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analog to digital conversion

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can i convert analog signals (rca audio/video) to a digital video feed (ilink, ieee1394 4 pin) cable?
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Christopher Valk replied 11 years ago.
I was unable to find an adapter to do so, but you could always use a video capture card.
Expert:  Christopher Valk replied 11 years ago.
Ok it looks like it is possible using a converter, but the converter costs $300. You would almost be better off buying a video capture card(depending on if this is a direct feed or not).

https://secure11.nexternal.com/shared/StoreFront/default.asp?CS=avtoolbox&BusType=BtoC&Count1=114284694&Count2=31425118

Here you can find some capture cards, good prices.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.asp?Submit=GO&Range=1&bop=and&description=Video+Capture&InnerCata=47
Expert:  Christopher Valk replied 11 years ago.
I have answered you question on JustAnswer! You will need to place the $5 deposit before you can see my answer. This does not obligate you in anyway to pay me for my answer, but if you feel my answer helped you, please accept my answer.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
I was afraid of that. I should have been more specific and told you I was trying to hook up a helmet camera with rca leads to a mini digital camcorder that only has ilink input. Since it doesn't have rca input I was hoping to convert the signal but it appears no one makes a device to do that. I guess if there were one it would also need power supplied to it to process the signal so there does not appear to be an easy solution other than getting a camera with rca analog input to do the recording.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
oh, thanks for responding.
Customer: replied 11 years ago.
Any other ideas let me know. I'll send payment with final response since I wasn't sure if I clicked "accept" now that you would still be able to respond back.

Thanks
Expert:  Christopher Valk replied 11 years ago.
I will definately keep a look out for such a device, if I do find one I will make sure to Private Message you. As far as accepting my answer, there is no need to pay me, as my answer has not yet helped you. I would maybe repeat the question by posting a new one, this time I will let another specialist have a crack at it. Somebody is bound to have had the same problem man. Good luck on the search =)

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