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I visited with Ratsnest (Richard) last week. He is a real nice guy. Had a great visit. Any how he has a live feed secruty set up I am going to copy. I have ordered the AV transceiver http://www.ebay.com/itm/260797813829?ssPag...984.m1439.l2649 I will probably use yagi antennas becuase I wont to set it up about 300 yards from the house. I will have to transmit through some trees.

 

Any how my question is what should I look for in a security camera? I am not sure what specs I would need to watch deer. I am looking at this camera http://www.ebay.com/itm/150388751577?ssPag...984.m1436.l2649 Any help would be appreciated.

 

Lee

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Don't skimp on a camera. Get the best camera with the highest resolution that you are willing to spend. Here is the site where I bought my camera 3 years ago. Mine has 54 IR leds with adjustable zoom. I don't see it on their site now but I paid around $90 plus shipping.

 

http://www.videosecu.com/brands/Security-C...p;sort=featured

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Thanks Steve. I was thinkimg about a varable lens. I planning on making a remote sensor/PIR. I was wondering about CCD verses CMOS and how many TVL

I shoulg go with. And what otner specs I need to be concerned about.

Typed on my phone sorry about typos

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Just for info

 

I've been playing with an A/V system lately and thought I'd set mine up with a DXG 567 that is already built (with a pixaxe)

 

The video of teh cam can be plugged into the transmistter and when the cam is ON, it will both record and send the video to the transmitter at the same time, for whatever the record time is set too.

 

The gamecorder don't have night-vision so I plan on changing teh PicAxe code so a relay is pulled in to energize a 12v battery when motion is detected. It would be the same code as turning on an IR Array so if the GameCorder already has nightvision setup, no change would be necessary, the light and transmitter would both be on at the same time.

 

Also, I sure wish I was closer to Alabama and could meet Ratsnest too, He's sure taught me a few tricks

 

Tinhorn's 2¢

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See if you can get a camera where the lens sees through a separate piece of glass. The ones that don't have it separate have light bleeding into the camera lens. It's not too bad up close with a clean lens, but not so good when the lens gets a little dirty.

 

 

Tin, you probably know to watch for this, but the video ground may be the same as battery ground. If so, the transmitter will want to ground through the camera. Might have to switch the battery positive going to the transmitter.

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I was concidering using a PCB board camera like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/150388751577?ssPag...984.m1436.l2649. I thought that these are what is in the camera housing. Am I wrong? I just thought about building it in a pelican case so I felt like I built something. :D

 

If you (anybody and everybody) were going to build a live feed system what camera would you use and why? Maybe I will borrow your idea.

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I'd go with one with more lines of video, and you will want to have an exchanger too, so day color is nicer.

Here is one I made a while back. I had to add the exchanger to it, but they are a lot easier to come by these days.

 

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Yes, 600 is very good.

 

That thing is an FRS (family radio service) radio. I have the unit set up so I can press the call button on it and turn on the camera remotely. The camera will also call the hand held when motion is detected, so I know when the camera has been activated.

 

The only thing I had to post on there was video of my TV from a P41...and I was on dial-up then. It looks a lot better than this shows. Listen for the call, then watch for the record display... The second time you hear the call is the camera returning the call, telling me it's working, if I'm not able to see the video right then. I can also use the vibra-alert instead of the call sound.

 

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I would like a setup as well or multipal cams and would like ideas.

 

What I am thing of doing is building a camera using a PCB like this http://www.ebay.com/itm/320454789287?ssPag...984.m1436.l2649. I like that it has sound. I will probably build an IR array and use a lens like this

http://www.ebay.com/itm/150663792075?ssPag...984.m1439.l2649

 

I am going to transmit the signal to my house with an AV transmitter and receiver http://www.ebay.com/itm/260797813829?ssPag...984.m1439.l2649

 

I am going to use yaggi antennas http://www.ebay.com/itm/250925352212?ssPag...984.m1436.l2649. or maybe panel antennas. It is 300 yard from my house through trees to where I plan to set my camera up. I think this set up should work.

 

I am going to have the video viewable at my house, over the internet and cell phone with this http://www.ebay.com/itm/150564713532?ssPag...984.m1436.l2649

 

I am still in the planning stage and looking for lots of advice. Ratsnest has a set-up simular to this and it works pretty good.

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I'd go with one with more lines of video, and you will want to have an exchanger too, so day color is nicer.

Here is one I made a while back. I had to add the exchanger to it, but they are a lot easier to come by these days.

 

What is the range on that Chris?

 

I wish I had your talent.

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I have used several different radios, 900mhz, 1.2ghz and 2.4ghz. My cameras go down by the creek, which is about a mile from my house. To get that range I have to use high gain antennas, and there is basically nothing but air between the transmitter and receiver. I have tested them up the other way, through some trees and over a hill. I'll guess I can get about 700 or 800 yards that way. Others have had problems going through pine trees, I don't have any pine trees to have to deal with. High gain antennas are what will benefit you the most, as pictured you might only get a few hundred yards with a low powered radio. Another member has some higher powered radios and can get away with the little antennas, but mine are only 1/10 watt, even thought they were sold as 2 watt.

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So the transmitter is broadcasting the video signal back to a video receiver at your house from the trail cam.

Do you think it is possible to broadcast a 720HD video capture a half mile or so away and record it with decent (two weeks) battery life on the transmitter/camera with good quality video and sound?

I'd love to have one of those.

I am about 1/2 mile from the only water for miles, a tank used to water cattle.

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The cheap junk I use is analog. The picture I get is almost as good as a direct connection from the camera to my TV, but not quite. Keep in mind though, I don't have a fancy digital TV either. Don't worry about battery life, have a little 5 watt solar panel keeping the batteries charged.

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