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Camera 2.4 ghz analog to digital laptop/raspberry pie Answered

Hello, someone gave me a lot of security camera and i'm trying to make it work... i can make them work with a tv but i want to got it on my laptop/cell phone like the newest security system.
i got camera form X10:



I got the receiver:



The camera send the signal 2.4 ghz to the receiver and switch to analog output (tv). Is there a way to get the analog and send it to something like a «raspberry pie»? And i think i need a receiver for each camera, can i got only one for all ? or i need to connect all the receiver to the raspberry...Well i'm pretty fucked right now...


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1 year ago

Not easy... See the yellow plug on the receiver? Thats your video-signal in Composite.
Thats analog. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Composite_video
You would need a digitizer for Composite to USB capture-device or Composite to Stream or something similar.
looks like it may serve you well.
As soon as you have the composite in digital form on your PC, ill suggest going with VLC and display it or even rebroadcast it on your network wo view wherever you want as a stream or record to a file or or stream to youtube or whatever...

Jack A Lopez
Jack A Lopez

1 year ago

Well, there exists hardware that can convert analog, composite video,


to a digital signal, and then deliver that digital signal to software, via USB, or maybe PCI, or whatever your favorite data bus is.


If you are running some kind of Linux on your computer, with video capture device plugged into it, then I think the usual framework for this kind of device, is Video4linux.


Regarding the question of which hardware is compatible, I think these two pages at linuxtv.org give us some hints, in particular for USB-based video capture devices.



By the way, I actually have one of these Easycap clone devices, and I got it to work under Xubuntu, with application called, "Guvcview"


I mean, I have not really done anything interesting with it. Rather I have just proved my capture device works.

I do not remember which name my Easycap clone was sold under, or which chipset it had inside it, but I could probably check on that upon request.

Also, you said you have "a lot" of these insecurity cameras.

I am not sure how much, or what kind of, hardware would be needed to capture several video streams at one time. But I know that people do it, and I think Zoneminder


is the usual free, Linux application, for people who want to watch, and record from, a whole bunch of video cameras, all at the same time. Or there might be other software out there, that does the same thing.


1 year ago

There are USB dongles available that provide a RCA (analog) input for cameras or other old style video equippment.
However, most will be limited to just a single video imput.
WiFi cam system are also different to what you have.
The receiver will only use one signal at a time and a manual selection by switch.
Most likely due to the limitations of the 2.4GHz systems (non WiFi) to transmit/receive the data simulatanously.
If you can accept the limitations of your system you could use a USB dongle to get the signal into a usable format for your laptop.
From there you can use security or motion sensing programs (a lot are free) to record what you get.
Won't solve te problem of only getting one cam at a time by manual selection though.

In theory you could create a transistor board with a serial input to switch the cameras by software.
But once you start going into this you might realise that modern security systems do have a purpose these days.