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  1. videobruce

    Diagonal pattern on CCTV camera

    That was the problem or the solution? Come to think of it, a poor ground with the coaxial cable feed from a specific camera can do that also.
  2. I need a camera for a specific area due to vandalizing. as follows; Dome or turret (perfer dome) camera with a white enclosure, Clear 'bubble', Zoom lens (4-6x ok), Internal easily removable memory card (I perfer SD), Stand along operation, doesn't have to be tied to a system, Programmable record times & duration (at least 12 hrs), 1080p, but 720p is probably fine, Nightime use, but no IR's unless defeatable, HD-TVI, no wireless or 'IP'. The stand along is paramount where it will record either continuously over at least 12 hours, or take 'stills' every (say) 10 seconds. This won't be tied into an existing analog system (that are only cameras, not recorder). If & when a occurrence happens, I can reach the camera body to remove the card to xfer to a PC for a printout. I started looking around and it seems IP dominates the market. I see some do have internal memory, but it looks like they have to be tied into a IP system. I can supply separate power ok as this will be under a front porch facing the front lawn which is around 30' x 30'. Input?
  3. Separate power feed from a nearby outlet (something I normally don't do, but I need this to be separate from the existing analog cameras).
  4. I have seen plenty of posts of connectivity issues and I'm not referring to wireless. My point was and is, you don't need IP cameras to access them remotely as long as you have a DVR, or NVR if you prefer.
  5. Then how is a IP camera different? It's still another 'format' (for lack of a better term) since it needs electronics to convert that signal to something that is recordable?? Yes there is. First, for the reason I'm looking for this; recording from a single camera, separate from any other camera(s) as in stand alone.And, when I upgrade, I plan on using TVI. Using a IP camera would be a waste. UP cameras are overrated, too many issues with them. As long as the DVR has a IP connection, remote access is there. Correct me if I am wrong, but when one access a IP camera it's done thru the DVR, correct? You don't go directly to the camera bypassing the DVR, correct?
  6. There are no TVI cameras with internal memory???
  7. videobruce

    TVI DVR with SS memory?

    You hit the nail right on the head. " title="Applause" />
  8. Are there any TVI DVR's that use memory cards, at least as an option so a HDD wouldn't be required? I only need short term recording 24 hrs (maybe 48), 4 cameras now, 8 max (maybe).
  9. No idea what a "game camera" was until I clicked on your link, but I would of known what a wildlife camera was. Interesting, but that would never blend in where it would be placed by a long shot. The house trim is white. It's not practicable for a fence for numerous reasons and it wouldn't of stopped what happened. The zoom function is for initial setup. Once set, it's done. I would access the camera directly by pulling the card if there was a need to do so. This supplements an existing analog camera which has no DVR (not that, that would matter).
  10. videobruce

    New EZVIZ System

    I think you need to read the 1 star reviews; https://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1VXGP3TOKJAE9/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_rvw_ttl?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B015121KH8 That is the FIRST thing I do when I shop Amazon, I only read the 1, 2 & 3 star reviews adding those percentages to make a judgment call. $200 is nothing for 4 cameras & a DVR. That should buy 2 decent cameras.
  11. videobruce

    Diagonal pattern on CCTV camera

    Could be a ground loop.
  12. videobruce

    Camera settings for best image?

    It called overshoot (white outlines) & undershoot (black outlines) due to excessive analog enhancement. A age old problem with analog video. If the camera has a 'sharpness', detail or aperture setting tine that down a bit. Also, the same goes for your monitor (especially if it is analog) if it has a similar setting.
  13. videobruce

    Looking for surveillance cams question.

    I always look for a zoom lens. It's worth spending more for the flexibility.
  14. 1. Forget wireless. nothing but a problem!! 2. Have you considered TVI? No IP hassles. Less headaches. You can still access the cameras remotely thru the DVR (if equipped).
  15. videobruce

    Is wifi bad?

    Ability to use existing coaxial cables & power from an analog system, No IP nightmares between cameras, No bandwidth restrictions. As long as the DVR has a Ethernet connection you have all the access from each camera you would have if they are IP. The only benefit I can see from IP is if you are setting it up with POE which is basically the 'lazy' way to go. You still need cables and 'pulling' a 2nd cable isn't really that more difficult assuming you want all your power coming from a single power supply. Ethernet cables need additional care not to get them 'kinked' (which is easy to happen). I just feel IP is overated.
  16. videobruce

    Is wifi bad?

    Did you ever consider HD-TVI that uses conventional coaxial cable and separate power feeds? You can still remotely access the cameras via the DVR as long has that has a IP ability. You do NOT need to have IP cameras to access than remotely. And to answer the OP's question wireless is a PITA! It's advertised as the 'lazy' way to setup up a system, but as others already stated, the cameras still need to be powered.
  17. TVI seems to be the logical way to go, but there are two problems. The four monitors that will be used are all in separate rooms. Way too far for HDMI and that outdated VGA. Why the Chinese insist on using that ancient interface is beyond me. Anyway, the only solution is to use the existing video cable feeds even thou the image will be analog. Most DVR's do not have a composite out even thou there is a port for it. None of the compact models which is what I would prefer to use have that. The question are; 1. Will the resulting downconverted image be noticeable better in spite of the video format being used? 2. Will the composite image be anaphoric 16x9 squeezed into a 4x3 that could be stretched or postage stamp (16x9 within a 4x3 with black bars top & bottom)?
  18. videobruce

    Upgrading an analog system to TVI

    You quoted a quote that was quoting a quote without any reply??
  19. videobruce

    Upgrading an analog system to TVI

    The max distance to the furthest monitor is around 40' Any idea what 720p & 1080i w/o audio is?
  20. videobruce

    Good quality CCTV Camera

    Which is what I said. BTW; "snow" always meant a weak NTSC (OTA or CATV) analog channel.
  21. videobruce

    Good quality CCTV Camera

    I would assume he is referring to video noise.
  22. videobruce

    1080p IP Sensor Types

    Wireless is the lazy way to do things. Period! It's well know that it is undependable and problem prone. All one has to do is read threads on most anything wireless, especially consumer home video gear.
  23. I don't know why the Chinese seem to think everyone wants/needs built in IR illumination. They usually do a poor job, create a halo effect (unless designed properly), add unnecessary expense, power consumption & complexity to the camera. Another reason I prefer box cameras other than quality and lens choices.
  24. videobruce

    Cameras going black with white wavy lines at night...

    1. How/where are the cameras powered? Locally, or a single PS for all? 2. Measure the voltage out if a single PS at the supply under load. Then at each camera under load. That may require some creative wiring depending on how they are connected (dongle w/ jack or screw/push in terminals). 3. Is anything grounded separately? (for ground loops, you will have to search on that subject, it can be complicated if that is the problem) If voltages are ok, at least 9v, preferably 10v for 12VDC depending on the camera. (for AC; I'm not sure of for what a cut off voltage would be) for a centralized PS. The easiest way if you have a single PS is substitute another supply and see if that changes anything.
  25. videobruce

    Maximum Analog Camera resolution

    Don't believe the numbers on these cheap no-name Chinese cameras. For that matter that applies to all of them. Many claim 540, but AFAIC, I doubt they are doing 300. probably more like 200 lines. My guess where they got that bogus number from is the spec on the chip itself, before processing.