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#1 Alan Rencher

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:53 AM

Hi everyone,

 

I just wanted to introduce myself. My Name is Alan Rencher, and I am a Steadicam owner-operator & camera operator, and I own Media Blackout (http://mediablackout.net). I make custom cables, bracket, and other widgets for camera department. I specialize in one-offs, short runs, and custom designing. I do 3D CAD design for sheet metal, CNC Milling and lathing, and injection molding.

 

I run a web store for many of the common cables requests  I get, as well as some custom designed gear. Here are a few of my designs:

 

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http://mediablackout...breakout-cable/

 

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http://mediablackout...intersex-plate/

 

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http://mediablackout...s-pancro-pouch/

 

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http://mediablackout...o-dc-converter/

 

Please visit my site @ http://mediablackout.net or email me @ alan@mediablackout.net


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#2 Tim Tyler

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 11:57 AM

Glad to have you as a new sponsoring advertiser here, Alan.


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#3 Alan Rencher

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Posted 22 October 2014 - 01:03 PM

Thanks, Tim, and thanks again for providing the platforms that are so valuable to our community.


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#4 Alan Rencher

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Posted 01 November 2014 - 02:08 PM

New: Wired remote trigger for RED DSMC

 

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Run-D.S.M.C. (Wired) - http://mediablackout...-d-s-m-c-wired/


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#5 Alan Rencher

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 12:24 AM

New: Coiled Digital Motor Cables

 

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Coiled Digital Motor Cable - http://mediablackout...al-motor-cable/


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#6 Alan Rencher

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Posted 19 November 2014 - 01:08 AM

New: BMPCC USB Booster Cable

 

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BMPCC USB Booster Cable - http://mediablackout...-booster-cable/


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#7 Alan Rencher

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 01:15 AM

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Media Blackout has started rolling out camera power cables. These cables are designed to deliver high current to power hungry digital cinema cameras; the first of which being the Arri Alexa:

 

The Media Blackout Arri Alexa Power Cable comes standard with high-quality, extremely flexible rubber cord. Cable assemblies can be ordered in 12V and 24V varieties.

 

As always, we use only genuine Fischer, Lemo, Anton/Bauer and Neutrik parts; high-quality, USA manufactured 18 AWG power cable; and our cable are always assembled at our office in Culver City, CA.

 

Shop Now: http://mediablackout...xa-power-cable/


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#8 Alan Rencher

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Posted 04 December 2014 - 01:57 AM

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Media Blackout is now offering cables for SmallHD monitors that feature Hirose 4-pin connectors.

 

These 4-pin Hirose Power cables are designed for use with SmallHD AC7 OLED, and DP7 monitors. SmallHD power cables are available in many of the most common connectors, and you can contact us if you need a custom assembly made.

 

We can also make custom combo cables with power/video/tally!

 

Our cable assemblies use high-quality, flexible cable and genuine Anton/Bauer, Lemo, Neutrik, and Fischer connectors. As always, cables are assembled at our office in Culver City, CA.

 

SmallHD power cables can also be ordered with our high-quality, American made coiled cable!

 

Shop Now: http://mediablackout...hd-power-cable/


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#9 Alan Rencher

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Posted 12 December 2014 - 05:02 PM

New: TVLogic USB Booster Cable

 

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In the same vein as our BMPCC USB Booster Cable, this cable will allow you to power your 5.6″ TVLogic Viewfinder Monitor from a USB source. This means you can run the monitor from small, inexpensive USB batteries. The cable boosts 5V USB type A outlets to 7.2V from any USB type A source that can output at least 2.1A. This is great for those who want to keep their rig in its lightest configuration, whether it’s being used on a gimbal rig (DJI Ronin, Freefly Movi), or a body-mounted set up. The possibilities are endless!

 

Media Blackout cable assemblies are made from high-quality components, and are assembled in Culver City, CA.

 

Shop Now: http://mediablackout...-booster-cable/


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#10 Tim Tyler

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Posted 16 December 2014 - 12:23 PM

Is that your Hyperdeck Shuttle, Alan?
 

I'm wondering how the SDI and DC connectors were upgraded.


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#11 Alan Rencher

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 09:49 PM

Is that your Hyperdeck Shuttle, Alan?
 

I'm wondering how the SDI and DC connectors were upgraded.

 

Hi Tim,

 

Yes, I do this upgrade for clients of mine. I replace the DIN connectors with Mini BNC connectors, and I replace the DC jack with a Lemo Jack. The Mini BNC connectors are the same design as normal BNCs, but only take up 60% of the space; this allows me to install them on the same footprint on the board with little modification to the case. Full-size BNC jacks can be added, but the have to be installed at the bottom of the case, opposite of the SSD opening.


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#12 Alan Rencher

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 09:54 PM

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Media Blackout is now offering our Red DSMC Power Cable has been a very popular custom order item, and now it's available through our online store. The Red DSMC Power Cable comes standard with high-quality, extremely flexible rubber cord. These cables provides unregulated power to all Red DSMC cameras, such as Epic, Scarlet and Dragon.

 

As always, we use only genuine Lemo, Anton/Bauer and Neutrik parts; high-quality, USA-manufactured 18 AWG power cable; and our cables are always assembled at our office in Culver City, CA.

