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    New build

    This is a new build that I completed last week for Jeremi up north in Canada using a Sony WX220 which is a 18.2 megapixel point and shoot camera. He sent me the camera to see if I could hack it and if it would make a good trail camera. The setup has 2 wireless slave flashes, camera side has 6 AAs for camera externals, Safari Camera Controller with Flash Backpacker powered by 3 AAs as well as the transmitter for the wireless slave flashes. Camera was set to Program mode, Fill Flash and ISO 200. I had the camera and flashes set out for 4 nights over some corn as bait to see how it all worked. I positioned the wireless slave flashes so they would be in the shots so I could make sure they were actually firing.
  2. Here's a few daytime videos I had on a GoPro Hero2 that I am testing for Trevor (buckhuntertrailcam) using the Safari Camera Controller with Amplified Audio Backpacker. Safari board was set to Day Only Videos in Feeder Mode which shoots around 37 second clips with a 1 minute delay between activations.
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    New build

    I guess not. I had both time and date set and only the date is imprinted on the photos.
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    My thoughts and prayers are with you George. You have an amazing positive attitude for a guy that's been through so much already, keep that working in your favor my friend.
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    What a surprise

    Imagine my surprise to finally get daytime video on my GoPro Hero HD trail camera of a fox coming to my bait pile, not just one fox but two.
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    De bugging

    Great footage Jonnie. That had me laughing.
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    What a surprise

    I also have some night video footage I posted in case you haven't seen that.
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    What a surprise

    This is a real GoPro Hero HD1. The Hero 2 also works great as a trail camera. You can usually pick them up on eBay for cheap since they are old models. Both are easy to hack for external power and external microphone and uses a bus port connector to activate the Power/Mode button for starting and stopping video. If have a video posted on the hack of these models:
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    First attempt at YouTube

    Great video Jonnie, the amped sound is awesome.
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    Been Offline

    Sometimes I think back to the days of the old wall phone with 15' curly cord, stretching it as far as I could into the hallway to talk to a girlfriend in somewhat privacy and wish were back to those days. Then I wake up and wonder what the heck was I thinking about. LOL
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    What a surprise

    Stock lens
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    GoPro backyard videos

    I am powering the 18 watt LED array with four 18650 batteries with a total voltage of close to 16 volts. For the 36 watt light I had planned to use a 12v 7ah SLA but the only one I have wouldn't hold a charge so I improvised. Since this is setup behind my boat shed I used a 12v ac to dc charger that I had saved from something. Ran 16 gauge speaker wire from the charger out the back of the shed to my light so I now have a continuous power supply to that light until I can get a replacement SLA battery. I tried using 18650 batteries to power the 36 watt light last year but they just didn't last very long for that big light but they work great for the 18 watt lights. During my testing last winter I was getting about 1 1/2 to almost 2 hours of run time on the 18650s in the 18 watt light.
  13. Nothing spectacular just some footage captured on a GoPro Hero HD1 trail camera with 2 wireless LED arrays. The system is controlled by the Safari Camera Control board with Mosfet Backpacker. I have an 18 watt wireless light mounted just above the camera and a 36 watt wireless light mounted 15 feet to the right of the camera. My plans are to add a 3rd wireless light positioned at about a 45 degree angle 15 to 20 feet left of the camera. During testing over the past week I have had over fifty 37 second video clips at night and the wireless lights have worked flawlessly.
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    Sorry Trevor, I guess I did state the obvious. It never occurred to me that you didn't have the envelope for messages. Just a thought but maybe try changing to a different browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) and see if that helps.
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    Unless you deleted them they should still be there. I have messages still showing from 4 years ago.
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    Grandson's Largemouth Mount

    My grandson caught this 8lb largemouth back in January and wanted me to mount it for him. I had it in the freezer all this time and finally decided to get around to it about 3 weeks ago. Got it finished a couple of days ago and he just came to pick it up. PawPaw sure isn't a professional taxidermist but it turned out pretty nice anyway and he was happy with it.
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    Dub my voice into a video

    I use Windows Movie Maker for stitching clips together like I did with the Backyard Fox I just posted. Movie Maker has an option to add narration to clips. I'm sure other editing software would have that option as well.
  18. I was fortunate enough to get some good video footage of this fox coming to bait I had placed in front of my GoPro Hero HD camera trap with an 18watt LED wireless array. Turn up your volume and adjust the resolution to the highest setting.
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    Backyard Fox Captured On GoPro Hero HD

    No videos of the fox during the daylight hours.
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    Backyard Fox Captured On GoPro Hero HD

    The light or lights can be placed quite some distance away. out to 40 feet or more. That's what I assume you are referring to.
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    Happy New Year 2019

    Happy New Year.
  22. This is a compilation of GoPro Hero HD trail camera footage using a wireless light array system for the night time videos. All of the videos were 1 minute 10 seconds long but I shortened most to reduce the time of the video compilation in the link below. I have been testing the wireless array system to determine if it will work as intended and so far it is working great. The light I am using is a 12 volt 18 watt LED array that is intended for use on off road vehicles and I am powering the light with four 18650 batteries. Last year I was using the same GoPro trail camera with 2 of the 18 watt lights but the lights were attached to the camera using a cable made up of about a 12 foot length of 16 gauge speaker wire and waterproof connectors to attach the cables to the camera case and the light cases and that system worked really great but limits positioning of the lights. It is also prone to animals possibly getting tangled in the cables and tearing down the lights and camera. With the wireless light system, light positioning is no longer limited by cable length and no worries about possible damage because of animals getting entangled in the wires or chewing through them. Although during this testing I had the light positioned about 1 foot above the camera, I have tested the light at various distances from the camera case transmitter and it was triggering consistently out to 30 feet and more. More than one light can be used with this setup but each light will require a receiver and a small pcb that has a latching relay. I will be making another video in the near future that shows all of the equipment that I am using for this GoPro video trail cam setup which will include the transmitter and receiver that is used and the pcb relay board that I made and how it all needs to be wired up to make this wireless system work. I will likely get some boards made up that will have the relay mounted along with a screw terminal for attaching the wires needed for the light array and will have those available in the near future on my website if anyone is interested in using this light system. Many thanks to Dan Potter for his help in making this wireless lighting system possible. For the test videos I had the camera mounted on a stand I made using a section of 4x4 post. The camera was placed about 10-12 feet from the bait and the light was positioned about 1 foot above the camera. Various scrap food items were used as bait as well as a mineral block in the hopes of attracting whitetail deer but all I was able to entice was an opossum, a cat and a couple of raccoons during this test session. The camera used is an old model GoPro Hero HD that can shoot in 1080p, the internal microphone was removed from the camera and I added an electret mic that is soldered to wires which were then soldered to the internal mic wire locations. this allows the electret mic to be routed through a hole in the camera case for outdoor audio capture. The camera and light system is controlled using the Safari Camera Controller with a Mosfet Backpacker.
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    GoPro Herp HD with wireless array test

    Ken, some guys need to come out of retirement but they just don't realize it. My job is to give them a little encouragement and a nudge in the right direction. LOL
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    Home Wifi Security System

    My sister is looking for a home security camera system and after looking around a bit I came across a couple of systems that look like they may be just what she is wanting but I don't know much about them. Has anyone ever used the Funlux 720p HD Wireless Wifi system or the Zmodo 720p Wireless Wifi system? Are these easy to setup? Pros, cons, etc.