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4 pin 3.5mm (2.5mm) plug connector layout
4 pin 3.5mm (2.5mm) plug connector
used on many modern Sony, Panasonic camcorders and some other devices (Aiwa, Philips, ...)

Trying to connect different camcorders and a/v equipment can become confusing when different manufacturers produce identical cables with different pinout connections.

Pin TRRS Sony / Panasonic pinout old Panasonic pinout

Aiwa VCD player

Bluetech DVD player

portable DVD
Creative Digital I\O(Digital Output Only mode) Nokia phones, players from Archos, Creative Zen Vision, Cowon iAudio, Apple iBook, Arris STB
1 Left Audio Right Audio video in-out right audio in-out
center spdif pair Left Audio
2 Composite Video A&V Ground left audio in-out left audio in-out
rear spdif pair Right Audio
3 A&V Ground Composite Video right audio in-out video in-out
center & lfe spdif pair Composite Video
4 Right Audio Left Audio audio and video signal ground audio and video signal ground ground Ground

Some Panasonic camcorders (at least an HC-V720, around 5 years old, and an HDC-SD9, around 10 years old) have TRRS A/V outputs (the "Sony" pin-out), where the second ring from the end (pin 3) is ground, not pin 2.


According to 13 reports in our database (9 positive and 1 negative) the TRRS Audio/Video 4-pole connector pinout should be correct.

Is this pinout
TRRS Audio/Video 4-pole connector visual pinout:click to enlarge
Source(s) of this and additional information: Matt"s Resource
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