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Ideas on setting up a simple CCTV?


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Mr Wiggy

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Hello all, my first post here, go easy please :whistling:.

I recieved a simple relatively cheap CCTV unit for my birthday 2 months ago from a friend, and now seeing if i can make use of it.

I'm hoping too connect it too my PC too be able too display the image the Camera is viewing, but also be able too switch between the image, and normal PC.

The camera is just a "Halina Home CCTV". It is one that you connect too power into the red cable and have yellow and white too connect into TV or graphics card, however it's done.

So how do i connect those 2 wires if possible at all, too show the picture on my pc screens.

Things i think that may make a difference :
Graphics card: Ati radeon gecube x800gt.
Monitor: viewsonic 22" LCD.
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you would need to get a video capture card for your PC to be able to connect the RCA cables from the camera into your PC...that would allow you to view the output of the camera on your screen....the company may offer software to help record from the camera and things like that...might wanna try to find their website and maybe find a manual or something
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Ok, Thanks, i'll take a look.

Also i realised i have a cable that came with my graphics card a while ago, it has 3 wire's, one red, one green, one blue.

It's similair too this: Posted Image But only has 3 colour ports none of the others.

Is there no way too utilize this too connect the camera.

Help is greatly appreciated.
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no...that's for video out on your computer...not video in
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Thanks for the help dsenette!

So i'm looking at video capture, how is this: http://www.ebuyer.co...oduct_uid=54154
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that would work...i can't vouch for quality as i have never heard of that company...and i don't personally have a capture card..
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LeadTek video capture cards are OK, I've had a WinFast 2000XP Deluxe going for about 2 years now. Just make sure you've don't have a dinky power supply.
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