ghosthunters

I built a couple GoPro builds last year and those builds are posted on this forum as well. I was wanting to set them up at wallows but could not find a place that could handle and hang all the hardware.I figured out where the elk were crossing this beaver dam. So I decided to go this route. Now you have video at night with the use of flood lights. The bulls could care less for the most part. I am impressed. The setups can be the most exciting part as you never know what you will capture and how the animals will react. Special thanks to Ralph for figuring out the hacks for the GoPro's, supplying the control boards used in these builds and supplying wiring instructions. Also thanks to Chris for all the info he supplied and the many questions he answered. And to Gary (westcocanuck2) and Joe (zaj56) ... I'm Baaaaaaaccck.   

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zaj56
Fantastic videos Daryl!! You just got to be ecstatic with those!!
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ghosthunters
zaj56 wrote:
Fantastic videos Daryl!! You just got to be ecstatic with those!!


Yes pretty wicked ... and I got so many videos. It is a well traveled route. Sometimes you get lucky.
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bigbassmann
Cool stuff Daryl. That had to be exciting to see what was on the cards. Please post some more of the videos you get.
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bulltalk.65
Awesome vids..

I've Been working on a few different type video units as well and will be trying white light as well.

What state are you in, that 7x8 is a big bull, huge hind quarters...definitely an older bull..
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ghosthunters
bulltalk.65 wrote:
Awesome vids..

I've Been working on a few different type video units as well and will be trying white light as well.

What state are you in, that 7x8 is a big bull, huge hind quarters...definitely an older bull..


I live up in Saskatchewan Canada ...
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bulltalk.65
ghosthunters wrote:


I live up in Saskatchewan Canada ...

Ah ok, some nice bulls for sure..
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ghosthunters
bulltalk.65 wrote:

Ah ok, some nice bulls for sure..


I really like the GoPro’s with the light array. Easy hacks and easy builds with outstanding videos. I believe The builds are posted on this forum and if not on here they are on Camtrapper for sure.
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bulltalk.65
Yeah, I saw your builds, very nice. I haven't used an actual "go pro", only the knock offs or 4k cams but they are still just to slow for the migrating behavior of the deer here.
I have been hacking just about every camcorder I find to see how they will work with my setups. I still like IR night so still use the 1 watt and 3 watt IR LED's.

Problem I run into mostly is most of the newer cams use the small cmos sensors and they don't see light as well at night with IR no matter what lens I test.

Right now I'm working with a few dashcams, they auto record at powerup so only need a 2 wire hack, very simple but most have the terrible light gathering when converted to IR.

I found that my newest jazz cam fires up using a 300Ms powerup code wise then will be ready to record at 800ms after powerup so it's fast but again, they use the small cmos so the barrel assembly and lens hacking is the hardest part, finding a combo for good night vision/video has been not so goid. Great day video but only ok short distance night video. I'm Workin on it though ....😉
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