They tape on 24,36,48,72 hour tapes. The imagery frame rate is a little
slower so the image is not high res, but the tapes do not need changed very
often. The cameras are relatively inexpensive, but the recorder will cost
Does anyone know how those security cameras work that they have in
stores, banks, etc? I know they record to a common video tape, but
apparently they take a shot every minute or something like that,
because otherwise a person would have to change tapes every 6 hours.
I am asking because I live on a farm, and have some idiot leaving my
livestock out of their pens when I am away. I suspect one of several
bratty local kids, or an adult weirdo that has been causing problems
in our area.
I dont want to spend a ton of money on a professional security system.
But I do want to put a camera on the barn, like under the eaves or
something. I do have a camcorder and vcr, but I am often gone for
more than 6 hours at a time. Does anyone know of a way to make a
video camera take still shots, like one every 10 seconds or something.
Anyone got any ideas?
Thanks for all help.