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cjgregory
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I hunt alot with just one buddy or myself. Some of my kills just show the animal...because I'm the only one there. I don't carry out the head so I really cant stage a photo later.
I think I'm interested in one of those video cameras that fit on a head band or your hat. Anyone ever used one? I wouldnt want to get a junker or something cheap.

I just think it would be fun to film it. Do they also have sound? That would be even better. How did it work for you?

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DGF
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I've used the epic cam with less than desirable results, mainly grainy video with horrible low light filming.

A few fellas from a fishing club I belong to use the go pros and the video turns out great for a such a small unit. This is one I'm thinking of purchasing myself. Recently they came out with a updated version which may drive down costs of the older ones, especially if you don't mind used.

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cjgregory
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Yes I've heard the Go Pros are the deal. A guy here at work is bringing his in next week for me to check out. We shall see.

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Weasel
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I have a GoPro Hero 2 and tried it last season. The lens is so wide (almost fish-eye) that the shot I took on a buck that was only 20 yards away seemed like 80 yards when I watched it later.

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centaur
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I too have a GoPro Hero 2. A very cool little camera, but as Weasel said, the lens is really wide, so forget any kind of telephoto application. This clip was shot with the camera, and the shots that you see are around 20-25 yards.
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Tom Mussatto
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I'm not particularly fond of HD but it does have some advantages. One of them being that if you have good resolution video you are able to pan and zoom in post without the image going too soft. With my Z5U I can zoom in close to 50% in post if my light was good and focus was spot on, something I can't do with SD. You might not be able to go that far with a GoPro but you should be able to bring it in some. Bring your subject in 'til it just starts to soften and then by tweaking your sharpening filters you might get it even closer and still get a useable image.

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I use a VIO 1.5 helmet cam. It has the ability to shoot 6 hours of footage at 720 dpi on an SD card. I like the GoPro's but they are limited in battery life and are somewhat bulky. The "lipstick" bullet style camera head is small and can be mounted anywhere.

Here's a clip of a traditional exotic hunt back in 2009 using the VIO 1.5.

http://youtu.be/__xe0-qx1gs

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We have 3 go pros and a contour camera. They all work well. The go pro have a setting that you can get it to zoom in somewhat.

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