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whats the iq like gemma?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GemmaJF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Jan 2014 at 9:14pm
There doesn't seem to be any change in the quality using the extender Tim. It's more a case of either works or it doesn't.

I would say for a web cam 'not bad' but not expecting it to be really good. I'm hoping it will be better outside in daylight too. There is quite a bit of motion blur, but I think that is inherent in the camera rather than the connection.

I've currently got some issue with video recording though, as it comes out with a lot of vertical lines that I do not see on my monitor.

Here though is a still capture, lighting is pretty  poor, so not bad really.





Whilst searching the web tonight I also came across Wireless IP camera's. 


That might be a way to go if I can't get the USB webcam working how I want it, though the draw back with these is they need a 5V/2A supply so effectively they need plugging into the mains via an adaptor. 



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that should be good enough in daylight. the ip cams were what i was looking at
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GemmaJF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Jan 2014 at 5:50pm
I see now Tim that you mentioned IP cameras earlier, doh! 

As some of them are quite a reasonable price I might trial one against the USB webcam and see which works out best. I like the idea of the pan and tilt functions provided with IP cameras too. 

They may even work out cheaper, as the USB web cam + cable + extenders could easily add up to £50+ 

The only real drawback to the IP cameras I can see is providing mains electricity to the end of the garden, which if done properly with armoured cable is going to be lots of ££££s. Could work well though from say a shed with mains already provided.
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i thought you could get battery powered wireless remote ones.
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Not seen any yet that say they are battery powered yet, but I'll keep researching.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GemmaJF Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Feb 2014 at 10:43am
Good news on the USB camera. Went out and purchased a 20 metre Cat 5 Patch Cable and it's working with the extenders Big smile

Just need it to dry out a bit in the garden before setting the whole thing up. Smile
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Gemma, better get it a life jacket just in caseThumbs Up good luck, will be good to see the pictures/video
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No hope of getting out there yet, still far to wet. 

Our neighbour is going to be replacing wind damaged fence panels too, so I'll wait for him to do that as I want to run the lead along the bottom of them and don't want the lead damaged whilst the panels are replaced.

I'm really looking forward to getting it up and running though.
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This web site has an overwhelming selection of wireless cameras

http://www.spycameracctv.com/

The cameras still need a power supply though (but maybe a waterproofed car battery?). Some of them connect with your wifi but quite a few use their own wireless receiver.

These ones look the most exciting but there are much cheaper options...

100m range, night vision
http://www.spycameracctv.com/spycamera/long-range-digital-wireless-cctv-camera-10m-ir-usb-converter

400m range, night vision
http://www.spycameracctv.com/spycamera/digital-wireless-foaling-camera-kit-long-range-400m-colour-audio



Edited by Mark_b - 11 Feb 2014 at 10:21pm
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