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#1 Alan Rencher

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 01:57 PM

Does anyone have a recommendation for a kit to start making BNC cables for HD-SDI? There seem to be a lot of choices at varying price points.

 

I'm not really looking to save money on cables; I just want more control over my cable length at my leisure. I know there are a lot of you out there with cable OCD!


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#2 James Davis

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:31 PM

Neutrik do a nice little kit which contains a connector with jacket, a couple of those, some decent quality cable, a good hexagonal crimper and you are good to go.

You can get lower profile connectors as well commonly used for thin HDSDI cables.
A good crimper with interchangeable tools will do both.
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#3 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 04:55 PM

do you mean this? http://www.bhphotovi...T_Tool_Kit.html


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#4 Rob Vuona SOC

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 05:49 PM

Alan, just go to Pacific radio and buy the crimpers & cutter. Then decide on what gage wire and they give you the proper bnc ends to fit

Maybe $200
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#5 Alan Rencher

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 07:14 PM

Thanks, guys.

 

Rob, Will texted me earlier with that exact advise, so I'm going to take a trip to Pacific Radio.


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#6 matthew pearce

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:42 PM

Thanks, guys.

 

Rob, Will texted me earlier with that exact advise, so I'm going to take a trip to Pacific Radio.

how did the trip go?

what did you decide.

Im curious about making some different length spagetti thin HD cables?


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#7 Stephen M. Lucas

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Posted 11 December 2017 - 06:21 PM

how did the trip go?

what did you decide.

Im curious about making some different length spagetti thin HD cables?

^^^ Same here. Curious about what Alan BNC enlightenment Alan gleaned. I'm hitting PacRad this week.


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#8 Johnathan Holmes

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 12:56 PM

Hi Stephen

 

At Engineered Cinema Solutions, we use Canare L-1.5C2VS cable and BCP-C1 Plugs, which are solder core and crimp collar for "spaghetti" type BNC. Outer diameter is approximately 2.9mm and I believe this is the thinnest cable Canare makes. Belden makes a slightly thinner cable at 2.5mm but I have found the Canare to  be the best balance between flexibility, thinness, and durability. It's more economical than going with a custom cable maker too.

 

You will need a Canare TC-1 Crimp tool and the TCD-1DB die set for the crimp tool to crimp the collar, as well as a basic soldering station with a fine tip, and a bit of liquid flux. It starts to add up once you factor in all the tools required, but if you're making a lot of cables it's worth it.

 

I order my Canare supplies from HAVE Inc in Hudson, NY. They are fantastic there and always well stocked.

 

Hope this helps.


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#9 Stephen M. Lucas

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:20 PM

Hi Stephen

 

At Engineered Cinema Solutions, we use Canare L-1.5C2VS cable and BCP-C1 Plugs, which are solder core and crimp collar for "spaghetti" type BNC. Outer diameter is approximately 2.9mm and I believe this is the thinnest cable Canare makes. Belden makes a slightly thinner cable at 2.5mm but I have found the Canare to  be the best balance between flexibility, thinness, and durability. It's more economical than going with a custom cable maker too.

 

You will need a Canare TC-1 Crimp tool and the TCD-1DB die set for the crimp tool to crimp the collar, as well as a basic soldering station with a fine tip, and a bit of liquid flux. It starts to add up once you factor in all the tools required, but if you're making a lot of cables it's worth it.

 

I order my Canare supplies from HAVE Inc in Hudson, NY. They are fantastic there and always well stocked.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Johnathan:

Most invaluable information! Many thanks, that's a huge help. Just the specs I was looking for.


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#10 Johnathan Holmes

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 02:40 PM

Good luck! If you get stumped, there's always this! Haha

https://engineeredci...-sdi-bnc-cable/


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#11 Kar Wai Ng

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 03:14 AM

Neutrik RearTwist all the way. 


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#12 Johnathan Holmes

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Posted 13 December 2017 - 11:21 AM

I like these too! But so bulky! How thin can you get cable for these?


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#13 Kar Wai Ng

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 06:28 AM

Neutrik RearTwist comes in dozens of variants for different cable diameters and conductors; NBTC75BLI4 is the part number matched for Canare L-1.5C2VS.


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#14 Johnathan Holmes

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:04 PM

Oooh, good to know, will check that out too!


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#15 Alan Rencher

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Posted 05 May 2018 - 01:21 AM

Oh man, has it really been 5 years since I made this post? Now I make BNC all day long! I actually spec'd custom-manufactured (in the USA) 75 ohm coaxi cable that I call MegaFlex: https://mediablackou...ex-hd-sdi-cable
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