The Difference Between Baseband and Broadband Video

Baseband Video consists of one video picture being sent point-to-point, such as the video output of a VCR to the video input of a monitor. There exist two levels of service for baseband video: broadcast studio and consumer. These types describe, primarily, the quality of the signal. Broadcast studio quality requires a much higher signal fidelity, while the consumer quality baseband requirement is less demanding. In addition to the difference in signal fidelity, there is also a difference in the connectors typically used for the transmission of these signals. The broadcast baseband applications typically use a BNC connector and the consumer baseband applications typically use an RCA connector.

Published: 05/06/2013