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Cables & Connections

How to Solder

Category: Cables & Connections Last Updated on September 02, 2015 CSUN Engineering

solderHere is a simple comic book style tutorial on How to Solder. It was provided to us by one of the engineers here at CSUN, and covers the basics of soldering a connection.Sooner or later, we all must solder to repair a broken cable!

Duplex Boom Cables

Category: Cables & Connections Last Updated on April 07, 2012 Fred Ginsburg

Duplex boom cableYou wouldn't think about using a camera without any type of viewfinder, so why would you want to boom a shot without headphones? The boom operator must be able to monitor not only the audio that his/her microphone is picking up, but also all of the audio from any open mics in play during the shot.

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Audio for Mini Input

Category: Cables & Connections Last Updated on August 26, 2011 Fred Ginsburg

mini-input iconHDSLR, small format digital video camcorders and pocket digital audio recorders are being used ever increasingly for professional application. In addition, there are still those rare occasions when we encounter the older video formats, such as mini DV, Digital 8, Hi8mm, and even SVHS.

The various merits of shooting images with these relatively inexpensive, unobtrusive, and extremely portable video acquisition systems are familiar to most readers. However, interfacing these consumer and prosumer camcorders with professional audio can be a nightmare.

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Audio Stage Boxes & Snakes for Production

Category: Cables & Connections Last Updated on August 26, 2011 Fred Ginsburg

audio snake iconStage boxes and audio snakes do essentially the same task for us on the set. They allow us to use a single cable to extend the inputs/outputs of our mixing board closer to the actual set or stage. As you can imagine, this can be very convenient and a lot easier than having to run several independent mic cables.

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