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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:09 AM   #1
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Cables for multicamera shoot

Hey everyone,

I am doing a couplf multicamera shoots in the next few months. I have 4 s-video cables, which I routinely use, and they work fine, but my runs are no longer than 100ft, so my degregation quality is not noticible.

For these shoots however, I will have some runs that will be longer than that, maybe even 200 ft. I am looking at converting to BNC for the longer runs. I know BNC and COax are similar in their design. Are they the same? Can I use Coax cable with BNC connectors and achieve a no signal loss over 200ft?

Any help here would be great!!

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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:12 AM   #2
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Bryon, the coax cable you use with the BNC conectors is called RG59, and is only really anygood for 100m.
You can use an s-video cable for upto 250m with out any signal loss, it is smaller and lighter as well so will still be your best choice.

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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:25 AM   #3
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Really... Everything I've seen online is the opposite. I can only find S-Video cables up to 150 ft. The adapters I've seen split the s-video signal into two bnc cables, one for Color, one for Brightness contrast, because they say that BNC can go 500m. Of course, I just need to go feet. I know we use BNC in the TV production I work with. I just need to know the specific type of cable I need to go with!

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Old March 4th, 2007, 09:41 AM   #4
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Thats it Bryon, its RG59 cable I know this for a fact as I'm a CCTV installer as well and we use BNC connectors everyday.

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