I am looking for the arduino code to stream video to a webpage using the ESP8266. here is the 4 wire camera I have: https://www.ebay.com/itm/172272466793

The other tutorials I'm finding online are all for a different cameras or are not using the ESP8266 for webpage streaming.

Any help or pointers would be most appreciated.

  • As a side note I have LiFePo 3.3v batteries that I plan to use to power both the ESP8266 and the 5v camera (by wiring them in series). The thing I am completely lost on is how to wire the video and audio to ports and access them with arduino code.
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    – user31481
    Nov 24 '17 at 17:16
  • Google first, ask latter. This had been asked several times in Arduino SE.
    – user31481
    Nov 24 '17 at 17:18
  • Questions may not rely on external links for basic information. "Four wire camera" does not capture the key fact that this is an analog NTSC camera. Nov 24 '17 at 17:19

No. Your link is to an analog NTSC camera. Digitally handling data from this would require a high speed analog to digital converter and some fairly sophisticated cleanup logic.

It is simply not compatible to use this with a small embedded system.

If you really want a camera for a resource constrained embedded system, seek a still camera with a serial or SPI output.

Most video tasks will however be better done on more capable embedded systems falling outside the realm of Arduino-style approaches, and therefore soundly off-topic here.

  • So if I understand you correctly if I can find a digital camera with a serial output then it would be compatible for the esp8266?
    – Jerrad
    Nov 24 '17 at 17:29
  • Yes but it's likely a terribly bad idea as a project. Nov 24 '17 at 17:32

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