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Noob question about BNC to RCA connection for a CCTV Camera? Answered

I apologize for the noob question. I have searched the internet for a couple hours now and cannot find the answer to my question.

I have a couple CCTV security cameras that have the BNC connection designed for a DVR.

I am curious if since there is only two wires for the BNC connection and two wires for the RCA connection, can I just splice my video cable to hook up a RCA at the end? My goal is just to plug this camera into our TV so we can view live; we don't need to record anything.

I have a couple 100 ft lengths of BNC cable, and as apposed to buying anything, I'd love to use what I have laying around to convert one end myself if it works out to just be a straight connection.

Thanks in advance! :)

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framistanBest Answer (author)2013-04-19

yes that should work ok. They sell the BNC to RCA adaptors at radioshack for a few bucks if you want to go that route.

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jeje05 (author)2014-02-26


Did it work connecting the 2 wires to the RCA Plug?

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