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#1 Daniel Madsen

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Posted 26 September 2007 - 12:57 PM

Have any of you folks found the HVX to have a really unreliable HD Analog Component output? A poor connection is causing the directors monitor to always lose its feed and a director to lose his cool. Any suggestions in terms of cables? Have any of you opted to use the S-video output because of this problem. I'm always careful to relieve strain from the connector but the problem persists.


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#2 Matt Irwin

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 09:20 PM

There is a simple solution to this:
Buy the Canon brand cable (made for the XLH1). It's the same D-terminal plug, but the build quality is much higher and the connection is much more solid compared to the Panasonic cable. I shook the connection violently when we first used it and there was no interruption of feed.

According to the sales guy at a large film/video supply place here in LA, many Panasonic reps come in and buy the Canon cables to use at trade shows.
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#3 Robert Starling SOC

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Posted 30 September 2007 - 11:09 PM

Buy the Canon brand cable (made for the XLH1). It's the same D-terminal plug, but the build quality is much higher and the connection is much more solid compared to the Panasonic cable.... According to the sales guy at a large film/video supply place here in LA, many Panasonic reps come in and buy the Canon cables to use at trade shows.


Hi Matt, thanks for sharing a very valuable piece of information. I own and rent out two HVX 200 cine-style P2 camera packages and we've been through roughly six of the Panasonic cables in 15 months. In all fairness, Panasonic has been quick to replace them at no-charge, including the VP of Sales sending us his personal cable via FedEx one time. Regardless, every time a package goes out on rental I give people "the lecture" about taking care of that cable.

Again, great info and thanks!

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#4 Pete Von Tews

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 12:26 AM

We recently purchased a Canopus ADVC-100 to do some tape restoration, and I was in for a surprise that in the package was a brand new D1 to component cable! Right when my stock HVX D1 cable was falling apart! That made my day! :D
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#5 Matt Irwin

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Posted 01 October 2007 - 11:40 PM

Again, great info and thanks!


No worries, it's one of those best-kept secrets that shouldn't be kept. Happy to pass it on!
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