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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:53 am 
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I maybe trying to run before I can walk here, (as I am only a novice) but, I have been doing a lot of research and I like the idea of a hb cam that does daytime colour video and night time colour white flash images. Upon enquiring about a suitable board I discovered that it won't be possible (with that board?) as the camera has to be set on either video or still. So my questions are, firstly what board will do it and what cameras will handle the job? Thanks


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:31 am 
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You will need the boards from Ralph. Either the Safari or Gamewatcher will run them
http://rcdavisgamecamerasolutions.weebly.com/

As for cameras so far used are the Fuji Jz100 and Jz250 and Jz700
the Panasonic sz7 and sz9
The Olympus VR340 and vr370

I'm sure there's more that others have used


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:34 pm 
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The Olympus 140, 170 and 190 will also do what you want -- those hacks are fairly easy and there are videos of the hacks.

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Great thank you.


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Here are a couple of videos from the Olympus VG140 -- http://www.diytrailcams.com/post/olympu ... 1294444263 And two night white-flash photos --


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:47 am 
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You have sold me Woody. Which one of the 3 cameras you mention would be your favourite and the easiest for a novice (like me) to work on,in your opinion? Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:36 am 
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Watch this video for the hack of the VG140 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chUYGzg ... e=youtu.be And this video for the hack of the VG170 and 190 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gd7UNg21PZ8 Then decide which one you'd be most comfortable hacking. If you aren't comfortable hacking a camera, other people (not me)would do it for you.

I've only used the 140, which is usually less expensive than the other two and probably easier to find as a used camera. I'm quite happy with the VG140; without seeing the original videos from the various cameras on the same computer monitor it's hard to say which of the usable cameras would give the best quality videos and stills. Other folks probably have their favorites, hopefully you'll get more responses from people who've built homebrewed video cameras.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:04 pm 
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Thanks Woody I found a 140 for $50 I bought it. The others were between $120 & $390 I will watch the video when I get a chance I will give it a go. Which board of the 2 above mentioned would you use? Thanks


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You should probably contact Ralph Davis (Bigbassman) at RCDavis who makes the boards to see which one he'd recommend since he'll have to program the board to do what you want -- mine is a Safari, the Gamewatcher is a smaller board but I'm not sure if it can be programmed for daytime video and night stills. Ralph's a great guy (as is Gary at Snapshot Sniper) and I'm sure he will be glad to help.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:15 pm 
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Again thanks for your prompt replies and advice I shall contact him.


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