Ah, S-Video, that takes me back. The days of DVD/VCR combo players and 100-pound CRT televisions,
the days of blank VHS tapes and tangles of red and white RCA audio cables. Harking back to
simpler times (with terribly-more-complex setups), this S-Video cable is perfect for connecting
a video source and display from times gone by.
This cable is made of 75 ohm mini-coax video wire, the ideal method of carrying analog video with minimal loss.
These types of assemblies have been built upwards of 200ft without trouble, although many factors
will contribute to the overall quality.
S-Video was typically used in high-end video applications and equipment, and on
most camcorders prior to the widespread implementation of FireWire and then HDMI. This classic
video interface has segregated Luma/Chroma channels to provide a more accurate picture than
the all-in-one approach of composite, and therefore requires more pins. Each end of this cable
has a 4-pin male Mini-Din connector, aka MD04M, which is the same size as a PS/2 connector but
with only four pins instead of six.
For more information about video types
and signals, see our Video White Paper.
Custom lengths are available, so you can have S-Video in any length you desire.