So I am trying to connect 4 security cameras to a TV using a quad splitter. I am using one camera right now to test the connections. Here is my set up:

I have a security camera with with an SDI output connected by male-male BNC to a quad splitter.

Here is the security camera

The video1 connection on the splitter is to the camera. The video out connection is to the SDI to HDMI converter.

This is the Quadsplitter

The HDMI output from the converter connects to a SAMSUNG flatscreen TV. However when a connection is established between the converter and a source, the source button lights up. However the button does not light up green on the converter and the TV displays a "No Signal Message" (not a no cable connected message). I know all the power sources are connected (there is no indication on the camera however to let me know whether it is on or off when connected to DC12V supply, but the quad splitter should produce some feed itself from what I've seen). What am I doing wrong? Sorry this is a long question, thank you for all your help in advance!

  • Many questions arise : are you sure the green BNC from the camera is an SDI signal ? Can you test the output of the quad splitter directly in an SDI monitor ? Can you test the output of the SDI to HDMI converter with another trusted SDI source ? Can you provide the references of the camera, quad splitter and SDI to HDMI converter ?
    – audionuma
    Jul 27 '15 at 9:22
  • Ok you may have given me a hint at what my problem is. The guy at radioshack just told me to get male to male bnc cables because that connected to all the output/input ports on the camera and splitter. However, i didnt know there were different types of bnc cables. I bought this: "CableWholesale 6-Feet RG58 AU Stranded BNC Cable, Braided (10X1-01106) Sold by: cables4computer" from Amazon. Its a male to male bnc but it doesnt say HD-SDI. Is that where I went wrong? Thank you. @audionuma
    – SKala
    Jul 27 '15 at 12:55
  • I will provide links to the splitter, the camera, and the converter in around 40 minutes, thanks for your help. @audionuma
    – SKala
    Jul 27 '15 at 13:05
  • Should I have bought these cables instead? amazon.com/RiteAV-6FT-Video-Cable-Digital/dp/B00EBAGUFO/… @audionuma
    – SKala
    Jul 27 '15 at 15:12

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.