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Old April 22nd, 2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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Which SDI cable?

I'm connecting Sony EX1r cameras through a Panasonic HS50 Switcher and into a Atomos Ronin recorder. I'm overwhelmed with the selection of SDI cables. Do I need to select one with "HD 3G" in the description? What is the key specification I need to look for?

The first time I bought cable, B&H recommended this one but didn't explain why or what was key.
Canare 25' L-3CFW RG59 HD-SDI

I found this on Amazon and am wondering if it would work fine.
25 foot Black BJC 3G/6G HD SDI cable, BNC to BNC
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 12:00 PM   #2
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Re: Which SDI cable?

Personally I would go with the BH recommendation.

We run Canare and Belden cable and found them to be rock solid when using HDSDI.

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Old April 22nd, 2016, 12:22 PM   #3
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Re: Which SDI cable?

Pretty much any BNC cable you can buy will do the trick.
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Old April 22nd, 2016, 12:27 PM   #4
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Re: Which SDI cable?

I buy cables from Monoprice:

BNC M/M RG59U - 25ft - Monoprice.com

They carry HDSDI fine. I don't know if they meet the spec, but they work. Mine are not mission critical, they're for monitoring.
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