A combination of the luminance and chrominance portions of a video signal. It is sent from a DVD player's RCA-type output to the corresponding composite video input on a TV set via an RCA-type cable.
A color video signal that contains all of the color information in one signal. Typical composite television standard signals are NTSC, PAL, and SECAM. The complete visual waveform of the color video signal, comprising chromatic and luminance picture information; blanking pedestal; field, line and color synchronization pulses; and field equalizing pulses.
Complete video signal including synchronizing, luminance and color information, with teletex where transmitted. Does not include audio or data subcarriers.
A video signal that combines the brightness (luminance or luma) and the color (chrominance or chroma) video information into one signal. Because the signal is not modulated, composite video provides higher quality than RF video. Requires a separate audio signal and connector. Also called Baseband video. See also component video, DV, RF video, S-Video.
Video signal which combines active video, sync, and blanking into a single waveform. Examples include NTSC and PAL.
The complete visual wave form of the colour video signal composed of chrominance and luminance picture information; blanking pedestal; field, line, and colour sync pulses; and field equalizing pulses.
This type of video is a combination of different source video signals, usually YUV, field, line, blanking pedestal, color sync, and field equalizing pulses. The end result is one composite signal, allowing it to be modulated onto a RF carrier.
The combination of both the chroma and luma signals into one signal or wire.
The most common connection between a video-source and a video-display, residing in a single, RCA cable.
A standard RCA type video connection that allows an interlaced video signal with a maximum resolution of 330 lines.
Single video signal containing brightness (luminance) and color (chrominance) information.
This 1-wire standard contains all video information: intensity, color, and sync. The encoding is the same as NTSC, and thus has the "overlapping sideband" problem which sometimes causes wrong colors to appear.
Most common form of analog video signal.
An analog video signal (NTSC, PAL or SECAM) that includes both luminance (brightness) and chrominance (color) signals encoded together to form a single signal.
A video signal in which the luminance and chrominance components have been combined (encoded) as in standard PAL, NTSC, or SECAM formats.
Combination of chrominance and luminance signals, which are processed together in low-band (8mm, VHS-C, VHS) camcorders. Using this system reduces both the cost of equipment and the quality of the signal.
Is a single cable for transmitting an analog video signal. The resolution of this connection is limited in its ability to transmit detailed color information for NTSC compatible images.
A single video signal containing all of the necessary information to reproduce a color picture.
the signal found in many American homes that carries the cable signal to the television set the red, green, and blue (RGB) portions of a video signal are encoded into a single composite signal. NTSC video is the composite signal currently the U.S. broadcasting standard. (Also in PAL and SECAM.)
A type of cable connection used for passing picture signals from one component to another. All the picture information is combined into a single signal, which can cause slight loss of quality. The sockets are usually coloured yellow, and a single standard phono lead is used.
Analogue video, whose signal consists of several parts, e.g. brightness and colour. It is transmitted through Cinch and consists of a black/white image.
Composite video is a lower quality video signal usually carried by a cable with RCA connectors, which are colour coded yellow. Composite video is a single video signal that is a composite of the black and white (Y) and the colour information (C). This is the most common type of video connection.
The standard video signal commonly used between computers and displays which combines all colors. The video output format combines the red, green, and blue signals with the timing (sync) signal into one composite signal that can be sent over the airwaves. This is the format used when a VCR or some computers are connected to a video monitor. See RGB monitor.
All components (brightness, color, synchronization, etc.) combined into one signal. See component video.
A standard video signal in which the red, green, and blue components are combined with a timing (Synchronization, or sync) signal.
A video signal where luminance and chrominance are combined. The opposite of component video. Used on low-band video formats such as VHS, VHS-C and 8mm.
A video signal that transmits both luminance and color information over a single cable. Because of this limitation, composite video provides a signal of lesser quality than s-video or component video. A composite video cable has one RCA style connector on each end, generally color coded yellow.
In composite video, the luminance and chrominance are combined. Literally, the color is added to the monochrome information (added to luminance). Since the human eyes have a greater ability to perceive luminance than color, the color sharpness is reduced far below luminance, which is great for transmission of the video signal. Composite video is an analog form of video and is not as high a quality as component video.
A complete video signal which includes sync, burst, and picture information (no audio). see also sync; burst
A single video signal that contains luminance (brightness) and chrominance (color) information. A composite signal is better than an RF signal, but not as good as S-video or component video. A composite video jack is usually a single RCA-type.
Another name for the standard RCA-jack video output. These outputs mix color as well as black and white signals together. Results in an image that is not as sharp or clear as S- and component video.
Refers to a type of video signal in which all of the information is transmitted on the same wire.
