The S-Video connection will give the higher picture quality. Remember that the S-Video cable only carries video and separate audio conections will have to be made usually with Phono leadsjaymac said:I have some footage on basic VHS tapes should or can I transfer these to my DVD recorder via S-video both units have S-video connections.would there be any quality gain Or is it just as well using normal composite.
It is irrelevant what the picture source is whether it's VHS, S-VHS, Video8, Hi8, DV, DVD, PC graphics etc - none of these can be classified as a "Y/C source". Its the subsequent treatment by the player electronics of the monochrome and colour information of the signal that delivers the YC or other video transfer protocol. The only major difference between VHS and S-VHS or Hi8 is that in the latter two the colour subcarrier recorded on the tape is of a higher frequency and has a greater bandwidth which combined with a higher bandwidth monochrome component gives the higher quality. The S-video Y/C protocol was developed in order that this improved quality could be transferred from the player to other devices such as the viewing TV or another recorder etc.Bobby Jones said:Sorry to be a pedant, but S-video would not give you better quality as standard VHS is not a yc source, if anything you could argue that splitting the signal is a deteriation, I would personally opt for ordinary composite to avoid any synching issues between different cable runs & conversions.
Im not as technosavvy as Analogue but in my experience of importing and editing analogue sources in the last few years I have used the s-video connection on the Pinnacle Pro One™ breakout box into Adobe Premiere, and more recently the s-video input on Avid Liquid Pros' BOB with both Liquid Edition 6.1™ and Avid Liquid 7™ software .Bobby Jones said:Sorry to be a pedant, but S-video would not give you better quality as standard VHS is not a yc source, if anything you could argue that splitting the signal is a deteriation, I would personally opt for ordinary composite to avoid any synching issues between different cable runs & conversions.
No...I sooo dont (really) want some,Bobby Jones said:do you want some? Eh? Do you?