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Anyone have a WiseEye cell cam? Seen some pics/videos from them on instagram lately. I never heard of them before. I'm not looking to buy one, just curious on people's thoughts.

@phade thoughts?

 

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I’ve sold them for several years. Small company out of LA. Good CS. Promotes data as a pro/benefit of the app. Pic quality is pretty good as is cam performance / reliability. Battery life is a weaker point as it only has 8 batteries vs 12 with most other cams. Any long soaks I would suggest solar or external. I’ve had a mini cam out since the 21 season and no probs.

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Phade, do you know offhand the image resolution of the WiseEye "thumbnails"? I see that they advertise having better resolution than other companies, and I also see that they use a 12 MP chip - which is nice. Does this translate to the real world?

One reason I ask is that I'm currently testing the new Browning "all HD all the time" cameras. These seem to be a rebranded version of the same thing they've been selling with a software update that transmits their version of HD images instead of thumbnails. Despite having guidance from the company that the HD image resolution will depend on whether you choose the low, medium, high, or ultra settings, I receive images that are 1920 x 1080 pixels, regardless. This is about the same resolution as Tactacam's HD images. I'm not complaining, as these are ~3x the resolution of thumbnails, but they are barely HD in any appreciable sense, and the images on the SD card are much better even at low resolution settings. The only company that appears to send HD image requests at the resolution they're actually taken is Moultrie (albeit with interpolation if exceeding the native resolution of the chip), but I've had technical issues with their latest offerings. 

I would be very interested in cameras that transmit better images on a regular basis. With data speed and cost coming down, it make sense to me. 

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You have to remember HD is that 1080 by definition. HD is mostly a marketing term, like black flash, which can mean different things based on how they use it. But in truth HD has always been that 1080 size. Sent image size is a whole other ballpark. Clarity and definition isn’t simply size related but rather the coding and firmware to downsize the image for sending and use. You’ll see some correlation to file size and image quality but again it’s only going to be as good as the tech used in that process. The hardware is a factor too. A 3MP Reconyx sensor outperforms most others several times larger.

Data getting cheaper is a bit of a misnomer. The low file size of a Reveal or Browning image vs the larger file size of a Spartan, Wise Eye, Black Gate is night and day. You can fit 5-20 Reveal or Browning images into the data used by one HD/XL image based on scenario. If you want to get into more detail and buy cams of that nature I’m happy to help. 

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6 hours ago, Keith Nehrke said:

Thanks! I may reach out to you via pm. I'm torn  between my native inclination to want the best images possible versus the fact that Tactacam, which is what we run a dozen of, is good enough for our purposes. 

Cost wise there is a benefit at a dozen cams too. Wise Eye has the Ranch plan. You may end up paying less per month in service.

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3 hours ago, phade said:

Cost wise there is a benefit at a dozen cams too. Wise Eye has the Ranch plan. You may end up paying less per month in service.

That's how I heard of them. A Kentucky deer outfitter I saw on instagram just started using them after selling all his reveals. 

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