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Is it possible to connect a cctv which only has 3 wires pos. grn and video directly to the ez-boaed to by-pass using a USB to your computer?
Thanks in advance
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Why not try a 2.4 GHz wireless EZ Cam?
You can unscrew the lenses and pop out the IR filter and that makes the camera IR sensitive. Then get yourself a fee IR 850 nm LEDs and those can be your night/ low light illumination. It doest take but a few of these LEDs to light up the viewing area in front of your robot and a descent sized room.
Edit @robotmaker video cables like RCA , BNC, cable TV etc are all types of coax . typically the rca video cables are RG58 or RG59 for long runs. Cable TV , Ham radio , Cab radio etc typically use RG6 coax. Analog closed circuit TV systems use BNC connectors and shielded RG6 coax because the can have exceptionally long runs with a solid wire core and shielding.
You can get one to plug in a slot for desktops,but for laptops only usb,i think there are wireless capture cards but at a high price.
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@JOSH mostly camera's only use shielded cables not coax,look at the back of your VCR they use shielded cables
COAX is for antenna's,i am thinking you meen shielded cables and calling them COAX
coax its a teflon tube with a stiff wire with heavy braided wire around it and has mostly a F connector or BNC connector on it.
A few video camera's use bnc connector and it may be coax,most board camera's use shielded wire with rca
Hi Josh, The wifi camera is too large for my needs. I may use them on my next project.
Keep up the awesome work DJ!
On the robot the CCTV camera is connected to a 5.8GHz video sender (transmitter) on the other side the video sender (receiver) is connected to an EZCAP (low cost video capture device) which then connects to the computers USB port
I have this working very well with ARC, I choose 5.8GHz rather than 2.4GHz because there is a lot less interference
@Toymaker, that sounds nice , too. How is your AIMEC-4 coming along?
Also, the lighting in my apartment has a lot to be desired. Would the IR LEDS make it light up nicely, or would everything be green?
Do you have a part number for the 5.8GHz video sender (transmitter) and receiver?
I hacked these I just use the PCB and they work great on the AIMEC:4 robot
I have seen them on Amazon for around £30 ignore any bad reviews as they are about Sky compatibility and not on how good they work.
I will post a picture of the hacked boards if you need it.
Yes I will need the hacked pictures. I looked this unit up and I did not see a usb connector for the PC.
Thanks in advances.
EASYCAP USB VIDEO ADAPTER
Using a low light level CCTV camera is a huge improvement on the Konig wireless camera, the one in the photo cost around £50 and has a quality glass lens and works down to very low light levels.
Hope this helps.