What's next in video connections?

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  1. RobertCharlotte

    RobertCharlotte Supporting Actor

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    Forgive me if I err while I over-simplify, but as I understand it, the progression to date has been from coaxial cable to composite video to s-video to component video.

    I can't make myself believe we've reached the end of this evolution, so what's on the horizon?
     
  2. Brian_C

    Brian_C Stunt Coordinator

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    Something with a pure digital signal I bet. All our other signals are digital except our video signals.
     
  3. RobertCharlotte

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    Related question: why are binding posts so desirable for audio connections but not for video?
     
  4. Brian_C

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    Binding posts are used with amplified signals (speaker cables). Because of their flexibility in different connectors (spade, banana, bare) they are very popular.

    RCA connectors are used throughout audio and video interconnects (line level signals) mainly because of the industry standard. I'm sure the negative outer conductor on the RCA plug helps with the shielding design.
     
  5. RobertCharlotte

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    Good explanation, and that makes sense to me!
     

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