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Does using an S-Video output via a SCART connector improve the output quality of a VCR?

The answer is probably no, unless the SCART socket on your VCR is labeled specifically as "S-VIDEO". The fact that SCART connector has S-Video pins does not guarantee that your VCR provides ...
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Use XLR for power?

Hard NO. Not as a high voltage extension cord. You're drawing only 5 Amps, sure, and XLR cables can carry from 2 to 10 amps, but not 120 volts of alternating power. XLR cables are not meant to ...
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Can I digitalize a video with a RCA-Jack adapter?

The cable in the picture is an analogue cable, so it's getting an analogue signal from your camera. It's just a cable, so the signal at one end is exactly(ish) the same as the other. To digitise it ...
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What is the maximum length of Portable Recorder to Camera cable that is safe to use?

You may want to consider looking into another alternative as well: double-system sound. The (old school) idea being that since you have a separate recorder, you don't need a connection between the ...
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What is the maximum length of Portable Recorder to Camera cable that is safe to use?

Without more detail this is not directly answerable. The short answer is, the shorter the better, but the long answer depends on many factors. The amount of electromagnetic noise in a room will ...
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Does using an S-Video output via a SCART connector improve the output quality of a VCR?

Yes, using the S-Video output of the SCART breakout will give you better quality than if you use the composite output of the same breakout. (You can get even better quality if you use a different ...
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Use XLR for power?

You would best off speaking with an electrician as there is more to this than just wires, you have to consider things like current, draw, heat, limits to voltage with thinner cables etc.
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What kind of output is this?

That's a DisplayPort socket. Display port to HDMI adaptors are available, almost always DisplayPort is set up as displayport dual-mode, meaning a simple, cheap cable adaptor—e.g. this randomly ...
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What cable for 200' run between camera (video/audio) and ATEM switcher

You need to use cable specifically designed for SDI. RG59 essentially only defines the impedance and capacitance of the cable, not the return loss and attenuation characteristics. You can use ...
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Why does my VCR output a grayscale video if I use an S-Video cable?

Do you have a manual for the VCR? Does it show the pin mappings for the SCART connector? I did a quick search, I can't find a manual online. Where did you get your SCART cable? Did it come with the ...
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What cable do I need for this connection

It is a composite signal being output via BNC connection. This connector is used in most professional applications as it is heavier duty and can lock to the connector so that it does not accidentally ...
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What is the proper terminology for a device that can accept IP video streams and output that to RF as used by consumer televisions?

There is no special name for something that combines IP de-encapsulation and RF modulating. At least one company markets the device as a QAM modulator with IP input.
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How to split video output signal from 1 PC to 40 projectors?

You can't use a passive splitter for this as the signal level would drop far too low, however it should be trivial to accomplish with some simple active distribution amplifiers. There are two real ...
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Use XLR for power?

Absolutely not. XLR (off the shelf) is rated for mA, not Amps, and at 48v at the high end... which is basically phantom power. Now you COULD have a custom cable made. Markertek does this, and they ...
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Is "redmere" technology in HDMI cables useful or is it marketing?

I've used a 25ft HDMI with RedMere purchased from Amazon for about 3 years now. Connecting a MacPro to a Yamaha ARx3070 Home theater amp. Predominantly for HiRes audio. I was skeptical as well. At ...
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VGA Splitter Switch?

You didn't specify keyboard, but sometimes it can be useful to switch USB along with the VGA signal. For this you'd want a KVM.
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