So, I just got a RODE Videomic, it's amazing, but unfortunately, it doesn't fit a mini-hotshoe mount. I honestly think it's kind of dumb that RODE doesn't just make the hotshoe a oblong rectangle shape, so it can be fit in either type of shoe mount just by rotating it.
My idea would be to do just that, by shaving down the little square chip on the bottom in one direction to make it still normal-hotshoe sized in one dimension, but small enough to slide into a mini-hotshoe in the other.
Are there any blaring problems with this? I know it might void my warranty, but it will let me attach the mic to my camera on-the-cheap, and it doesn't prevent me from using it as a boom (which is what I plan on doing most of the time).
I know this isn't the best way, but if there's a zero-cost, non-destructive method that I'm missing, I'd like to know before I void my warranty.
Thanks in advance.