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Wireless camera



  • Hello, 

    I am looking for a wireless miniature camera that I can put inside a stethoscope and use as a prop on stage. This camera would ideally send a live signal to Isadora which I would manipulate and project. The things that I’ve been able to find online either seem too cheap to be reliable, or incompatible with Isadora/Windows 10. 

    Any thoughts or suggestions?

    Thank you,

    Hugh


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    @citizenjoe

    Hi Hugh,

    my suggestion would be to do it in two parts: a wired miniature camera going to a wireless transmitter. Presumably we see an actor wearing the stethoscope?
    Could they conceivably have a transmitter in a pocket or belt-pack, and the wire from stethoscope to transmitter be concealed by, say, spectacles, or tucked into hair on their upstage side? 
    There's no shortage of reliable video transmitters - Teradek, for example, have a good range - and you're more likely to find a decent miniature camera that's wired than wireless.

    I'm using Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle Thunderbolt to get HDMI at 1080 into my Windows machines. Proved very reliable so far.






  • There are some very small 5.8ghz wireless spy/drone cameras that might help you. google is your friend.



  • Thanks for your responses.

    @mark_m Unfortunately, everything has to be contained in the stethoscope. Or, I suppose, if there were 2 transmitters (one on the actor, one on the wall where the thing gets hung up) and an easy way to plug/unplug the camera, that might work.

    @Fred I've been googling like crazy and it's the lack of suitable solutions that brought me here! For example, most of the tiny camera's I find are either not wireless or need a dedicated app to work. 

    I confess I hadn't thought about the idea of 2 transmitters. I'll think on that.

    H



  • @citizenjoe here is a fast find https://shop.righthere.nu/fpv-... it is only the camera part, but it looks small enough to put in a stethescope and then have the cable running through the stethescope (they are usually just a hollow tube). From there you need to send the video signal, something like this would do https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/5-8g-... also small and light weight and ready for battery power, then at the other end you have a receiver with a composite out. You definately wont get an amazing image with a camera this small but you will get an image.


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    @citizenjoe said:


    @Fred I've been googling like crazy and it's the lack of suitable solutions that brought me here! For example, most of the tiny camera's I find are either not wireless or need a dedicated app to work. 

    What's wrong with dedicated apps? Is there any reason that you can't just use their dedicated app then use ScreenCaptureSyphon/Syphoner + Syphon to get the feed into Isadora?

    Best wishes,

    Woland