Composite video is an analog video signal used mainly by televisions. Composite video usually uses an RCA cable, and along with HDMI is one of the Raspberry Pi's two video outputs.

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How do I shrink the screen with composite out?

I finally got my Pi to display on an old TV, via the RCA connector. Unfortunately, the Pi outputs a picture that is bigger than the TV can display. It does this on both the TV pictured here: and a ...
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How do I connect Raspberry Pi to my TV?

I have an old TV set and it does not have HDMI. I wanted to know how to connect my RPi to it and which cables I should buy. Problem is I don't know what are these inputs called as, so I couldn't ...
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HDMI input to composite out

I want to use my Canon 5D mkII as a video camera on a recorder with only an composite input. Is this possible with Raspberry Phi in the way that Raspeberry Pi uses HDMI-in and delivers composite-out? ...
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how to override config.txt settings during boot?

From the default NOOBS installation I have installed Raspbian. It seems NOOBS has added some settings to the config.txt file, where one of them is: hdmi_force_hotplug=1 which forces video to be on the ...
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Output composite video from laptop using raspberry pi - possible? [duplicate]

I built a media-center with my raspberry pi a while ago, and I am now putting together more ambitious ideas for improving it. I recently fixed a broken laptop (with good specs) and want to use it as ...
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Can I use the composite video connecor to send video INTO the Raspberry PI?

I am looking to convert video from an analogue surveillance camera (w. BNC connector) into a digital format using a Raspberry PI. I was wondering first if the composite video connector would allow me ...
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omxplayer rtsp stream over composite output

I only manage my pi over ssh. Finally I successfully tested a rtsp stream over hdmi with: sudo omxplayer -o hdmi rtsp://<ip-address>/<streamname>/ How can I play a video or a stream ...
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Raspistill fullscreen preview with valid aspect ratio on composite PAL 16:9 display

Software: raspbian, hardware: Pi model B 512 with camera board Display: rear view car display, PAL composite input, 480x272 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio Goal: I'd like to shot still images with ...
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Using Raspberry Pi as video test pattern generator

I would like to use a Raspberry Pi to generate test patterns in the composite output (for adjusting TVs, VCRs etc). I think the most convenient way would be to control it using ssh (as I may not be ...
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Pygame screen resolution

I creating a data logger program in Python for a customer. I use pygame for displaying status and temperature. We plan to using a car display on the composite video output. The display will have ...
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Making text very readable without X server on a 3.5 inch backup camera monitor

I setup a Pi with a car backup camera monitor and push button. It's for displaying a to-do list that I cycle through by pressing the button. I wrote it for the command-line so I don't have to use ...
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Can hot (un)plugging a scart cable corrupt SD card?

Currently I am using my RPi as a media player with Raspbmc. It connects via scart (using composite to scart cable) to my tv. My tv has only 1 scart-input and i also want to connect my tv settop box. ...
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Force NOOBS 1.3 to use composite

I currently only have access to composite video screens, so I can't use HDMI which makes it a royal pain to use NOOBS. I have NOOBS 1.3 and I wanted to try dual-booting a couple different OSs, but I ...
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Will this TFT LCD work with the Pi?

I got this screen from Amazon, and I mistook it for having RCA input. Anywhoo, it came today and I was wondering if it will work with the Pi. A whole caboodle of reviews said it did, but I don't ...
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Using NOOBS, no keyboard

I have a keyboard/mouse combo that connect via Bluetooth to a sensor that plugs into the Pi. It works great because the sensor has minimal current draw, compared to other keyboards I have used ...
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On Boot: Random colors flashing in jagged formation then nothing

I am using Raspbian 2013-07-26 and I have been having a lot of trouble with my Pi lately (cheap SD card I'm thinking, lots of corrupt stuff). Anyways, when I try to boot it I get this on the screen ...
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How do I connect the Raspberry Pi to a TV with limited input options?

I have a new LG TV. This TV has: 1 HDMI input that is used for a second display on my desktop PC 1 VGA that is used for a second display on my MacBook Pro 1 SCART input (is free) 1 compositor with 5 ...
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input from GPIO requires touching composite video

I have a simple input setup via GPIO, on a headless PI (no video cables attached) The input it attached to a simple button. If I create a while loop and print out the status of the input, it goes ...
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Black/white on composite TV

Plugged my Pi into our old TV for the first time yesterday, using composite, it worked ok for a while, then flickered into black/white. Fiddling round with the cables, I discovered that just ...
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Streaming live video to Rasberry Pi

I am considering purchasing a Rasberry Pi solely for the purpose of sending video to my basement. I have a device with composite video out in the living room and I'd like the same content to be ...
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What qualities should I look for in a small, 7“ or 10” monitor?

Hi, which small small and portable monitors would you suggest to combine with Raspberry Pi. As Raspberry Pi is part of huge range of different project please suggest which would be best in each of ...