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 Post subject: PIR & shutter speed
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:09 am 
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I have an A403 with SS board. It is about 12 years old still works perfectly, a friend built it for me. Whilst I was very interested in HB cams (& still am :D )I had no time to play with them then but now I do. It has quite a delay from when it detects motion until it takes an image maybe 1.5 to 2 seconds so a deer can walk past and I get a blank picture. So my question is how would you go about either speeding up the process, or better still aiming the sensors so they prepare the camera before the critter arrives? Thanks for your input, Shane.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 4:18 am 
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It's best if the camera is set at about a 45 degree angle to where you expect the animal to be so the board and camera can combine to turn on and take a photo. Or, use something like mepee or another scent to get them to stop in front of the camera.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:32 pm 
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Thanks for your reply


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Woody Meristem wrote:
It's best if the camera is set at about a 45 degree angle to where you expect the animal to be so the board and camera can combine to turn on and take a photo. Or, use something like mepee or another scent to get them to stop in front of the camera.

This is a tried and true method that will work. You can further increase your detecting capabilities by bringing the cam back a bit further but still keeping about this same angle.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:08 am 
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I did some tests since my last post and it does help, provided you can determine correctly the approach of the critter. What I did find (and I was pleasantly surprised) it that it will detect and take images every time at 43 feet, this is a greater distance than all of my commercial cams. I haven't noticed any builds with more than one sensor. How would you go with 2 pointing at 45 degrees?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:30 am 
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What fresnel lens is on your camera? Maybe post up a few pics of the unit.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:06 pm 
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Not having much luck trying to post message says uploaded but I don't see the images?


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:08 pm 
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Oh so I left it a while and at least one has uploaded.


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Does the Fresnel pattern like a bullseye or does it look like small circles next to each other? Also what side of the case is the board on? Front with the glass or the back?

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:53 am 
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OK I posted several images but as yet only the one we are looking at has arrived on the page. I will try again. Not sure about the pattern, but there is nothing mounted on the lid of the case; all components are in the case.


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