Micro HDMI cables

Seems there are not many options currently for a very flexible micro-micro HDMI cable with the correct ends for my application and Im sure Im not the only one needing this. At the (Sony 5000) camera end I need a 90 deg going to the rear of the camera and at the herelink end probably straight. All the 90 deg ends I found bend to the lens direction. Also many are very long, like 80cm+. The flat cable types are an option but are not ideal and look terrible.
Anyway, I hope in the future more micro-micro options will become available. In the mean time I have ordered a 35cm straight ends and hope I can strip the plastic off one end and re-mould a bend with epoxy putty. We see in next few days if its successful.

A solo hdmi cable may work

Solo cable does work. I tried. The fpv ribbon cables that you can find caused horrible gps interferences on my rover so stay away from fpv ribbon type

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Is that the Relish 3d cables? They look like ribbon cables, also looks like they are only 10cm. I need about 30cm.

https://www.usbfirewire.com/hdmi_cables_all.html

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Good link thanks. The cables are quite fat thought at 5.5mm.

They have a thin version but not many to chose from

I have just received a cable from USBfirewire, advertised as ‘Ultra Thin’. Its actually 4.8mm diameter. The one I have ‘Ultra Thin’ from another place (but with only straight ends) is 2.7mm. When I questioned USB firewire people they said that the 5mm is what they call ‘Ultra Thin’. Its far to stiff to use in a gimbal.
So - BE CAREFUL . Some peoples ‘Ultra Thin’ are actually thick.
I have managed to chop the plastic from the a straight end and bent it 90deg.

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For info - its possible to cut the plastic from around a straight end and bend it. I then put some heatshrink around. Works fine, clear video and very flexible.
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Well it did work fine for a few weeks but just died.
We really need a super thin and flexible microHDMI with a 90deg on one end. Seems not to be one in existence.

Finding good hdmi cables is very difficult!

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So after the modified cable failed I resorted to the cable I got from USBfirewire, recommended above. It was way too stiff and causing gimbal issues so I stripped off the insulation. Better but not ideal.


@philip perhaps you could approach some companies about this hole in the market?

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This has been a big issue since solo… 5 years we have been looking for better

Maybe something here.
https://www.kopterworx.com/shop/cables-connector-led/hyperthin-hdmi-cables.html

20190716_145454 I have found the smallhd.com cables good. I purchased here: https://www.rubbermonkey.co.nz/Small-HD/SmallHD-Thin-Micro-HDMI-Type-D-to-Micro-HDMI-Type-D-Cable-for-FOCUS-On-Camera-Monitor-12 and for right angle https://www.rubbermonkey.co.nz/Small-HD/SmallHD-HDMI-Micro-to-Right-Angle-Micro-HDMI-Cable-12-inch

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That’s exactly the one I tried bending the one end. Worked for a while. Actually when I wiggle it it seems not to be my modified end causing the problem.
Will order one of those bent ones, if the bend is the correct direction.

That one in NZ is $50 !

found one here for $20.
https://store.smallhd.com/store/focus-accessories/FOCUS-HDMI-MICRO-R-ANGL

Continuing saga of super thin HDMI cables.
I ordered one from SmallHD with the ends I needed. With shipping from the US it came to $36. Quite expensive.
The cable only lasted a few flights before giving bad picture and color issues. Seems its a big ask to have all the signals down such a thin cable.
Credit to SmallHD. When I informed them of the issue they put another in the post straight away.
I hope this one lasts longer.

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Hundreds of flights with this cable:

I want to try this cable:

Used this cable for FPV goggles. Very thin, works great.

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@Vince - This may work better for your installation.

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