ZILR 12G SDI Cable

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ZILR has announced a new SDI 12G BNC Cable (45cm /17.7″). This cable supports signals from 12G-SDI, 6G-SDI, HD-SDI, and 3G-SDI.

If you are not familiar with ZILR they are an Australian company that has been around for almost 3 years now. They make high-quality HDMI cables and power solutions.

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There are a lot of bad SDI cables out there on the market and finding a decent one can be a tricky endeavor. If you are working with cameras or equipment that have 4K 6G or 12G inputs or outputs then having reliable, well-made SDI cables is a must.

I have been guilty of buying 6G or 12G capable SDI cables from Amazon in the past and a lot of them fail to last very long or don’t actually lock correctly on connectors.

Key features

  • 4K @ 60Hz for resolutions up to 4096×2160
  • Full HD 1080p
  • BNC to BNC
  • 45cm / 17.7” cable length
  • Up to 12Gbit/s bitrates
  • Supports 12G/6G/3G/HD/SD
  • Cable thinkness of 3.0+/-0.15mm
  • Shielding: Copper Braid >85%
  • Wire Gauge: 28AWG
  • Coaxial Type: RG-6
  • Insulation Type: Polyethylene 80p
  • Connectors: Gold Pin Connection 15u”
  • VSWR (Voltage Standing Wave Ratio): 1.5D-2V
  • Frequency: DC to 12 GHz
  • Maximum Impedance: >50 Ohms
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I like the design of the cables and the large protective casing offers protection so that your cable won’t get easily snapped.

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The ZILR 12G SDI Cable lock in securely as you would expect and they are equally as easy to remove.

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As I previously mentioned, if you are using a single cable to send a 4K single over SDI you need to make sure you get a decent one. I have bought a few so-called 12 SDI cables in the past that actually didn’t work as advertised.

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Currently, the cables are only 45cm / 17.7″ in length. I would expect that ZILR will release more lengths in the coming months.

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45cm is a nice length to connect onboard monitors to cameras.

Price & Availability

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The ZILR 12G SDI Cable retails for $19.99 USD and it is now available to purchase.

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