Limited compatibility (3)

Best Uses

  • Independent films (58)
  • Home movies (44)
  • Complex projects (25)
  • In the studio (22)
  • Shooting indoors (12)
    • How long have you owned it:
    • A month or less

       

      75% 

      (3 reviews)

      One-to-three months

       

      Three-to-six months

       

      More than six months

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Business owner (41), Enthusiast (22), Professional artist (22), Film professional (10), Tech savvy (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (65)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great, simple solution

Turning one hot shoe into two cold shoes may not seem like an obvious "5 out of 5 stars", but in reality it's a real quality improvement.
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Turning one hot shoe into two cold shoes may not seem like an obvious "5 out of 5 stars", but in reality it's a real quality improvement.

For me, the big deal is getting my shotgum mike (a Rode NTG-2 I purchased here) away from the camera's tape deck. The noise, you see, is sufficient to be audible on the recorded work, and I am really shooting for a nice, clean sound to match the amazing images taken with my Canon HV20.

The result? The sound is perfect. The bracket really sings -- simple, one piece construction, knurled knob makes for easy tightening and loosening, and the different heights make for a useful second shoe location.

No cons, for this use. It really is a terrific purchase.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

A handy device

Handy for mounting an extra device on your camcorder. The only improvement I would make is to add a "stop" to the rear of each mount such as that on the camcorder itself.

Handy for mounting an extra device on your camcorder. The only improvement I would make is to add a "stop" to the rear of each mount such as that on the camcorder itself.

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5.0

Excellent for Holding 2 Devices on DSLR

By Frank Beacham

from New York City

About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Interface With Camcorder
  • Improves Performance
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

    Simple bracket for holding two cold shoe devices on a DSLR

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Nice add on

    By RG

    from South Carolina

    About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Quality Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Movies
      • Shooting Indoors
      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Travel

      Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

      This accessory makes it easy to connect two items to the shoe of your camera.

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      • No

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      1.0

      Too small

      By creativeu1

      from Somerset NJ

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

      I couldn't find my NRG bracket like this so I order this Cool-Lux one. Thank God I found the NRG one, because this one was too short to use with a mic and light. The light would push into the mic, or vice versa. Either way, not well thought out. The one arm needs to be taller and further away. Look for an NRG one if you can, it works great!

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      5.0

      One Bracket that won't get busted

      By juniperspride

      from Meridian, MS

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

          It's just a solid piece of equipment. Does what it's made to do.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Looks Weird, Works Great

          By Jim

          from Omaha, NE

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects

            Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

            If you need something so you can fix, say, two wireless receivers on to your video camera this works really well. I think it looks kind of strange but I think it works better than a straight bar because it lets you add two wireless RXs without taking off the mic holder that many pro video cameras have as it lifts the receiver OVER the mic attachment. It might be better if you could adjust the positioning of the two cold shoes but then it wouldn't be as solid or as reasonably priced.

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            5.0

            Great for my Atomos Ninja

            By Poshy

            from Miami, FL

            About Me Business Owner

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance
            • Lightweight
            • Professional Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Complex Projects
              • Independent Films

              Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

              I use this product along with the Vello SE-10 Cold Shoe Extension

              that way i can sit my mic, LED light, and Atomos Ninja with no issues.

              Awesome combo

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great addition to production equipment

              By corp TV

              from West Virginia

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Can't beat the price
              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • On-location Production

                Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                I needed a product to use my Anton-Bauer Ultra light and wireless receiver without stuffing the receiver in the camera's hand hold. Use this with a Panasonic HVX200P. This works great to have a cold shoe mount for both on top of the camcorder.

