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07-25-2022, 05:37 PM   #1
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which HDMI cable for Pentax 645z?

Hello everybody, I have a 645z and I am happy with it. Now I just discovered that it can be connected to an Audio Visual device and therefore a mac laptop (I assume). The manual says a HDMI terminal (typeD) but is that a mini, micro or what? I am totally confused. Can somebody help me with this,

07-25-2022, 07:06 PM   #2
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Be aware that the hdmi output isnít the same quality as you would need for high quality video capture.

Hdmi out and crippled firmware -

TCSTV 645Z Field Test Video -

Itís fine to use the hdmi for basic output and viewing files however.
07-25-2022, 09:55 PM   #3
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The HDMIport on your laptop would be an output port. i.e. to output the video from the computer to an external monitor.
Connecting a HDMI cable from the camera to the laptop won't display anything on the laptop's monitor. You can plug the camera directly into a monitor, but this just mirrors what you can see on the back of the camera.

If you want to remote control the camera (tether), you need to do it by the usb port, but at the risk that with 99% inevitably, someone will trip over / pull the cord the wrong way and damage the usb port on the camera, as they're small and flimsy. Or simply send the camera, laptop or both flying... Wi-Fi may be an option.

Maybe search the forums for "645 tethering" and see what's recommended.
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Thank you so much.


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