Video out into USB

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I have a FineVu CR500HD in car camera. FineVu CR-500HD Dash Cam It has a video out and a cord pictured below. I need the RCA to be a USB input. Anyone have any ideas? Is it possible? The other cord with it is a mini D shell to USB and will play the recorded video off the camera storage card but not real time.
 
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That RCA wire sends analog signal. USB is digital. I don't think there's an easy way to bridge the two. I've never heard of outputting video signal into USB. I'm not aware of any video monitor/TV that would have a USB video input. You can send data/files over USB, but the target device is going to have to decode it and play it.
 
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what exactly are you trying to do? it records onto a sd card.. you can plug those into a computer pretty easy? I'm at a loss of what you need usb input from an (analog rca?) for?
 

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The camera has a video out for real time monitoring. The first picture is the cord included with the camera. I want to see the video output on my laptop in real time. I can plug a USB to mini D shell cord into it to view what is on the memory card now.
 
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So, two things here: 1. You will need a double female adapter to marry those two male RCA plugs. 2. Does that RCA to USB cable in your picture include some kind of an in-line converter box? As I mentioned before, you'll need something that will convert analog video to digital (RCA to USB). Just passing the signal won't work. Or at least I don't think it'll work. I may be wrong.
 
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Now that would work....you got to convert it first somehow. It's like taking the optical digital out from your TV and plugging it into a 80's amplifier....they just don't do digital, but there are converters out there.
 

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The above worked as long as I power the camera with my jump battery from Anker. You can get the Analog to digital video converter for under $4, has full record functions and software. Anker battery. My son got me this for Christmas last year. It's quite handy at powering and recharging various devices. Charges from a USB port. Can use it to charge devices or just run them off of it. http://www.ankerastro.com/tag/anker-astro-mini-3000mah/
 
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