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#3539738 - 01/09/14 08:10 PM Re: IR flash questions [Re: FIREMANJIM]
FIREMANJIM
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I will try to put up some pics and video tomorrow night.
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#3539771 - 01/09/14 08:24 PM Re: IR flash questions [Re: FIREMANJIM]
Wes Parrish
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Couple questions, Jim:

1) Could you use 2 remote illuminators with a single cam?
------ such as setting one near the cam, another about 50 feet in front of it?

2) How far from the cam will the transmitter transmit to the remote?

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#3539809 - 01/09/14 08:35 PM Re: IR flash questions [Re: Wes Parrish]
lockandloaded
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Firemanjim. I would love to see pics and videos also.
I have a question myself. I know you said your upgrade works off of the cams original flash. So Could you put your remote illuminator on a red Ir camera and just spray paint the cameras flash lens black. The flash would still work you just wouldn't be able to see it. And it would still activate your remote illuninator?

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#3540120 - 01/10/14 06:55 AM Re: IR flash questions [Re: Wes Parrish]
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Bucky, I've seen the Black Flash Truth Cams at Wal Mart for $89.99. I hear decent reviews on them but I run the Moultrie 555i and i-45s. If you shop around on amazon, you can get the 555i for around $90-$110. They are a bit sensitive (e.g. Takes pics of even bird movement) but dont miss anything it seems.

Edited by deaddownwind (01/10/14 06:55 AM)

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#3540194 - 01/10/14 07:43 AM Re: IR flash questions [Re: FIREMANJIM]
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 Originally Posted By: FIREMANJIM
I have to go into the commercial cam and install a small control board and transmitter. Hooks into the positive and negative wires that go to the led array. When the commercial cam comes on and sends power to its array it also powers up the small control board and transmitter. Transmitter snnds signal to remote array and it comes on. Pretty simple actually. Probably voids the WARRANTY of course. But as we all know their warranties are not much anyway. As far as the white flash the camera has to flash because its flash is what signals the remote flash to fire. Both units work out to about 100 feet or so.


That is truly cool FIREMANJIM!!!
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#3540380 - 01/10/14 09:22 AM Re: IR flash questions [Re: BSK]
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Yes I can do as many as 6 remotes off of a single camera. They work out to 90-100 feet in a open area. May be a little less in the woods. I would think that I could simply unhook the red glow leds if that's what you want. I just need the power when the camera turns on the led array. It opens a mosfet and tells the computer chip to transmit the signal to turn on the remote array. All this happens in about 3/10ths of a second.
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#3540421 - 01/10/14 09:49 AM Re: IR flash questions [Re: FIREMANJIM]
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From someone who is a dedicated black-flash cam user, and who knows all too well what their limitations are, a flash extender is HUGELY useful. In fact, the brand of cameras I use is dictated by that company's production of a plug-in flash extender that is controlled through the camera's menu system.
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#3540425 - 01/10/14 09:51 AM Re: IR flash questions [Re: BSK]
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This is what a powerful flash extender can do for black-flash. The tree-line in the background is right at 130 feet from the camera.

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#3542323 - 01/11/14 06:06 PM Re: IR flash questions [Re: BSK]
Mossy Rack
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Forgive me for asking if this is an old question and I just havent found it on here yet. I am new to trail cams and got an IR wildgame innovations digital scouting camera for Christmas.
So the best way to use them is hanging high and not at say eye level? and is there a way to change the flash on this one? I love using it but I definatly don't want to scare deer as I hunt on a small couple of acres a natural funnel from terrain.
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#3542637 - 01/11/14 09:55 PM Re: IR flash questions [Re: Mossy Rack]
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 Originally Posted By: Mossy Rack
Forgive me for asking if this is an old question and I just havent found it on here yet. I am new to trail cams and got an IR wildgame innovations digital scouting camera for Christmas.
So the best way to use them is hanging high and not at say eye level? and is there a way to change the flash on this one? I love using it but I definatly don't want to scare deer as I hunt on a small couple of acres a natural funnel from terrain.


Nothing good will come from deer seeing the red flash at night, so I would mount it higher up on the tree out of view and angle it down over your target zone. Many cameras have a setting for daylight, night or both. If your camera has this option, and you don't care about night pictures, then you could set it for daylight only. However, if you do that you may miss getting pictures of deer traveling by near the beginning and end of shooting light. I run several red IR flash cameras and have them all mounted somewhere between 10 - 12 ft up the tree out of view of the deer. Here are some pictures of some of these cameras:

http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthre...rue#Post3279344


Edited by Vermin93 (01/11/14 09:58 PM)
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