diy s-Video cable? What is the best way?

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  1. Jason Monette

    Jason Monette Second Unit

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    The subject says it all, what is the best DIY s-video cable? And how do you construct it?
     
  2. ThomasW

    ThomasW Cinematographer

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    The answer is don't even bother to try it. S-VHS connectors have very, very small internal connections, and these are best soldered by a pro or even better a robot.
    If you need a custom cable length have http://www.markertek.com make it for you
     
  3. Sundar Prasad

    Sundar Prasad Stunt Coordinator

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    I made one using 2 separate 75-ohm Mogami cables (one for Y and one for C) and Ultralink connectors. Works beautifully. I soldered the connections without a hitch. The Mogami's were 22 ga. if I remember correctly, and the Ultralink's diameter on the back end was just right to let both the cables through.
     
  4. Richard Driskill

    Richard Driskill Stunt Coordinator

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    Jason,
    It's not hard in my opinion. I've done it many times. All the items are available at your local Radio Shack. Just use a small tipped iron, fine soldering line and don't forget the proper flux.
     

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