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In theory, you should have no problem at all. I use live switch for many of the events we cover, and I have composite lengths running up to 75 feet. However, personally, if your gear has the ability to do an S-Video out, I would much rather use that. I’ve discovered that there seems to be a lot less signal loss over S-Video lenghts, and in fact I’ve commonly run over 200′ runs using S-Video cables. The big downside to this is that S-Video cable is also more expensive. So it’s a bit of a trade off really.