A couple of my engineer coworkers and I have been spending many days trying to get simple RCA camera input to work on a raspi, but nothing works and we are so frustrated at this point that I think the whole project is going to be scrapped.
I have tried a few USB-to-RCA converts and some purely USB webcams but always get errors or weird images. This occurs on various Pi's and OS's. But never any issue for Windows..
We need a more direct/reliable approach and I was wondering if I can somehow solder an RCA jack to the Picamera input port for direct signal input without all the funky converters, or any similar hacks?
I know raspberry pi has a whole assortment of cameras I can pick from but none will work for us, and I require using a specific camera that is NTSC.
Is it possible to hotwire an RCA input (soldering directly to PCB pads/traces)? Or an RCA-to-ribbon cable adapter, Or any USB-to-RCA converts that are guaranteed to just work??
I need a solution soon as I don't think management can justify us continuing without producing any results.