Webcam connection longer than 10 m/30 feet?


    Jun 28 2006 | 11:02 am
    Hello,
    I would like to know if anyone has succeeded to connect a webcam
    (USB/FireWire) to a computer over a long cable extension (more than 10
    meter/30 feet).
    Which webcam model has been used?
    Thank you in advance.
    Roald Baudoux

    • Jun 28 2006 | 12:08 pm
      Hi Roald.
      I once used 2 "Logitech quickcams for notebook pro" with a 10m - usb repeater and a 3m extension. It worked fine. I think the maximum cable-length for USB 2.0 is 5m. Exeeding this limit can just be done by using repeaters.
      There are not many USB 2.0 Cams on the marked yet, but as I guess you are using a mac have a look for long fiewire-cables. They are working with my external Disk - so a webcam won't be a problem.
      If you are using a PC make sue, that you really get a USB2 cam - with all usb 1.1 cam, compression is horrible - and your patch pretty slow.
      hope that helps
      best
      .tom
    • Jun 28 2006 | 12:21 pm
      >Hello,
      >
      >I would like to know if anyone has succeeded to connect a webcam
      >(USB/FireWire) to a computer over a long cable extension (more than
      >10 meter/30 feet).
      >
      >Which webcam model has been used?
      >
      3 firewire unibrains, daisy chained with cables of 15 & 10 meters
      the first FW cable was 15 meters
      it worked without a problem (except ONE crash during all the
      developement/rehearsals/shows period, which is ok i think - but the
      crash was on the LAST rehearsal, which makes you a little
      nervous...!!!)
      best
      kasper
      --
      Kasper T. Toeplitz
      noise, composition, bass, computer