Camera Cables and Cabling Points

Unless operating a camera/recorder there is a need to connect the camera- head to its camera control unit and hence to the switcher and videotape recorder, or simply to connect the output of a camera to a portable videotape recorder. In the latter case the connecting cable will need to carry the vision signal from the camera, possibly a sound signal, remote start/stop signals for VTR, and a reverse vision circuit. With a ‘full facilities’ camera the cable will also include circuits for talkback, cue lights, synchronising pulses, power, control facilities etc. This is achieved either with a multi-core cable or tri-axial cable. The multi-core cable must be used with great care, because it is expensive and can ...

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