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This is something I'd like to look into starting. Be cool to record some of our hunts to save. Not looking to be youtube stars.......lol

Do any of you do it? What do you use for equipment like cameras, mic's, camera arms and tri-pods, editing? Pro's and con's??

Don't want to break the bank for costs to start out. But perhaps will build on, if possible in the future.

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I use my phone, and now use an older phone that's only used as a camera. If you go the actual camera route, steer clear of Go-Pro and far far away from any of the knock off Go-Pro's out there. Loo to spend at least $100 bucks on a dedicated camera, and an external mic will help audio of you plan to talk and be heard.

 

If you go with using a phone get an external wireless livelier mic. I had a wired one I didn't like to use because the wire was a PITA, but finally broke down and bought a wireless, it helped a lot with audio- BUT- I lost the background sounds when I use it, so if I'm sitting by stream you can't hear the water running, and you cannot hear the surrounding woods like birds chirping, which I feel it a big part of filming outdoors, the ambient sounds.

 

I would get a tripod that has the small flexible legs, you can attack it to tree branches, the poles in hunting blinds, and even the firearm or bow if you wrap the legs tight enough. A standard tripod is nice but you need some free space to be able to set it up. If you buy a standard tripod, spend a little money for a decent one, I went through 3 of the cheap ones before I learned that getting a good one from that start would have saved me money in the long run. Also, get a metal phone clamp if you go the phone route, the plastic ones break easily in the cold.

 

Here's some links to items I use:

https://www.amazon.com/UBeesize-Portable-Universal-Compatible-Recording/dp/B088GNC6TT/ref=sr_1_11?crid=1AB7LAZ6JE9D1&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.HUo9IjBL-7bytdaaztM_ZbAADM0SGkxsxyoJ0LFs0el9bmSZ8ILiAFsjMCtM8AGezOoBEFTuAHKLefXGhY1UMBNpXJlIECwPPs1Tolen7ofeJXMitIoCpbLa9ZiaINXow9wumYJb8oOdWEIn6yp_pxnP_pCTBAtRbaH43nu9SUDuUn89_i5V3hY3qVAnY8nmIhcI3f3VSku2I-RSsp-yy5qd459ZNzP_D3qf-dIJChU.K_j7vYsB1ZgTGcainIBu3GUaaKDA_loHJYNJKKufl-k&dib_tag=se&keywords=tripod%2Bfor%2Bphone&qid=1709062622&sprefix=tripod%2Bfor%2Bphone%2Caps%2C113&sr=8-11&th=1

 

https://www.amazon.com/Bracket-Rotation-Compatible-Smartphone-Streaming/dp/B08SL1YMBS/ref=sr_1_6?crid=3MT3MKOXDWR4E&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.87XJwZFU3AqVyMvVh57G0JOPnDAD66TuBZ65R7mKGVeKojVsjIbjb3_imEorgdYRbtiEVfRbMvP2E4xlvhwMmhy9Cy5Hvv5xO_xEvlqERosZ5P--ubVdZ58FSio_NXd38bpKT248G44JD88X4WbvlOgrD4GhsKNtw9r9OWS49oRgC7MCA7wBZZLtOf_TAxJyYyehMTMrt8EJ-7N0cLrILVMssuOVqEsTWApOmA1dAu0.THKpdJdCQwN6IBZlObOdnuHD7MTOs_-vxRCfuoh1D88&dib_tag=se&keywords=metal+phone+clamps+for+tripod&qid=1709062649&sprefix=metal+phone+clamps+for+tripod%2Caps%2C104&sr=8-6

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/UBeesize-Bluetooth-Compatible-Projector-Spotting/dp/B08CHFY4R5/ref=sr_1_25?crid=14VHGW8IGTQX3&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.t82Jlmr-_IB38laYJcmnIu4Suq9AS6Jt7p6hN8OASLyypcYKZgpd3vbam3CrG78uvvTAFdDrbrLjRR21snP_0pqyU1k0ojphMOFLL305Bt1UjN4YwHzf5NLkIFk3vCcMBPNfotC4rAFktIKoLhGRASmSaie48UCPVSxk9Q7UGPBMhALeT-g5qGWVmMAI8iGb.qW_Bnx2F7dPeA_kMDdWjZQ1d3kJ5RyX9CgX3-2fEYnw&dib_tag=se&keywords=tripod&qid=1709062708&sprefix=tripod%2Caps%2C116&sr=8-25&th=1

 

 

 

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Yrs ago a now deceased buddy and I were gonna be the next Dan Fitzgerald and Bob Foulkrod, lol.  

Had S-vhs cams with tel-ex mics.  Had fun learning and filming hunts, but realistically we didn't have a friggin clue what we were doing.  He got cancer and passed soon after.  

I purchased a small hand size video cam and filmed my cousin moose hunt and a couple of my nephews turkey hunts.  Came out ok. Needless to say Primos never called offering me a videographer job. 

