Pinouts of Audio / Video hardware connectors
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 Sony pinout 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



4 pin 3.5mm (2.5mm) plug connector layout
4 pin 3.5mm (2.5mm) plug connector
According to 10 reports in our database (7 positive and 1 negative) this pinout should be correct.

Is this pinout
Audio/Video 4-pole jack connector for camcorders and some other devices visual pinout:
Audio/Video 4-pole jack connector for camcorders and some other devices diagram
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Source(s) of this and additional information: Matt"s Resource
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