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DM_rider
06-30-2011, 11:22 AM
Not sure if these are well known to everyone, but I thought I'd post it anyways. Everyone knows hdmi is some what delicate. This is a way to make it a bit more solid and with less stress on your camera and monitor inputs.

This cable
http://www.cyberguys.com/product-details/?productid=42824

Paired with this swivel
http://www.sfcable.com/1812-SF-60.html?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&cvsfa=3023&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=313831322d53462d3630

These cables work great

mico
06-30-2011, 12:52 PM
I like that they're thin but I wonder if it might be problematic for recorders.

http://www.cablesondemand.com/FolderID/680/URvars/Guide/Library/InfoManage/Quick_Guide_to_HDMI_Cables_HDMI_Cable_FAQ_by_Amphe nol_Cables_on_Demand_Rev2.htm

Question 3: What are the Most Important Features of an HDMI Cable?
When searching for an HDMI Cable, several features are essential to guarantee prime performance. These essential features include the wire gauge (AWG) used in the cable design, the type of HDMI connectors installed on the cable, the HDMI version certification (i.e. HDMI 1.3 or HDMI 1.4), and the type of cable jacket used. As of January 1st, 2010, the HDMI Cooperative is focusing more on HDMI cable speed ratings (i.e. High-Speed HDMI Cable) rather than version numbers to reduce consumer confusion.

Question 4: Why does Wire Gauge (AWG) Matter with HDMI Cables?
Wire gauge (AWG) is absolutely critical when selecting an HDMI Cable. You should always be suspicious of vendors that do not specify what wire gauge is used in their HDMI cable designs. The first place that cable manufacturers look to for cost-cutting is the wire AWG. Cheap HDMI cables tend to use 30 or even 32 AWG wire. Thin gauge HDMI cables not only struggle to accurately transfer demanding HD content like 3D or 1080p video, but they are especially vulnerable to interference from adjacent electronics, power lines, and small appliances. Larger wire sizes present their own problems with design tolerances and a general lack of flexibility. Amphenol HDMI cables up to 16ft in length utilize only 26 or 28 AWG wire - the perfect balance.

bgundu
06-30-2011, 08:57 PM
The Monster brand doesn't work on the Zacuto EVFs. I just tried and there is no signal :{ Edit: this is trying on the Af100 and the EVF.Update: I didn't realize that the cables are directional. One end is labeled source, the other display. All is good now. There is also a tiny led light on the ends to indicate proper connection.

thxdave
06-30-2011, 10:20 PM
Monoprice.com has been absolutely great for all my HDMI cable needs. I haven't checked to see if they offer locking cables yet.

Rick Burnett
06-30-2011, 10:27 PM
Not sure if these are well known to everyone, but I thought I'd post it anyways. Everyone knows hdmi is some what delicate. This is a way to make it a bit more solid and with less stress on your camera and monitor inputs.

This cable
http://www.cyberguys.com/product-details/?productid=42824

Paired with this swivel
http://www.sfcable.com/1812-SF-60.html?utm_medium=shoppingengine&utm_source=googlebase&cvsfa=3023&cvsfe=2&cvsfhu=313831322d53462d3630

These cables work great

Nice!! Thanks for sharing this.

DM_rider
06-30-2011, 10:41 PM
I can confirm that the brand I posted does work with the Zazuto EVF and FS100 just fine. But, they probably wouldn't be the best choice for an external recorder.

bgundu
06-30-2011, 11:33 PM
I updated my post to indicate that the Monster brand ultra slims do in fact work. My bad.... I had the cable running wrong direction.

Rick Burnett
06-30-2011, 11:51 PM
I updated my post to indicate that the Monster brand ultra slims do in fact work. My bad.... I had the cable running wrong direction.

There are HDMI cables that can only go in one direction?

bgundu
06-30-2011, 11:56 PM
I was surprised too. One side is labeled "source" and the other "display". Very flexible cables.

http://www.monstercable.com/productdisplay.asp?pin=5598



There are HDMI cables that can only go in one direction?

jetswing
07-01-2011, 08:11 AM
I can confirm that the brand I posted does work with the Zazuto EVF and FS100 just fine. But, they probably wouldn't be the best choice for an external recorder.Sweet find! Are you using the swivel adapter on both ends? I've had issues doing that with another brand.

Rick Burnett
07-01-2011, 10:47 AM
I was surprised too. One side is labeled "source" and the other "display". Very flexible cables.

http://www.monstercable.com/productdisplay.asp?pin=5598

Wow. I wonder if they just removed out a bunch of connectivity for going in both directions, or, employed some noise rejection circuitry that only works in one direction? Good to know though! :)

bgundu
07-01-2011, 10:50 AM
I know I was geeking out about them. My guess is some sort of boosting signal technology.

thxdave
07-01-2011, 08:20 PM
I was surprised too. One side is labeled "source" and the other "display". Very flexible cables.

http://www.monstercable.com/productdisplay.asp?pin=5598

Wow, they're still doing that c**p? They used to print little arrows on their audio interconnect cables, too. I guess they didn't want the little electrons to get confused as to which way they were supposed to flow. Barnum is laughing somewhere.

Razz16mm
07-01-2011, 10:42 PM
The uni-directional cables like this are powered from the source signal. The have built in amps that buffer and re time the signal to correct for cable losses.

davidwinters
07-02-2011, 10:00 AM
I purchased several 3' HDMI cables from a ebay store. The plastic connector on the jacket is too thick to plug into the F100 and DP6. I used a bench grinder to chew away the mass, they work now, but not pretty. So, avoid HDMI cables which appear to have fat connectors (the rubber / vinyl part).