A way of separating video signals into luminance and chrominance for a clearer picture than is produced with standard composite video.
Super-Video, a means for transferring video signals over a cable by dividing the video information into two separate signals: one for color (chrominance), and the other for luminance. This is a higher quality alternative to composite video, which transfers both color and luminance via a single wire.
Representing an improvement in quality over composite video, S-Video separates chrominance and luminance onto two different signal wires, resulting in better picture quality.
A variation of the NTSC or PAL video format, in which the luminance and chrominance signals are separate, providing higher quality images.
the composite video signal is separated into the luminance (Y) and the chrominance (C).
Type of video signal used in the Hi8 and SVHS videotape formats. S-video transmits luminance and colour portions separately, using multiple wires, thus avoiding the colour encoding process and its inevitable loss of picture quality.
Analog video format where all signals remain seperated which produces a better image quality as seen with Composite Video.
Separated Video - chrominance and luminance on two wires as opposed to composite video on one wire
An video-source to video-display interface that carries luma (luminosity information a.k.a. luminance) and chroma (color information a.k.a. chrominance) signals separately.
A video transmission format that uses separate luminance (black and white information) and chrominance (color information) signals.
Four-pin connector that transmits the luminance and chrominance portions of a video signal separately.
Also called Y/C, this two-wire standard keeps the color separate from the intensity signal, and thus avoids the overlapping sideband problem of composite signals. (Converting an NTSC signal to S-video achieves no gain since what was lost can't be recreated.) Although the quality of S-video is close to component video, S-video cannot transport anything better than 480i.
"Separate" Video is a physical video interface that carries the luminance and color information separately, thus avoiding the color encoding process and loss of picture quality.
Separated video -A video signal that separates the brightness from color data
Is a single cable used to carry an analog video signal. This type of connection can be superior to composite video, but it depends on the comb filter found in the source versus the display. The electrical properties of this connector and cable are not quite as good as those used for composite video.
A video connection method that keeps the video signal's brightness and color information separate. Uses a 4-pin DIN connector.
A video signal that is transmitted in two components; one for luminance and one for color (sometimes called Y/C). S-video provides a better quality signal than composite video, but a lesser quality signal than component video. A s-video cable has a small, round, four-pin connector on each end.
S-Video keeps luminance (Y) (black and white) and chrominance (C) (color) signals separate to take full advantage of high resolution sources like: DBS satellite, DVD, S-VHS, and other high resolution video sources. Better than a composite video connection, not as good as component.
Also known as Y/C video, signal type employed with DV, HiB and S-VHS video formats. Transmits chrominance and luminance portions separately via multiple wires, thereby avoiding a composite signal and the inevitable picture quality degradation that results.
S-video is supported by all DVD players, and is carried by a cable with DIN connectors. S-video is a down conversion of a Component Video signal, the black and white Component signal is kept separate (Y), and the 2 Component colour signals are mixed (C) to give to the 2 separate signals. S-video does result in a small degradation of the colour information in the video signal, but still gives excellent video quality. Mixing the Y and C of the S-video signal gives a Composite Video signal.
Type of socket and plug used on high-band equipment as a video input or output. It is a 4-pin mini-DIN design, and keeps the luminance and chrominance signals separate. Usually used in conjunction with one or two phono sockets (two if stereo) to connect the audio signal. Also called a Y-C connector this is only found on equipment where seperating the liminance from the chroma is worthwhile - i.e. you won't find it on a VHS camera.
Found on nearly all of the TVs we sell, this 4-pin connector usually provides a sharp, high resolution picture by transmitting the chrominance and luminance portions of a video signal separately. The signals can then be processed separately, reducing interference. Direct S-video connections generally outperform composite connections when hooking up high-performance video components like DVD players, DBS receivers, and S-VHS and Hi8 recorders and camcorders. Tube TV See CRT.
A small, round jack with a pin in the center that receives signals for black and white and color. Provides much better video quality than composite outputs. Approaches the quality of component video.
A type of connection used for transferring picture information from one component to another. This is currently the highest quality connection used in Home Cinema. It uses a single cable with four pins at each end. Two pins are used to carry brightness (luminance) information while the other two carry colour (chrominance). By separating these properties a high quality picture is produced.
