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Due to a recent theft, I want to get this B/W security camera going.

At one time, I had the output going to my TV.

The one pic shows the connector at the other end of the camera cabling.

My TV has a video input using a RCA connector.

Is there some adaptor I need?

https://imgur.com/QDxOKBI

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Re: Connection from camera to TV
On Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 6:15:58 PM UTC-7, AK wrote:
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<https://www.homedepot.com/p/ZOSI-BNC-Male-to-RCA-Female-COAX-BNC-Connector-Adapter-for-CCTV-Camera-US-10-Pack-SP-DC-BM-RF-10/307984031

The camera has a BNC (bayonet type) connector that won't pull loose; that's
important for such cameras if they're mounted in out-of-the-way places.   The
cable from camera to TV should be BNC on both ends, IMHO, with a BNC/RCA
adapter at the TV.   There are digital recorders with BNC inputs that usually
serve such cameras,  


Re: Connection from camera to TV
On Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9:03:41 PM UTC-5, whit3rd wrote:
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I should have posted this also.  

What are my recording options?

I have a computer but would probably need some kind of card for the video input from the camera.

I found a DVR with hard drive, but do not need the "fancy stuff" like monitoring it via my smart phone.

I would like:

1. Record the video
2. Play it back on my tv
3. Be able to copy videos to an outside source like SD card

Thanks,
          Andy


Andy

Re: Connection from camera to TV
On Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 1:24:23 PM UTC-7, AK wrote:
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There are lots of point-and-shoot cameras, with movietaking modes, that can
do all of that; expect to pay $10 or so at thrift stores...   you'll need
to supply power, and tend the camera (it stops when it fills its SD card),
and there's often a special cord to connect it to a computer (USB) or
television (HDMI, composite video, USB... depends on the TV).   Wireless
(WiFi) is sometimes available, too.

For something that does set-and-forget monitoring, the dedicated boxes
with hard drives are more convenient.  Your camera probably came
with one of these.   It's only money...

Somewhere inbetween are the wildlife-camera items; low power, motion sensing with
timestamps.  Search for 'critter cam' is productive.

Re: Connection from camera to TV
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I rigged a few cameras to do time lapse photography.  In one case it
was a $10 point and shoot and a $20. (both new)  It took a fair amount
of arm wavin' and hed skrachen to get them working.  I used a
programmable controller to:

Turn on the camera and wait for it to initialize, snap the picture,
shut down, delay (variable set with switches) repeat, and check the
light levels so it would shut down at night..

Both cameras (in that price class at least) just wrote over the
pictures in memory.  The $10 version held ~100 pix (90-100) and the
$20 about 1,000.  The $20 had another eccentricity that the controller
had to handle - the more stored pictures it had, the longer it took to
initialize.

I mounted them at the bow of my kayak, attached to bridges, near boat
ramps, busy shopping centers, city hall, etc..  High tech voyeurism.
Water proofing was a challenge.

Re: Connection from camera to TV
On Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 9:03:41 PM UTC-5, whit3rd wrote:
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I got the adapter in today.  

It works great. Hooked it up to my TV.

The camera is a bit old, Black and White and maybe 720p resolution.

But any perp could be easily identified.

:-)

Andy

"It is always too soon to quit."

Rick Warren

Re: Connection from camera to TV
On 21/07/2019 9:15 am, AK wrote:
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You could solder an RCA plug onto the cable instead.

Re: Connection from camera to TV
On Sat, 20 Jul 2019 18:15:55 -0700 (PDT), AK

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I would call it a BNC Female to RCA male adapter, but look at a
picture to be sure of what you are getting.

https://tinyurl.com/yy463mz3

With shipping, ten may cost as much as one.  I didn't look for it, but
it may also be possible to find cables with the appropriate connectors
on them if you need to lengthen the wire run.

Re: Connection from camera to TV
On Sunday, July 21, 2019 at 4:01:54 AM UTC-5, default wrote:
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I ordered the 10 piece pack for $7.

I should not run out. :-)

Andy

Re: Connection from camera to TV
On Mon, 22 Jul 2019 20:22:48 -0700 (PDT), AK

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I had to increase the length of a camera cable and found coax, BNC M
to BNC M cables and it was cheaper to use a F-F adapter at the camera
end.  So I bought ten.....

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