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Old 29 December 2008, 17:14   #1
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Need some help for a little project

As some of you may know I have installed a camera system on my previous Rib and now on Time Bandit.

I use a HD Bullet camera into a Mini DV video camera which is stored in a box in the console I then have a Record On / Off button on the console.

THe problem I have is knowing exactly where the camera is pointing to make sure I have the picture framed up right. The camera is a pain to get to as it is sealed in a box from the elements so I can't really use the display screen on there.

Ideally I need to have a small LCD Screen that is reasonably waterproof. That I can then wire into the system.

Does anyone know of such a screen (Anything around 5-7" would do)

Checked on ebay and found very little that suits and cant find anything in maplin or RS.

Any ideas?
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Old 29 December 2008, 18:05   #2
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I don't know of any waterproof LCDs other than high end kit.

I would suggest you might be better off either buying a waterproof box with a transparent lid for your DV recorder to go in, or buying a cheap LCD from CPC and fitting that into a waterproof box with a transparent lid.

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Old 29 December 2008, 19:25   #3
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They was something in MBM ages ago where you could monitor a few different positions at once, I would have thought the screen was water proof, can't see it been cheap though?

Didn't someone else use a site called dogcam or something for similar bits?
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You could get a portable dvd player (make sure it has scart or what ever connection you need) and fit it into one of those waterproof bags for Pro sized DSLR's. Or mount it somewhere and cover with a splash cover like you get for flybridge control pannels?
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I have the Standard Horizon CP300 plotter - it takes a composite video feed. 800x480

http://www.standardhorizon.co.uk/pro...ducts_id=99998
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I have the Standard Horizon CP300 plotter - it takes a composite video feed. 800x480

http://www.standardhorizon.co.uk/pro...ducts_id=99998
made for the job.
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I have the Standard Horizon CP300 plotter - it takes a composite video feed. 800x480

http://www.standardhorizon.co.uk/pro...ducts_id=99998
Yep I think my Garmin will take a video input too
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Yes I was hoping that the Lowrance could take a video feed but I cant find out how.
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