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If I were to take one of those tiny camcorders that just has a mono sound out and a video out (yellow plug on tv's), is there a schematic that I can use to record them to something like an sd card?

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chaoscampbell
chaoscampbell

13 years ago

Get a TV tuner capture card....... or PCMCIA card for a laptop you can get a cheap one for around 30 bucks or an awesome one for upwards of $500 check Ebay for TV tuner cards or PCMCIA TV tuner......... they have USB ones now too....but not sure how good they are

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

The usb TV tuners are supposed to be fine to use, although there is an apparent lag with the older ones, while that's absolutely fine for pretty much anything as you wouldn't notice anything except a lag in switching channels or such, if you were to hook a game console up, it would definatly be painful to watch.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

...that would work too...

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zachninme
zachninme

13 years ago

You would need an NTSC converter... good luck with that, I've never seen any. Hopefully that should get you started, though. Once you find the chip, look at the example schem in the datasheet ;-)

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

I've seen tonnes of them mang for like $60 at the store.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

I was referring to a chip ;-) And I mean NTSC to some data format that you can put on an SD card ;-)

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

I'm refering to a PCI capture card to encode said NTSC data to said SD card. All from your computer, wow amazing.

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zachninme
zachninme

Reply 13 years ago

Yeah, that's what I'm saying.
I was explaining why I said I never heard of anything like that, since we are going in two completely different directions ;Phttps://www.instructables.com/forum/camera-memory/?comments=all#

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Punkguyta
Punkguyta

Reply 13 years ago

Ah okay, yes I see what you're getting at.

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

NTSC conerter? Don't those just covert NTSC to pal or the other way round?

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

13 years ago

I was thinking something that I could mod to make portable, I just watched kipkay's video and for the first time im inspired by him, but I don't have a handy cam

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 13 years ago

tv tuners and all that stuffs good, but I'm aiming for portability. Can't I just use an a/d converter, maybe a pic, some other components like caps and resistors foe timing, and have all of that write to an sd card?

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 13 years ago

Uhm - no, not really. That's why you need the NTSC decoder.

Ok, fine - yes, you *could* build the decoder yourself, using a good amount of analog circuitry, an A/D converter, a PIC, and a bunch of other stuff - not to mention a lot of time and effort. Or you could just buy an NTSC decoder chip for $10 or so...

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

13 years ago

could you use something like an ipod as a storage device?