Custom assemblies can be manufactured upon request by contacting us.

 

Shop Now: http://mediablackout...mc-power-cable/


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#13 Alan Rencher

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Posted 17 December 2014 - 09:55 PM

I also have a Lemo upgrade for the Samurai Blade: http://mediablackout...o-modification/

 

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#14 Alan Rencher

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 06:03 PM

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New from Media Blackout:

 

The Mini Fingerwheel cable for Redrock microRemote is a lightweight and flexible cable that is perfect for use with gimbals like the Freefly Movi, Letus Helix, and DJI Ronin or any other rig that requires minimal cable drag. These assemblies can also be ordered with coiled cable for use with Steadicam, hand-held rigs, tripods, and anywhere cable clutter is not wanted.

 

This cable assembly uses high-quality, ultra-flexible miniature Mogami cable, High-Quality coiled cable made in the Greater Los Angeles area, and genuine Lemo connectors. All cables are assembled at our office in Culver City, CA.

 

Shop Now: http://mediablackout...ck-microremote/


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#15 Alan Rencher

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Posted 16 January 2015 - 03:22 PM

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Media Blackout has started rolling out camera power cables. These cables are designed to deliver high current to power hungry digital cinema cameras; the latest of which being the Arri Amira:

 

The Media Blackout Arri Amira Power Cable comes standard with high-quality, extremely flexible rubber cord (both coiled and non-coiled are made in the USA). Cable assemblies can be ordered in 12V and 24V varieties.

 

As always, we use only genuine Fischer, Lemo, Anton/Bauer and Neutrik parts; high-quality, USA manufactured 18 AWG power cable; and our cable are always assembled at our office in Culver City, CA.

 

Shop Now: http://mediablackout...xa-power-cable/


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#16 Alan Rencher

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Posted 23 January 2015 - 10:20 PM

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One constant hindrance for many camera operators is the lack of professional power outputs available for accessories on their rigs. The Rencher Industries Mini Lemo Splitter solves this by providing a minimal footprint breakout to three 2-pin Lemo Jacks. The receptacle housing is meant to be velcroed in place on the camera, Steadicam, gimbal, etc.

 

The Mini Splitter can also be ordered with coiled cable or gimbal-friendly nylon jacketed silicone cable. If you need light and flexible cable for use with gimbal rigs (DJI Ronin, Freefly Movi, Letus Helix), silicone cable is the preferred choice.

 

This splitter uses genuine Lemo, Anton/Bauer, and Hirose connectors, as well as flexible Mogami Cable. As always, or cables are assembled in Culver City, CA.

Custom configurations with various jacks and playing can be made upon request, just contact us.

 

Shop now: http://mediablackout...-lemo-splitter/


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#17 Alan Rencher

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Posted 28 January 2015 - 01:57 PM

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Media Blackout is proud to introduce Pro Monitor Cable for Steadicam and compatible stabilizers from Tiffen, GPI Pro, XCS, and MK-V. Choose between 8-pin Lemo and 6-pin hirose on the sled side, and 8-pin Lemo, 4-pin Hirose, XLR, and BNC on the monitor side. These cables are wired for all available options to the sled and monitor combination. Options include power, analog video, and tally for monitors with 8-pin connections (Transvideo, Pro, XCS, Cinetronic). Options for SmallHD DP7 High Bright include Power and Tally. There are also breakout options for generic monitors, including Marshall Electronics and others.

 

As Always, Media Blackout uses genuine Lemo, Hirose, Neutrik, and other components. We use only high-quality Mogami cable, and our cable coils are manufactured in the Greater Los Angeles area.

 

If you have a custom cable for your monitor, please contact us.

 

Shop Now: http://mediablackout...-monitor-cable/


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#18 Alan Rencher

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

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One constant hindrance for many camera operators is the lack of professional power outputs available for accessories on their rigs. The Rencher Industries BreakerBox solves this by providing a minimal footprint (2.36" x 1.38" x 0.79") breakout to one PowerTap receptacle (also called P-Tap or D-Tap) and two 2-pin Lemo Jacks. The receptacle housing is meant to be velcroed in place on the camera, Steadicam, gimbal, etc.

 

The Mini Splitter can also be ordered with coiled cable or gimbal-friendly nylon jacketed silicone cable. If you need light and flexible cable for use with gimbal rigs (DJI Ronin, Freefly Movi, Letus Helix), silicone cable is the preferred choice.

 

This splitter uses genuine Lemo, Anton/Bauer, and Hirose connectors, as well as flexible Mogami Cable. As always, or cables are assembled in Culver City, CA.

 

Custom configurations with various jacks and wiring can be made upon request, just contact us.

 

Shop now: http://mediablackout...uct/breakerbox/


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#19 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 12:14 AM

Hey Alan, can you make one of these BreakerBoxes with an Arri 24v 3pin Fischer input and a 24-12v voltage regulator built in for the d-taps? Looking to add some d-taps to my Moviecam SL.
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Posted 30 January 2015 - 01:10 PM

Hi Satsuki,

 

I could make that for you. Please email me at sales@mediablackout.net

 

Cheers

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