What is a switcher?
Used in multiple camera systems, these inexpensive units sequentially switch from camera to camera for single camera viewing on a video monitor. Only the actual camera image being viewed on the monitor can be recorded. These units usually allow a camera's picture to be sequenced, bypassed, or held.
Can I connect the cameras to the monitor more than the 20metre cable supplied
Yes, the cable provided allows plug connections to join cables, several can be joined without problem.
Are TV's as good as monitors?
TV's are cheaper, there are more sold than monitors. You also have a TV tuner in addition to the monitor. TV's have audio and remote control. Monitors do have a better picture quality, especially if being used for high security applications. If being used for general observation a TV will work fine. It is worth noting that you normally cannot connect slave monitors to a TV. They must be interlinked and the camera signal modulated (by using a TV RF modulator).
What is Scart or Phono?
All the cameras supplied will fit either the Scart or AV/Phono
If you TV does not have Scart or Phono consider using your video and the TV via the video.
If both TV and video do not have Scart or Phono you will require a modulator to allow you to convert the camera signal to RF. This will now allow you to use the normal aerial socket.
Will the Camera's work anywhere in the World?
The Output of the Cameras is Composite Video. US and Canada uses NTSC system, PAL System will not work in the USA or Canada.
Will the Cameras plug into my TV or Video?
The Camera output is (Composite Video), the same as the SCART input of your TV or VCR.
Distance from TV or monitor?
Cameras can work to 200 metres using normal cable. Longer distances require drivers, etc.
100 metre cable can be provided.
Do you sell "Wireless CCTV Equipment"?
Yes, they match with any CCTV camera we sell
Will the Cameras plug straight into the Aerial input of my TV or Video?
This will require a RF Modulator to convert from Video to RF
Can I use the cameras with my camcorder?
Yes, depends on model. It must have AV IN.
Cameras with C or CS mount
Modern cameras and lenses are generally CS mount rather than C mount. With CS mount cameras both types of lenses can be used but the C mount lens requires a 5mm ring to be fitted between the camera and lens to achieve a focused image. With C mount cameras it is not possible to use CS mount lenses as it is not physically possible to mount the lens close enough to the CCD to achieve a focused image.
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