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Old 12-11-2011, 08:14 PM   #1
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Default Anyone used a GOPRO camera for hunting?

Thinking about getting one, was wondering how y'alls set up was for hunting.
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:16 PM   #2
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Will have to check that out. I ordred a Lid Cam and sent it back...cheesy. Im looking for a decent hat camera to do different shots. i have a nice Sony HD video cam but wanted something that mounted on the brim of my hat.....Thanks!!
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Old 12-11-2011, 08:19 PM   #3
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I'm looking for the same thing.

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Old 12-11-2011, 08:45 PM   #4
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I guess what I'm asking is, on the GOPros, how do you tell what you are filming?
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:50 PM   #5
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:07 PM   #6
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I have been considering a contour hd... U might check them out here...
http://contour.com/products
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:12 PM   #7
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I bought one and used it the month of October. It is a really cool camera. It does real good hunting if your deer are within about 35 yards. Outside of that it's real hard to tell what it is. You can tell a deer but can't tell much more than that. I bought the 16 gb SD card and I would just turn it on and let it record. Then after the hunt edit what I wanted in imovie and format the SD card. One thing about it in the water proof cover there is very little sound. When I would shoot my bow it's very quit. Anything you do with the waterproof cover you have no sound. There are so many settings for it and attachments. I bought the attachment to wear on my head. I really like the camera!! The HD video quality is awesome!
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:40 PM   #8
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I bought one and used it the month of October. It is a really cool camera. It does real good hunting if your deer are within about 35 yards. Outside of that it's real hard to tell what it is. You can tell a deer but can't tell much more than that. I bought the 16 gb SD card and I would just turn it on and let it record. Then after the hunt edit what I wanted in imovie and format the SD card. One thing about it in the water proof cover there is very little sound. When I would shoot my bow it's very quit. Anything you do with the waterproof cover you have no sound. There are so many settings for it and attachments. I bought the attachment to wear on my head. I really like the camera!! The HD video quality is awesome!
How do you know what you're are videoing?
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Old 12-11-2011, 11:14 PM   #9
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I have the GoPro and love it, but have been too busy to use it hunting. When I get out in the woods and use, I'll be sure and post a review.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:14 AM   #10
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I have one on my bow right now. I shot a short clip this morning to give y'all a idea of how it looks. IMO the video is real good. BUT anything past 30 yards good luck on seeing it.


Y'all will have to wait till Friday when I get home though. No Internet out here to upload it at the lease

The question about knowing when your Rec. When the camera is Rec a red light is on the back of it. At least it is on the gopro hero 2 I have.
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:21 AM   #11
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How do you know what you're are videoing?
Misunderstood the question in my post. I have mine set up on my stab. Line it up straight and whatever I point my bow at is what records. they make a LCD screen for it. Not sure if it is a live view though. I'm gonna check it out when I get back
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:17 AM   #12
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Thanks berto!
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:10 AM   #13
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I just got one and have been playin with it , works great !...not much on long distance but works good !..I have the HD hero2 outdoor and REALLY like it so far !
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:14 AM   #14
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I'd like to set one up on the back side or down near my feeder and let it collect footage from another angle. I saw some really neat footage done this way.

There will be one on my Christmas list.
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:39 AM   #15
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I guess what I'm asking is, on the GOPros, how do you tell what you are filming?
piggyback lcd screen
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:45 AM   #16
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I like the Kodak Playsport zx5. 1080hd video, lcd screen, as small as a cell phone and you can get a 2x telephoto lens. I think its a perfect camera for bowhunting. My only gripe with the kodak and gopro is its lowlight video.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:36 PM   #17
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:41 PM   #18
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Old 12-12-2011, 01:08 PM   #19
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I have the gopro and i use it all the time. from bow hunting, to duck hunting. I really like to use it duck hunting.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:53 PM   #20
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My wife uses a kodak Playsport and it works well. Waterproof and shoot 1080 video.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:05 PM   #21
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:13 PM   #22
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The goproHD is extremely wide at 120 field of view. This doesn't give you much in the way of zoom. It will give great video of up close objects.
Additionally the original HD Hero doesn't perform very well in low light. IE 30 minutes after sunrise and 30min prior to sunset will likely be your starting and stopping points.

The new goproHD Hero2 does a MUCH better job with low light video and stills. For hunting purposes I'd have to drop the extra $50-100 on the new version for this reason.

They have awesome battery life, about 1.5 hours of continuous video. That along with a 32GB card, allows you to turn it on and forget about it.

IMHO the gopro doesn't make a very good camera to take into the stand with you. However, as Dave said above setting them up near a feeder or trail could yield some awesome footage, from that second angle.
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:28 PM   #23
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This was the gopro I used for this video. Just for reference, the feed and trail to the right are 16 yards. Halfway up the hill is 44 yards.

http://youtu.be/kGP1BFB6tN8

This was the WGI Vantage I used for this one. I like this better but it is a little more grainy. I will take the grainy because of the zoom option

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Old 12-12-2011, 03:32 PM   #24
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Also gopro has a daily give away going on. Giving away one of everything they own. I've been entering 4-5 times a week trying to win to no avail. But it's free and you can enter once every day!

http://gopro.com/daily-giveaway/
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:27 PM   #25
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I have a Wildgame Innovations vantage cam thats pretty good. I was going to get the gopro but the vantage cam has infrared that works well at night that is perfect for night hunting hogs and stuff. I have heard good things about the gopro though as well. My only complaint is that the vantage cam gets grainy when zoomed in..
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:35 PM   #26
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http://youtu.be/KSoz0H6Ti3M This is video shot from the Kodak Playsport ZX3. I have the new ZX5 now and like it alittle better. The feeder is 20 yards away and the lighting is slightly on the poor side. I believe the shot was at like 7:40pm in early bow season. Zero zoom shot in 720p 60 frames per second. The new ZX5 has a optional 2x magnetic lens.

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Old 12-12-2011, 05:58 PM   #27
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Is it me or does the quality not seem that good. From watching the clips on thier site it looks awesome but I have yet to see one that was real crisp on line. Maybe it is just my screen????
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Old 12-12-2011, 07:44 PM   #28
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alot of the sharpness or lack there of has to do with the upload.Everytime you upload a vid the new encodeing degrades the video alittle bit. when I first get the video off the camera or watch it on my big screen it looks the the sales pitch vid but when I edit it and upload it to youtube it looks like it wasn't shot in HD. Also when you watch the videos on youtube be sure select and watch the vid in HD.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:03 PM   #29
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Don't let the upload fool you. I just bought the hero 2 and takes some super video I used it bowfishing and took as good of video as my cousins $2000 hd video camera. WELL worth the money imo.
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