All color, luminance, and synchronizing information is carried together as part of the same signal. Composite video was the norm until the early 1990s.
Single video signal combining luminance and chrominance signals through an encoding process, including RGB (red, green, blue) elements and sync information.
Video in- or output where the colors red, green and blue and the image synchronisation are mixed into one signal.
a video signal in which the luminance and chrominance information are both carried in a single wire. While better than an RF signal, this cable should be used only if no better connection is available.
A single connection, for example between a DVD player and a TV - in which the whole picture signal is carried. Usually on a single phono socket, generally coloured yellow to distinguish it from the other connections provided.
Is the standard type of analog video signal utilized by most CCTV video cameras. This signal is plug and play compatible with most consumer television and VCR equipment. However, this type of video should not be confused with digital "component" inputs which may ALSO found on newer televisions and other home video equipment. A composite video signal has the correct phase rate, luminance, and chrominance information to be compatible with a particular video format such as NTSC, PAL, EIA, CCIR, etc.
A video signal combining all the color and timing components of an image into a single input line.
A single video signal that combines three video subsignals (luminance, chrominance, and sync). Until the development of S-video and component-video outputs, all video connections in consumer products were composite video. Since picture quality is lost when chrominance and luminance are stripped apart for display, S-Video or Component Video connections produce much higher quality, and are recommended over COmposite Video.
Analog video connection system which transmits the video stream separately from the audio. An improvement over the old RF, but inferior to S-Video or component (with laserdisc, since the video is stored as composite, may be the best choice if the player's comb filter is inferior to that of the destination device).
This is a video signal where the luminance (brightness), chrominance (color), blanking pulses, sync pulses and color burst information have been combined in one cable.
Video consisting of luminance, chrominance, and synchronizing information encoded into a single signal.
Refers to a video signal where both the luminance component and the colour component(s) are transmitted on a single wire or broadcast in a limited bandwidth. Each of the major systems NTSC, PAL, and SECAM has its own definition of how the luminance and colour are combined. The luminance and colour information must be separated before the picture can be displayed. It is well worth investing in a better connection such as RGB SCART or S-Video.
A single video signal that contains all color, brightness, and timing information.
This is the worst way you can hook the DVD player up to your television, whereas RGB and S-VIDEO splits the signal up into its components a composite signal is exactly that - composite. When a television displays a composite signal, it uses its comb filter to process the image and then separate the colours, a stage bypassed and not required by RGB or S-VIDEO.
A method of generating television images in which color and brightness are combined into a signal. Any single signal is comprised of several components. (See also: Component, D1, D2, D3)
Composite video is the standard RCA jack for video, which includes a familiar yellow plug providing an analog video signal. Composite video is one of the most common A/V connections, however it is certainly not the best since it has a combined picture signal, including vertical and horizontal blanking and synchronizing signals.
Video signal that combines both luminance and chrominance in a single signal. Inferior to component video.
A combined signal in a television transmission. Standard format such as NTSC, PAL or SECAM. The picture signal, blanking signal, and vertical/horizontal synchronizing signals are all combined.
(1) Utilizing only one transmission wire for transporting three-color video signals. NTSC video is an example. (2) Video (picture) signal with the sync (timing) signal combined. (3) Utilizing only one transmission wire for transporting colors that are combined (encoded) with the brightness components of the picture.
A video signal containing color, brightness, blanking and sync pulses, and color burst data combined according to one of the standard coding schemes (NTS, PAL, SECAM).
Composite video is a method of delivering a video signal. It is probably the lowest quality video connection available and if you are spending a lot of money on a projector you will probably not be interested in this. Composite video connections consist of three connections being audio left, audio right and video.
A video signal in which the chrominance and luminance signals are combined, along with synchronizing signals. These tend to use cables, looking like yellow audio cables, with RCA connectors. This is the most basic form of video found on virtually all TV's, VCR's, etc. See: Chrominance, Luminance, RCA, S-Video, Component Video.
A video signal with luminance, chrominance, and synchronisation data on a single (yellow) cable.
A video signal combining luminance, chrominance, and synchronization data on a single coax cable using RCA connectors. It is typically color-coded yellow.
A video signal in which the luminance and chrominance elements have been combined in formats such as VHS.
Unlike Component video's 3-cable method, Composite video is a single cable, typically color coded yellow for easy differentiation from similar looking audio cables. Composite video cables are designed specifically to handle video signals. Composite video does a capable job of delivering a good picture via a single cable, but there are several higher quality choices. See "Source-To-Sense" for more information on which type is best for you.
