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patea
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Aug-14-17, 
09:23 PM (MST)
"bow camera"

is there a camera out there with enough zoom that you can mount to your bow and record a elk coming in and getting shot? or do u have to use a handheld one? i heard the go pro doesn't zoom well enough. I'm leaving sept 8 and would like to film all or at least portions of my hunt.? dos anyone have personal experience with a particular model, good or bad.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: bow camera  elkassassin      Aug-14-17   1 
 RE: bow camera  UtahJimmy      Aug-15-17   2 
  RE: bow camera  lang      Aug-15-17   3 
   RE: bow camera  ElkManDan      Aug-16-17   4 
    RE: bow camera  patea      Aug-16-17   5 
 RE: bow camera  elktaker      Aug-18-17   6 

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elkassassin
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Aug-14-17, 
09:47 PM (MST)
1. "RE: bow camera"

Get a GoPro & Wear it on your Hat Brim!

Back Me Off to 1,700 Yards,650 is a Little Close & I'm Not Comfortable with it!

A GUT SHOT at 1,700 Yards will Still Make Some Good BRAGGIN Rights so I Can Say I At Least Hit Him!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OsWQNYfEYo

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Aug-15-17, 
11:21 AM (MST)
2. "RE: bow camera"

I would stay away from anything bow mounted. As soon as you release the arrow, the bow has so much vibration in it that you will not be able to see the shot. Last year I mounted a GoPro to my stabilizer and shot a grouse to try it out. You could barely see the grouse at 20 yards. And as soon as my shot went off the footage became un-usable.

The best system I've seen is something mounted to your head (or even better on a tripod). Check out solvidsystems.com It's just a head strap with a 1/4-20 thread receiver. There are some videos he posted on youtube that show it's a pretty slick system. You could get a small sony/panasonic/canon camcorder and mount it on there.

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Aug-15-17, 
05:52 PM (MST)
3. "RE: bow camera"

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I just got the solvid system. From what I have looked at it is the easiest way to self film and actually see an animal beyond 10 yards, and have access to a zoom(they don't recommend it while trying to shoot)for non shot video. If you go that route you need to practice with it before you go out. I took it to a 3d shoot and the first few attempts got me shots at the tops of trees, then my top cam. I think I am getting in the ball park now, but it took a bit.

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Aug-16-17, 
09:13 AM (MST)
4. "RE: bow camera"

The Tactacam is made specifically for recording hunting videos and it actually bolts onto your bow as the stabilizer. My buddy had an early model a few years ago and it worked well, I'm sure the newer ones are even better. it has zoom built into it so that you can see an animal as it comes in and it doesn't look like it is 100 yards away when it is really only 20 yards away like the gopro does.

If I had the money I'd buy the new Garmin Virb 360 camera, that thing is amazing. It captures 360 degrees of video. It automatically stabilizes all video so it doesn't matter if you hold your bow upside down, it will always show right side up. bow Shock should be tuned out as well, plus with 360 degree view it will capture every thing that happens around you including animals that come in behind you. Check it out, it is hard to explain how mind blowing that camera is! The only downside is it doesn't have zoom but maybe you can edit the video to look closer.

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patea
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Aug-16-17, 
06:53 PM (MST)
5. "RE: bow camera"

thanks guys i will check out the cameras online.

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Aug-18-17, 
04:52 PM (MST)
6. "RE: bow camera"

I have the tactacam 4.0

Pros:

I just push one button and it records in one of the 3 options for recording (sloMo, 3x or 5x)

Looks pretty close to your vision, live go pro that makes animals look small.

It's on my bow I don't have to worry about aiming once at full draw it records.

The 4.0 has wifi and I can view video immediately on my phone.

Cons:

it's on your bow. Depending on forum you can catch shoot. It will be distorted but with lighted firenocks I can see the area of impact.

5x is to me looks like it's just the 3x zoomed digitally to 5x

Price.


Hoping to shoot some video tomorrow here in Utah for elk for the first hunt since I got it.

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