The pursuit of audio/visual communications is an activity awash with cords. Every TV station has a mountain of portable power and signal cords and cables including: microphone, video, network, lighting and power supply for an array of equipment. For many broadcasters and production houses, the sheer multitude of cords and cables make the trees obscured by the forest of hand coilables.
Technical crews have managed by using timeless methods of bundling cords with varied solutions from black electrical tape and double-sided hook & loop fabric tape to string. Media crews have been forced to adopt the over/under coiling technique for survival and are the most devoted to the technique. They’ve learned that a preventive approach to knots and twists is the only way to quickly and safely deploy cords and cables that can become dangerous trip hazards.
Microphone cables are a special case where misuse can damage the foil or fine wire braiding that surrounds the low-level signal wires making them highly susceptible to induced radio frequency interference.