Recording video from Ethernet cable

otthon3

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Jul 3, 2007
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Hi,

anyone could possibly help me how to record live video feed from an IP Camera on a PowerMac, where the video signal comes from an ethernet cable.

I do see the camera picture on Safari, but did not yet found a recording software for surveillance.

Kind regards,
Bela
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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If it's an IP camera then there is no "video" signal as such. It's talking TCP/IP or UDP over ethernet. So each frame of video is digitised by the camera and sent in a number of packets over the network in some, likely proprietary, format. Unless the manufacturer software provides the ability to record you will be limited to using something like Snapz Pro to record the live video window.
 

otthon3

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 3, 2007
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If it's an IP camera then there is no "video" signal as such. It's talking TCP/IP or UDP over ethernet. So each frame of video is digitised by the camera and sent in a number of packets over the network in some, likely proprietary, format. Unless the manufacturer software provides the ability to record you will be limited to using something like Snapz Pro to record the live video window.

Thanks for the answer, do you know a possible way to convert the signal coming from the IP camera to a video signal by a hardware?
 

robbieduncan

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Jul 24, 2002
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Thanks for the answer, do you know a possible way to convert the signal coming from the IP camera to a video signal by a hardware?
It's simply not possible unless the camera manufacturer provides such a box. Every camera probably uses it's own, not documented, proprietary data format. Unless the camera provides some sort of standard interface (like say you can view the output on a web page without installing any camera specific plugins). Then it might be possible to get a box that would initiate an http connection to the stream and decode that into video. But even that would require this mythical box to have the correct codecs installed.
 

-DH

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Nov 28, 2006
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Hardware solution: Set the web browser's streaming video window for full screen, connect a Scan Converter to the VGA or DVI out of the computer and then connect to Scan Converter's analog outputs to your recording device.

Software solution: Snapz Pro

-DH
 

otthon3

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 3, 2007
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Hardware solution: Set the web browser's streaming video window for full screen, connect a Scan Converter to the VGA or DVI out of the computer and then connect to Scan Converter's analog outputs to your recording device.

Software solution: Snapz Pro

-DH
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