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Filming hunts

Rutman

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I’m going down that rabbit hole this season of filming my hunts. Ordered the LWCG pocket arm and the Genesis 3d stabilizer bracket. I’ve got a couple of older video cameras, but I’d like to find a good newer model. Anybody have a recommendation for a good, lower price point camera? And fluid head?


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I have a Sony AX53 and it is a great camera for the money in my opinion! I must warn you though that you are definitely going down a rabbit hole. I’m fixing to make a purchase for a secondary camera before fall season. I will say though that I really enjoy filming my hunts. Good luck and God Bless!
 
I’m going down that rabbit hole this season of filming my hunts. Ordered the LWCG pocket arm and the Genesis 3d stabilizer bracket. I’ve got a couple of older video cameras, but I’d like to find a good newer model. Anybody have a recommendation for a good, lower price point camera? And fluid head?


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Same @Rutman same. I have a Sony CX405 that I’m gunna roll with to get my feet wet. Also have a GoPro I’ll try to use some.
 
I’m going down that rabbit hole this season of filming my hunts. Ordered the LWCG pocket arm and the Genesis 3d stabilizer bracket. I’ve got a couple of older video cameras, but I’d like to find a good newer model. Anybody have a recommendation for a good, lower price point camera? And fluid head?


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I’m not saying this to dissuade you, having been down that hole with the same gear. Make sure you have a good system for batteries, memory cards & a GoPro is a great 2nd angle or a 360….. add about 10-15 minutes to your setup & breakdown time. Make some decisions about how committed you are to getting the shot on camera ahead of time, it will take some of the anxiety/panic away from the shot cycle when trying to multitask. Have fun with it & make sure you have a why…. It’s a decent commitment to add to your hunt. Super rewarding when it all comes together!!!!
 
I’m going down that rabbit hole this season of filming my hunts. Ordered the LWCG pocket arm and the Genesis 3d stabilizer bracket. I’ve got a couple of older video cameras, but I’d like to find a good newer model. Anybody have a recommendation for a good, lower price point camera? And fluid head?


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I know some people love that g3d bracket. I like g3d products as much as anybody but he struck out on that one. Lwcg arm is much better without it. Make sure you try it without before you blame the arm for kicking out on the middle of a hunt.
 
I used a G50 for a couple seasons. It could be a good option for you. It did what I wanted out of what I was trying to accomplish but it became more hassle than it was worth. Definitely a rabbit hole. Definitely a commitment. Definitely need a lot of batteries. Definitely a time suck editing.
I came out of it with a greater appreciation for those who do self film and a much greater appreciation for hunting without a camera.
I still do film some.. When I do, I've gone minimalist, pocket arm holding my iPhone and Fourth Arrow Outreach Arm or Flex Clamp holding a GoPro.
I had the G50 on a Fourth Arrow Triple Arm but also used the pocket arm for the G50.. The pocket arm never kicked out on me with the G50.
Best of luck self filming. It can be rewarding.
 
My set up is a sony a6000 with the 18-105 lens on a lwcg pocket arm. The arm handles it fine what little bit I have carried it. Filming for me has been like hunting with a stick bow for others, just havent made the all in commitment.
 
Don't want to derail this thread but something to consider. What program will you use to edit the footage? What does everybody use?
 
What are you guys doing with all the video footage? Can we start a saddlehunter YouTube channel?
I like the idea. That's prolly a @redsquirrel question though.
I actually have created a youtube channel for the site. But it's a huge undertaking to film and process and I just don't have the time. In the right situation I'm always open to volunteers that have an interest though :)
 
I dabbled in self filming last year. Makes the time go by just filming wildlife. However the one deer I shot during bow season this year was a quick after work sit I could see the back of the house and figured “I won’t even see anything” that mindset I didn’t have a camera rolling lol
 
I actually have created a youtube channel for the site. But it's a huge undertaking to film and process and I just don't have the time. In the right situation I'm always open to volunteers that have an interest though :)
Might get several volunteers with a video challenge to go along with the deer contest. ;)
 
