stand-alone audio recording?

camviewer43

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I know this is IPcamTalk, but I thought someone here might have experience with this. I'd like to add high fidelity audio recording to the outside of the house. I see some very small weather-proof microphones (like the Microseven recommended in the wiki). If I don't have a camera that supports audio input, how might I go about a standalone audio recording solution? These microphones use RCA outputs. Maybe microphone connected to a Raspberry Pi to digitize the audio input?

Just seeing if anyone's done similar.
 

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Honestly I would just recommend getting a camera that supports audio input, as it should be far less effort than a raspberry pi to get it working robustly.
 
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I absolutely agree. The less clutter and variables involved, the better in terms of reliability, managements, and performance.

Honestly I would just recommend getting a camera that supports audio input, as it should be far less effort than a raspberry pi to get it working robustly.
 

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Axis, Hikvision and others make Video Encoders that accept analog video & audio signals. Send all mics into a mixer, with a single audio output into the Encoder. Will need to ensure the Encoder can output a stream without a video input signal, and acceptable to BI.
But as mentioned above (and less $$), the same can be accomplished by using a cam with audio input, then assign the audio as needed to other cams.
 
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