In this course, you will learn :
- This class provides you with lessons that will teach you just enough to understand how to connect your home electronics.
- Electronic signal fundamentals: basic signal flow, shielded cables, plug vs. jack
- The distinction between video streams and video files is critical if you own or are considering purchasing a new camcorder/camera.
- A look at the most common audio connectors: Phone (1/4", Mini, Sub-Mini, Micro); RCA/Phono, XLR, Optical.
- S-video, BNC, IEEE 1394 (4-pin, 6-pin, and 800), and HDMI are the most commonly used video connectors.
- HDMI, DVI, Display Port, Mini-Display Port, and VGA are the most common monitor connectors.
- When and how to use adapters when connecting audio, video, monitors, or peripherals. When should a Y-adapter be used instead of a cable adapter?
- When and why a Digital>Analog Converter is required.
- Two freeware computer applications recommended for transferring video files between formats.
1. Introduction to Cables & Connectors
- Tech Foundations
- Stream vs. File Based Trasnfer
2. Connectors by Their Application
- Audio Connectors
- Video Connectors
- Monitor Connectors
- Peripheral Connectors (computer connections)
- RF Connectors
3. Putting It All Together: Looking at Connection Panels on Real Gear
- Connections on an HDTV
5. Conclusion & Additional Resources
- Connector ID Guide
- Closing Lesson