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16 camera system, looking to convert signal to HDMI


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#1 maxell505

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Posted 03 December 2016 - 03:03 PM

I have a 16 camera system that is connected to a very old Windows XP computer. The computer has one vga cable connected to it which is the monitor. There are also two vga ports on the bottom. I think this is the graphics card. My whole 16 camera system is connected via these two vga cables. I have a black VGA cable which holds the signal for cameras 1-8 and I have a blue cable which holds the signal for cameras 9-16. 

 

I recently bought an all in one computer that has Windows 10 on it and I would like to move my camera system to it. The all in one computer has an HDMI input port.

 

Also, after I buy whatever cable I need to move my camera system over, can somebody also recommend camera software that I can use. Preferably some software with a record function.

 

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 12:48 AM

That board on the bottom that the camera's connect to is likely a video capture card. It depends on how the cameras are connected to that vga port. Are they connected directly through the plug or do they go through a BNC to vga box first?

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 08:15 AM

That board on the bottom that the camera's connect to is likely a video capture card. It depends on how the cameras are connected to that vga port. Are they connected directly through the plug or do they go through a BNC to vga box first?

I have attached a picture of what these cameras are connected to. The picture I have attached only has five BNC cables but mine has 8.
So I have a 8 BNC to VGA cables and another 8 BNC to VGA cable. Both of the male VGAs are connected to that capture card on the old PC.

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Posted 09 December 2016 - 09:21 AM

Ok You can probably use a VGA to HDMI converter. That will depend on the type of capture card in the All in One computer. 


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Posted 09 December 2016 - 09:25 AM

Ok You can probably use a VGA to HDMI converter. That will depend on the type of capture card in the All in One computer.

Is there any way I can check to make sure it works before I buy the adapter? As in is there anyway I can make sure my all in one computer is compatible.

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 04:03 PM

Sorry for the delay, I am studying for exams :). Do you know the make and model of the All in one? If not you can also perform the following. 

  • Go to Piriform's website, and click the big download.png button.
  • Next, click Download from Piriform.com (the FileHippo link requires an extra click). Or if you want to use a portable version of Speccy (which doesn't require installation), click the builds page link and download the portable version.
  • You will now be asked where you want to save the file. The best place to put it is the Desktop, as it will be easy to find later.
  • After the file finishes downloading, you are ready to run Speccy. If you downloaded the installer, simply double-click on it and follow the prompts until installation is complete. If you downloaded the portable version, you will need to unzip it before use. Right-click the ZIP file and click Extract all. Click Next. Open up the extracted folder and double-click on Speccy.
  • Once inside Speccy, it will look similar to this (with your computer's specifications, of course):
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  • Now, at the top, click File > Publish Snapshot
  • You will see the following prompt:
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  • Click Yes > then Copy to Clipboard
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  • Now, once you are back in the forum topic you are posting in, click the p22004370.gif button. Right-click in the empty space of the Reply box and click Paste. Then, click Add Reply below the Reply box.
  • Congrats! You have just posted your specs!

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