Franz, Hikvision makes a model that already does that and I see an online US price of $170 USD - ds-2cd6412fwd-30
IPVMU Certified | 06/04/15 11:39am
Hi Frantz, is the Samsung SNB-6010 outside of your budget for this project? IPVM have previously found it online for $290 and I still found it for $317 today. It includes 1080p, H.264 and Micro SD card edge storage.
Yes I have. Here are my results in general. I have taken cameras apart and separated the power supply from the motherboard; I have tried exactly what you are considering, putting greater distance between the pickup device and the processor to allow for a covert placement. Im my head (where most things sound wonderful) it is similar to installing a longer ribbon cable to a hard drive. Oh contraire! Those cables are the length they are for a reason. Things are almost always engineered the way they are for a reason. A few times it has worked; a few times it worked well for a while, most were just bad ideas. If you can gain anything from my experience, you are welcome to it.
Chesapeake & Midlantic | 06/04/15 01:57pm
Everyone in this industry should take things apart to see how it can be modified. There's no better way to learn how things work than to break it apart and then put it back together.
Back in the Before Times, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and covert cameras were expensive, I used to do this with analog cameras. Dome cameras are essentially board cameras after all. Buy a thermostat or a smoke detector or something, pull out the electronics, a 3/16" hole, some duct tape, and you've got yourself a covert camera.
IPVMU Certified | 06/04/15 03:23pm
Ribbon cables are typically used for parallel data transfers of many bits simultaneously. Because the physical conductors have slightly different lengths and impedances, the signals arrive at slightly different instants. The longer the cable, the more the variance, and the longer the system has to 'wait' for the slow bits to arrive. At some point errors and retransmission overwhelm the system and it fails to transmit properly.
How much longer do you need to make it? Understand it may seem to 'work' but with reduced performance.
I came back to my senses and have decided to go for the Hikvision Covert Camera. Pictures is (as ususal with Hikvision) very good and it has the options I need plus the price is decent. The job is low margin so I was trying to find ways to make a little more. i am not losing ... but not making much either :( .
I thank you all
IPVMU Certified | 06/21/15 02:26am
I guess hacking Hikvision hardware is harder than hacking Hikvision software. ;)
A, can you share thru what channel you obtained the product?