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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 9:10 pm 
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Not sure what part of my system failed on this last set. Best I can tell, the wireless shutter receiver went dead on the first night of a 2-week soak. Bummer. Had about 12 set-up shots, then nothing after that. Quite disappointing. Bad batteries or something.

Anyway, I sometimes set up a video trap to keep an eye on my main cameras. It's fun to see what you missed or what animals do behind the scenes. Definitely missed a chance on this cat, the hog not so much.

https://youtu.be/F17qvwknHQU?rel=0

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2017 3:08 am 
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It's still some great footage though. I'm interested to know, did you use those cacti as a background to reflect your flash?

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 8:51 am 
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Fun videos. Too bad about the stills.


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Thanks! Those little video trail cameras are quite useful.

The prickly pear helps with the composition and sense of place. Also it makes a nice trail bottleneck. It does reflect light, but that is not a planned thing when placing the camera. Actually, the pear pads become a false trigger nuisance when they heat up in the sun and wiggle in the wind. They are the reason I put on/off timers on my rigs so midday to late afternoon the cameras are not active.

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 8:31 pm 
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Interesting to see the visitors you missed. Better than wondering, right?


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 9:48 pm 
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Interesting to see what was missed. I like the video cams a lot. Personally they definitely have their place. You found a great use as well.


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 10:42 pm 
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I really like video too. It's so enlightening.

The Browning Recons are excellent for video. The 2017 Recon model does 1080p at 60fps- really nice video. Browning also corrected some squealing mic issues present in previous Recon models. The new cams are of course not GH4 or A7S caliber, but very capable units for 175 bucks. :-). Honestly, after spending hours setting up DSLR's and flashes, it sure is nice to strap a little camera to a stake, flip a switch and go.

Here is a series of clips from the 2017 Browning Recon Force, placed just around the corner from one of my DSLR camera traps.

https://youtu.be/QpBqo5dkQzc?rel=0

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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 5:38 pm 
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Those are excellent. Great videos. I have made some homebrew video cams and they are a bit of work but the rewards are worth it similar to what you have just displayed ..


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Those video builds are real brain-benders! :-). I made one from an SJCam M20. Daytime only, great vid quality, great battery life, poor sound, poor trigger speed.

One thing I noticed the other day while messing with the menu on a D3300 is that you can set the camera accessory port to trigger either photos or videos. So, you only would need to have your PIR controller fire once and then again 30 seconds or so later for each motion event. No hacking.

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I enjoy your posts as well as seeing the beautiful scenery from your part of the world.

Those a darn fine little cameras, I'm going to get me one soon.

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