 

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7 minutes ago, mowin said:

Yrs ago a now deceased buddy and I were gonna be the next Dan Fitzgerald and Bob Foulkrod, lol.  

Had S-vhs cams with tel-ex mics.  Had fun learning and filming hunts, but realistically we didn't have a friggin clue what we were doing.  He got cancer and passed soon after.  

I purchased a small hand size video cam and filmed my cousin moose hunt and a couple of my nephews turkey hunts.  Came out ok. Needless to say Primos never called offering me a videographer job. 

 

Sorry to hear of the passing of your buddy.

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1 minute ago, Buckmaster7600 said:

I have hours and hours of over the shoulder go pro and gun mounted tacticam footage that I’ve never touched. I have some pretty good kill shots on camera while tracking. I’m computer illiterate and wouldn’t know where to start on the editing. Don’t know where my GoPro or tacticam even are. 

No doubt you got some great hunt footage!! I'd love to check it out sometime!!

I've heard the Tacticam gun or bow mount cameras are pretty good? I'm the same as you when it comes to computers and editing. But hoping an old dog can learn a couple new tricks???

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9 minutes ago, mowin said:

Yrs ago a now deceased buddy and I were gonna be the next Dan Fitzgerald and Bob Foulkrod, lol.  

Had S-vhs cams with tel-ex mics.  Had fun learning and filming hunts, but realistically we didn't have a friggin clue what we were doing.  He got cancer and passed soon after.  

I purchased a small hand size video cam and filmed my cousin moose hunt and a couple of my nephews turkey hunts.  Came out ok. Needless to say Primos never called offering me a videographer job. 

 

Sorry to hear of your friends passing. Do you still have the hunt footage of you two together? That would be really great.

This is just one of of the reasons for me wanting to get into filming hunts. We aren't going to be around forever.

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We had video from a trail cam this season that was just priceless of Corey in a stand and a buck in the field.  A friend of mines Dad did a few some years ago.  He had a big party at the house and his Dad and I were up at 6  am watching his videos and having coffee while everyone else was still passed out

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2 hours ago, grampy said:

This is something I'd like to look into starting. Be cool to record some of our hunts to save. Not looking to be youtube stars.......lol

Do any of you do it? What do you use for equipment like cameras, mic's, camera arms and tri-pods, editing? Pro's and con's??

Don't want to break the bank for costs to start out. But perhaps will build on, if possible in the future.

This is something I always wanted to do also..  I have a buddy that I  always joked with. I told him he was a was a walking, talking deer hunting show.. I would be the comedic relief..lol. 

I should have someone following me around, with a camera, with all the stupid stuff  I get myself into..lol

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There are times I wish I had someone with me to film. Doing things solo is tough unless you have a ton of batteries or chargers so you can just hit the record button and let it go. I've had young bucks actually dancing and prancing around, does stomping at me for what felt like hours but was only a few minutes, and a few bigger bucks that didn't offer a shot, and I wasn't able to film a lot of it because it's hard to turn on the camera and get ready for a shot at the same time. I was lucky a couple years ago to get a couple of does playing the just out of range game for 20 minutes. I would love to have had someone with me the morning I was heading into Siamese Ponds Wilderness and there were three does on the access road, two walked off into the woods but the third, stomped and charged the SUV barely missing the outside mirror on the drivers side. Not to mention some of the funny crap vermin pull when your deer hunting, red squirrels and chipmunks running over my boots, moles climbing around my brush blinds in the early bow season, and attacks of the mutant spiders.

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2 hours ago, grampy said:

Sorry to hear of your friends passing. Do you still have the hunt footage of you two together? That would be really great.

This is just one of of the reasons for me wanting to get into filming hunts. We aren't going to be around forever.

I do have some of it on S-vhs somewhere.  I think we had 4 successful turkey hunts and one deer hunt.  

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I do every so often,  You can get a decent setup for not to much. Start out with tripods from goodwill if you want, Ive picked up some decent gear there for dollars, vs hundreds brand new. I bought a sony handycam like 10 years ago and i still use it, Since my wife wont let me take her cannon I bought her in to the woods.

The Handycam is nice and you can buy it in a package with alot of the things youd need or like. I believe off amazon or ebay. But After having these fancy cell phones for pictures and video, the handycam doesnt compare. The sound isnt wonderful. I took it out last year MAy 1, and had hard gobbling jakes come from a distance to 10', all on cam but you couldnt hardly hear the birds gobble, even in your face. I did not have an external mic hooked up though..

But Ive been eyeballing a couple chinese deals on amazon for under 200$.. Unless my wif elets me take her cam, Im going to buy one of these units, To get High quality image and hopefully the sound as well.  

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many moons ago I used a gopro for a bit. Had some small doe come in on one sit and was so excited to watch the footage. They looked like ants and I realized any recording actually worth doing would need either another guy in the tree with me or a swing arm mount. I get flustered enough trying to limit movement and draw and not f it all up that i couldn't fathom adding more variables to my hunt haha. 

good luck grampy

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