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Author Topic: Crossbow mounted camera / 3D league  (Read 688 times)

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Crossbow mounted camera / 3D league
« on: July 21, 2015, 06:43:09 AM »
I didn't get any good footage while hunting last fall of this spring so I decided to test the camera out at the 3D range.

The Camera used is a Contour Roam  mounted alongside the scope rail.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEmTiw3DMvo

(If you watch full screen and in HD you can see the arrow and hit on some targets)

Some of the shots look like duplicates.   Rules stated two shots at each target from multiple stake locations, some of which were not that different.  Some shots got missed as I kept forgetting to turn the camera on.  DOH!!

For hunting I am going to look for a different camera.  I like the quality of the Roam but the wide angle lens makes objects at 30 yards look like a football field away.

I've got a ATN Shot Trak HD coming that I should be able to get set up and ready for next weekends course.  This cam does not have the high frame rate of the Roam but it has a better field of view for this type of thing.  I'll post the video of that for comparison after I test it out.

As a side, this was my first 3D course with a crossbow.   It was fun but getting the arrows out was a pain. I bent one arrow and lost another that passed through the target.  I tried the old trick of rubbing a bar of soap on the arrow shaft but it did not work to well.    I picked up another product, the name escapes me now, but it was recommended by the range operator so I'll give it a go.  I'll provide feedback after next weekends shoot.   The league is going to run 10 weeks.    I also plan on joining a different 8 week league at another club beginning the end of the month.  I may rotate bows as well once I get the video camera squared away.
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Re: Crossbow mounted camera / 3D league
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2015, 07:31:44 AM »
Very nice, however your eyes are much better than mine. Even in full screen I could not see the bolt fly or hit anything, you must be a really bad shot  --099-780 --099-780 Just kidding we all know better than that. How about trying this out for fun, mount the camera on top of a target you are going to shoot at so it will see the arrow approaching the target and your happy face when it strikes home  @--0--0117
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Re: Crossbow mounted camera / 3D league
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2015, 07:41:58 AM »
Gut, I did shoot with dual cams a while back.  One mounted to a headband and one on the target.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CFI6Q3zyYM


It would be logistically hard to do at a public range.  ##$%#1119
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Re: Crossbow mounted camera / 3D league
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 09:27:00 PM »
I couldn't see the bolts striking the target either. 
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Re: Crossbow mounted camera / 3D league
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2015, 10:46:26 PM »
Cool video .  ##$%#115
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Re: Crossbow mounted camera / 3D league
« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2015, 04:14:59 PM »
when the time comes and you shoot a deer, can you use slow motion to determine point of impact? that would be a good tool
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Re: Crossbow mounted camera / 3D league
« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2015, 06:15:54 PM »
Your crossbow sounds pretty quiet, the dampers are doing a good job keeping the rattle to a minimum after the shot.  I'll have to see if I can hook up my GoPro to mine (or a headband as you suggest) & see how it compares - I'd be willing to bet I can't see much after the bolt leaves the bow either.  Did you have the resolution setting turned up when you were filming?
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Re: Crossbow mounted camera / 3D league
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2015, 08:21:37 AM »
Here's the video from this weekends round using the ATN Shot Trak HD:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcgLxVXq3H4

I'm disappointed that there was no sound with the video.   I need to call support and figure out why.  Once again  I forgot to turn the camera on a few times.  This camera has 5x zoom so the targets look much closer than with my other camera.  I really can't see the arrow in flight but it is clearly visible in the target (at least in 720 HD)

Once again two shots per target from slightly different positions

Edit:

I figured out the sound issues.  It is not the camera but the software.

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

pretty much the same video but I got the sound issues worked out.  I had to use different editing software
« Last Edit: July 27, 2015, 12:17:14 PM by MI_Bowhunter »
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Re: Crossbow mounted camera / 3D league
« Reply #8 on: August 05, 2015, 07:58:49 AM »
Different league and a different bow.    Shooting the Excalibur Phoenix here.  It's a little louder and a little slower than the Raptor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0ADCPlkfXs



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