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#1 Pedro Silva

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 05:17 AM

Hello everyone!

 

Some of the works I do for tv are with wired broadcast cameras.

Does anyone have any tricks to make shure that the cable does not destroy the balance of the sled?

 

asking this because I still have the triax adapter.

 

If someone wants to help....

 

Thank you

Pedro 


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#2 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 09 July 2016 - 11:40 PM

I work with cabled cameras.
 
I have a thin mohawk jumper cable similar to this, but 6 feet 

 

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I have had to work with a standard size fiber cable and what I do is a trick I learned from Jerry Holway when he would work with cabled cameras. That is I run the fiber under the shoulder hump of the camera and down the post to the gimbal. I then run the cable betwixt my fingers on the gimbal and wrap the fiber around my arm. it goes down the back of the vest and exits to the wrangler. this photo here shows when standard fiber is used.

 

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The thin cable I run along the rig's arm and it exits off the arm to the wrangler.


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#3 Pedro Silva

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Posted 13 July 2016 - 11:35 AM

Hi Marc,

 

thanks for sharing your tricks. It seems a real good solution. I wil try and then I let you know how it Works for me.

 

Pedro


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:16 PM

Hi Marc,

 

thanks for sharing your tricks. It seems a real good solution. I wil try and then I let you know how it Works for me.

 

Pedro

Pedro, get the fiber jumper,  flying the main fiber cable is just a lost cause and will never give your operating a fare chance


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#5 Marc_Abernathy

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Posted 15 July 2016 - 08:33 PM

agree on this.

 

no matter how much you wire up the fiber, it will still win, especially on slow creeps and such. that jumper is mandatory.

 

rob imma PM you sir....


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#6 Pedro Silva

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Posted 21 July 2016 - 08:30 AM

agree on this.

 

no matter how much you wire up the fiber, it will still win, especially on slow creeps and such. that jumper is mandatory.

 

rob imma PM you sir....

Finally got the fiber jumper :))

 

Thank you all,

 

Pedro


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#7 tiago silva

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Posted 10 November 2016 - 05:33 PM

boas Pedro. 

O cabo que arranjaste estás a usar com que tipo de ficha?

Já agora estás a trabalhar para quem em Portugal?

Na minha experiência eu costumo passar o cabo a passar pela lateral da camera, passa por dentro da pega e vai cair sensivelmente a meio, antes do gimbal. Deste modo mantém-te a torção do cabo mais ao centro do eixo possível.

Abraço e bom trabalho.


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#8 Pedro Silva

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Posted 02 January 2017 - 12:02 PM

Olá Tiago,

Desculpa só responder agora, mas como não recebi notificação do teu post....
A forma como passas o cabo é igual à forma como faço. :-) queria era ver se havia outra forma.
Sou op da Rtp Porto.
E tu?
Abraço
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#9 James Freeman

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Posted 26 December 2017 - 08:02 PM

Are they’re any comanies that still make triax jumpers?
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#10 Kris Torch Wilson

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Posted 27 December 2017 - 06:11 PM

James, Most of us bought triax to coax adaptors instead of buying a jumper. Use spaghetti thin coax of your choice. Much smaller and more flexible than any of the manufactured jumpers and you can have a dozen back up coax cables fairly inexpensivly.
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 04:58 PM

Hey Kris,

Thanks for the advice! I'm sorry for the late response. Which manufacturer would you suggest buying this adapter from?
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#12 Kris Torch Wilson

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:07 PM

James, it has been so long that I really don’t remember. I’m not even sure where mine are as i’ve Only been using fiber for years. I remember buying them from a company in Burbank. The name Gepco comes to mind. Not sure if that was the business or the brand. Laird also makes them and I believe are available from B&H. Sorry I’m not much help.
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#13 James Freeman

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:33 AM

Kris, You've been very helpful! I've been looking around online and most of the adapters out there say they don't pass power. so having a starting point is really great! I really appreciate the help!


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