A single video connector that can carry the complete picture using only two wires. This is the oldest and simplest way to hook up a television.
is the most common form of electrical signals used to transfer video between components. Luminance, hue, and saturation are multiplexed together on a single signal wire on the sending end and separated at the receiving end. Most inexpensive cameras, VCRs, and televisions use composite video. Composite video usually uses single-pin "phono" connectors, the same as the ones that are typically used for audio connections.
an encoded video signal, such as NTSC or PAL video that includes horizontal and vertical synchronizing information.
A video signal that combines the picture signal, synchronizing pulses and vertical and horizontal blanking.
A video signal in which the luminance ( brightness,or black-and-white) information and the chrominance (color) information are combined into a single signal. Composite video inputs and outputs appear on RCA jacks.
A video signal in which all video elements have been combined, in contrast to component video. Composite video is utilized in the world's three TV standards: NTSC, PAL, and SECAM. The connectors used for composite video cables are typically either RF, RCA, or BNC.
A video signal that contains the picture signal, and vertical and horizontal blanking and sync pulses.
The Input on a TV or output socket on a CDG or DVD player for the video picture.
An all in one video signal comprised of the luminance (black and white) and the Chrominance (color), blanking pulses, sync pulses (horizontal and vertical) and color burst. This is the standard for broadcast NTSC TV, VHS and LaserDisc consumer video components.
The luminance and chrominance signals are combined in an encoder to create the common NTSC, PAL, or SECAM video signals. An economical form of analog video compression for broadcasting video.
A signal that contains both chrominance and luminance on the same 75-ohm cable. Used in nearly all consumer video devices. Chrominance is carried in a 3.58-mHz sideband and filtered out by the TV's notch or comb filter. Poor filtering can result in dot crawl, hanging dots, or other image artifacts.
A video connection that has Y (Brightness) and C (Chrominance/Color) combined and must be processed by a comb or notch filter before the signal can become a picture image on a TV screen. Usually, represented by a yellow colored plug.
Also called NTSC video; A single video signal that is composed of four other signals: luminance, which determines brightness, blanking, which turns off the beam during horizontal and vertical retrace, synchronization, which determines when the next display will start, and chrominance, which detemines color of the display.
A method of transmitting video information where the luminance, chrominance and synchronisation components of a television signal are combined into a single signal.
A complete video signal, comprising of sync and video information. The sync pulse should be 0.3 volts and the video signal should be 0.7 volts.
A video signal in which the luminance (brightness) and chrominance (color) have been combined rather than kept separate as in component video.
Composite Video: Video in which all of the picture information is combined into only one signal as opposed to being separated into unique components of luminance, colour and synchronisation information.
A video signal in which the luminance and chrominance elements have been combined, as in NTSC, PAL and SECAM.
A video signal that combines all the color and timing components of the image into a single input line.
The complete video signal consists of the video information, the sync pulse and threshold reference signal.
Standard video signal used to send pictures down a cable e.g. from a TV to a VCR or camcorder to a TV.
A commonly used type of video signal (either PAL or NTSC). This type of signal has the advantage of using a single cable but does not match the quality of component or s-video signals.
A standard video signal containing colour, brightness, and sync information. VCRs and dvd players almost always include a composite video output.
Single video signal that contains luminance, color, and synchronization information.
this is a way of transferring video which combines colour, brightness and sync into one signal using a standard such as PAL or NTSC. It produces lower quality than component video systems such as S-Video.
A video format that combines chrominance (color), luminance (brightness) and blanking in one signal, rather than the component parts.
The luminance and chrominance signals are combined in an encoder to create the common NTSC, PAL or SECAM video signals. Essentially a form of analog video compression to allow the economical broadcasting of video.
A one-wire standard delivers all video information for NTSC, PAL standard. The format of an analog television (picture only) signal before it is combined with a sound signal and modulated onto an RF carrier. Not used for HDTV.
A single video signal carrying combined luminance, chrominance and raster synchronizing information.
The most common method of transferring video signals between devices. Quality tends to be inferior compared to S-video and RGB methods, as chrominance and luminance signals are not separated. See S-video, RGB
A video signal or input or output that condenses the luminance and chrominance portion of a video signal into a single cable. Most commonly signified in consumer video equipment by a single, yellow RCA plug or jack. The lowest quality commonly used video standard. Most common with VHS format although most professional formats have a composite signal for monitoring.
A color encoding method or a video signal that contains all of the color, brightness, and synchronizing information in one signal. The chief composite television standard signals are NTSC, PAL, and SECAM. See also NTSC, PAL, and SECAM.
The standard connection and most common way to transfer a video or audio signal. Almost all A/V products have this type of connection, with the more expensive equipment having the more advanced connections as well such as S-video or component . Three cables (coloured yellow, red and white) are used for transferring the video signal (yellow) and the two audio channels Left & Right are passed through the white and red cable.
