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#1 Ben Semanoff

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Posted 04 May 2009 - 03:14 PM

I recently outfitted myself with the tools and supplies to assemble lightweight, flexible BNC cables. The cables and connectors are all rated at 75ohms, and all parts and materials are NEW. By default I'm making the cables 6' long, but I can certainly make you a cable at a custom length. Here's what I'm asking:

1x 6' Cable @ $60+Shipping
2 x 6' Cables @ $95+Shipping

For custom lengths greater than 6' please add $10 plus $2.00/ft.

These cables work great for composite, component or SDI signals... and their lightweight nature makes them perfect for starting an umbilical and keeping rig weight down. Every ounce counts!

I accept PayPal or Check.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email at ben@bensemanoff.com
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#2 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 12:41 AM

Sorry to rain on your parade Ben but here is just one option for considerably less:

http://www.markertek...ectors/MB-MB-3/
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 03:03 AM

Sorry to rain on your parade Ben but here is just one option for considerably less:

http://www.markertek...ectors/MB-MB-3/

I bought them there too 2 years ago, still going strong
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#4 Charles Papert

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:31 AM

Job, Doc...do those cables compare favorably with the ones that, say, Panavision supplies for use with the Genesis as jumpers? nice and flexible? They are not solid-core though, are they?
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#5 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 08:42 AM

Job, Doc...do those cables compare favorably with the ones that, say, Panavision supplies for use with the Genesis as jumpers? nice and flexible? They are not solid-core though, are they?


Not sure what PV supplies but they are supple, braided core.
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#6 RonBaldwin

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 10:13 AM

did he say supple? I'm sold!
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#7 Charles Papert

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:31 AM

Yeah, I thought that was some deeply sexy talk also.
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Posted 05 May 2009 - 12:55 PM

Hi Guys,

as far as I can tell the cable is not rated for HD-SDI, but for analog video.....anybody?

Belden


That's why I went with the Mogami 2964, not the thinnest, but very flexible, stranded, and HD-SDI capable....

BTX.com
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#9 Charles Papert

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 07:09 PM

Hi Jens:

"very flexible" is of course very much in the eye (or flexibility-sensing-nerve center!) of the individual. I ordered a couple of those BTX cables and found them a bit stiff--not terrible, but not any better than other lightweight HD cables already in my possession.
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#10 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:09 PM

I think we had this discussion before a few years ago. I'm doing a digital show now (F23) and we are running 444 through what looks to be 2 very similar thin BNC cables 6 feet off the camera to the back of the vest and down 100' of normal BNC loom provided from Clairmont back to the deck and experiencing no drop outs to date. I know this is discouraged by PV for the Genesis, but the DIT has no problem with it. I may add that these are much thinner and more supple (think Barry White voice) than the ones I have used from PV before. I'm no engineer but I suspect that in such short jumper runs the ratings are not applicable and they perform just fine for digital.
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#11 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 05 May 2009 - 11:11 PM

Meanwhile we shouldn't even be having this discussion now that fiber is around.
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#12 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 06 May 2009 - 09:22 PM

Checked today and we are using Belden 9221. DIT agrees that although it is not spec'd for digital in that short of a run it works just fine.
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Posted 07 May 2009 - 12:29 AM

I recently outfitted myself with the tools and supplies to assemble lightweight, flexible BNC cables. The cables and connectors are all rated at 75ohms, and all parts and materials are NEW. By default I'm making the cables 6' long, but I can certainly make you a cable at a custom length. Here's what I'm asking:

1x 6' Cable @ $60+Shipping
2 x 6' Cables @ $95+Shipping

For custom lengths greater than 6' please add $10 plus $2.00/ft.

These cables work great for composite, component or SDI signals... and their lightweight nature makes them perfect for starting an umbilical and keeping rig weight down. Every ounce counts!

I accept PayPal or Check.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email at ben@bensemanoff.com


Hey Ben,
I gotta jump on the band wagon too, sorry brother

Crimpers, Cutter, 75ohm mini cable (30ft), heat shrink and BNC ends, (20 of them) = $200

I know I'm not the only one making my own BNC cables right?
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#14 Eric Fletcher S.O.C.

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 12:41 AM

Crimpers, Cutter, 75ohm mini cable (30ft), heat shrink and BNC ends, (20 of them) = $200

I know I'm not the only one making my own BNC cables right?



I haven't bought a pre-made BNC cable in 20 years....
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#15 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 07 May 2009 - 05:56 PM

Even cheaper than Markertek and the exact same cables: http://www.sjmediasy...om/mb-mb-6.html
Been using them for a while now and still haven't had one go bad. I even closed one in the lid of my case causing a horrible crimp in the cable but it still works fine.

~Jess
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