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Record multiple video cameras to one PC

I'm looking to purchase 3 cameras/webcams that I can link to a PC/Mac and record at the same time.

Any recommendations on setups to capture 3 video feeds to one computer? What cameras, cords, and software?

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Multicam

I don't know the answer to your question or even if it can be done without very expensive kit BUT.
The normal way to tackle this is to record to the SD cards in your three cameras, download the files into a folder on your PC and then load them into a video editor. (Look up Corel Multicam Lite)
The video editor then aligns the three files, often using a common sound track, and then allows you to switch between the camera shots like a studio control room.

There are a number of HDMI switchers available, up to five cameras IN but one OUT to your PC (assuming your PC has a HDMI input port - mine has not) The problem is that you will only see one camera output at a time.

Or webcams. USB output and should work with Multicam Lite but no control over the webcams i.e. no zoom etc.

Corel VideoStudio Pro will give you access to 4 camera files and VS Ultimate to 6 camera files.

Post was last edited on June 20, 2019 11:06 PM PDT

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CCTV?

Are you talking about a CCTV surveillance system or do you want a mini TV type studio operation?

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Studio

Tv studio style. But im not mixing feeds. I just want a raw video file from each camera.

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Almost all the DVRs today

Let you download the video files.

I find most folk lose their remaining hair if they try this on a PC as it's still a pain to setup and your PC is now running 24x7 for surveillance and your PC is now so slow you can't use it for anything else.

You can save yourself learning this or just get a DVR and camera kit from Amazon.

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Do it via a SD card

Then get your raw video file from the SD card of each camera after recording and use the Multicam Lite to reform into a video for viewing.

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I've seen folk go down that rabbit hole.

They usually burn out and move back to a 99 buck DVR from Amazon. Unless you tell more I'm going with the usual need.

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Multi video cam,era to one P{C

Why not just buy a video/audio surveilance system from BJs or best buy?

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Multiple CCTV camera into one pc

There are three easy steps to view three CCTV camera into one pc at a time.

1. Connect all the cameras to the NVR.
2. Connect the NVR to your router via the network cable provided.
3. Start watching the IP cameras.

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CCTV camera system.

I am happy with Eyeride camera. Small, reliable, plenty of skin masking options if needed, battery lasts long time. Web/phone/PC interface very good.

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