Wireless Video Camera

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  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I would like to get a small, inexpensive, wireless video camera to hook up to either a piece or rolling stock or in the cab of one of my locos. Preferably something that could feed a signal directly to my computer to film. Anybody have any good leads?
  2. eightyeightfan1

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    I saw one at Wally-World...$90.00USD.
    Was thinking of getting one myself.
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I've seen those too.
    That doesn't quite fall into my category of "inexpensive" though. ;)
    Although.... That may be all there is.
    I've done a lot of looking with little to no luck.
  4. COMBAT

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    What do you want from it???

    Small, that goes with out saying but how do you want to power it? What scale are we talking? Color, B/W?

    I can give you ideas so let me know what specs you need to have! :)
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    Walthers as 1 on sale till the end of the month 79.98 item #655-10002 with sound & color has tv and vcr hook-ups
    dave
  6. COMBAT

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    That is a good thing there. I can only offer other choices but I cant beat that price. :)
  7. radar

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    Never mind they sold out sorry
  8. Cannonball

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    I want a small camera that will feed the broadcast to a receiver that I can plug into the computer so I can do video captures. (I suppose I could hook it to a VCR or camcorder as well but it puts an extra step in the editing process) Since it's wireless, I suppose it would have to be battery powered. (At least the camera part, the reciever could be plugged in to a wall socket) I would prefer color but I wouldn't object to B/W if the price was right. Running O scale.
  9. COMBAT

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    How cheap? Like 50.00???
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  11. Cannonball

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    I could probably live with $50.00
    If I ask the wife first. ;)
  12. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    See anything here you like?
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  14. LoudMusic

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    I don't think you're going to find everything you need for $50. You'll need a micro camera, radio transmitter and receiver, and something to output to. I think the Train Buddy option is about as good as it's going to get, which is actually $67.48.
  15. Cannonball

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    Well, those cover the camera but what about the receiver?
    I don't see those listed with the cameras, so I'm assuming they come seperate?
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  16. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I think your probably right.
    I guess this will be a project I'm gonna have to hold off on for awhile.
  17. COMBAT

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    I thought you would see it that way. The thing is for the size you want, the fact the power and camera for it must be portable.... wireless...... means that the cost for the complete kit is good. :)
  18. nolatron

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    You can find tons of video only mini cams on ebay for under $30. Audio ones run around $70. Just check the feedback for the seller as usual to make sure it's a reputable seller. I picked one up a few years ago to do onboard R/C videos with. Worked great, only video. ... until I broke it on the r/c car. :)

    A lot of "train cams" I see online are generally the same as these (exception are those built into cars already, ready to install such as Tony's, and those that can run off track power (also tony's), just marked up and marketed as a "Train cam". So save some $$ and use ebay for these types. They even look the same.

    http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?satitle=wireless+cam
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    Scare Bay...... Lol
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    <shrug> I love ebay. I buy lots of stuff from ebay for a lot less than I can at a store. Latest item was a brand new $100 kitchen faucet for $40 shipped. I buy train stuff, electronics, r/c stuff, computer stuff, etc...