How to organize mountains of cables

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by current, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. current macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2006
    We have been producing documentaries for the past decade and maintain a large selection of cables stored away in large boxes. Finding cables is taking up a lot of time.
    Can anyone point out a cable storage system? Or perhaps send some photos of how you or your organization deals with large numbers of cables of all sorts and lengths?
  2. -DH macrumors 65816

    Nov 28, 2006
    Nashville Tennessee
    My method is fairly simple. I use long hooks made for hanging bicycles, garden hose and tools, etc. that are available from most hardware outlets. They're threaded on one end to screw into a wall or board and coated with plastic. Here's some examples:

    I've mounted a 2x4 near the top of a storage closet wall to screw the hooks into. By placing the mounting board near the top of the wall, I can accommodate cables as long as 14' easily. I use one hook for each type of cable; BNC, RCA (video), Component, S-Video, audio cables, CAT5, USB, Firewire and power cords. I usually keep longer cables rolled (and fastened with a Velcro wrap) or on a reel.

  3. current thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 3, 2006

    Great idea! And thanks for including the links!

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