Composite video

Composite video
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On consumer products a yellow RCA connector is typically used for composite video.
Type Analog video connector
Designed 1954[1]–1956[2]
External Yes
Video signal NTSC, PAL or SECAM video
Pins 1 plus grounding shield
Connector RCA connector
Pin 1 center video
Pin 2 sheath ground

Composite video is an analog video signal format that carries standard-definition video (typically at 480i or 576i resolution) as a single channel. Video information is encoded on one channel, unlike the higher-quality S-video (two channels) and the even higher-quality component video (three or more channels). In all of these video formats, audio is carried on a separate connection.

Composite video is also known by the initials CVBS for composite video baseband signal or color, video, blanking and sync,[3][4] or is simply referred to as SD video for the standard-definition television signal it conveys.

There are three dominant variants of composite video: NTSC, PAL, and SECAM.

  1. ^ "Definition: composite video". computer language. Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  2. ^ "the cable bible". Retrieved 23 May 2019.
  3. ^ "Video Basics". Maxim Integrated. Retrieved 14 July 2018.
  4. ^ Robert Silva (8 November 2017). "Composite Video - The Basics". Lifewire. Retrieved 14 July 2018.