AV camcorder pinout quesion.

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Phone Box, Sep 21, 2007.

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    Phone Box Guest

    I realize this is a digital video group but I hope you can answer this
    analogue camcorder question. My daughter purchased a Ferguson FC31 analogue
    camcorder from a car boot sale. It has an AV connector on the back and I'm
    trying to understand the pinout. I've pretty much answered my own question
    but I'm not 100% sure if the connector is a 8 pin mini din, the pinouts are
    an analogue standard, the audio is stereo (the manual does not give much
    useful information).


    Thanks in advance


    Phone Box, Sep 21, 2007
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    Mark Guest

    IIRC that connector can also carry Y and C (luminance and
    chrominance) outputs; rather like s-video. Whether the camera
    supports those is another matter.
    Mark, Sep 23, 2007
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    Phone Box Guest

    Thanks for the reply. I'm struggling to find any information on this
    camcorder. Do you happen to know what happened to Ferguson?


    Phone Box, Sep 24, 2007
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    Mark Guest


    "On August 16, 1996, Thorn EMI shareholders voted in favour of
    demerger proposals. The company became EMI Group plc, and the
    electronics and rentals divisions were divested as Thorn plc and the
    company was acquired by Future Rentals, a subsidiary of Nomura Group
    in 1998. It is now defunct {fact}."

    IIRC, numerous Feguson products were OEM from JVC (I had one and very
    good it was too); JVC also used that 8-pin DIN connector at one time.
    So you could try searching on JVC archive material instead.
    Mark, Sep 24, 2007
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