I asked here if an S-Video cable could improve the output quality of my VCR (Sharp VC-M401SM). The answers were promising so I bought this S-Video cable (they send me a 2 m cable instead of 0.5 m).
When I connect the S-video cable to the output of SCART adaptor of VRC, however, in the signal that I receive on my PC (through a video grabber like this) the color component is missing. I looked online for solutions to this and I found it could be a number of possibilities. Among the others I noticed that the reason could lie in the non-compatibility of the VCR SCART breakout with the S-Video, as described here.
How can I determine if the grayscale output is due to the VCR incompatibility or it is due to other reasons?
- the S-video cable pins seem not to be damaged;
- the SCART adaptor pins seem not to be damaged;
- with the composite cable I obtain a colored image.