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I recall someone making a video mux kit but can't find the link. I was going to switch the power to the cameras only but then realized the delay of power up.

Does anyone know the link for the mux?

Thanks

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I'm also using the RCCAM video switch.

There is a jumper option to leave the cameras powered at all times.

It works great!

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4 camera switch:

http://www.rc-tech.ch/divers/MultiCam4.zip

Switch only, power remains on for all the cameras to avoid start-up times.

Sorry, but I haven't written a description page yet. Post on the forum if you have questions.

mikep also had made one I think, but I never got any feedback.

Regards,

Kilrah

Edit: updated the link...

Edited by Kilrah

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Check out this for a very cheap DIY programmer (the one I use), and this for the software.

Regards,

Kilrah

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KB1DTB:

I got my PIC programmer here:

http://www.talkingelectronics.com

Look under Popular Kits . It is called Multi-Chip Programmer.

Kit is inexpensive (under $20 with cable and postage), easy to build, and using IC-Prog software you are able to programm 20 or 30 different types of PICs.

The kit itself is very simple to assemble.

I have used it on five projects to date and it has not failed me.

joekadet

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Kilrah,

I have received the mux for this project but still need to make the board and get other parts.

Have there been any updates to the program or schematic?

I also need the program that is burned into the pic.

Thanks

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Hi,

Oops, I had even lost the track of this topic. I dont't have this site anymore. I've corrected the link, and here it is again:

http://www.rc-tech.ch/divers/MultiCam4.zip

I send you the program files by mail.

I still use the same programmer hardware and software that I've said above.

Regards,

Kilrah

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Hi,

Mr. RC-CAM I just missed the sale of your video mux swicth. :(

I have been getting the parts to build the swicth,so I was wondering

if you have trace drawings of the pcb board and if you would be able

to give me a copy?

Thanks Midwest-Flyer

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Over the summer I archived the Gerbers. Reinstalling the files would be a pain. That is probably for the best, since this board would be a difficult home etch job. And a fab house would be very expensive to get one made.

But, I have one PCB and programmed PIC that I was saving for a rainy day. It is the last of its kind. I could either build this up for you with my parts, or you could do that on your own. There are some parts that I would need to install for you, so we would have to arrange for that. PM me if you are interested.

This was a nice video switch that worked great. Very high bandwidth video too. But, there was very little interest in it since 2-camera installations are rare.

BTW, I recall that BlackWidowAV was selling a video switch -- Have you checked with Yb2normal?

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Matt, of Klarich Electronics is designing a new switch that I'll carry on the BWAV site.

It won't have all the same features of the RC-CAM video switch, but it will be very small and offer a few other features that are easily managed in software.

Matt is wrapping up the design this week and should be getting proto boards together in the next couple of weeks. My fingers are crossed! :)

Bill

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