Originally Posted by profquad
Thank you! Coincidentally while I was looking at the wires this guy came up to me in the parking lot who used to do power systems for LA and later retrofitting metro busses for CNG. He also suggested a toner
The camera I have has a tiny four pin connector that appears on a few backup cameras. I feel unsure how to tease apart which does what.
If you feel unsure then don't bother cutting anything. Your camera should have come with a cable that plugs into the 4 pin connector and converts it to either RCA or BNC and splits out the power cables.
If it splits out to RCA then get yourself some Baluns like these.
exgoofit Phono RCA Screws Male Female Plug to AV Screw Terminal Audio/Video Connector Adapter (10 Male +10 Female Connector) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078HY1WP1...0XGBTAV9H5J1MB
If it's BNC then use these.
BNC Male Balun Connector Adapter for Coax CAT5 to CCTV Surveillance Video Camera - Choose a Pack of 10/20/30/50/100 Units (10) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077Q2S7PF...ing=UTF8&psc=1
The connector type really just depends on how your going to use the camera.
Are you going to have it going to a DVR and recording 24/7? If so then you're going to have to convert the cable to BNC eventually.
If you're going to simply connect it to an analog monitor or entertainment system head unit, you're going to need RCA.
On my rig I have six cameras recording full time to three separate DVR's. I chose to run everything with BNC because it's cheap and what I've known for the last 25 years.