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s video problem
I am currently using my laptop vga output with a scan converter to get it in the our edirol v4 on rca. I would like to go straight from svideo output for the better quality, however when I do that the image gets smaller. There are large black borders on all sides of the image. The edirol has no size controls for this, I found some controls in the video properties of the laptop but it doesnt stretch the image much at all. How can I get it to fill the screen?
I know you said the edirol has no size controls for the S-video, but it honestly sounds like an input settings problem.
Try and go through all properties of the S-video Input settings.
Does your Scan Converter have an In and Out for S-video?
Are you using S-video 4 pin? That can make a difference as that is the kind of S-video Input the Edirol has.
Checking the inputs and outputs
Checking the final output
Here’s how to check that the signal from each source device is correctly being input to the V-4, and
is correctly being output to the TV or projector as final output.
Play back the source device.
Operate the source device (e.g., camcorder, VCR, DVD player, DV-7PR) connected to the V-4 so
that it will output video.
Check the output monitor.
Power-on the TV monitor or projector that is connected to the output jack of the V-4, and verify that
the image being output from the V-4 is displayed correctly.
Switching the input channel
Now, try switching the V-4’s input channel. Move the T-bar all the way toward the channel A or
channel B position. If you moved the T-bar toward channel A, press the left input selector (INPUT
SELECT). If you moved the T-bar toward channel B, press the right input selector. Successively
press buttons 1 through 4 to switch inputs. Confirm that the image shown on your TV monitor or
projector changes accordingly.
Checking the output to the preview monitor
Next, you should check whether the image is being correctly output to the preview TV monitor.
Play back your source device
Operate the source device (e.g., camcorder, VCR, DVD player, DV-7PR) connected to the V-4 so it
Check the preview output
Turn on the power of the TV monitor that is connected to the preview output jack of the V-4, and
verify that the image output from the V-4 is displayed correctly.
In the case you do not see output on TV/Projector
• Check that outputs from source devices are correctly connected to inputs of V-4.
• Check that output from V-4 is correctly connected to input of TV or Projector.
• Check that input selection of TV or Projector is set correctly.
When the channel selected has no signal input, a blue image is output to the TV/Projector. You can
turn On/Off the blue image output by changing the parameter on p. 75 or later.
Checking the inputs and outputs
Switch the output channel
Try switching the channel that is being output to the V-4’s preview monitor. Press the preview
select buttons (1 through 4 and OUTPUT) one after another, and verify that the image being output
to your TV monitor changes accordingly.
About the display on preview monitor
Information about settings of V-4 is displayed to the Preview Monitor as below.
• If name of the effect is highlighted, this is the effect selected
• If * mark is displayed after effect name, the effect parameter can be changed with the control dial.
• If ball mark is displayed aside highlighted effect names, it means the effect parameter can be changed
with the control dial.
You can add or reduce the information displayed on the preview monitor by changing the settings
of the V-4 as described on p. 75 or later.
• [**Preset**] is displayed when position 1 of Memory Dial is selected. The 1st setting is fixed to the
factory preset and cannot be changed.
• [*Protect On*] is displayed when Memory Protection is enabled. If this message appears, settings
cannot be changed.
I'd just stick with the composite. The only improvement in quality that "S-video" offers is a little more clean chroma and luma bandwidth, but this is relatively insignificant. No improvement in resolution or frame rate or anything of the sort.
If your composite signal fills your screen better than your Y/C signal, go composite. You can barely see the difference.