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I am going to be hooking a few video cameras directly up to HDTV's and the cable run is somewhat excessive. I am looking at a run of 225ft, 2x 135ft and 2x 75ft. I was going to go with quad shielded 75ohm RG6 with F connectors, then connect those to RCA adapters. I am doing video only, no audio.


Would this work, or would I get too much signal degradation?
 

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Run a Cat5 with each run so that you can do component Baluns if you have an issue with the RG6. Be sure to get a solid copper center conductor. Belden 1694A should work.


Most of the outdoor cameras i have seen have BNC connectors so dont order the F adaptors until you see what your cameras have.
 

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Thanks. Here is what I am looking at getting.


2000' RG6 http://www.parts-express.com/pe/psho...31&ctab=1#Tabs

Coax F connectors (red, green, blue) http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

RCA Male to F Female http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

RCA Female to F Female http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


So all this will be okay for a 250' component RCA Female to RCA Male run?


I didn't realize the delivery time for the coax... would this suffice? http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...r5&R=100655106
 

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Originally Posted by An|mos|ty /forum/post/17019620


Thanks. Here is what I am looking at getting.


2000' RG6 http://www.parts-express.com/pe/psho...31&ctab=1#Tabs

Coax F connectors (red, green, blue) http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

RCA Male to F Female http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

RCA Female to F Female http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


So all this will be okay for a 250' component RCA Female to RCA Male run?


I didn't realize the delivery time for the coax... would this suffice? http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...r5&R=100655106

NOOOOO!! WRONG choice for coax, that's a cable/Sat TV coax. You need a broadcast grade video coax (solid copper, what you picked here is copper clad steel and is NOT appropriate), as big as possible, Belden 1694a as mentioned above, or go bigger than RG6 type if you can, that's somewhat far. RG11 might be a good choice if you're trying to do 1080p over this significant a distance, again stick to the tried and true Belden Brilliance video coax if possible, I think the new RG11 they have, plenum rated is 7732, I think this is the older version here: http://www.westlake-electronic.com/i...3409/index.htm . This is going to be costlier than the option you linked to here (like an order of magnitude costlier, what you cited regular copper clad steel RG6 is like 10cents/foot, proper video coax is going to be more than a dollar a foot), and you will have to order the cable delivered almost certainly. You also will need RG11 tools if you go that route.


I also second the suggestion to pull some Cat6 as well if possible, shielded, large gauge.


Lastly, 1080p over component? Do your displays even support that? That's not very commonly supported on component inputs.


You really should have had some professionals involved in this, what you are trying to do is not just an afterthought or you'll end up with crummy pictures, or no pictures at all.
 

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I am using video cameras that state 1080p out to make a direct video feed from 5 different rooms in a martial arts studio. The camera states 1080p but either way, as long as I don't have any artifacts or jagged lines on the displays I really don't care. The only problem is that we are on a VERY tight budget right now and trying to keep the expenses down as much as possible.


Edit: At this point I'm somewhat at a loss of what to do. I am trying to get this done for as little out of pocket as possible, and am not too familiar with making my own cables or anything similar. I also have never messed around with soldering anything, so I'm unsure about installing regular RCA adapters onto cable.
 

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According to the specs, that camera only has an NTSC output.

Ah, but you have to look further. It comes with a component cable hookup. And if you look at the manual, you can connect to a HD TV set (LCD/Plasma) and run at a 1080/30p resolution, or you can configure the camera for SD playback. Pages 19 and 20 of the manual explain the hookup with the different cable types included.


For what you want, and to make it as easy as punch (no pun intended), since you don't have much experience in making cables, you may want to look into a component BALUN. It's a little box that will convert the component video inputs to a single CAT cable, then convert it back to component at the receiving end. It will cost you around $50 to $100/BALUN, then the cost of the CAT cable. I'd recommend an in-wall CAT6 type cable...don't have a part# or manufacturer for you.


Something to consider.


*EDIT*

Just noticed that 39CentStamp above said the same thing...so, I agree with 39CentStamp...run CAT5e or CAT6 cable.
 
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