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How wood you get a night vision video camera in a package with enough power and memory to store 8 hours of taping? Answered

I have a new test I would like to perform. this test involves puting at least three night vision camera's in a package and ship it to my house and then back to my work place. I would like to have the video camera record as long as possilbe and store the information so it can be down loaded and viewed after the shipping. I already have 6 30-LED infrared night vision CCtv wireless security cameras. I think one will run for about 8 hours if I have an 12v square battery. the camera has an RCA jack (yellow). so I would need a memory device that would link up to this and store the 8 hour time frame with no sound of course. I would also like to have it in a digital fromate if possible. My classes are keeping me jumping and work is hurried as well. I will keep working on this but if any of you have alternates ideals or somthing that will work with I got, I will be gratful to hear it. thank you. oh ya work is paying for parts so cost of this is not an issue for me at this point.


Here's an idea, if you got one of those things that you plug into your TV for psps or other portable video players that save the video to a memory card you could use that just hook up the RCA jack to your camera, it shouldn't use too much electricity, at least a lot less than a small pc! If you are willing to do bit of soldering and you got one of those video recorders that had a compact flash slot, you could even hook up and IDE hard drive! -josh

thak you, but I am not familiar with the divce that hooks to the tv and records or saves the video to a memory card. could you please be more specific about the device or devices that you refered to. it would help. thank you.

Maybe a hard-drive or memory-card digital camcorder could record up to 8 hours ?

yes i agree that there should be a memory card. the hard drive might be damaged in transit. some times these box's take some hits or falls. so I guess now it will be a question of how to tap into the digital imaging of the camera and route the data to a memory card or drive stick. any suggestions on that?

Your cameras output analog. You're gonna need a converter (way too expensive and power hungry ) to get around that. If you've got a bigger brain than I (you know who you are) you could tell this guy how to tap into the camera's video before it hits it's digital to analog output. Anyways, plan B could be a digital camera set to time lapse mode. Like the Canon Powershot S2IS. I honestly think this would be easier with a few webcams that happen to be sensitive to IR, hooked up to a small PC. I think there are even some cameraphones that would do the trick--and those things are getting cheaper by the second.

I do like the ideal of taping into the signal before the converting process. I will have to play with one of them. I was also looking into programming a basic stamp chip or an HCS12 chip to help out with power supply needs and sending data to a memory device. it is just a matter of finding components to do what I need. if the HCS12 chip works good, it would be possible to add i/o's for other things such as tempurater and the G's of inpact. but let's figure the first part out.

The above should read, "Your camera's output is analog"

By the way, what model and make are the cameras you already have?

I have looked at these camera's several times and there is no marking on who has made them. I know they where purchased last year. I do have all the spec's on the camera's but no marking of who manufactured them.