When using the Hand Held Video Pro Standard and the Hand Held Video Pro 1.5 Camera from LeakTronics, it is good to review the proper cable winding video content on the product page for best handling practices.
The cable that the camera head is attached to is flexible, but it’s rigidity can confuse some users when spooling the cable both inward and outward. There is a small hook on the back of the camera and it’s best advised that the cable be set into the hook before spinning the reel. This allows the cable to run smoothly and without tension. In the video below, we show users how it’s done right.
Non proper spooling of the cable on the Hand Held Video Pro improperly can cause the cable itself to bend and render it otherwise useless. You do not want to bend or break the cable, the internals will separate and stop connection between the camera head and the camera body.
If you’ve unspooled your cable and have trouble getting it back on the reel, STOP. Do not force the cable. Refer back to the video and insert the cable into the hook on the back of the camera. Slowly wind the cable back in, it will move freely. If there is any hesitation on the reel when re-spooling it, stop. Reference the back of the camera to make sure the cable is in the hook and slowly spool it inward again. The problem will be solved.
It’s also good practice to take the head off the camera when the job is done and store it safely in the case between uses. Make sure you haven’t dropped the rubber ring that sits between the camera head and the connector on the cable.