What are the differences between composite video, S-Video and component video? Which provides the best picture?
A composite video signal consists of chrominance (color) and luminance (black and white) information carried in a single signal. Because the signal combines two separate video elements, a certain degree of image detail is lost because the signals are sharing bandwidth. Composite video is the method of signal transfer from most sources, including VHS VCRs, camcorders, video game systems, etc.