If you want to report live on site with Viewline you will need a video composite out from your Camera Control Unit. All CCTV systems can provide this because this is the video signal from the camera. All you do then is add a an off the shelf video grabber device (less than £25.00), which will transform the raw video signal to an (computer understandable) AVI container and plug it into your computer. This can then be compressed to make the electronic video files smaller using freely available codecs. We recommend Xvid-MPEG4 or installing the K-Lite Mega codec pack, these just need to be downloaded and installed once and they’re free!
So it’s as easy as that; you take the video signal, turn it into something your PC understands and then compress it to make it smaller. With Viewline you can then watch the live video while recording it, make observations and grab pictures.