A high quality video connection which offers better picture quality than standard RCA or composite connectors. S-Video cables have round, mini four-pin plugs and sockets.
A video signal that separates the "Y" or Luma and "C" or chroma information.
Mini-Din plug connection used to carry video signal between source and display, in which the brightness and colour components of the signal are transmitted separately. Opinion is divided whether this or a Scart connection gives the best picture quality.
A video signal that separates luminance (Y) and chrominance (C) signals.
Analog video connection system where the video stream is transmitted separately, and is further broken up into chrominance (color) and luminance (brightness) signals. An improvement over RF and composite (except in certain situations with laserdisc), but inferior to component.
A video signal transmitted as two components requiring two separate wires: luminance (technically referred to as Y) and colour (C). Although commonly found in S-VHS VCRs, this signal is not limited to such VCRs. Unfortunately, it does not carry audio and, because of this, you will need to use another connector or separate amplifier to hear what is going on.
Also referred to as "Y/C" wherein Y stands for Luma and C stands for Chroma. A video signal in which the Chrominance ("C", or color) information has been kept separated from the luminance ("Y", black/white or detail) information.
A video transmission method. Better than composite video, not as good as component video. S-video separates luminance (black and white information) and chrominance (color information) signals. An s-video cord slightly resembles a computer PS-2 cable.
Hi8 and S-VHS signal that transmits chrominance and luminance information separately to minimize loss of picture quality.
S-video is a standard for transmitting color and brightness on separate wires. It is used for high-quality analog video connections.
A type of connection that separates the color data from the brightness data entering into a television from an external device such as a DVD player.
Separated Video. The system for interconnecting camcorders, TVs, VCRs, etc. which keeps the color and brightness data separate, improving picture quality.
S-Video is a standard that allows the connection of devices and produces a video signal that is better quality than a composite connection, but not as good as a component connection. The change in signal quality is quite noticeable between composite and S-Video.
A video signal in which the chrominance (C) and luminance (Y) signals are kept separate. They are stored separately on S-VHS and DVD media, and using this output means that the two components do not need to be combined by the player and then separated by a comb filter in the video display. If the source, e.g. laserdisc, stores a composite signal (Y & C combined) then the decision to use the s-video connection is based on whether the comb filter in the player is better than the comb filter in the TV. See: Chrominance, Luminance, Composite, Comb Filter.
Virtually all DVD players, most satellite receivers and AV receivers and most newer TVs have S-video connections. In the "Good-Better-Best" scenario of choices, S-video is somewhere between 'Good' and 'Better.' Utilizing a round, 4-pin connector, S-video provides better picture quality than RF Coaxial or Composite video, but not as good as Component video or the two digital formats, DVI and HDMI. For more on how the different video formats compare, check out "Source-To-Sense."
This is a newer and better connection standard than composite video. It seperates the color picture from the brightness so it has a sharper picture.
S-Video unlike composite video carry the color information (chrominance) and the black and white information (luminance) on separate wires. An S-Video cable is a special four-pin connector, which gives improved color and reduces distortion.
is a form of electrical signal used to transfer video between components. S-Video keeps the luminance and chrominance component signals separate on separate signal wires, using multipin connectors. S-Video leads to higher image quality, compared to composite video, because the degradation that results from combining and separating the components is avoided.
Similar to component video, but closer to the RGB signaling required by monitors.
A video transmission standard that uses a 4 pin mini-DIN connector to send video information on two signal wires called luminance (brightness, Y) and chrominance (color, C). S-Video is also referred to as Y/C. A composite signal, typically found coming out of an RCA jack on the back of most VCRs has the Y and C information combined into one signal. The advantage of having luminance and chrominance separated is that a comb filter is not needed inside the video projector to separate the composite signal into the luminance and chrominance signals. A comb-filter can reduce the sharpness of your video image.
Super-Video, a technology for transmitting video signals over a cable by dividing the video information into two separate signals: one for color (chrominance), and the other for brightness (luminance). When sent to a television, this produces sharper images than composite video , where the video information is transmitted as a single signal over one wire. This is because televisions are designed to display separate Luminance (Y) and Chrominance (C) signals. (The terms Y/C video and S-Video are the same.)
