Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: s - video signal problem - Need Advice

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005

    Default s - video signal problem - Need Advice

    I need to run an s - video cable 10meter's,
    The set up i have all works with a standard 2 meter cable but when i run the 10m cable i get a really poor picture and looks like a signal strengh problem?
    Does anyone know of any boosters or anything or could point me in the right direction to make this work

    Cheers Guys

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Kansas City, Missouri, USA, Earth, Sol, Milky Way, Local Group, Universe 42


    Is the video blurred horizontally? If so, then your cables may have too much capacitance and loss for your S-video output. Make sure you're using low capacitance, low loss shielded cable. At least RG-59 for both signals.

    Also make sure your load, the device you're delivering the S-Video signals to, has termination resistors across the inputs. These should be 75 ohms. You may have to patch these in on your own.

    Coax lines need to be properly impedance matched when they are long. Short cables don't have time to mess up the video signal, so they tend to use any old cheap coax or even dumb twisted pairs.

    Be wary of cables that are super flexible, that suppleness usually means tiny wires inside and that means less signal strength the longer the cable.
    Fav quote - "Experience is whatcha don't get 'till ya don't need it no more."

    System - Athlon 1.4GHz, Win98, Hauppauge PVR250 receiver and compressor.
    Software -Magix Movie Edit Pro 10, Nero 6 + NeroVision Express, Moho 4.61, PSP 8.1, Bryce, Quicktime 6.52 pro, Goldwave 5, DVD-Lab.
    Cameras - Panasonic GS9, Canon ES8400V, Canon EOS D20 and Canon A70

Similar Threads

  1. video out signal in prem pro
    By daveybabs in forum Adobe Premiere, Premiere Elements, and After Effects
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-29-2006, 05:26 AM
  2. Advice Please - I'm new To Digital Video- Please Help
    By DGB in forum The Perfect Video Editing PC
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-11-2006, 08:47 AM
  3. Graphic card TV-OUT: signal problems?
    By part in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-03-2006, 04:40 PM
  4. No Input Signal
    By Nikosony in forum Hardware Problems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-08-2006, 10:34 PM
  5. New to video editing and need some advice
    By Stretch in forum The Perfect Video Editing PC
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 12-03-2004, 10:42 AM


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts