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Old March 13th, 2008, 08:38 AM   #16
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Maybe a good idea will be to plug in a BNC-to-RCA converter. It's cheap , small, and will protect the female BNC plug of the camera. And since it is fixed with the bayonet of the plug, it won't be easily detached by accident.
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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:48 AM   #17
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Mine didn't even make it out of the box with one. Must have gotten left on the factory floor in Japan.
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Old March 15th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #18
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the trauma we have all been through to keep this precious plug. I dont use that port but will at some point. Are the cables that plug into it expensive? I might just buy one, plug it in and snip it off at the base. that should stay in tighter and not stick out too much.
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the plug (or the cap) is not precious at all and certainly shouldnt cause trauma. It really is a bit cosmetic. Broadcast cameras are being tossed around all the time with no caps on the ports and they never fail because of that. The connector is recessed and therefore quite safe. There wont be any dirt going in the camera through it either.
The worst thing to do is to insert a dummy plug that sticks out, hitting such a thing might cause the circuit board or whatever the connector is soldered on to break. That would be a real problem. Let it be, should there be dirt in the connector; just clean it.
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