Or (Y/C) Video signal split in to brightness (luminance) & colour (chroma) for better quality pictures. Most DVD players have this type of output for connecting to hi-end TV's & plasma monitors. This signal can also be carried in scart cables.
Trinitron's S-Video input jack processes brightness and colours separately, providing the best possible picture quality from high resolution Hi8, S-VHS camcorders and VCR's.
A Video signal formats. A VCR with higher resolution than normal composite video. (S-VHS)
Separated video. An encoded video signal which separates the brightness from color data. S-video can greatly improve the picture when connecting TVs to any high quality video source such as digital broadcast satellite (DBS) and DVDs.
A baseband video connection that keeps the brightness (Y) and color (C) parts of the video signal separated. A multi-pin connector, sometimes, called a Y/C plug.
The luminance and chrominance information of a colour television signal are transmitted as separate components to improve quality (see Composite video).
Super-video is a technology for sending dual video signals over a cable by splitting the video information into two signals: one for color and one for brightness.
stands for Super Video.
Short for Super-video, a technology used for transmitting video signals over a cable by dividing the video information into separated signals: one for luma and one for chroma. (S-Video is synonymous with Y/C video). S-video is a consumer form of component video used primarily with Hi8 and S-VHS equipment.
A type of video signal used in the Hi-8 and S-VHS videotape formats. S-video transmits luminance and color portions separately, using multiple wires. In so doing, S-video avoids the NTSC encoding process and the inevitable loss of picture quality that results from it.
Multiple-pin jack. Provides sharpest picture for TV or VCR. Newer TVs and accessories support S-Video connections.
Carries picture signals only from a component to a TV. Superior to SCART or Composite connection but inferior to Component or RGB SCART. Carries picture only so a sepapate connection must be used for audio signals.
A high quality video connection cable.
Separated Video or Super-Video is a standard for video cabling that splits the information into two separate signals: one carries brightness (luminance) and the other carries color (chrominance). In contrast to composite video, S-Video has a sharper picture. Nowadays, DVD players, some VCRs, and many high-end televisions all support S-Video.
Super-Video - a high quality process for transmitting video
A video connection interface. Also a generic name for Y/C, applied to S-VHS or Beta E.
Super-video, sometimes (incorrectly) called SVHS. A video signal used for PAL and NTSC video. S-Video signals comprise of separate luminance and chrominance signals - a technique which gives much better results than the composite video format which contains both luminance and chrominance in one signal.
Super-Video. A superior video standard that divides the signal to carry brightness and color information separately. Also referred to as Y/C, it is a connector that carries the video signal in its separate luminance and chrominance components. If you have this and composite jacks on your camera or deck, use the S-Video for better picture quality. S-Video uses a five-pin connector, not RCA jacks. (4/99)
A round (DIN) style cable connector/port used to digitally transmit video signal. Commonly found on some higher end television monitors, DVD players, satellite receivers, and video editing cards. It provides superior sound and picture quality than RCA connections.
super-video. This a type of component video used in consumer equipment. It separates the video signal into three channels, providing higher resolution and better picture quality than composite video.
A type of video signal used in the Hi8 and S-VHS video tape formats. It transmits luminance and color portions separately using multiple wires, thus avoiding the NTSC encoding process and its inevitable loss of picture quality.
This is another type of component video signal, because the luminance and chrominance signals are transmitted on separate wires. This connection type, however, cannot produce high definition pictures with more than 480 interlaced lines of video for NTSC or more than 576 lines of interlaced video for PAL.
In S-video format, color and luminance data are separated, resulting in sharper, more colorful images. This format is commonly available on S-VHS video players and DVD players.
A video signal where the chrominance and luminance components of an image are each represented as separate signals. Better quality than composite video. See Composite, RGB.
Developed to provide a way for a recording's luminance and crominance information to be transmitted separately to reduce picture degradation.
A high quality video connection that carries brightness and colour information separately.
A video signal used by Hi-8 camcorders, in which the luminance (brightness) and chrominance (color) information are separated. Most DV camcorders also offer S-Video connections.
