I bought a second hand edit computer and I think it has RGB to the video monitor but this has never worked.
I would be quite happy with a feed to my monitor which accepts composite video. What do I need in the way
of hardware to do this? Thanks.
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Composite? Are you trying to connect the computer to an old TV?
Modern connections are usually, HDMI, DVI or the old VGA (analog)
What connections do you have at the back of the PC?
Thank you for the reply. I can see the picture I am editing on the VGA monitor
but the picture is too small. I need to connect the computer to an 18 inch TV monitor
which I have and will take scart in. I am told I need an extra bit to make this work.
You will not be happy using composite or s-video on a TV. It will be very blurry. You will struggle to read normal sized text on the desktop. See this post for an example of what you will see on a TV:
Spend a little money and get a used LCD monitor instead.
Thanks Dave. Sorry if I was a bit vague. The monitor (I have an 18inch LCD TV which has a scart socket)
is so I can see the edited picture. I just don't know what I need to get this out of the computer.
You need a VGA to composite scan converter and probably followed by a 4 pin mini DIN (s-video) or RCA (composite) to SCART adapter.
That device offers SCART compatible RGB output (this would be the best quality if your monitor supports it) but it needs an adapter cable. I don't know if it's included.
The problem is that recent video cards with composite or S-Video out are almost non-existent and the few that are available may not come with the breakout cable for the analog TV out port. Used cards may be found, but often have an AGP interface or lack drivers that would allow them to work with a newish PC.
Thanks everyone, I will pursue these leads..........