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Old Aug 10, 2009, 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Telemachus
The ground wire on S-video is the outside connection. The other 4 are the pins.
A cheap premade S-Video cable has grounds on pins 1 & 2, with Luma on pin 3 and chroma on pin 4.

A slightly better premade S-Video cable will also have ground on the connector shield, but also tied to pins 1 & 2.

In either case, you'd have to hack off the molded plastic strain relief to get at all the pins, unless you happen to get a cable with an overall shield connected to the barrel, and two coax cables each connected to pins 1 & 3, and 2 & 4.

What I suggested was an S-Video connector designed to be used for making your own cables, which are available for under $2 at Digikey, from eBay, or I can buy them locally at an electronics supply store for about $4 each.

It is also sometimes listed as a male 4 pin mini-DIN connector.
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