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Night Vision camcorder


Teslar
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Can anyone recommend a good Night Vision recorder I'm looking for something portable for a project I'm working on. I had a look on eBay but my search just comes up with ghost hunting kits ;) not really what I'm looking for. So I'm wondering if anyone has experience of this kind of kit they would be willing to share?

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I'm not quite sure what you are looking for when you say Night Vision Recorder, but maybe these sites will help...


http://www.astrophoto.co.uk/


http://mallincam.tripod.com/id54.html


 


Mintron video cameras go very cheap secondhand, mine was only £50 and is very sensitive for real time night viewing.


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For wildlife video recording at night the Mintron would probably be ideal.

I'll take a look but I was thinking of something more that would have dual use as a digital camcorder so I'd get more use out of it :)

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I've never seen it so scared it seems petrified. The first time it happened. It eventually worked up courage to go out again but a few nights later it happened again accompanied by a deep scratch on the cats nose. We've never heard noises which suggested he got into a fight whatever it was kept silent and unseen. Hence the need for night vision camcorder

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Although the Mintrons settings can be adjusted for daytime or ultra sensitive night time use or anything in between, it won't give top quality results as it seems a bit prone to hot pixels, suffers a bit of amp glow on one side and has a low resolution, only about 768 x 588 pixels.


 


However it could be the cheapest way to find out what is scaring your cat and is very portable.

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Thanks Peter. I've also seen this on ebay http://bit.ly/1dziiv3

Full HD Digital Video Comcorder

Night Vision Technology

Movie Edit Software

High-Speed Movie Capabilities

Digital Image Stabilizer

Which might be more versatile but I'll check out the mintron too :)

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You can get movement triggers for these cameras.


 


One of our members had one set up on his cats food bowls by the back door cos they live on the edge of woods - but he gave up astronomy so doubt he'll see this thread unfortunately.


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It's got to be a fierce beastie to put the heebeejeebee's up your moggy. We had a feral cat that kept pasting our's, friendly as anything to humans, but hell on legs for other cats.


 


My mate reckons foxes kill cats, not round here they don't, I have seen our cat sit three feet from the local dog fox, they just ignored each other.


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Yep I'm thinking it's a feral cat. There a farm up the road and they have the run if the place. So could be one from there who's taking over out space. Oskar seem to have lost all interest in going out in the night and just sleeps through. Not like him!!

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