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1 1 Audio/Video Production Cable Coiling Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

2 Cable Coiling A basic job skill in the audio and video production industry is being able to properly coil, deploy, and store power of microphone and video cables according to industry standards. Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission. 2

3 Cable Coiling 3 How do we benefit when we properly coil, deploy, and store our cables? We Save Time! We Save Money! We look like Professionals! It will help you get a job! Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

4 Common Cable Types 4 Power extension cords 4Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

5 Common Cable Types 5 Microphone cables 5Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

6 Common Cable Types 6 Video coax cables 6Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

7 Cable Coiling 7 Your cables will treat you as well as you treat them. So, treat them well! Not so good… Much better… 7Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

8 How to coil a cable: 8 Around Elbow Through Hand Around Elbow Through Hand Around Elbow Through Hand NO! 8Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

9 How to coil a cable: 9 It is very common for people to coil their cables improperly! Most people do not know the problems these incorrect methods create over the life of their cables. The Around Elbow, Through Hand coiling process creates unwanted twists in the cable causing unnecessary tangles and knots. 9Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

10 The Figure 8 Method: 10 When dealing with large, thick or long cables, the Figure 8 method will often be the method of choice. 10Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

11 The Figure 8 Method: 11 Coiling a cable using the Figure 8 method. 11Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

12 The Figure 8 Method: 12 Lets practice the Figure 8 method 1. Practice on making it work ! 2. Practice on making it beautiful ! 3. Practice on coiling it quickly ! 12Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

13 The Figure 8 Method: 13 Lets practice the Figure 8 method 1. Practice on making it work ! A. Walk out the cable 13Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

14 The Figure 8 Method: 14 Lets practice the Figure 8 method 1. Practice on making it work ! B. Coil it properly 14Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

15 The Figure 8 Method: 15 Lets practice the Figure 8 method 1. Practice on making it work ! PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! Everyone do this six times with each cable type… 15Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

16 The Over/Under Method: Over 2. Under 1. Over 2. Under 1. Over 2. Under 16Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

17 The Over/Under Method: 17 Lets practice the Over/Under method 1. Practice on making it work ! 2. Practice on making it beautiful ! 3. Practice on coiling it quickly ! 17Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

18 The Over/Under Method: 18 Lets practice the Over/Under method 1. Practice on making it work ! A. Walk out the cable 18Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

19 The Over/Under Method: 19 Lets practice the Over/Under method 1. Practice on making it work ! B. Coil it properly 1. Over 2. Under 19Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

20 The Over/Under Method: 20 Lets practice the Over/Under method 1. Practice on making it work ! PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! Everyone do this a dozen times with each cable type… 20Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

21 The Over/Under Method: 21 The Over/Under method can also be done with long and heavy cables on the ground. 1. Over 2. Under 1. Over 2. Under 1. Over And, so on… 21Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.

22 Cable Storage 22 Organize your cables by type and length Cables should be stacked neatly on a shelf or on a pegboard when not in use. 22Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved. Images and other multimedia content used with permission.


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