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Old December 10th, 2006, 06:46 AM   #1
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Quick Release for monitor cables

Hi,
I have component HD leads between my monitor and my JVC HD100 camcorder, however I'm concerned about getting wear and tear on the flimsy connectors on the camera due to having to regularly disconnect and reconnect the setup, so I want to put some kind of "quick Release" connector into the component leads, so that a short stubby lead remains on the camera and the rest of the lead can be detatched in a single quick movement. Anyone have anything similar to this in their setup? Can anyone recommend a suitable kind of connector for this setup, something that can have all three leads connected and disconnected in one go (and won't get accidentally confused with any other kind of connector that might be lying around on set...)?
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Old December 10th, 2006, 06:55 AM   #2
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On a similar subject, I want to run two component sources into a monitor and switch between them. As the monitor has only one component input, I was thinking of using an old composite + audio switcher i.e. each input on the switcher has 1x composite video and 2xaudio (on RCA/phono connectors), and using the two audio inputs as video inputs to make up the three inputs required for component. Is this a good idea, or is there some reason I shouldn't do this?

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Old December 10th, 2006, 01:21 PM   #3
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I've always used BNC's w/ barrels on my professional shoots as sometimes when changing camera positions its tough getting your fingers into the tight spots the connectors are at on a HDC900 or the Panasonic AJ. With the short cable you can strain relief it to the handle or the handle of your tripod maintaining a consistent location for quick moves. Color code tape them for quick reference also.
AS far as your other question: You could use your switcher that way or revert to an old cable B/C switch for multiple outs.
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