In a Swann kit purchased before or recently, you may see differences in video connector's color on their camera cables. These are not for aesthetics but to help you identify the right type of cable for your cameras.
Below are lists of colors on camera extension cables and which camera it is supposed to be used.
- Purple - for 4K cameras (e.g. PRO-4KMSB).
It can also be used on any cameras below 4K and Analog cameras with BNC connector.
- Blue / Light Blue - for TVI and AHD cameras like the PRO-T855 and PRO-1080MSB or those that use pixels (e.g. 720p, 1080p) which determines their resolution (except SDI cameras).
It can also be used on any Analog cameras with BNC connector but not with 4K.
While this list are colors on camera's video connector and their output signal.
- Purple - transmits 4K resolution
- Blue / Light Blue - TVI or AHD signal
NB: Check the manual if the camera supports multiple signal by changing its settings (i.e PRO-1080ZLB)
- Yellow / White / Black - used for Analog cameras such as PRO-765 or cameras that uses "TVL" (e.g. 700TVL) to define picture quality. The same cables can be used for SDI cameras like the SHD-870.
Cannot be used with cameras using blue or purple connector as it is unstable for streaming high quality cameras.
- Yellow / White- standard composite video signal
- Green - SDI output