Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   PeachParts Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Discussions > Off-Topic Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-06-2006, 03:23 PM
Achieving Salvation
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Madison, Wis.
Posts: 223
Video feed from balcony to basement ...

Hello friends -

We have an old video camera, and when events at our church get full, we'd like to run a cable from the video camera to our big screen TV in the basement so that people with small children and late-comers can gather there and still hear/see what's going on.

Have never done this before. What all is involved? Is it as simple as running a cable from the camera to the TV? If so, what kind of cable would I need, and can it be LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG as it's a pretty good distance from the choir loft to the basement.

Many thanks for your help,
Michael

__________________
+AMDG+
2005 W203
Running as fast as I can to stay behind!!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-06-2006, 03:34 PM
boneheaddoctor's Avatar
Senior Benz fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hells half acre (Great Falls, Virginia)
Posts: 16,007
video balun and cat-5 cable is all you need...

http://www.intelix.com/products/baluns.html
__________________
Proud owner of ....
1971 280SE W108
1979 300SD W116
1983 300D W123
1975 Ironhead Sportster chopper
1987 GMC 3/4 ton 4X4 Diesel
1989 Honda Civic (Heavily modified)
---------------------
Section 609 MVAC Certified
---------------------
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-06-2006, 03:57 PM
DuckMuck's Avatar
Feathered Member
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA
Posts: 804
These old video cameras usually all have RCA/composite outputs...check the side of the camera for them...they are pretty standard...red and black for L/R audio, and a yellow for video...what you will want to do is buy a very long RCA cable...you will need to set the camera first to input/record with the camera lense as its source...the next step is that there is usually a switch next to the RCA jacks of the video camera that can set the jacks to output video or input video...set them to "output video"...so now your source is the camera lense and the video is being output/fed through the RCA cables to your television...

Your camcorder wouldn't happen to be an old Sony Handycam would it? I could give more detailed directions if it is...good luck...
__________________
1995 black pearl/black Mercedes-Benz E420 :
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-06-2006, 05:02 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 101
I just bought a LeapFrog system made by Terk(Audiovox). It broadcasts video/cable/dvd/vhs like a wireless router for your computer.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-06-2006, 05:12 PM
boneheaddoctor's Avatar
Senior Benz fanatic
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Hells half acre (Great Falls, Virginia)
Posts: 16,007
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Doe
I just bought a LeapFrog system made by Terk(Audiovox). It broadcasts video/cable/dvd/vhs like a wireless router for your computer.
which is a good wireless solution....but keep in mind a neighbor with a simular system might look in (so to say) so keep that in mind.
__________________
Proud owner of ....
1971 280SE W108
1979 300SD W116
1983 300D W123
1975 Ironhead Sportster chopper
1987 GMC 3/4 ton 4X4 Diesel
1989 Honda Civic (Heavily modified)
---------------------
Section 609 MVAC Certified
---------------------
"He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you." - Friedrich Nietzsche
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-06-2006, 05:30 PM
MedMech
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Quote:
Originally Posted by John Doe
I just bought a LeapFrog system made by Terk(Audiovox). It broadcasts video/cable/dvd/vhs like a wireless router for your computer.
I heard Leap Frog's suck and only pansies that are afraid of wiring use them, and all of the people that do use them have to call their nerds for help
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-06-2006, 05:31 PM
Achieving Salvation
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Madison, Wis.
Posts: 223
I'll have to look at the camera to see exactly what it can do - I know it's old, and that's about it ...

I'm assuming that Duck's suggestion would be a little cheaper than Doc's suggestion ...

Doc ... would I have to run this thing thru our sound system, or can I use the camera's mic?

Many thanks,
Michael
__________________
+AMDG+
2005 W203
Running as fast as I can to stay behind!!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-06-2006, 06:08 PM
TheDon's Avatar
Ghost of Diesels Past
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13,217
if your going to run a cable a long way and want it out of the way hide it good ... i can tell you pulling wires through conduits suck. the stuff you have to buy just to do it.. but in the end it is out of the way
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-06-2006, 06:23 PM
Achieving Salvation
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Madison, Wis.
Posts: 223
this is going to be a temporary thing. we only overflow on average 3 times per year, so it would just be at those events. Something that we could hang out the window or run down the elevator shaft would be most helpful.
__________________
+AMDG+
2005 W203
Running as fast as I can to stay behind!!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-06-2006, 07:49 PM
300EVIL's Avatar
Moderator Incarnate
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Lake Geneva, WI.
Posts: 1,676
What's the distance between the camera and the TV? How old is the camera? What manufacturer/model?

__________________
Current Stable:
01 ML55 AMG
92 500E (a few mods)
87 300E (lots of mods)
00 Chevy 3500HD Diesel Box Truck
68 18' Donzi Marine
06 GT i-Drive7 1.0 Mountain Bike (with GPS!)

PREVIOUSLY OWNED:83 300SD, 87 420SEL, 88 420SEL, 90 420SEL, 86 560SEL, 86 190E 2.3-16V AMG, 94 E320

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Peach Parts or Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page