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Old 01-04-2009, 08:27 PM
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Hey there giuys my family and I love your show we all watch it every day on wild tv here in Canada . My proudist moment was when my 7 year old daughter told me that she wanted to become a professional hunter when she grows up . Obviously Iam a big hunter and now have to buy camera gear to film my little girl in the outdoors and maybe me as well lol . So what do you guys use for gear when in the field specifically what type of camers and lenses to film your hunt . Thanks one proud Dad .
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:33 AM
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Welcome to the forum!!! Congrats on that little one!! I bet she makes you one proud papa!
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:24 PM
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Welcome haywire,
Here is a short list of some of the equipment we use. Do an internet search on each to get more info.

For cameras, we mostly use the Sony HVR-V1U or HVR-Z1U. There are other great cameras available, but these two are quite popular.

For audio equipment....a good shotgun microphone such as the Rode NTG-1 along with a wireless microphone system like the Sennheiser Evolution G2 100 Series.

Then you need a good tripod and camera arm....along with a fluid head for smooth footage. Here is a link to an example of a nice tripod and fluid head

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Super_Pro.html

For a camera arm.....there are more and more on the market each day. A popular one is the Huntercam Cradle....here is a link

http://www.huntercamcradle.com/new/c...t_HCC_pro.html

This is the equipment we use and can get a little expensive. You definitely don't need this equipment to go out and enjoy filming. You can easily get some nice footage with a fairly inexpensive camcorder.

If you want to spend a little more money without breaking the bank....check out a Sony HVR-A1U or a Sony PD170. These will cost you more than the smaller camcorders.....but will allow you to lay down some great footage.
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:03 PM
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thanks Guys that is a great bunch of information was looking at the pd170 already probably the way I well go . Cheers
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Old 01-07-2009, 01:19 PM
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The PD170 was a very popular camera with the Posse until we had to start filming in HD (HDV). I know several ex-PD170 owners that miss their camera. The 170 is one of the best out there for filming in low light conditions.

You would be very happy with one.

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