We’ve all experienced this situation before: while shooting video with a field monitor, the HDMI cable falls out of the camera’s port- fffff! SmallHD has created a solution to this annoying problem: the 5D MKII Port Protector. This item is NOT available for order until May 15th, but I was able to score one at NAB 2012 last week (thanks, smallHD). This item ships with a 1.5ft Male-Male, Mini-HDMI to Standard HDMI cable and is priced at 49 bucks.
Here are some quick specs from smallHD:
Specifically designed for Canon 5D Mark II
Does not require use of 5D’s ¼-20 mounting point (unlike all other protectors)
Does not block other ports on 5D
Incredibly light weight < 1oz
Protects HDMI port from every angle (left, right, up, down, in & out)
Protects from bumps/knocks on the connector
Protects from harsh cable tugs
Locks HDMI cable in place (Keeps monitor from losing signal)
Designed specifically for use with SmallHD mini-HDMI cable (INCLUDED)
SmallHD mini-HDMI cable: Compare at $30 from other competitors.