COLD weather and video cameras.....

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COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:59 pm

I'm not new to filming, but we do not have the opportunity to film much in extremely cold temperatures in Louisiana. Most of my experience filming has been done in the spring time during turkey season...the coldest being 32*. That being said, Lets hear some ideas on filming hunts in cold weather....either gopros, of conventional video cameras. We thought maybe chemical handwarmers with a beer coozy might get it done. thoughts anyone?
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:10 pm

We filmed in some pretty thick ice on our opener. What are your concerns?
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:12 pm

Never mind. I saw it. We did not have that problem at 21* and a 7* windchill.
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:23 pm

ByersFarm wrote:Never mind. I saw it. We did not have that problem at 21* and a 7* windchill.

cameras would not function...sucked the battery life in no time flat. Either that or froze the battery to the point that it would not function.
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby ByersFarm » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:32 pm

That sucks.
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby beretta24 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:27 pm

Outside of packaging the camera such that the battery stays warm its simply a weakness of gopros.
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby Crazy Matt » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:30 pm

The cold should preserve the battery.
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby Indaswamp » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:34 pm

Crazy Matt wrote:The cold should preserve the battery.

we had 2 gopros and one regular camcorder crap out on us in the field....
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby Crazy Matt » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:46 pm

Indaswamp wrote:
Crazy Matt wrote:The cold should preserve the battery.

we had 2 gopros and one regular camcorder crap out on us in the field....



Hmmm...Battery packs on the gopros, or neh?
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby beretta24 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:50 pm

Crazy Matt wrote:The cold should preserve the battery.

Could be some thing else in the camera getting cold and causing the batteries to draw done, but I'd bet they were dead when they warmed back up?
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby bighop » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:08 pm

Crazy Matt wrote:The cold should preserve the battery.

I was under the opposite impression.

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/discharging_at_high_and_low_temperatures
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby TrapperRob » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:13 pm

bighop wrote:
Crazy Matt wrote:The cold should preserve the battery.

I was under the opposite impression.

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/discharging_at_high_and_low_temperatures


My theory as well, all electronics that I have, I've noticed have drained faster in the cold.
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby AKPirate » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:32 pm

TrapperRob wrote:
bighop wrote:
Crazy Matt wrote:The cold should preserve the battery.

I was under the opposite impression.

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/discharging_at_high_and_low_temperatures


My theory as well, all electronics that I have, I've noticed have drained faster in the cold.


Matt is talking storage, some recommend storing batts in a fridge.
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby TrapperRob » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:36 pm

AKPirate wrote:
TrapperRob wrote:
bighop wrote:
Crazy Matt wrote:The cold should preserve the battery.

I was under the opposite impression.

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/discharging_at_high_and_low_temperatures


My theory as well, all electronics that I have, I've noticed have drained faster in the cold.


Matt is talking storage, some recommend storing batts in a fridge.


I've heard storing your batteries in the fridge is best. But, when it comes to using the batteries, I think it is best to keep them warm.
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby AKPirate » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:08 pm

TrapperRob wrote:
AKPirate wrote:
TrapperRob wrote:
bighop wrote:
Crazy Matt wrote:The cold should preserve the battery.

I was under the opposite impression.

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/discharging_at_high_and_low_temperatures


My theory as well, all electronics that I have, I've noticed have drained faster in the cold.


Matt is talking storage, some recommend storing batts in a fridge.


I've heard storing your batteries in the fridge is best. But, when it comes to using the batteries, I think it is best to keep them warm.


Yep, I think 80 degrees is the prime temp for discharging a battery
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby TrapperRob » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:16 pm

AKPirate wrote:
TrapperRob wrote:
AKPirate wrote:
TrapperRob wrote:
bighop wrote:
Crazy Matt wrote:The cold should preserve the battery.

I was under the opposite impression.

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/discharging_at_high_and_low_temperatures


My theory as well, all electronics that I have, I've noticed have drained faster in the cold.


Matt is talking storage, some recommend storing batts in a fridge.


I've heard storing your batteries in the fridge is best. But, when it comes to using the batteries, I think it is best to keep them warm.


Yep, I think 80 degrees is the prime temp for discharging a battery[/quote


:huh: I'm talking just over 50.
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby shoveler_shooter » Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:26 pm

TrapperRob wrote:
AKPirate wrote:
TrapperRob wrote:
AKPirate wrote:
TrapperRob wrote:
bighop wrote:
Crazy Matt wrote:The cold should preserve the battery.

I was under the opposite impression.

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/discharging_at_high_and_low_temperatures


My theory as well, all electronics that I have, I've noticed have drained faster in the cold.


Matt is talking storage, some recommend storing batts in a fridge.


I've heard storing your batteries in the fridge is best. But, when it comes to using the batteries, I think it is best to keep them warm.


Yep, I think 80 degrees is the prime temp for discharging a battery[/quote


:huh: I'm talking just over 50.

My phone is fine over 40-45ish degrees...anything below that and it dies quickly. The beginning of this season has been colder than average so far and my phone has died on just about every hunt.
The AA batteries for my camera also don't do well in the cold.
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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby Crazy Matt » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:17 am

AKPirate wrote:
TrapperRob wrote:
bighop wrote:
Crazy Matt wrote:The cold should preserve the battery.

I was under the opposite impression.

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/discharging_at_high_and_low_temperatures


My theory as well, all electronics that I have, I've noticed have drained faster in the cold.


Matt is talking storage, some recommend storing batts in a fridge.


I got confused. Derp.


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Re: COLD weather and video cameras.....

Postby Crazy Matt » Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:20 am

If that's true, then I was a victim of that.


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