BIRD BOX CAMERA - TECHNICAL PAGE
A 5 watt fluorescent tube plus 12V inverter provided even illumination for when the colour camera was in use, though in 2007 this was replaced with a single high-power white LED.
The video signal travels up to the computer along URM202 75 ohm cable (like TV aerial cable, but somewhat thinner); this ensures sharp images despite the long cable length.
From 2004, pictures & video were captured by the computer using a Belkin VideoBus II. This was subsequently replaced by a VideoBus USB 2.0, and in 2012 by a Startech SVID2USB23.
In 2009, some footage was obtained with an Abus Eytron miniature digital video recorder. More recently, much of the footage posted consists of videos taken with a standard camcorder.