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Can i use the 8 cables inside the cat6 cable to get the video from 4 cctv cameras. I find it very bulky to have one big wire for every camera.

i thought if its possible to use 4 pairs to tranfer video via cat6 cable.

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Probably, with the right adapters, ones that convert unbalanced coax to/from balanced pairs and do the proper impedance conversion. Quality might suffer a hair, but probably not too much. In theory something like this would work, though I'd prefer "active" devices.

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Also can i use the pairs fro carrying power as well. I mean in one cable i will use 1 pair for power and other pair for video. so 2 cameras per one cat6 cable. is it possible –  user1315279 Jun 5 '12 at 11:51
So long as the power is low voltage and current-limited (and not terribly noisy) you should be able to use a pair for that too. I would expect that places that deal a lot in security camera stuff would have all the parts. –  Daniel R Hicks Jun 5 '12 at 20:07

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