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Z7hunter

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Hey ya'll, been out of the loop for awhile. I want to do a JZ250 video build. What do I want for boards etc? 

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I have a whole kit package that includes the Safari Camera Controller, Opto Backpacker, Flash Backpacker, battery holder for control board power,HPWA, and external mic that is needed to run the JZ250 video build. You can find it here: http://rcdavisgamecamerasolutions.weebly.com/

You will also need a slave flash ( I recommend the Vivitar 2800), battery holder for slave flash power supply, a build case at least the size of the Pelican 1060, a snorkel,  1 1/2"shutter glass and flash glass if you intend to have the camera flash shoot through the case but I don't recommend doing that since the JZ250 flash is pretty weak so not of much use. No need to drill an extra hole for it in my opinion. You will also need servos unless you will be hardwiring everything. I have everything you need except a snorkel which can be made with a pvc pipe cap or whatever you have that will work.

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I have used these boards and similar setup as just explained above and they turned out great and work super. Good luck on your build with this camera as well.
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I did a JZ 250 build and used the kit that Ralph sells and it works great. I also agree with Ralph that you are better off not drilling a hole in the case for the camera flash. I got my snorkel from my Canadian connection(ghosthunters) I also used a viv 215 for a slave as it is plenty bright and is powered by 3v instead of 6v. This helps save space as less batteries are needed for slave power. Ralph did do the hack on this build for me as I didnt have an extra camera  if I would have messed the first one up...lol
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Thanks Ralph, I will get me list together. Never done a slave flash successfully so will have to see how this works out. I have only had 2 successful video builds period. A Sony W290 with SSII board and a Fuji J10 with ? I don't remember what board it's been so long. I have failed at a few IR video build with the Jazz cameras. Actually hacks were fine but the wiring of all the boards and stuff was a mess. I was hoping this would be a little easier.

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If you need any help at all with it just give me a shout. You can PM me here, email me at ralph45@cableone.net or text/call 601-248-0304. If you call and I don't answer just leave a voicemail and I will call back, I seldom answer if I don't recognize the number.
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z7hunter-- does your w290 take black videos at night too? with the ss11 board,
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z7hunter-- does your w290 take black videos at night too? with the ss11 board,

Yes. I actually don't like the build because I get so many "Black" videos. I think it was Gary who said to turn down the sensitivity but I still get the black videos. That is why I want something that will get me the night shots too.

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I have a whole kit package that includes the Safari Camera Controller, Opto Backpacker, Flash Backpacker, battery holder for control board power,HPWA, and external mic that is needed to run the JZ250 video build. You can find it here: http://rcdavisgamecamerasolutions.weebly.com/

You will also need a slave flash ( I recommend the Vivitar 2800), battery holder for slave flash power supply, a build case at least the size of the Pelican 1060, a snorkel,  1 1/2"shutter glass and flash glass if you intend to have the camera flash shoot through the case but I don't recommend doing that since the JZ250 flash is pretty weak so not of much use. No need to drill an extra hole for it in my opinion. You will also need servos unless you will be hardwiring everything. I have everything you need except a snorkel which can be made with a pvc pipe cap or whatever you have that will work.


"No need to drill an extra hole for it in my opinion"......... Hole for the flash?






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I got all of the above (and more) off Ralph just recently. I have not attempted the video build as yet as I am working on a problem cam and doing some other builds before I get to it. I must say that everything I received from Ralph was very neat, well packaged and well labelled. You won't be disappointed.[biggrin]
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"No need to drill an extra hole for it in my opinion"......... Hole for the flash?


That is correct, no need to drill a hole in the case for the camera flash. I think it is unnecessary but you can if you want to. I usually don't drill a hole for the camera flash when installing an internal slave flash no matter which camera I use unless I know the camera flash is decent, that way it gives you the option of using just the camera flash if it will provide enough lighting for the setup.

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