- October 22, 2016 at 2:34 pm
Pardon my ignorance if this is actually a silly question.
I’ve just bought the black magic video assist monitor and after connecting my sdi cable to sdi connection on monitor it is now stuck. I can’t seem to get the damn cable off the monitor. It doesn’t seem to be screwed on. It just clicked into place and now I can’t get it off.
Any help would be much appreciated as Black magic support is the worst!
- October 23, 2016 at 4:39 pm
I hate to suggest this, but a simple pair of standard plyers, with a little firm pressure should make it twist, and then the same pair of plyers to vertically lift the BNC off the chassis mount connector on the Blackmagic.
I suspect that the cable you were using does not use Kings, or Canare connectors. Perhaps I am wrong. Cheap BNC cables that are manufactured slightly too small (or too large) – even by a tiny fraction, will cause this problem.
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- October 23, 2016 at 8:31 pm
Thanks for the advice but the cables weren’t cheap at all. Also its not a BNC connection its a Din 1.0/2.3 on the black magic video assist. Turning is not the problem. The problem is the connector spins freely. I’m not even sure whats holding it on. Like I said its just a bad design. I’m really stuck as to what to do apart from aggressively pulling it off, but I’m worried I will damage the monitor. There isn’t even a service centre where I can take it to have it repaired.
- October 24, 2016 at 1:41 pm
To my knowledge the Din 1.0/2.3 is a “push/pull” mechanism. I don’t think it’s designed to twist or screw off.
- October 24, 2016 at 3:14 pm
Thank you Jud.
My point exactly. It clicked into place when I attached it and cannot remove it now. Unfortunately the push/pull mechanism doesn’t work. I put it down to bad design. Stuck as in how to remove it now.
- February 25, 2017 at 2:12 am
Just curious: did you ever get an answer to your question? I have the Video Assist, and I have not had this problem… yet.
- February 28, 2018 at 6:44 pm
Alex, did you ever get a solution to your cable removal problem? and Bob, what brand of cable are you using? I am about to buy the BM Video Assist and I have heard about this problem so I want to be sure I buy the right cable. Thank so much.
- February 28, 2018 at 9:48 pm
Canare L-2.5CHD 3G/HD-SDI Cable with 1.0/2.3 DIN to BNC Male Connectors
The DIN end (the thin end that connects to the Video Assist) has a locking mechanism. If you hold the whole thing you can’t pull it out – by design.
You have to hold just the middle part of the connector and pull straight out.
- February 28, 2018 at 10:11 pm
Hi I had to send mine off to have the cable removed. My advice is buy a good quality cable. Black Magic make their own I think. I bought better quality cable and all good now.
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