Evolution of video interfaces

The existence of many different audio and video standards necessitates the definition of hardware interfaces, which define the physical characteristics of the connections between the electrical equipment.

A few years ago, composite video was the interface most used at homes and component video in professional environments. However, these interface have been replaced for digital ones, with or without compression. The differences between the video interfaces are as shown in the following tables, where their use, type of signals and other parameters are compared.

Analog video interfaces

Analog video interfaces

Digital Video Interfaces

Digital Video Interfaces

Compressed video interfaces

Compressed video interfaces

 

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