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TV-Out - Composite or S-Video?

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by digitaldave, May 29, 2003.

  1. digitaldave

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    A colleague of mine has a GeForce card of some kind (don't know which, but suspect a GF4, as the PC is only a few months old) that has a tv out socket on it - it's one of the round multi-pin DIN types (s-video I think). My question is, what video output signals are used on these connectors? Is it s-video only, or does it also carry composite video? The reason he needs this is to output edited video to a VCR, as his camcorder is DV-out only, not DV-in/out :(.

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    If there are 4 pin-holes, then it is s-video, which does not carry composite. This is a far better quality than composite if the VCR has s-video in
    If there are more than 4 pins then it is probably a combination of s-video and composite video
     

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