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Does anyone know the best way to connect a bnc cable(I think it's called bnc), this, to a computer (windows 7) and make it appear as a webcam so that the Vitamin D CCTV Software will see it and work with it.


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BNC is also sometimes called COAX – HaydnWVN Jul 10 '12 at 15:08
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You would need an adapter to convert the analog BNC video into a digital equivalent.

You could use a PCI card to maximize compatibility:

or try a simply USB adapted:

google around for BNC to USB or PCI adapters and you'll have a ton of options. This is very possible, as well as cheaply and easily.

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Thanks. So if I use a PCI card is it common for it to simply show up as a webcam? – Tom Jenkinson Jul 10 '12 at 16:16
It really depends on the card that you choose. Some will add it as a camera device similar to the way USB cams appear, other may add it as a system device (similar to a hard drive) that can be accessed with the proper software. The upside is that most cards will come with their own software for video, and things such as edge detection are fairly standard now. Wost case I'd go with the cheap USB adapter first and if it doesn't work, send it back and buy a pci-based solution. – Lee Harrison Jul 10 '12 at 16:58
ok thanks. Do you reckon this might work ? – Tom Jenkinson Jul 10 '12 at 17:16
The thing is I'd really like to use the vitamin d software as I've used it before and really like it. I think that will only work if it sees it a a webcam though – Tom Jenkinson Jul 10 '12 at 17:18
Looks like it might work, and for less than 6 pounds its hard to argue with at least giving it a shot. It's just hard to tell with legacy equipment attaching to USB, and often the only way to know is to give it a shot! – Lee Harrison Jul 10 '12 at 17:32

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