Whether you’re looking for a high quality digital video coax cable for an HDTV upgrade at home or for a large-scale professional video broadcast application you can’t go wrong with Canare’s 75 ohm HD coax cables, namely the Canare L-5CFW and the extra flexible Canare L-4.5CHWS coaxial cable.
Most people think of coax cables as antenna or TV cables, but a coax is actually any type of cable that has a conductor in the center, a shield, with the two separated by a dielectric and enclosed in an outer jacket . RG-6 cables like the Canare L-5CFW and the Canare L-4.5CHWS are used to refer to coax cables with an 18 AWG center conductor and 75 ohm characteristic impedance.
For superior performance in audio/video applications like HDTVs, and to maintain signal quality, cables with 75 Ohm characteristic impedance for all the frequency ranges used is a must.
So if you’re looking for a cable to support HD-Serial Digital Video, HDTV upgrades, and broadband applications, a high quality RG-6 with 75 ohm characteristic impedance will do the job – and do it well.
An important point to note however is that not all RG-6 cables are created equal. There are economy RG-6 cables available in the market with inferior thin braids and copper-coated steel conductors. The Canare L-5CFW is a true 75 ohm cable and features a solid copper conductor at the center. That’s why it’s so important to choose a well-known brand such a Canare, so you know you’re getting uncompromised quality.
Another point to note is that you can also find RG-59 coax cables that can work for cable, antenna, DIRECTV, and HD applications, but again if you’re looking for consistent, seamless high performance to carry 3G-SDI, HD-SDI & SD-SDI signals then RG-6 is the way to go. See this video below to learn why you should go with a RG-6 cable like the Canare L-5CFW or the newer L-4.5CHWS over a cheaper RJ-59 alternative:
Here are the full features of the Canare L-5CFW 75 ohm Flexible Digital Video Coaxial Cable:
- Solid copper center conductor
- Foamed PE Dielectric Insulation
- Double braided copper shield for superior flexibility
- 100% Sweep Tested Precision Coax
- Meets SMPTE standards 259M, 292M and 424M
- Ideal for Mobile HD applications where good bending performance is a must
- 3G-SDI, HD-SDI & SD-SDI Signals
- The cable of choice for HD-SDI distribution, HDTV upgrades, broadband, and a complete range of video formats for professional broadcast applications
Simply put, if you’re looking for a high performance cable to carry video signals for 3G-SDI and HD-SDI video systems, carry serial data up to (and even exceed) 3.0 Gb/s and comply with SMPTE standards, then the Canare L-5CFW 75 ohm is the perfect choice.
Need something a little stronger, with extra flexibility, that can handle rough use?
Designed to withstand repeated bending, Canare’s newer flexible low loss HD coax, the L-4.5CHWS, offers all the features of the L-5CFW and promises to be ideal for 3G-SDI, HD-SDI mobile applications offering superior flexibility with a dense dual-braided shield, highly foamed insulation, stranded center conductor, low bend memory and is perfect for use on large cable reels or demanding field applications that call for added flexibility.
Pick the one that’s best for you!
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