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                • No

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                4.0

                Simple solution

                By Roblks

                from Ohio

                About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Independent Films

                  Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                  Simple to use and works fine. It is a little tight sliding on to my hot shoe. Takes some pressure to get it to slide in.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great little solution

                  By Steven P

                  from Highland Park, NJ

                  About Me Hobbyist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Movies

                    Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                    Have a DSLR and was having issues mounting the LED light and the wireless microphone receiver. Instead of using velcro to attach the receiver to the back of the light, got this little bracket and now can mount both, by turning the hot shoe into two cold shoe mounts. The bracket is light but strong and once everything is locked down, nothing moves around. I love finding cheap little gadgets that solve big problems!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Standing Tall

                    By Mrs. Faulkner

                    from Cape Coral, FL

                    About Me Teacher

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                      This item is used in an elementar school news studio. Without it the students were unable to see the tally lights, as they were too low!

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great Product

                      By Gafala

                      from Yakima, WA

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Stop brackets

                      Best Uses

                      • Outdoor

                      Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                      Great cold shoe bracket, fits my Nikon D3 like a glove. The only problem is both ends of each shoe is open, to fix this I made two small L brakets out of thin sheet brass and super glued them in place. I use a Nikon GP-1 on one side and a Lightning Strike on the other.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Works pretty well

                      By LB

                      from Asheville, NC

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                        I like that this one is not very wide, as it offers a better center of gravity.

                        My complaint is that the shoes are loose for most things. The solution is easy, wrap them in gaffers tape.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Very nice quality product

                        By Hanker

                        from Morgan Hill, Ca.

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                              Solves the problem of two accessories and only one shoe. Nice and very convenient.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Useful

                              By Gc_photo

                              from Greenwich, CT

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attach Securely
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Night Video
                                • Special Events
                                • Weddings

                                Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                                It's small, lightweight and spaced apart correctly to utilize a light and microphone. A good buy.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Don't leave for a shoot without this!

                                By TV199 Video Coordinator

                                from Palm Coast, FL

                                About Me Editor, Facility Coordinator, Producer, Shooter, Video Professional

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attach Securely
                                • Reliable
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • ENG and EFP
                                  • Night Video
                                  • Professional Work
                                  • Special Events
                                  • Weddings

                                  Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                                  Need an extra hand? This bracket provides that! Each of our three field cams use these. We rarely remove them. Elevate that shotgun mic hairy out of the shot. Add a wireless receiver. OK., add a wireless receiver, shotgun mic and an ENG light. That's what we do on top of our Panasonic DVX100's. Been using these for years. How can you do without?

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  Good item

                                  By JMZ

                                  from NYC

                                  About Me Film Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attach Securely
                                  • Even Light Source
                                  • Long Lasting

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Night Video
                                    • Professional Work
                                    • Special Events

                                    Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                                    Sturdy piece that helps expand my on-camera mount to ad a few more items. I bought this one specifically to keep my shotgun mic from popping in my wide shots when solo-shooting.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Good for certain items

                                    By Jay

                                    from Mamaroneck, NY

                                    About Me Tech Savvy

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Birthdays
                                        • Night Video
                                        • Professional Work
                                        • Special Events
                                        • Weddings

                                        Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                                        If you are using a mic and light on this device, you will find it works great with a light that goes vertical rather than horizontal next to the mic. If doing a horizontal light it will be a very snug fit and you may even get shadow of the mic imprinted on the nearest wall. Also, it's kind of annoying that there is no stop on the hot shoe to help you securely fasten it. That's pretty much the reason I didn't give it 5 stars. It's not that big a deal but it would help when you are in a rush and just need to quickly attach something.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Handy

                                        By Redwing

                                        from Wallins, KY

                                        About Me Film Professional

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attach Securely
                                        • Long Lasting

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                                            This is a handy little item to have in your camera bag.

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                                            • No

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                                            5.0

                                            Great buy.

                                            By totoro

                                            from krosno

                                            About Me Professional Artist

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Professional Quality

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Home Movies
                                              • Independent Films

                                              Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                                              Fits tight into the cold shoe.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              I think that it is a very high quality.

                                              By GATO

                                              from Tokyo,JAPAN

                                              About Me Professional Artist

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Professional Quality

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Independent Films

                                                Comments about Cool-Lux MD-3000 Light and Sound Bracket:

                                                I think that it is easy to use and strength is also enough.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • Yes

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