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Can a USB signal be extended, say 75 feet or more?

by rlouchejr / May 10, 2013 2:24 PM PDT

Looking to exted USB output from digital video camera to a Mac Pro that is set up about 75 ft away. Can it be done? How?

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You can do it with this device,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 10, 2013 9:59 PM PDT
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by rlouchejr / May 14, 2013 6:38 AM PDT

Yes, this is for transfer of a "live" video signal over a distance to feed a Mac running Pro Presenter. I am attempting to find the best way to show a guitar teacher's fingering and strumming patterns to a live audience in a church sanctuary which is already set up with a Mac Pro tower running Pro Presenter 3 to the audience of fifty or sixty students.

The camera offered was a consumer model with USB signal out.

Is there a better way than what I am envisioning?

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Sounds logical enough,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / May 14, 2013 8:52 AM PDT

and with that piece of equipment you "should" be able to do what you imagine.

Call that company and discuss the question with them.


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Extending USB Camera
by jim1452 / May 12, 2013 11:34 AM PDT

I haven't done this personaly but I believe a USB to HDMI converter on each end of a HDMI cable should work. HDMI can be extended beyond 100 ft. with the right cable. I think USB is limited to 27 ft. without a booster of some sort. All this is available on Amazon.

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by Ianthin / May 13, 2013 5:26 AM PDT

I use a couple of 50' USB extensions in my repair shop to connect a vehicles diagnostics to my computer at my toolbox. No issues. Go the cables from Amazon cheap. I think they have up to 100', but they may require an external power source.

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