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    2 questions.

    The first question is probably a pretty dumb one. I just got one of the cheap x-10 low light cameras and the connection on it looks like a phone jack instead of an rca jack like I thought it would. I'm just wondering how I connect this to a video input card. Are there adapters? Is there something specific I can plug the camera into that the plug is made for?

    The 2nd thing I wanted to know about is where to find a good multi-camera recording card. I want something to handle a few wired cameras and a few wireless ones (outdoor use). I'll be starting out with 3-4 cameras and maybe moving up to more than that once I move, but not any time soon. Any suggestions?

    Thanks.

    Edit: For the camera capture, I'd like to be able to see all of the cameras at once, and probably be able to record ones where a motion sensor is activated through homeseer.

    #2
    That camera with the "phone looking" jack should have come with and extension cord that it plugs into. This extension cord has on the other end 3 wires. One for video, one for audio, an one for power. The video and audio connections are RCA the power is a female connection that a power supply plugs into.

    As far as multiple inputs goes there are basically 2 routes. A multiple input graphics card like this or an external video switcher like this .
    I want one of the ASELPRO's but need to wait until I get a few more funds.
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      #3
      Doesn't somebody also sell a stand-alone device with an in-built web server that can capture multiple cameras and stream them when somebody connects to the web server? Not sure how much these cost, but I like the idea as it totally offloads video encode and streaming from the HS PC...

      Don

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        #4
        quite a few video servers (digitizer + web server) boxes on the market. Prices have come down a lot. A friend of mine bought one on eBay from an outfit importing them from a marginally successful Asian company. It has 4 channels and an ActiveX and Java control from the client side. Works OK - it was really cheap for being 4 channel.

        Check out the one sold by SuperCircuits - it's pretty cheap an still in production. http://www.supercircuits.com/?txtSea...ion=PRODSEARCH
        $250. But I remember seeing one for closer to $125 or so.

        Note too that the network cams are getting cheap - cam with an ethernet or WiFi connection built in. But beware the camera quality - CMOS vice CCD - if you need it to cope with indoor/outdoor ranges.

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