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u/edinc90 · 4 pointsr/VIDEOENGINEERING

Weller WESD51 has been my go-to soldering station, but if you have money, Hakko is awesome. I also like the Weller heat gun, it comes with a curved deflector for heat shrink. The TS-100 pocket soldering iron is awesome for a tool bag. (Someone also hacked the firmware so you can play Tetris on the 96x16 OLED.)

Paladin (now Greenlee) crimpers are great. I have the 8000 series crimper with the 2699 "HDTV" die. It has sizes for most of the BNC connectors I need to crimp. Also get a quality coax stripper, I have a CST Pro, but I actually prefer the LC CST. Normal wire strippers and a curved wire cutter (like this) are must-haves, too.

Small diagonal cutters are great to have, I have the Xcelite 1178M, but the Hakko CHP-170 are cheaper and just as good.

If you have any fiber, get some IBC cleaners. They have different tips for various ferrule sizes. I usually end up carrying one for LC and one for SMPTE. A fiber scope is nice, but a bit overkill if you ask me. A laser is good enough for most of what I do.

A drill with a long phillips bit is essential for racking equipment, as is some sort of flashlight. I like this one because it has a magnet on it, which is perfect for sticking to rack rails.

Speaking of screwdrivers, a set of precision screwdrivers is handy. A friend of mine has this very expensive set. I have this one from Wiha and it's really good. Plus you get free needle nose pliers.

I've never had a problem with the EZ RJ45 crimpers, at least when using EZ RJ45 plugs.

u/renderbreak · 1 pointr/VIDEOENGINEERING

Thanks for the resources! I love Timescapes, it's great to throw on a loop while I'm testing things.

I've found the Spears & Munsil UHD HDR Calibration Blu-Ray has some good test content as well as some good patterns. I have a few of their demo clips ripped to a jump drive.

u/SuperGeometric · 3 pointsr/VIDEOENGINEERING

Screwdrivers: pick up some Klein stuff. #1 and #2 Phillips, plus a few standard flat blades. Get 1 stubby #2 Philips and 1 stubby medium sized standard flat screwdriver. This would be a great set and it's basically what I have.

A couple adjustable wrenches of different sizes.

Some Channellock or Knippex pliers (a few different styles. At least 1 should be needlenose and at least one should be a larger pipe-wrench type.)

A couple Greenies.

Some Xcelite diagonal cutters in a couple different sizes. I also like this particular Irwin set of diagonal cutters. Great for zip ties and cutting cable. I throw one of those Irwin ones in some of my kits too (like my BNC kit has a set of strippers and crimpers plus one of those for cutting the cable and cutting back the braided shield.) It's the perfect multi-purposed size and it takes a lot of abuse. I get smaller Xcelite stuff for fine work on the bench.

A good pair of wire strippers that can do smaller gauge stuff (20-30 gauge stranded.) Get 2 or 3.

A decent utility knife. I just bought a new one, a Stanley 10-788, to replace one that broke. Don't buy one of those it's a piece of shit. Have to use my swiss army knife to depress the lever enough to get into the blade storage. Garbage. I'll be buying another one soon.

For soldering, word is Weller's quality has gone downhill. I don't know. Mine is about 10 years old and has been completely rock solid. Might want to do some research.

Some wire brushes (use 'em all the time on exploded batteries in remotes, sadly.)

One of those BNC removing tools if you don't have one.

Decent hammer and rubber mallet.

A basic level.

Fluke multimeter (toward the lower end of their range is all you need. Don't need precision, just need continuity and basic voltage check for checking power supply rails etc.)

Decent 30' measuring tape.

Decent set of Hex keys.

Socket set. Any Joe Blow set from Home Depot will do.

Cordless drill (I like the M18 hammer drill from Milwaukee if you can just have one, it's a bit on the big side but can handle everything from attaching TV mounts into brick to removing screws from equipment cases.)

Dremel (comes in handy in many last resort "oh shit moments.") Get some extra metal cutting wheels you'll use those a lot.

Wiha set of micro screw drivers for repair. They sell like 8 and 10 piece sets that handle most of your needs. Go Wiha or Klein or something for your screwdrivers (hear Wera is good too.) Don't cheap out you will use the hell out of them.

I have one of these literally just lives on my bench and I like it a lot, along with a decent #2 Philips I have there, it handles 90% of my screwdriver needs without me needing to go to the tool box.

Don't forget yourself get a GOOD set of hearing and eye protection!

Also buy a cheap dollar screwdriver or 2 in the common sizes and let people borrow (and lose) those, keep the good stuff to yourself. (And a cheap tape measure. Those 2 things get borrowed from me the most.

Edit: added more.

u/Kahnspiracy · 2 pointsr/VIDEOENGINEERING

If you want to really learn video I would recommend Charles Poynton's book. I found it very accessible. That said, I'm a design engineer so my perspective might be skewed.

