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HDMI Security: Gefen HDMI cable with Mono-LOK

Today I took delivery of a Gefen 3ft HDMI cable with Mono-LOK to be used with my Canon C100 and Atomos Ninja 2 field recorder. Ordinary HDMI cables feel a little loose in the C100 HDMI port and I was afraid of damaging the port if I snagged the cable which would lead to costly repairs.
Gefen box

The package included the 3 feet cable and 2 little screws for using the Mono-LOC feature. The cable feels a little bit more flexible than my other cables which is nice as it can be tucked away easily. It isn’t on a par with the flexibility of an Apple HDMI cable though.
Gefen kit
You have to remove the existing small screw adjacent to the HDMI port on the C100 and insert one of the Mono-LOK screws.
replace screw
Then insert the HDMI cable and tighten the Mono-LOK screw. Now there’s no moving that cable!
Plugged in
One issue is the fact the little Mono-LOK screw protrudes permanently meaning the HDMI/USB port cover is not flush with the others when closed.
Cover
In my mind its a sacrifice I can live with. The security and integrity of the HDMI port is more important. Until someone comes up with a device like the LockPort HDMI protector I’ll be using this.

If you have any questions, please post in the comments section below.

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Drew Curran

Director at Pixol
Drew is a filmmaker and designer and the founder of Pixol. Pixol produces corporate and commercial promotional films as well as graphic design and print for clients across the UK and Ireland. Drew is also a freelance cameraman and video editor for other production companies as well as a self-confessed camera nerd.

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1 Comment
  • Garry Clarkson

    May 25, 2016 at 1:15 pm Reply

    Had the atoms one snap on me. I have a Ninja Star (micro connector on the Atamos unit itself to full HDMI for the C100). Do you know if gaffe do a lot cable for this. HDMI to micro HDMI can’t seem to find one.

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