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Jul 3rd, 2020 at 12:06pm
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Hi guys just wondering how much effort and cost is involved in getting into filming our hunting trips,Also if going to post filming on here I presume that I would need to get some sort of editing program etc,Iím not tec Savy,What a good camera that is small and records good quality?many thanks for any advice?. Wink
  
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Reply #1 - Jul 7th, 2020 at 7:14am
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Thanks for the advice, Wink
  
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I know that this might be a bit late but you could get by with just a cheap gopro or gopro clone for a couple of hundred bucks for your close up shots or commentary.  You can find a cheap handycam style for about $350 and upwards for distance shots. These will have great zoom up to about 30x.

The cheapest way would be to use your phone.

One thing I highly recommend is to use a small tripod for most videos rather than mounting the gopro on a headband or hand holding a phone.  You can get a phone clamp that mounts on a tripod for about $20

A tripod is a bit more cumbersome to lug around but the really big advantage is the video is stationary.  The gopro headband footage or handheld phone videos that move all over the place are annoying and impossible to watch. It also gives the viewer a thumping big headache to watch.

I also recommend using a lapel mic to record sound.  Sound is much clearer for commentary.  The built in mics pick up so much wind you can't anything else.  You can pick up a cheap lapel mic for about $50 or less that plugs in.

Use a wind sock or shield on the mic to help cut the wind noise.  These are cheap to buy or make one from fux fur.

I hope this helps.
  
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Oh and I forgot, for video editing, you can use the free imovie on Mac or just google free video editor for PC.  There are quite a few good free ones out there on the net.
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 17th, 2020 at 8:21am
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Great info thanks Blackfoot Smiley
I agree about the tripod. That shaky footage is a nightmare to watch
  
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