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How to convert a digital camcorder to a wireless video camera?

Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by BoyntonStu, Apr 19, 2007.

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  1. BoyntonStu

    BoyntonStu Guest

    I am interested in a wireless video camera for a rc boat project.

    I have a 1.2 Ghz transmitter and receiver.

    Unlike an radio control model airplane, there is plenty of room and
    wieght capabilities on a model boat for a SLA battery and a
    camcordedr.

    I am under the impression that CCD stabilized video from a camcorder
    would be superior what the tiny board cameras that are typically used
    with wireless video systems produce.

    My intention is to purchase a used camcorder with a good lens and low
    light capable ccd . (Remote focus and zoom may also be possible).


    If the camcorder does not have a passthrough, how can I obtain the
    video output to send to my transmitter?
     
  2. JR North

    JR North Guest

    Dunno, but the best performance for low lux would be an old Sony CCD-TR4
    to TR21 analog. These have *real* low-lux (.8 or so) useable
    performance, not the "0 LUX" useless digital trash image of later
    digital models. Of course, the analog models aren't stabilized, so chose
    your priorities.
    JR
     
  3. BoyntonStu

    BoyntonStu Guest

    Thanks for the information about the Sonys.

    I notice that some VHSC camcorders are stabilized, Panasonic, JVC,
    etc.

    In digital camcorders is the CCD image direct to digital or is there a
    composite output that is converted99969696?
     
  4. Si Ballenger

    Si Ballenger Guest

    Get a camcorder with an analog output and connect that to the
    transmitter.
     
  5. Gary Tait

    Gary Tait Guest

    Shop for a camcorder that has a composite output that works.
     
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