Common video connection that provides better picture than composite by transmitting the luminance and chrominance portions of a video signal separately.
A method to interconnect video devices (such as a DVD player and the analog television) by sending the two signals luminance (Y) and an encoded color difference signal (C). The S-Video connection is made using a cable terminated in a small 4-pin connector (in some cases a 7 pin connector is used on computers to allow inclusion of an NTSC composite signal). S-video can greatly improve the picture when connecting SDTV or NTSC displays to a high quality video source such as DVDs.
a small round plug with four pins
high-band video connection delivering a sharper picture because the chrominance and luminance parts of the video signal are separated in transmission. Chrominance carries the colour; luminance carries the brightness of the signal. By separating them, S-Video signals have reduced interference, thereby sharpening picture resolution.
A 4-pin connector that splits the chrominance and luminance elements of an analogue video signal. S-video delivers a better picture quality that composite, but falls short of component.
Enables you to connect video equipment to your A/V receiver at high signal quality. S-Video keeps the black-and-white signal (luminance) apart from the color signal (chrominance) to maintain picture quality.