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  1. the gaffer

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    hi all i am wanting to build a home brew nv like nite hunter makes he uses a mini dvr with a camera but i don't know what camera i would need can anyone post what i would need as i just havn't got a clue
     
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    Best to have a browse through the night vision section and see if you can get any ideas of what might suit you. Do you have any information on the unit you referred to?
    Generally people are using one of the small cctv board or bullet cameras mounted behind the scope and connected to a small lcd monitor and with ir light from a separate torch. There are plenty of small recorders on the market but generally the quality is disappointing unless you spend a lot of money.
     
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    the one i have seen terry is from nite hunter its called a sniper cam and uses the mini dvr as the screen but is used in a way you look through it like a pulsar n550 and this is how i want to make it
     
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    anyone else have a clue as to what i would need to start a build i am none the wiser as to what i need the camera must be able to plug into a mini dvr
     
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    The cameras have a composite video output and normally have either a phono or BNC plug on the end. The dvr will normally have a jack socket for AV input but may come with a lead to fit to the camera - probably phono but you can either cut and solder the wires or get an adapter for a couple of quid from ebay.
    As I said before the quality of the recordings from most of the small (cheap) dvrs is poor and there isn't one I would recommend. You can get magnifying viewfinders (from ebay) which fit the screens on dslr cameras and some will fit over the screen of a dvr so that you can use it with your eye up against the eyepiece of the viewfinder.
    For a camera this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221257912552?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649 would be a good choice, order it with the 16mm or maybe the 25mm lens. You can get a plastic project box from Maplins to put the camera in and to fix to the tube connecting to the scope eyepiece.
    Battery http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151068208720?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649
    you will need a 2 way cctv power splitter and some way of fixing the camera to the scope and also the dvr to the scope as well, that will depend on what you buy.
     
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    i had a angel eye mini dvr and that came with a camera and ran off the dvr so no need for an extra battey and this is what i am trying to do is make a compact unit so if i can just plug that camera right in to a angel eye and run off that battery it would be perct then all i have to do is build a case for the dvr to slot in to and fix the camera in to a tube then its just a matter of slotting it on to my scope and way i go
     
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    How much on average do these home made nv setups cost ?
     
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    around £150
     
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    That's quite a bit cheaper than a ns50 ! Cheers
     
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    Nearly all the suitable cameras need 12 volts to operate, you may be able to find one that will run off a dvr (which are likely to be about 4.5 volts) but I don't know of one. Don't forget you are going to need an illuminator as well.
    I understand that you want to make the unit as compact as possible but this may not be the best way to go about it. I have seen batteries built into a box/housing which contains the monitor which does help reduce the wiring etc. Most cctv equipment is designed for 12 volt operation while most of the dvr/phone/webcams etc run off 4.5 volts or a usb power connection.
     

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