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#1 Devon Green

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 04:33 AM

I have heard of budget video taps being created from surveillance cameras. Does anyone know how this is accomplished? How do I hook it up to see what is going through the lens? Is there a suggested security camera model?
I am interested in creating one for an Arri SR and a Krasnogorsk.

Any advice appreciated.
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#2 Scot McPhie

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 06:11 AM

I have heard of budget video taps being created from surveillance cameras. Does anyone know how this is accomplished? How do I hook it up to see what is going through the lens? Is there a suggested security camera model?
I am interested in creating one for an Arri SR and a Krasnogorsk.

Any advice appreciated.


This has been disccused quite a few times on shooting8mm - see this thread for one
http://www.filmshoot...opic.php?t=9504
- I've done it myself with my R16 - just butted the security camera up to the eyepiece - and ran it's feed into a minidv camera - worked quite well

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 01:13 PM

Thanks Scot.
How do you prevent it from scratching the eyepiece?

Edited by Devon Green, 28 May 2007 - 01:13 PM.

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#4 Chris Keth

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:17 PM

How do you tell if focus is on with nobody operating and with such a terrible quality tap?
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#5 Scot McPhie

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Posted 28 May 2007 - 07:54 PM

Thanks Scot.
How do you prevent it from scratching the eyepiece?

The lenses don't actually touch - or at least in mine they don't.


How do you tell if focus is on with nobody operating and with such a terrible quality tap?


Tape measure. I certainly wouldn't rely on the image on the lcd screen! But I don't rely on it in the viewfinder anyway - this does preclude run and gun or doco/off-the-cuff shooting - as it all has to be planned and set up.

I'd love to run the feed into one of those wireless transmitters so we could stick the camera on a jib or something and still watch it.

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