I have a monitor with a BNC output.
I need to capture and record the video on my laptop but I do not know how.
Do I just need a BNC to USB converter?
If so, can you suggest me a video capturing software?
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Unless you count pass thru, monitors have inputs, not outputs.
If yours is one of those exceptions, a simple bnc-to-rca adapter plug will make things much easier, as most capture devices (usb or otherwise) have composite rca inputs.
as a video capturing software I think something like this may work.
About the adaptor, I need a BNC-RCA adapter.
Then, to connect the RCA output to the laptop, I need a VGA-RCA adaptor
Am I correct?
Thanks for your support
Again: Monitors are DESTINATIONS, not really sources.
When you capture, you want your laptop to be your destination, with something else as your source. Adapters like you have listed won't do squat unless you have a proper SOURCE.
Maybe if you enlightened us about this magic monitor you have...
Oh, and, I haven't used that cap software, but NCH stuff is NOT known to be very good.
I am using this ASL mobile eye tracker model 501http://www.cis.rit.edu/people/faculty/pelz/lab/documentation/manuals/ASL_manuals/Head_mounted_optics_501/501mobile12.pdf
It has 2 cameras - one of them records the environment (what people see).
What captured by that camera (the video) is sent to a monitor.
The monitor has a BNC output.
So, what I need, is to capture and record that video on my laptop.
Is it clearer?
VGA on a laptop is for output only, not input. Even if your laptop did have a VGA input, that adapter will not work. It is either for a specific device that outputs (or accepts) S-Video or composite video signal via a DB9 connector, or to allow a composite video signal or S-Video signal to travel through VGA cabling installed in an auditorium or conference room, for example. To capture composite video with a laptop you need a USB capture device with a composite connection.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 1st Nov 2013 at 18:11.
That is the mobile addendum to the 501 manual. I'd have to see the full manual (mainly for the monitor capabilities)...
Last edited by Cornucopia; 1st Nov 2013 at 19:29.
I didn't see anything in the text that indicated the monitor has a BNC pass thru. As Cornucopia mentioned, that is the only thing that makes sense and would certainly be pretty unique.
And the illustrations in the file didn't come up for me.
In the IMG_0495 you can see the two monitors I have.Each of them shows the outputs from, respectively, the two cameras located on the eye tracker.
In the IMG_0494, you can see the output (a BNC with a RCA adapted jack) of the monitor displaying what the participant actually sees. I need to capture and record that output.
I hope I have been enough clear for you to understand.
According to what usually_quiet said, I cannot use the VGA port on my laptop as an input port. I need a USB capture device with a composite connection.
So..do you think that a thing like that may work?
Thanks for your precious support!
SVID2USB2 is a decent capture device. As I recall, the included GrabBee software comes with it is not especially good, but the hardware is known to work with many third-party capture programs. If you get it there is information in this review that could prove useful to obtain newer drivers http://www.amazon.com/review/R13EG4HUZZRZBW/ref=cm_cr_dp_title?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B000O5RIWO...re=electronics
The Hauppauge USB-Live2 is another good option that is widely available: http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_usblive2.html The manufacturer's provided WinTV v7 capture software is OK, but if you don't like it, there is third party capture software that will work with it too.
First, route that BNC/RCA cable to a TV with composite input. Verify you get a picture. If you do, then any standard definition composite capture device should work.
I tried to route the BNC/RCA cable to the TV with composite input and it worked.
To solve my problem, I think I can use what usually_quiet suggested.
Yes, the Hauppauge USB Live2 should be fine.
I have another question.. I hope you can help.
I have a computer with an antenna input (IMG_0522) and the same video RCA video output (IMG_0523).
I need to plug the RCA into the computer through the antenna by using an adapter or something like that.
I called Radio Shack and they told me to get an RCA modulator.
Before buying it, I would like to get some advice from experts.
Thanks a lot for your precious help!
Yes, you need an RF modulator to convert composite video to a TV/cable channel. They usually use channel 2, 3 or 4. For example:
Picture quality is generally worse than a straight composite connection.
I ve seen that the RF modulator has an antenna female output.
The computer has an antenna female output too.
I just need an antenna male-to-male adapter then.
Thanks for your precious help