View Full Version : Murphy video system?

03-05-2014, 07:47 PM
Does anyone have any experience using the video system that is integrated into the Murphy display with the 13-14 boats? Wondering things like what kind of camera, where do you mount it, battery or power from the boat? Thinking of getting a GoPro, but would also like to take advantage of the integral system is possible.


03-05-2014, 07:58 PM
My 14 X2 has a video jack in the glove box. This is an input that would display on the murphy screen I think. Havent tried it yet since boat has no batteries in it till dealer preps it for delivery..I am hoping to use my sony camera on a tower mount to record and view in murphy screen.

03-05-2014, 08:26 PM
I did see the video jack in the glove box. My first though was, "Why would MC want me to record video from inside the glove box?" I'm clearly not understanding what it is for. I'm hoping power and video are pre-wired in the tower.

03-05-2014, 08:30 PM
I looked in my tower when adding lights inside speakers Sunday there ar a lot of pre wired and labeled connections for tower lights, dome light,
speakers and speaker lights, but saw nothing marked video.

03-05-2014, 08:49 PM
Actually went to look just now. There is a RCA cable running from the glove box up around the bow to the drivers dash area. It is hooked into the video 1 connection on the Murfhey system. There are two other connections labeled video 2 and 3. I. Could not find anything going to the tower. See pics.

03-05-2014, 08:49 PM
Under dash

03-05-2014, 09:56 PM
Thanks for the pics dt. The manual, on page 3-19, lists the three inputs as; tower, aux video, and media. Perhaps the glove box connection is for the media input. Seems to point to there being video wiring in the tower. But if it is not there, it is not there. Doesn’t look like it would be too fun to run one yourself, especially through the pivot point.

03-05-2014, 10:06 PM
I will have it open again this weekend and look again. It would have to be a shielded wire or have RCA connectors??? A camera would allow you to see the rear view without a mirror, but I don't know how you would record without a hard drive or video camcorders.
Our local Boat Show starts tomorrow and I will ask the dealer and Mastercraft Reps about it, Will let you know Sunday,

03-06-2014, 02:43 AM
I didn't think the Tower Cam was an option any longer - therefore, there would be no wiring provisions for it in the tower.

04-17-2014, 10:54 PM
Just got our new x30 and was looking at the same thing. What I found was the video inputs from your picture are labeled 1, 2 & 3. These relate to the screen selections Tower, Aux & Media. For some reason the #1 (tower) is plugged into the video cable that is connected in the glove box and the other 2 are not connected.
I didn't find any video cables in the tower. I'm going to play around with some different camera mounting positions on the tower and if that works out well I'll probably look at running power and video cables up through the tower.

05-05-2014, 01:42 PM
my guess is the glove box input is simply for playback and not real time viewing?

05-05-2014, 01:52 PM
I have no clue how these systems work but I would also think they were for playback only. There would probably be some kind of liability if the screen projected a live image, I would think. Kind of like a DVD player in the dash of a car that doesn't play while moving. I do think it would be very cool to see a live image on the screen though. I still think its cool that you can see the live image from a gopro on an iPhone, much less a screen on your boat.

05-05-2014, 01:56 PM
On our 2010 with the tower cam, you could see a live image on the screen! It was awesome! I only used it a few times though.