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Hi

I am planning on connecting this security camera to my Powerbook G4.

Weatherproof Color Security Camera with Night Vision

I know it is cheap but I only need it to upload video to the Weather Underground to suppliment the weather data I send to them.

It connects with a single RCA connector. My question is, Do I need a video capture USB connector or can I use a simple RCA to USB connection? In addition, Does my Mac require a Mac specific capture device or will a windows device work.

Any other suggestions would be appreciated.

I did do a search but could not find a solution, Thanks in advance.

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That looks like an ethernet connection in the pic, not an RCA. Only thing I know of which might work for that is SecuritySpy ..:: SecuritySpy ::...
Maybe someone else knows of something else?
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The camera has a phone cable from the unit to a splitter, the rca connection is at this point.
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In that case you need some kind of video capture device. Maybe something like this: Mac Connection - Detail
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I am wondering if something like this will work

Sabrent USB 2.0 Video/Audio Capture DVD Maker Adapter - USB 2.0, MPEG Encoder, Plug-n-Play, Vista Ready at TigerDirect.com

Or can I get away with something like this

USB to 3 RCA RGB Female Video Converter Cable HDTV TV - eBay (item 130427538965 end time Oct-02-10 10:34:27 PDT)
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The first one is for PC but "might" work with something like this: EchoFX - Video Capture For Mac OS X
The second one, I have no idea.
I use a Pinnacle Dazzle made for PC at about $40 from Best Buy and use Videoglide. Was using it on my HP but now the PC is hooked up to my tv.
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