That won't directly help you with the projectors but it will help you identify issues with the image and help narrow down the potential cause.

u/LumbermanSVO · 2 pointsr/VIDEOENGINEERING

A seriously good book, and an area a lot of techs seem to overlook. After that, what u/deviantpixel said about reading manuals is spot on. I have my job today because I blew my boss a away by actually reading manuals when I first worked with him. It turns out, they have a LOT of great info.

u/Sleber · 1 pointr/VIDEOENGINEERING

I use Scopebox by Divergent Media( with BMD Mini Recorder( Love the fact that i can customize & adjust scope size as well as record the feed to my laptop/computer.

u/Synethos · 1 pointr/VIDEOENGINEERING

Does that work? BNC->RCA? Like

So the signal is the same as for normal RCA?

u/the_92_Virus · 1 pointr/VIDEOENGINEERING

normally, one of the signals will cut out just briefly enough for the desktop to detect a lost connection which makes it refresh so then the other TV (and desktop monitor) briefly flicker. I'm sorry, we haven't though to take any pictures/vids.

the TVs are 4k capable but we are happy with 1080p, which is what we have been using.

We used J-tech as seen Here for the baluns.

We did two up close tests.

One with the TV on the floor (it flickered)
and with it mounted on the wall and the desktop on a table beneath it. In the 2nd setup on the table, I think was one of the only times we didn't see it flicker.

We have tried substituting a Apple laptop using a micro display port and my personal desktop with an HDMI port and both fell victim to the TVs flickering.

u/hbgreen · 3 pointsr/VIDEOENGINEERING

We have a few of these Tripp Lite strips (

15ft cord 10 outlets 15amp with a switch cover

Couldn't recommend them more. They also come with removable ears if you want to mount them on something like a cart or table.

u/enfarmer · 1 pointr/VIDEOENGINEERING

Although this book ( Video Over IP, Second Edition ) is now over 10 years old, it’s still a decent starting point for learning about video over IP for video/broadcast engineer types. Because of the age there is nothing about ST2110 but I think it would probably still be useful for the parts covering the IP networking topics most relevant to working with video. The author, Wes Simpson, is a leader in the field and I think there may be a new edition but no idea when. I attended a class he gave at NAB a couple years ago and it was very informative.

u/c3sar · 2 pointsr/VIDEOENGINEERING

Not advocating piracy, I'm simply offering a solution from one tired church volunteer to another.

Invest in [this]

Don't connect anything else to the second output and it will strip the HDCP signal coming from the mac mini.

so mac mini (out hdmi) to HDMI DA to Bluestream matrix switcher.

Hope that solves your issue and please remember that piracy is technically stealing, so don't misuse this tidbit of knowledge.

u/xandreamx · 2 pointsr/VIDEOENGINEERING

J-Tech Digital Hdmi Extender

I tried it with a couple cat6 cables, a 2' and a 140' one.

u/MostlyBullshitStory · 11 pointsr/VIDEOENGINEERING

Look for a Blackmagic mini recorder. It will convert HDMI to Thunderbolt.

You will need thunderbolt and not mini display port.

You’ll also need to purchase a thunderbolt cable.

u/trivialbrian · 1 pointr/VIDEOENGINEERING

you need an HDCP stripper at the beginning of the series. Mac HDMI out into 1x2 HDMI DA( this does the HDCP strip) HDMI out from there to everything else.

u/cftvgybhu · 2 pointsr/VIDEOENGINEERING

Cheap "patch" cables on Amazon like this:

100M = 328ft, $0.40/ft - compare that to Belden 1694A (~$0.64/ft) and then remember it's doing bi-directional video + com, replacing a lot cables.

As for durability, I do mobile production so we're hard on them- always in and out of venues. Occasionally they go dead after a show, but it's so light & cheap you keep spares and replace as needed. If you're doing an install, you'll probably get a really long life out of these.

u/avtechguy · 2 pointsr/VIDEOENGINEERING

When shopping for one make sure the pedal actuates the proper electrical contact function you need. For all intents and purposes a pedal is a on/ and off switch. Some pedals are always "on", (Electronically Closed) and when you push them they turn off (opening the connection). Some are the opposite.

My first go around I had some trouble when I purchased a Yamaha FC5 Sustain Pedal, its normally on. I was trying to use it with a simple RTS 301 Belt pack but it was doing the opposite of what I needed, Opens the mic when I plug it in, then kills it when I press and hold, Not all that desirable.

I did some more shopping and for a Hosa Dual- Channel foot switch It features 2 latching contacts that you could use between A and B channel Comm systems. The switches were "normally open" and when you press and latch it closes the connection and turns on the mic.

Sorry for the long post explaining Normally Open , Normally Closed foot pedals.