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It was sometime last year I saw a mount for a video camera That can fit on a crossbow.I was looking for it and can't find it.I think it was originally for a range finder.Does anyone know about this?
 

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Nice post.I just wonder if it will fit all cameras,or most anyway.I don't have a video camera yet,I'm still checking out different models.I have read that optical zoom is the way you want to go.Thanks again.
 

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on my horton i just took off the scope and mounted a weaver base to the top of it. although i had to drill and tape the threads for my camcorder, no big deal there.
Could you give a couple of close ups?Did you mount the camera direct?How about some kind of vibration absorbtion?Did you use anything?I'm thinking about protection for the camera.What kind of camera do you have?
I don't have a video camera yet,I'm really looking for all the info I can get.I am having fun w/my still camera now,whenever I can get out.The season is soon,time to make time.
 

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I have not mounted a camera to my weapons, but would love to see what ya'all did. I use a tripod next to me in the blind, but have also used an item I picked up at the Texas Trophy Hunters Association show. It is a clamp with a camera attachment hooked to it, it is handy can be cliped on the blind, car window, or just about anywhere. http://www.trophytools.com/ is the website.
As far as cameras go, I use the Panasonic PV-GS320. This is a great camera for the price, 10x optical zoom, 3CCD and very compact. I had a high end camera and got rid of it for this, the high end Sony(vx2000) was nice but I opted for compact and easy of use when it is usually just me out there, the only bad part is the lack of being able to use a remote mic. I find myself doing (or thinking about doing) alot of voice overs due to sometimes bad sound. But for about $300 this is a good camera to cut your teeth on before dumping $1000+ into a prosumer camera.
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Bushnell Videoscope?

Has anybody experiences with the Videoscope from Bushnell? Seems to me quite a good option for mounting a camera on a x-bow.

Pic is taken from Bushnell's website, pardon me.... ;)
 

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I've piddled with this and the problem is, when you shoot the bow, the camera of course, vibrates and you miss a clear view of the most important part of the video. The impact. Shucks!
What I found and love is SONY makes a camera stand with all the controls on the handle. On/Off Zoom in/out. Photos. Because of this stand that I also use my Canon GL-2 on, I can self film and shoot at the same time. The stand costs @ $100.00. Well worth the money, I promise. When I hunt in a ladder stand, I use a bungee cord and attach it to the stand. Works so much better than a tree camera mount.
 

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I've piddled with this and the problem is, when you shoot the bow, the camera of course, vibrates and you miss a clear view of the most important part of the video. The impact. Shucks!
Anymore, I would think that the "Anti-Shake" capability of most newer cameras would negate that problem.

Anyway, I just ordered a Bushnell Videoscope. If it works on a crossbow, cool. If it doesn't, it will just end up on my .22 and will video woodchuck kills.
 

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I have a Roscoby and it works great in good light but it is unusable in low light conditions. I would not go for this if you plan on filming at night or in very low light conditions. I used it last weekend and all you could see was the arrow nock light up and hear the pig squeal . The lighting was full moon and at late dusk and I could see great thru the scope to sight the pig.
 

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