svideo or firewire?

Discussion in 'Video Cameras' started by Broons Bane, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. Correct, but misleading. The signal made available at the Firewire
    port is a full-quality one. The signal made available at the s-video
    port isn't.
    Laurence Payne, Dec 2, 2004
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    Dave R Guest

    Because it's not MPEG coming from a DV camcorder. It's DV. Which is
    significantly more data than the MPEG used for digital TV.
    Dave R, Dec 3, 2004
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    Jukka Aho Guest

    To elaborate on that, <>.
    Jukka Aho, Dec 3, 2004
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    Nick Guest

    Coz most are DIGITAL now.

    Nick, Dec 5, 2004
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    :::Jerry:::: Guest

    I am starting to wonder if 'Nick' is mistaking the Firewire port on cameras
    for USB2.....

    I'll go back in to my 'snoozing' mode again now !
    :::Jerry::::, Dec 6, 2004
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    Tom Ellliott Guest

    I guess I am really a very, very, newbe.
    I thought svideo is a recording protocall and firewire was a file transferr
    With firewire you can transferr/capture regular NTSC, Pal, Secam, text
    files, graphic files etc, etc etc.
    SVHS is a type of video recording, such as regular vhs,(NTSC or Pal) BETA,
    DIGITAL Video that can be transfered by firewire, scsi, etc.
    I must also be missing something, like perhaps the original post, but as it
    stands the question just does not make any sense.
    Yours, a very confused,
    Tom Ellliott, Dec 17, 2004
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    Dave R Guest

    S-Video is a mechanism (a protocol) for transferring an analogue video
    signal. It can produce very good results.

    Firewire is used for transferring data. It (as in the firewire driver)
    doesn't care what the data is. The advantage for use video people is
    the high transfer rate and device control.
    Yes, assuming that you have the right equipment on each end. You can
    run a TCP network, add on hard discs, DVD recorders etc, and of course,
    video camcorders.
    Correct. The only problem here is that SVHS has become a synonym for S-
    Video for some people and indeed manufacturers.
    I think the original question was about capturing video. And whilst
    that can be done using S-Video (assuming you have a suitable capture
    card), the best method for capturing DV from a camcorder is to use
    firewire aka IEEE 1394 aka iLink.
    Dave R, Dec 17, 2004
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    Tom Ellliott Guest

    Thanks for the clarifiation.

    Tom Ellliott, Dec 17, 2004
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    Buster Guest

    S-VHS is a higher quality version of VHS video format. S-Video is a
    video hookup, like RCA plugs are. It is a higher quality display, but
    your source and your monitor must have S-Video connectors.
    Buster, Dec 17, 2004
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