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Leigh Wanstead March 6th, 2006 02:41 AM

Hi Glenn,

Thanks

Regards
Leigh

Steve House March 6th, 2006 06:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glenn Davidson
Radio Shack and Markertek sell a "Dual Helping Hand" which is two alligator clips on a heavy base that works great for holding the work. Also, I use a small fan to blow that toxic smoke away from my face.


Toxic smoke???

I love the smell of rosin vapours in the morning! It smells .... electric! <grin>

Sean McHenry March 6th, 2006 08:09 AM

If you are going to be making custom lengths or are going to be doing a whoile studio, it might pay to get a good crimp tool and go with something like VM-2000 cable from Gepco. It is super cheap to make your own, IF you have a crimp tool for the specific cable and connector set.

Cable is in the range of 20 cents per foot in bulk wholesale. Usually that means buying 1000' of cable. Connectors are between $1.00 and $2.50 depending on type and manufacturer. Still, if you consider 2 BNC connectors and 100' of cable, that's only $25 for some good, flexible, high quality cable.

The great thing is, if you need custom lengths, you just make them. Makes for pretty rack installations if you can make custome lengths, and helps cut line losses if you don't have that extra 20' coiled up on the rack room floor.

Sean McHenry

Leigh Wanstead March 6th, 2006 11:36 AM

Hi Sean,

Thanks for the information.

Regards
Leigh

Leigh Wanstead March 6th, 2006 11:54 AM

I am very confused. There are so many choices.
Here is the link.

Click here

Which one to select even for the same brand Canare Cable?

TIA

Regards
Leigh

Quote:

Originally Posted by Glenn Davidson
www.markertek.com sells Canare Cable.


Douglas Spotted Eagle March 6th, 2006 11:56 AM

If this is for mobile or general work, just use their standard 2 conductor. It's tough, easy to solder, and is a very good/solid cable.

Leigh Wanstead March 6th, 2006 11:59 AM

Hi Sean,

I don't do a whole studio. I make stabilizer and I want to record some introduction video of my stabilizer by my dad hold a boom with a Audio-Technica AT4073 shotgun microphone and I do the all talking. I will use some zoom shot and wide angle shot. What cable length do you think I should buy?

TIA

Regards
Leigh

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sean McHenry
If you are going to be making custom lengths or are going to be doing a whoile studio, it might pay to get a good crimp tool and go with something like VM-2000 cable from Gepco. It is super cheap to make your own, IF you have a crimp tool for the specific cable and connector set.

Cable is in the range of 20 cents per foot in bulk wholesale. Usually that means buying 1000' of cable. Connectors are between $1.00 and $2.50 depending on type and manufacturer. Still, if you consider 2 BNC connectors and 100' of cable, that's only $25 for some good, flexible, high quality cable.

The great thing is, if you need custom lengths, you just make them. Makes for pretty rack installations if you can make custome lengths, and helps cut line losses if you don't have that extra 20' coiled up on the rack room floor.

Sean McHenry


Seth Bloombaum March 7th, 2006 12:49 PM

A good "short" length for field use in small spaces is probably about 25' (8.5 meters).

Leigh Wanstead March 7th, 2006 02:11 PM

Hi Seth,

Thanks for the answer. ;-)

Regards
Leigh


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