An analog video format with all information encoded into a single signal.
A video signal in which the component parts of a video signal have been combined.
A signal that combines the luminance, chrominance, and synchronized video information onto a single line. This has been the most prevalent NTSC video format.
An signal consisting of combined luminance and chrominance components. Composite video can be either analog or digital.
The signal that can be found on the video out jack of a TV, VCR, or camcorder. It is the combination of the RED, BLUE, GREEN (chroma), LUMINANCE (brightness) and video synchronization signals.
is a standard signal format in CCTV which contains the video signal, the horizontal and vertical sync pulses and the blanking pulses. The sync pulses are 0.3 volts and the video signal is 0.7 volts.
A full video signal that combines picture signal and synchronisation pulses.
Video information is carried in a single signal combining color and brightness information into the one signal.
Composite Video is a type of video signal in which all information—the red, blue, and green signals and sometimes audio signals as well—are mixed together.
The combined video signal that includes the picture signal, the vertical and horizontal blanking and synchronizing pulses.
The encoded output of a camera, video tape recorder, etc., whereby the red, green, and blue video signals are combined with the synchronizing, blanking, and color burst signals and are transmitted simultaneously down one cable.
Used by analogue transmitters, this signal combines luminance (brightness), synchronization and chrominance (color) components. It is not ideal because careful filtering is needed to separate the Y/sync and C information (however, note that modern TV's use a comb filter, which does a good job here). Superior pictures can be obtained by using S-video, RGB or component connections.
A video stream that combines all the signals required for displaying video into one signal, thus requiring only one connection. NTSC is an example of composite video.
A video connection in which the brightness ( luminance) and color ( chrominance) portions of the signal are combined. A DVR's standard RCA-type video jack provides a composite video signal.
Composite or "baseband" video signals are the most common form of video connection in home theater components. Recently most manufacturers of audio/video components have standardized the color yellow to signify composite video connections on their equipment. Although component video connections are found on the majority of video products they are considered the poorest means of video connection in higher performance systems.
Composite video is a single video signal that contains color and brightness information.
An analog video signal in which the luma and chroma components are combined (by frequency multiplexing), along with sync and burst. Also called CVBS. Most televisions and VCRs have composite video connectors, which are usually colored yellow.
A video signal combining luminance, chrominance, and synchronization data in a single signal. Often connected between equipment on a single coax cable using RCA connectors and color-coded yellow.
A video signal in which the luminance (brightness), chrominance (color), blanking pulses, sync pulses and color burst information have been combined using one of the coding standards. (NTSC*, PAL*, SECAM*)
An analogue, encoded video signal that includes vertical and horizontal synchronising information. Having the luminance (brightness) and chrominance (colour) signals encoded together, a single connection from a TV to a VHS video machine via an RCA socket.
A video signal that combines the luma (brightness), chroma (color), burst (color reference), and sync (horizontal and vertical synchronizing signals) into a single waveform carried on a single wire pair.
An analog, encoded video signal that includes vertical and horizontal synchronizing information
or CV- Combines vertical-horizontal synchronization signals, color and picture into a single signal line usually a BNC or RCA type of connection.
a standard video signal containing color, brightness, and sync information. Most projectors have composite inputs.
Composite video combines the chrominance and luminance information of a video signal by encoding the output of the red, green and blue channels into the Y, I and Q signals. A composite video signal includes blanking and sync informaion. Composite video is the standard for broadcast transmissions of video signals.
An analog signal that combines all the luminance and chrominance components, transmitting them through a single cable. Most TVs, VCRs and DVD players have composite input/output connectors.
The standard TV signal in which all the colors and the signaling (vertical and horizontal controls) are sent together. Unlike RGB, in which the red, green and blue signals are separate.
This is a type of video signal where all information on the red, blue and green signals are mixed together. This signal type is commonly used by TVs in the United States. This is in contrast to most computer monitors which use RGB Video and has three seperate channels for red, green and blue.
A picture signal combined with synchronization and (possibly) color information. Usually called baseband video, or just video.
The most common of video signal formats, where the color, intensity, and timing formation are combined into a single signal that can be carried over a single video cable. Because it combines video information into a single signal, composite video is lower in quality than component video. Contrast with component video. See also decoder, encoder, NTSC, PAL.
A signal which consists of the luminance (black and white), chrominance (color), blanking pulses, sync pulses, and color burst.
Composite video is the format of an analog television (picture only) signal before it is combined with a sound signal and modulated onto an RF carrier. It is usually in a standard format such as NTSC, PAL, or SECAM. It is a composite of three source signals called Y, U and V (together referred to as YUV) with sync pulses.