Short for Super Video.A high-quality method of transmitting video signals over cable to a television from a device such as a Camcorder VCR or game machine.S-Video separates information into two signals: Chrominance (separates color information) and Luminance (brightness).This prevents color bleeding and dot crawl, and increases clarity and sharpness.Once the information is finally delivered to the TV it is done so as a single signal over one wire.
Super-video or Component video. A format in which a video signal is split into a Luminance (brightness) component and a Chrominance (color) component
is a higher resolution video format supported by many projectors but not widely used by the general public. Your VCR or DVD must support S-Video for you to use this feature, most VCRs do not. PAL and SECAM are video standards generally found in European countries and other places around the world.
A method of transmitting the chrominance and luminance portions of a video signal separately to keep quality high by avoiding modulating and demodulating the signal between various components in a system. Available on Hi8 and S-VHS machines.
Is a video transmission associated with high-band (eg Hi8 and S-VHS) video formats. The chrominance (C) and luminance (Y) components are transmitted separately.
Separate Video, also called Y/C video. The Y/C designation is shorthand for luma (Y) and chroma (C).
(Also referred to as Super-VHS and S-VHS) A video transmission standard that uses a 4 pin mini-DIN connector to send video information on two signal wires called luminance (brightness; Y) and chrominance (colour; C). S-Video is also referred to as Y/C. A composite signal on standard VCRs has the Y and C information combined into one signal. The advantage of having luminance and chrominance separated is that a comb filter is not needed inside the video projector to separate the signal into the luminance and chrominance components. The result is much improved picture resolution when compared to playback from standard VHS. Short Throw Lens A lens designed to project the largest possible image from short distance.
Found on all the DVRs we've seen so far. This video connection carries the chrominance (color) and luminance (brightness) portions of the video signal in separate streams, for improved color accuracy and reduced distortion. S-video provides a sharper picture than composite video, but is not as good as component video.
S-Video connections are available on certain source components and video display devices, and offer a higher level of video performance over composite video signals. By allowing a separate "path" for chroma and luminance (color and brightness) signals, certain video anomalies are alleviated. Generally it is advantageous to use S-video inputs and outputs whenever possible.
A video signal that carries seprate luminance and chrominance signals
A video interface standard that carries separate luma and chroma signals, usually on a four-pin mini-DIN connector. Also called Y/C. The quality of s-video is significantly better than composite video since it does not require a comb filter to separate the signals, but it's not quite as good as component video. Most high-end televisions have s-video inputs. S-video is often erroneously called S-VHS.
"Separate" Video is a physical video interface that carries the luminance and chrominance information separately. The S-Video signal is the same as the composite video signal, except that the Y signal (luminance) is on a separate wire from the U-V signal.
Separated Video, an encoded video signal which separates the luminance (brightness) and chrominance (colour) signals, it improves the picture quality when connecting televisions and video projectors to any high quality video source such as Digital Broadcast, Satellite, D-VHS and DVD's.
This is a high quality connection standard for products which utilise S-VHS,S-VHSC, Hi8 or other higher quality picture formats. It gives better results than standard composite video connection.
Abbreviation for "Super Video"] A type of video technology that delivers a much sharper image to TV monitors than composite video (where the Red Green Blue, and often even the audio, are mixed together. S-video handles color (chrominance) and brightness (luminance) separately. Video cameras with S-Video usually have both an S-Video output jack and the more common RCA-type audio/video connections (used in composite video). You can only take advantage of S-Video playback if your TV has S-Video input.
A composite video signal separated into the luma ("Y" is for luma, or black and white information; brightness) and chroma ("C" is an abbreviation for chroam, or color information).
The output from certain video tape players and video equipment. S-Video separates sync and luminance from color information, typically producing a higher quality display than composite video.
Connection method for high quality video transfer used with S-VHS video recorders, camcorders, DVD players, etc
Separated video. Offers improved picture quality over composite video signals by separating the picture signal into colour and brightness information.
Separate video, abbreviated S-Video and also known as Y/C (or erroneously, S-VHS and "super video") is an analog video signal that carries the video data as two separate signals (brightness and color), unlike composite video which carries the entire set of signals in one signal line. S-Video, as most commonly implemented, carries high-bandwidth 480i or 576i resolution video, i.e. standard definition video. It does not carry audio on the same cable.