self filming?

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  1. Swink

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    Wanting to start self filming my hunts and wondering what are some good setups that won't hurt the wallet and would like to know what yall guys use thanks
     
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    I like the 3rd arm camera mount systems... they have a few lines, the 3rd Arm mini is great, easy to pack and quick to set up with th T bolt tree attachment. Here is a link :
    3rd Arm Video Camera Support Arm Products

    If you have Microsoft older versions have Movie maker, its not the greatest but will work, that or get on Amazon.com and get Pinnacle Studio 14 or higher for not much money, gives you more options.

    Get any decent smaller version HD camcorder.. you can find them used on Ebay , or check a local pawn shop

    That will get you started and not a ton of money out of your pocket.
     
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    HoytHunter831 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Post this thread in the "videograhpy/photography" forum. There are a few guys in there that will help you. Personally I Have a $400 Canon Vixia HFM500 that I like a lot. And if you watch this video you can see what I use for a cheap tree arm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kmj5PGCUeo
     
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    Ok thanks guys and sorry didn't know there was a section for this can a administration move it?
     
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    HoytHunter831 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Yes I believe so, Contact Fitz
     
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    cls74 Legendary Woodsman

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    I've used a bow mounted set up and will be putting it back o this year. I bought a corded control for it that I mounted just above the grip on the riser. Stabilization isn't as good as an arm, but when it happens fast and they are just under eye level at 8 yards it really helps. Apologies for the language at the end

    [video=youtube_share;dizPtKEVgzc]http://youtu.be/dizPtKEVgzc[/video]
     
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    Nice buck man and what camera are you using?
     
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    Sony handy cam, using an insane archery mount.

    If I did it over I would keep everything the same but opt for an HD cam. I went with a bigger hard drive over image quality. I'll never fill 60gb of hard drive
     
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    The bow mount is nice because once you start recording you record what's in front of the bow. The image viewer is right in your line of sight. Like said, the negative is image stability and with some setups a jolt at the shot.

    I can control zoom, record and stop while at full draw. I took it off year before last because I focused too much on the camera and gut shot a doe. I recovered her but it wasn't a good feeling afterwards.
     
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    ok thanks for the info bud
     

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