Right angle power and camera cable connectors on MDR2 ??
Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:41 PM
For my motor side of the MDR2 I bought motor cables with right angle connectors on both ends (plus one extra with a RA and straight on one end)
I didn't think about it though and ended up ordering my power and camera run / start cables with straight connectors.. duh and didn't realize the issue until I set it up to test on my rig today.
My instinct says I need and should have right angle connectors on both sides of the MDR2 so I plan to call Preston for an exchange (hopefully). Any reason I should NOT have all right angles at the MDR2 other than have a few straight backups? With the straight connectors and stiffer Preston cables they loop out quite a bit more than I would like.
Posted 21 September 2008 - 10:52 PM
Posted 22 September 2008 - 08:07 AM
The only other reason I've come across is that you'll be limited to one side when splapping the MDR2 on the side of the camera for handheld or studio work. Not too much of an issue, but then your cables are coming out towards you. I've not had any issues with any other cameras, not too much PV work my way, but RED, ARRI, MvCam, Panasonic & Sony jobs have no issues using the straights. In fact, my last HPX3000 job I liked to put the right angled motor cables going into the camera body just pass the curved area on the body near the front so as not to stick out.