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Old 11-12-2018, 03:51 PM   #1
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What do y’all use to video hunts? It will be used on a tri-pod to video my hunts, as well as the hunts for customers. Any help or tips?


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Old 11-12-2018, 04:03 PM   #2
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What do y’all use to video hunts? It will be used on a tri-pod to video my hunts, as well as the hunts for customers. Any help or tips?


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I'm new to the cinematic side of things, but I've recently got into a Sony a6000 and it has been amazing for both stills and 1080/60 video. Even the internal mic is great! I recently got video of me killing a 220lb boar at 9yds with my bow, and you can hear the most fantastic quality growls and grunts as the pigs are moving around before I took my shot.

The only drawback I've found is that the 6000 doesn't have an external mic jack, so your options for mic upgrades are either the one model Sony makes that mounts to the hot shoe, or go with an external mic that records it's own audio, then sync it to the video footage in post.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:19 PM   #3
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My nephew videos our hunts. I’ve started. He has a Canon T6. I have the T6i. They both have external mics & take great stills & video. Also use a go pro to video hunter. The canon T6i was $699 @ Best Buy a year ago.
My nephew has a YouTube channel. In Our Nature Outdoors. All the hunting videos were taken with the Canon T6.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:53 PM   #4
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I use an old Sony Handicam, that uses the mini CDs. Had it for years, and it still works like a charm. I do have a doubler lens that helps for zoom, and gives good clarity. Made a cover for it from an old camo long sleeve shirt, works great for Turkey hunting.
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:55 PM   #5
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Use the same Sony as aggiebush. Only problem can't video thru shoot thru mesh
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Old 11-12-2018, 09:42 PM   #6
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Just bought a Canon Vixia HF R800 based on info I got on here
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:06 PM   #7
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:11 PM   #8
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Just bought a Canon Vixia HF R800 based on info I got on here
I was looking at the same one, heard it had issues in low light? How has it been working for you?

Thinking about snagging a m50 myself.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:15 PM   #9
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Sony handicam fan... does all I need it to do... whichever video camera you end up with, make sure it has a remote control accessory. Game changer for self filmed hunts.

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Old 11-13-2018, 08:24 PM   #10
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I was looking at the same one, heard it had issues in low light? How has it been working for you?

Thinking about snagging a m50 myself.
Have not had a chance to use it yet
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:33 PM   #11
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I have the canon vixia FX2 and I love it.
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:43 PM   #12
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Just bought a Canon Vixia HF R800 based on info I got on here

Think I have the 700. Good nuff
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Old 11-13-2018, 08:47 PM   #13
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Panasonic HC-X920

I really like the eye viewfinder because most of my opportunities do not give me the chance for tripods.
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