I’ve carried a GoPro the last 5 years or so… I record anything interesting throughout the day I find, keep the clips short, it’s way easier to edit a bunch of short, good clips, than a single… long boring one. After everyday I download any of the better footage to a dedicated Ipad I have just for hunting videos/trail cam photos, I don’t even own a computer, I edit all my videos with the Splice APP. If the day was a complete bust I simply hit the reformat button and start over the next day, I carry 4 batteries and 2 sd cards at all times, all in a Dano fleece pouch in my pack. On a good day, a kill, film everything, what may seem insignificant at the time mite be gold later on during editing, packing it out, dragging, whatever. Keep the hero speech short at the end, if your making it only for family and friends then none of this applies, but for Youtube… nobody cares about that, keep it short and simple. If a channel is monetized what is allowed by Youtube gets more strict, I won’t get into that as I have a friend that does my final editing for that stuff, all I can say is any wounded animal scenes are out, some of my best footage got scrapped because of that. Adding music gets even more confusing with copyright laws, basically be prepared to pick from millions of different variations of elevator music when making your video, it sucks.. Be yourself on camera, pretend it’s not there, acting like someone else while it’s rolling doesn’t work and appears staged, just be you.. For me that was the hardest thing to get used to, but it’s a must, if your worried at all about your image, guess what… nobody cares but you, be yourself and don’t give a crap. Getting the kill on film is the best, guess what it doesn’t always happen for a variety of reasons, do the best you can do with what you have and it will be alright, tell the whole story, that’s what makes a video, and do it well. I made my videos for just family and friends for many years, I have years worth of footage hoarded, I wrestled with the thought of publicly sharing any of them for a long time, I’m not a fan of social media in general and keep to myself for the most part, you won’t find any hero pics of me on Facebook, nothing I have posted at least. After a lot of thinking on the matter, all day rut sits are good for that, I decided to share some of my videos to a channel I feel represents the values I believe in for the hunting community, and the industry as a whole…. If one person out there that maybe doesn’t have the time, or physical ability to hunt anymore.. gets any enjoyment at all from said video, then I feel as though the extra effort of carrying a camera, editing, was worth it, to me, and I’ll keep doing it. With all that said, at the end of the day, I‘m a hunter first, and if at any time it becomes a pita during the hunt, the camera goes on the back burner, I do my best, but I don’t let it ruin my moment, I escape to the woods each season to get away from that stuff, I try to keep it balanced the best I can, I have a system that works for me.
 
I’ve carried a GoPro the last 5 years or so… I record anything interesting throughout the day I find, keep the clips short, it’s way easier to edit a bunch of short, good clips, than a single… long boring one. After everyday I download any of the better footage to a dedicated Ipad I have just for hunting videos/trail cam photos, I don’t even own a computer, I edit all my videos with the Splice APP. If the day was a complete bust I simply hit the reformat button and start over the next day, I carry 4 batteries and 2 sd cards at all times, all in a Dano fleece pouch in my pack. On a good day, a kill, film everything, what may seem insignificant at the time mite be gold later on during editing, packing it out, dragging, whatever. Keep the hero speech short at the end, if your making it only for family and friends then none of this applies, but for Youtube… nobody cares about that, keep it short and simple. If a channel is monetized what is allowed by Youtube gets more strict, I won’t get into that as I have a friend that does my final editing for that stuff, all I can say is any wounded animal scenes are out, some of my best footage got scrapped because of that. Adding music gets even more confusing with copyright laws, basically be prepared to pick from millions of different variations of elevator music when making your video, it sucks.. Be yourself on camera, pretend it’s not there, acting like someone else while it’s rolling doesn’t work and appears staged, just be you.. For me that was the hardest thing to get used to, but it’s a must, if your worried at all about your image, guess what… nobody cares but you, be yourself and don’t give a crap. Getting the kill on film is the best, guess what it doesn’t always happen for a variety of reasons, do the best you can do with what you have and it will be alright, tell the whole story, that’s what makes a video, and do it well. I made my videos for just family and friends for many years, I have years worth of footage hoarded, I wrestled with the thought of publicly sharing any of them for a long time, I’m not a fan of social media in general and keep to myself for the most part, you won’t find any hero pics of me on Facebook, nothing I have posted at least. After a lot of thinking on the matter, all day rut sits are good for that, I decided to share some of my videos to a channel I feel represents the values I believe in for the hunting community, and the industry as a whole…. If one person out there that maybe doesn’t have the time, or physical ability to hunt anymore.. gets any enjoyment at all from said video, then I feel as though the extra effort of carrying a camera, editing, was worth it, to me, and I’ll keep doing it. With all that said, at the end of the day, I‘m a hunter first, and if at any time it becomes a pita during the hunt, the camera goes on the back burner, I do my best, but I don’t let it ruin my moment, I escape to the woods each season to get away from that stuff, I try to keep it balanced the best I can, I have a system that works for me.
What's the channel name?
 
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