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Old 07-21-2013, 10:22 AM - Thread Starter
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I am in the need of component video cable and was wondering if monoprice component cable was a decent choice? It will be coming from a Canon XA10 into a Newtek tricaster. It will be sending video to the tricaster for our production broadcasts.
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I've used a bunch of the Monoprice component video cables without issue.

That said, for broadcast operations, I'd probably source a "better built" cable from Blue Jeans:

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/component/index.htm


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Then I look at the cables that come out of the camcorder and wonder if anything better than monoprice stuff needs to be used. ?????

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/749467-REG/Canon_4922B002_XA10_HD_Professional_Camcorder.html
look at the cables that come with the camcorder.
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Stuff that comes "free" with equipment is certainly no better quality than what we can get from Monoprice.

My only concern is that cables that get moved around a bunch, or subjected to stresses by movement (like on a camera) and use, especially in professional environments, should have high quality construction. A/V cables meant for pro audio/video generally have more robust terminators, strain relief, etc. than the consumer AV-targeted stuff.

But if this is not "mission critical" stuff - any concern can also be alleviated by having some spare cables on-hand. The pricing on Monoprice gear makes that a no-brainer.

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Yeah, and there is no alternative connection other than what they send, so I guess they must be good enough. You would think they would want the best possible picture they could get.
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Why use the component connection? Can't you just play the video directly from the SD card and keep it in the digital domain?
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No, it does not work that way with a tricaster. It is plugged directly into the tricaster to be able to use the virtual sets and multiple cameras option that the tricaster has.
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Yeah, and there is no alternative connection other than what they send, so I guess they must be good enough. You would think they would want the best possible picture they could get.

Image quality is unlikely to be affected (on any short-length cable). It's the reliability / longevity of the cable that would be the only difference...

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