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One of two types of RGB (red, green, blue) basebased signals, component is used to connote non-computer-graphics discrete signal transmission. Most often found in DVD players or high-end broadcast cameras, as it carries the truest color representation based on discrete transmission of each signal. Component cabling consists of three separate wires, or signal paths, with each one carrying one-third of the color space. The green signal also carries an embedded synchronozation, akin to RGsB, but this internal synch signal can be subjugated to an external genlock or digital time base corrector (TBC) when used with an external video mixer.