Broke my headphone socket! - Page 2 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders

Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders
Canon XH G1S / G1 (with SDI), Canon XH A1S / A1 (without SDI).


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 13th, 2008, 06:38 PM   #16
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Posts: 395
Broke the audio-video adapter

Today we broke the audio-video adapter on my camera when moving it a bit (I had a field monitor plugged in). Seems as if always to unplug when doing any kind of movement is a golden rule even though the distance is almost zero. To me it looks like a designflaw since those connections seems to be only loosely connected. If I compare it with a mp3-player or the phone output on my computer the XH-A1 sockets seems way cheaper implemented. It would strike me as odd since the camera costs way more than my mp3-player or phone output. Well, I will see if I can manage to be without it for a short while when it's getting fixed.
__________________
The Russian Captain (upcoming feature) http://trc-movie.blogspot.com/
My movies http://www.larssonfilm.com/
Fredrik-Larsson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 13th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #17
Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 4,449
If you step on a cable, you can break almost any jack. I've had the BNC jack on a DSR500 ripped loose when somebody stepped on the monitor cable. The elbow connector is a pretty good idea; in theory the cable would pull out of the downward facing connector before trashing the one in the camera back.

What I do with monitor cables, and it would be fine for other cables too, is use long rubber bands. I got a bag of rubber bands from an office supply store that are heavy duty and about 6 or 8" long. I loop one around the cable a couple of feet down from the connector, then hook it over the handle or hotshoe, whereever is convenient. This makes a loop in the cable, and if somebody trips or steps on it, it would have to pull out a foot or more to put force on the socket. The rubber band just holds the loop up. Sort of a shock absorber.
Bill Pryor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 14th, 2008, 03:40 AM   #18
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Posts: 395
I am quite sure it wasn't stepped on but anyway it has happened so it's just a matter of moving on... I like your idea about using rubberbands to have connected to the cables. It sounds like a cheap safety. The elbow connector seems like a good idea to but the s-video-audio seems to be a special connector to me...
__________________
The Russian Captain (upcoming feature) http://trc-movie.blogspot.com/
My movies http://www.larssonfilm.com/
Fredrik-Larsson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old October 29th, 2008, 08:10 AM   #19
Regular Crew
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Canyon Country, CA
Posts: 71
New solution to problem

I just found another solution to the problem.
ThinkGeek :: Replug Breakaway Audio Jack
Howard Wilczynski is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Canon EOS / MXF / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Canon HDV and DV Camera Systems > Canon XH Series HDV Camcorders

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:40 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network