Unknown (video/audio?) cable, curious what it's for

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  1. Biovirulent
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    I don't remember where I got this cable, but what it is can be described as this:

    One end: A mini usb connector.

    Other end: 2 cables, one seemingly for audio (white) and video (yellow), and a usb connector.

    What's this thing for?
     
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    a standard mini usb connector? or a special connector?
    could you provide a picture?
    what you describe looks like one of the sony camera's cables, i used to have a sony camera with such cable..
    if its a sony one, extremly likely it has a ferrite thing

    but i bet my ass it's from some camera you used to own, or still have somehwere
     
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    20170302_153707.jpg Seems to be a special mini usb, considering it has those 3 cables going to it.
    That's all I know, though.
     
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    really unusual it is using a mini usb plug and in the other end the 2 types of connectors...
    the device most likely has a mode which you can select from usb into video out...
    i still think it is from a video camera... maybe a dash cam?
    i can't think of any other other device that outputs via composite, the cheap ass tablets sometimes use mini usb, but they do not output via composite.. (they have a shitty hdmi port)
     
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  5. mechagouki

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    I'm pretty sure it's from a HDD video camera, one cable allows syncing with PC and playback over composite video.

    I'm almost sure my Sony HDD camcorder from about 7 or 8 years ago came with the same cable.
     
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    i had a sony picture camera, they used a proprietary cable in the end that connects to the camera tough....
    but it indeed had a usb type A and the composite audio video in the other end
     
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    Strange. I don't have any cameras or anything, and if I remember correctly it may have been bundled with a wacom tablet I have. It doesn't use composite though, and it only has a usb and avi input. No RCA or usb/mini usb port.
    Still don't know what it's used for. Huh.

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    Maybe, just maybe I might have found what it was for.
    I found an old camcorder that has a mini usb port and a mini hdmi port.
    The cable was unused though. I assumed it was from something newer.
     
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    well the device couldn't use the composite and usb at the same time (unless if used usb to only get power)
    because i don't think it's possible to transmit composite at same time while establishing a usb connection... in the same 4 pins... it's 2 different signals...
     
  9. VinLark

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    That should be a camera to TV cable. I had one and it was neat.
     
  10. Orangy57

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    seems like a cable to plug a camcorder into a crt tv or something
     
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