[AG-TECH] S-video cables

George Estes gestes at ncsa.uiuc.edu
Thu Jun 7 12:16:22 CDT 2001

Buy the best cable you can, shielding and construction is most important.
For any cable run over 5m you should use an s-video line amplifier.

At 03:17 PM 6/7/01 +0100, you wrote:
>On doing some research into s-video cables, I've noticed that there seem to
>be a wide variety of options, e.g. plated copper alloy  for the lead, gold
>plated contacts, etc. To go with this, there are a wide variety of prices!
>I've also been told that the mid-priced leads can't really be used over more
>than 5m. I know that we can spend a few hundreds of pounds to get very high
>quality stuff.
>Can anyone provide any recommendations/guidance on this subject? E.g should
>I just go for the cheapest and limit the distance between PC and cameras? Or
>are these no good anyway?
>Thanks in advance.
>Mike Daw
>Computer Services for Academic Research (CSAR)
>Manchester Computing, University of Manchester
>Manchester M13 9PL, UK
>Tel: +44 (0)161 275 7026 Fax: +44 (0)161 275 6800
>Email: mike.daw at man.ac.uk

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