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Old 06-30-2011, 08:04 PM   #1
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i am new to here, but do any of yall have any suggestions for filming my own hunts? such as tripods etc.., cameras that would be good quality for filming hunts?
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:06 PM   #2
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Nothin to it really. Put your camera on a tri pod. Focus it on a spot. When something walks on screen turn and kill it
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:08 PM   #3
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i figured it was that simple. thanks though
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:30 PM   #4
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That really is all there is to it.
I hand corn a spot, focus my camera on it. If something comes thru, I watch and wait until it gets on screen. Check and make sure everything looks good then shoot
It has worked many times.
Really

Check this out. http://buffsblackwidow.com/videos.htm
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:36 PM   #5
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thank you, i am gonna try to get a camera and film my buddy and i pig huntin on my lease, wish i got the zebra in the pic of film but he wasnt to camera friendly and moved where only i could see him and not the camera. thanks for the suggestions
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Old 06-30-2011, 08:40 PM   #6
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Please use a tri pod. You think you are steady but when you edit the video you will find you were not
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:04 PM   #7
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definitely, I have tried watching my dads videos without one.... not good
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Old 06-30-2011, 09:06 PM   #8
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I'm not a professional, but enjoy filming my hunts. Here are some of the things I use.

Camcorder
- Always have extra batteries and memory cards
- I also have a wide angle and telephoto lense
- I use a Cannon directional mic. Anyone will tell you audio makes the video.
- One thing I wish this camera had was a LANC input so I could use LANC Remote for hands-free filming

Before this season I will be adding a couple more tools to the arsenal.

GoPro Hero so I can have another view
A Mid-level tree arm

For editing I use iMovie that comes with the Mac, but if you are using a PC you could try Movie Maker. I've never used Movie Maker, so not sure how good it is. Maybe someone else could chime in.

Good luck!

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Old 07-05-2011, 01:48 PM   #9
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i second the GoPro Hero...we used to film racecars and burnouts when we went racing in my car club
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:19 PM   #10
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Go Pro hero is ok, but I didn't like it that much. No zoom capability and not really that good for filming bow hunts.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:12 AM   #11
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Go Pro hero is ok, but I didn't like it that much. No zoom capability and not really that good for filming bow hunts.
I think as a second camera it can add something to your video, but I wouldn't use it as your primary camera.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:42 PM   #12
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I agree 100% with down2hunt.
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Old 07-06-2011, 01:11 PM   #13
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I agree 100% with down2hunt.
X2 I agree i have been thinking about getting one of these for catching those moments in the blind right before the shot takes place
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:45 AM   #14
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I video for myself everyhunt. I have had a lot of success with the following.

I use a Canon GL2 it is a high quality camera and you can get them for a good price. Be sure to us the manual tools as well as the custom present keys to improve quality.

You dont have to just set the camera on a corn pile and film. Use either a good fluid head tripod or a good camera arm and video the animal as it comes in. When the animal presents the shot frame slightly wider than you normaly would and take the shot. I do agree having some golden nuggets on the ground makes this easier as the animal will stay in the same area longer.

Other things to invest in for good quality, you can get these all for under a couple hundred bucks.

A good camera led light for night time recoveries.

A good shotgun mic with windscreen or a cordless lapel mic to pick up your wispers.

At least two extra batteries.

Extra Tapes.

Good luck and good filming.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:52 AM   #15
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Go to the merchandise page and order you a copy of "It's All About The Video"!
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:18 AM   #16
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Self Filmed Doe Hunt in North Carolina
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:14 PM   #17
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Know how long on real time your battery last- I film all my hunts. take extra batteries and just let the cam roll on a wide setting.

It started for as fun and memories but now I use them like game film after a football game to see what I did and what I can do better or missed. My doe that I shot last year just popped up on me but when I watched the video I saw where she run in from.

I use a small multi pose tripod that can wrap its legs around just about anything.
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