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Old January 30th, 2008, 11:52 AM   #1
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Rubber SDI Cap

Well, it's finally escaped. I worked hard to keep hold of it but that illusive little cap which pops off with the slightest touch got away in the end :(

Anyone know of a better designed SDI cap that can be purchased to keep the port free from dust, insects and other nasties?

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Old January 30th, 2008, 12:24 PM   #2
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I thought about a BNC terminator - but it would be hard to remove (as hard as it is to remove a BNC cable from that connector).

Maybe that's a good thing?
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Old January 30th, 2008, 12:28 PM   #3
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A BNC cap would solve the problem. They usually stay on, but the other half of the issue is just remembering where you set the dang thing! LOL
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Old January 30th, 2008, 01:17 PM   #4
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I had read on this forum about others having problems with the cap before I got my cam. On the day it came I literally laughed out loud when after only about 5 mins of playing with the cam I noticed my cap had gone missing. Found it and put it in the box with the paperwork cuz there's really no reason to have it on unless you just really do want to loose it.

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Old January 30th, 2008, 01:32 PM   #5
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My cap fell off when I was taking the camera out of the box.
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Old January 30th, 2008, 02:32 PM   #6
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What cap?

Mine vanished into thin air in less than ten minutes after arrival.

Oh look probably get 10 for a dollar. http://www.caplugs.com/

or fancy: http://www.surplussales.com/Connectors/BNC-10.html
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Old January 30th, 2008, 02:47 PM   #7
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My SDI cap fell after the first 2 minutes of tests. I think someone said that there is a cap for the DC power but mine didnt have that on arrival...

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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:03 PM   #8
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I like the one posted above with the attachment chain, would make the camera look very bathroom like :)
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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #9
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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #10
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I like the one posted above with the attachment chain, would make the camera look very bathroom like :)
Says the guy who posted the Hot & Cold short! Whats up with this bathroom accessories fetish Paul ;) sorry, couldnt help it... ;D
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Whats up with this bathroom accessories fetish Paul ;) sorry, couldnt help it... ;D
You might be on to something there!
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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:14 PM   #12
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Hi guys........

Would one of these be any use?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...#goto_itemInfo

Might be a tad oversize but then again.....


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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #13
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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:30 PM   #14
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"NEW PROBLEM" we need a name for it...

Well.... the cap is part of the shipping packaging only…
It’s funny how Sony keeps the price low.... maybe that’s why Sony drop the price with $250.00....

The main issue here is, we can only use a HD cap, a cap that’s made for SP, or interlaced, will not work...

At least we have a NEW SINDROM problem to talk about...

I call this a Progressive problem, since the cap is going off at ones, not just the bottom field…

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Old January 30th, 2008, 04:37 PM   #15
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