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Old 01-09-2021, 08:53 PM   #1
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I have a unique situation in my lone pig box blind where I have to keep the windows closed until they get upwind of me at the feeder and then open it so I don't get busted. I tried filming through my side viewing windows during the day and it works but as seen in my pig video the other day it fogs when its cold outside and I have to keep up with it. Once you get a bow in your hand, it can fog up while you try to shoot so it's iffy. The other problem is I also hunt it at night and it will not focus through the side window on a single red light in the dark. The window glass, dark night and red light doesn't vibe. Also...I tried moving my camera to its position after opening the shooting window in the dark but I can't see the feeder or aiming target until I turn a red light on. With it too dark on the screen to know where you are aiming and jacking with it in the same dark, it is a PITA requiring too much guesswork and movement. I really need the camera set and aimed before it gets dark so all I have to do is push record. If the pigs don't come in until 30 minutes after dark, I can't do that until I open the window in the same dark.. So I got to thinking back in the day, TBHers used to cut a small hole in their blind sides under the windows and would make various boxes or mounts for them to sit in to just as I described for deer or day time pigs. I was thinking I could do the same with a little wooden 4-5" door to open and and press record once the pigs got upwind. Plus if it was off to the side, I could keep the screen glare off my glasses. Do any TBHers still do this? successfully? If you do I was wondering if you have any pics of your setups or any designs/tips to make it problem free before I jump off in building one. I have a mounted box design in my head for the camera to sit in, I remember being popular here back in the day but was hoping some folks had modernized it. Can't seem to find any pics via search. Thanks fellas!
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Old 01-09-2021, 09:25 PM   #2
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I gotta read your story again.
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Old 01-09-2021, 09:28 PM   #3
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What red light are you using ?
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Old 01-09-2021, 09:38 PM   #4
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I gotta read your story again.



My box blind is plywood sides with glass deerview windows. Side windows are glass and fog easily when its cold out. I'm looking to cut a hole in my blind. Yes its very easy to do that. This was more about folks looking for ideas other than my own on securing their cameras in said hole. Tripod sits too far back. Several TBHers used to build mount boxes for it.



I use a SniperHogLight 38LRX bow light. Also you can see my box for the north wind hunts I'm talking about in the background.


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Old 01-09-2021, 09:50 PM   #5
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I also use a clamp for holding my camera. Very versatile. I’ll text you more pics tomorrow
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Old 01-09-2021, 09:59 PM   #6
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Camera arm mounted to blind that swivels into position?

Can you move the blind?

Ozonics?
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Old 01-09-2021, 10:06 PM   #7
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Camera arm mounted to blind that swivels into position?

Can you move the blind?

Ozonics?

They basically can circle and do circle on occassion, the whole area Bruce. I could move it anywhere around the feeder and they are going to get behind it. They do it on all three feeders occasionally. Enough for me to start hunting with the windows closed or pray they slip up when I am in a quadpod.



I bought an Ozonics for my deer and didn't have very much luck with it. Have had several folks including the Sniper Hog Light guys say an Ozonics wont help on a pigs' nose so I haven't used one for fear of spooking them.


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Old 01-09-2021, 10:12 PM   #8
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They basically can circle and do circle on occassion, the whole area Bruce. I could move it anywhere around the feeder and they are going to get behind it. They do it on all three feeders occasionally. Enough for me to start hunting with the windows closed or pray they slip up when I am in a quadpod.



I bought an Ozonics for my deer and didn't have very much luck with it. Have had several folks including the Sniper Hog Light guys say an Ozonics wont help on a pigs' nose so I haven't used one for fear of spooking them.


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Sounds like you have ĎSmartí hogs.
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Old 01-09-2021, 10:13 PM   #9
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Sounds like you have ĎSmartí hogs.



And a lot of big long noses...
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Got it..swivel arm should do the trick then.
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Sounds like you need a para-scope cam. Cut a hole in the roof and up cam ......


I do have an IR system on my older mini DVD for filming at night. Bought is specifically for filming pig shots at night. Works very well with red lights or extended IR, such as the Sniper Hog Lite system. Or even the IR from a night vision monocular. It even has a remote for turning on/off/video/pics/ect, so I don't have to be near it to run it. Problem with that is hoping the target is in the field of view.
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Old 01-09-2021, 10:23 PM   #12
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Got it..swivel arm should do the trick then.

A swivel arm makes the most sense here. I agree. Easy and pre made. but man they just donít always stay in place all the time especially when reaching for buttons in the dark. They roll up or roll down occasionally and if I do that I have no way to reset it with a dark screen before I turn the red light on. Iím thinking Iíd like to build a box shelf mounted to the wall I can set it on and it covers the whole feeder area like I used to see on tbh all the time. I think Trailboss built a few and used them a lot. .
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Sounds like you need a para-scope cam. Cut a hole in the roof and up cam ......


I do have an IR system on my older mini DVD for filming at night. Bought is specifically for filming pig shots at night. Works very well with red lights or extended IR, such as the Sniper Hog Lite system. Or even the IR from a night vision monocular. It even has a remote for turning on/off/video/pics/ect, so I don't have to be near it to run it. Problem with that is hoping the target is in the field of view.

