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Old September 30th, 2005, 09:09 AM   #1
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Cable routing

On my CobraCrane II, one of the rails has a grometted hole by the tripod mount and the end cap by the camera mount has a hole in it so that you can route the cables for LANC and A/V feed internally.

My question is, how do I pull the cable through the crane rail? I tried shoving it through and hoped gravity would be my friend here, but alas it is not enough.


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Old September 30th, 2005, 10:29 AM   #2
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Do a product search on "Fish Tape". It's like a tape measure but longer and more rigid. It's used for what you describe.

I'd borrow rather than buy it if you can; unless you plan on wiring your house for a computer network or cable TV.

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Old October 2nd, 2005, 04:18 PM   #3
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You could try dropping a string with a magnet on it (whichever magnet doesn't stick to the crane) and use another magnet to "grab" the string. I don't know, it might work.
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