Yup.. I had an old canon mini DV back in the day that sounds similar.

This HCV-770 camera takes good night video. I just have to make sure I get it set in the dark now so my targets are in the view after I open the window. It does not do this well through a glass window at night.



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I laugh and joke about it but Iíve considering breaking out some vanilly.. Iíd never hear the end of it if it worked.

Pig can probably pick out a human under any kind of cover scent though.
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Old 01-09-2021, 10:45 PM   #15
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We called this the glory hole setup.

If its plywood, just screw a 2x4 to the wall and support it, then clamp this on it.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ts=pi-ps&pim=Y

I would mount a 3-way head to it and it will lock down tight.
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We called this the glory hole setup.


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Hahahah i like that. I'll look into this. Thanks for the idea
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What camera do you suggest in the Low light condition I’m looking for a new camera
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Got it..swivel arm should do the trick then.

Iím gonna roll with this. Getting the angle right on a shelf/box with my blind 3 plus feet high than the feeder, is going to be and interesting build and this is just going to be easier. Just need to be able to clamp the head down good and it stay in place when I push buttons in the dark
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Jason, I used mine for years out of a hard blind and just strapped my tripod to the side of the blind with the camera in the bottom corner of the window. Had that mosquito mesh around it and cut a hole in the netting. That gave me the ability to move the camera a bit.
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Here are pics of that set up. The other thing that helped me was I connected a small external monitor to the camera and set it low down below the cameera on the wall of the blind. That allowed me to frame the video like I wanted to without opening the screen or using the view finder...Name:  IMGP0992.JPG
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why not just treat the windows with an anti fog chem,,, like rain x.....
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Set the tripod with two legs forward and extend the rear leg until the camera lens is very near the cut out. Then adjust the zoom for your field of view.
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:43 PM   #24
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why not just treat the windows with an anti fog chem,,, like rain x.....

Because if you read to the middle of my initial post, youíd see a big part of this is to film at night pig hunting and youíll see shooting video through the window glass with a red light at night on the subject is not working ... even with a clear/clean window . I tried it without pigs when I was about to leave just so I could make sure I was doing everything right. The window, and a red light in the dark was not working. It works fine with the camera in an open window at night . The glass just does something to the focus.
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:29 AM   #25
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I got it taken care of folks. Thanks for the discussion.
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Old 01-11-2021, 07:46 AM   #26
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I know you have it taken care of but If you have horiziotal windows like I do, I went to Home Depot and bought some black vinal mesh window screen and put it over my window. Then cut out about a 12-16" hole in the middle of the window to shoot out of and also cut a small 4"x4" hole on the side and position your camera there to video thru. The netting helps with movement and I like to sit behind it and look through it until i get ready to shoot.
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I know you have it taken care of but If you have horiziotal windows like I do, I went to Home Depot and bought some black vinal mesh window screen and put it over my window. Then cut out about a 12-16" hole in the middle of the window to shoot out of and also cut a small 4"x4" hole on the side and position your camera there to video thru. The netting helps with movement and I like to sit behind it and look through it until i get ready to shoot.

I appreciate the idea but positioning the camera after it turns dark and after I open the window when the pigs get there was part of the main problem. I have to keep the windows closed until the pigs get upwind to help with scent control . Mesh screen unfortunately, is not going to help with that...
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How did you fix it Jason?
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Old 01-11-2021, 09:12 AM   #29
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How did you fix it Jason?

My plan...


-Cut a 4x4" hole in the plywood to the left and below my shooting window since my deerview window swings open to the left.

-Make a small slider window with a seal for that hole from a piece of tinted plexi I have so I can easily open and close it in front of the camera while in position.

-repurpose a swivel arm I had in another blind that can be tightened down and hopefully it doesn't move much when I'm reaching for buttons in the dark.




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Old 01-11-2021, 09:31 AM   #30
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This is what had in the box blinds of our last lease. Close when not used to keep the critters and wasp out of the blind. Worked perfectly. Used a tripod for the camera mount.

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Old 01-11-2021, 09:43 AM   #31
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We put a driveway motion detector on our feeder legs and we get a signal when something is at the feeder. You don't have to keep looking out during the night. Sniper Hog light 100 yards from house is deadly. A lot of fun.
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Old 01-11-2021, 12:42 PM   #32
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Just one other idea for grins. A lot of the group of hunters I’m in use the Trophy Tool clamp. It makes it real easy to mount anywhere. I have a port hole in one of my blinds with a 2x4 next to it. I just clamp to that and open the port.

A lot of us have wired remotes to so that makes it easier and you can just mount them outside of the blind as well. (I’m sure this is not an option with a lot of brands of cameras.)
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We called this the glory hole setup.

If its plywood, just screw a 2x4 to the wall and support it, then clamp this on it.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...ts=pi-ps&pim=Y

I would mount a 3-way head to it and it will lock down tight.
3 way with a glory hole...interesting.
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