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Hajimoto Field Test the Orion-Cam

Forums Cameras, Videos, & Recording Equipment Hajimoto Field Test the Orion-Cam

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    Hajimoto
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    So I took a break from work work work to play with my Orion-Cam Scope camera setup. In this video, you will see the OC on an FX DreamTac Compaq .22 looking through an Element Titan 5-25×56. The camera used in this video is the Hawkeye Firefly 8SE 90 Degree variant.

    I will be doing a lot of future videos that show the Firefly going head to head with the GoPro 7 Black and Eaglevisions 12mm 1/1.8 Lens.

     

     

    Amazing job Orion The Iguana Hunter, love the attention to detail and adjustability.

    Hajimoto

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    qball
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    Video quality looks awesome! 

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    orion
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    Looks great! I think it’s  the first time I see the OC used on a Titan scope, I liked it! Waiting on the future videos! 

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    airgunmike56
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    Wow that's good cant wait, Well I guess I have to wait, Hurry up Orion, LOL.

    Hajimoto      How long did it take you to set it up , Do the filming and edit it?  Just curious, As I have no idea what I am getting into,,,,

    Mike

     

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    orion
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    airgunmike56

    Wow that's good cant wait, Well I guess I have to wait, Hurry up Orion, LOL.

    Hajimoto      How long did it take you to set it up , Do the filming and edit it?  Just curious, As I have no idea what I am getting into,,,,

    Mike

     

    Set it up should be easy, attach the case to the OC and install and align the ring to the scope 

    Editing is optional and can take as much as you want

     

     

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    Hajimoto
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    airgunmike56

    Wow that's good cant wait, Well I guess I have to wait, Hurry up Orion, LOL.

    Hajimoto      How long did it take you to set it up , Do the filming and edit it?  Just curious, As I have no idea what I am getting into,,,,

    Mike

     

    I would like to respond to this question in two distinctive parts.

    Part #1 How long did it take you to set it up?

     The adjustment of the scope's diopter and making sure camera concentricity is spot on is the most critical part of the setup in order to achieve the intended result.  This setup includes connection and location of the clamp, introduction of the Orion-Cam to the optic, diopter adjustments, Orion-Cam eye relief determination, Rotational adjustments and centering, and proper camera setup. Once the unit is concentric and plumb the fine adjusting for the most superior image can begin. Like Orion, I use a large external computer monitor to achieve the best focus and alignment I can achieve which is why I modify all my camera cases to allow the tethered assemble to be removed from the case and easily reintroduced without the need to plug or unplug anything. This opening which I cut on both sides of the camera case allows for very easy camera removal as you are able to positively engage the sides of the camera house with your forefinger and thumb. This entire process for initial installation and setup can take less than an hour but will never need to be repeated because once the assembly is properly set up it can be removed from the clamp system and reintroduced in seconds.

     

    Part #2 Do the filming and edit it?

     The actual capturing of the action through a properly configured and setup Orion-Cam means you power on the camera, aim at the target, focus the scope, press the record button, take the shot, and press the record button again. This will capture and produce a complete digital copy of the events that just took place through the optic. At this point, the raw horizontally reversed image can simply be shared directly or uploaded to your favorite video repository sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Google Photos, and others and simply share the link with your intended audience.

    Editing can be as simple as importing the image into your video editing software, horizontally flip the image so things are not reversed, center the image and correct any out of rotation capture issues, and output the edited video. There are many free or open source video editing software applications to accomplish this.

    Creative Editing is where you as an individual can spend hours on hours adding text, photos, camera panning effects, music, narration, slow motion, and on and on and on but all of these enhancements will require a video editor and there are some absolutely amazing free to use editors or digital workstations that can be as complex as DaVinci Resolve 17 or as simple as the free video editor that every Windows 10 based computer comes with called Video Editor. This editor will allow you to add music, text, transitions, and so much more without the substantial learning curve associated with a professional-level digital workstation application. (Windows 10 Video Editor screenshot below)

    The rabbit hole of creative options is as deep as any one person wants to go and typically the more complicated the video effect or technique desired means a more robust application is needed to achieve it.

    I hope this helps 

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    L.Leon
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    I know I want to record some of my shots. It's becoming a "video editor " that gives me pause. Haj, who did you buy your Firefly from?

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    orion
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    L.Leon

    I know I want to record some of my shots. It's becoming a "video editor " that gives me pause. Haj, who did you buy your Firefly from?

    Haji sells those on his website

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    enkey
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    Hi

    Can someone tell me where I can buy the lens that mounts to the gopro, for the scope cam

    Thanks

    Enkey 

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    Brantleylw1995
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    Awesome scope cam! 

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    Hajimoto
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    enkey

    Hi

    Can someone tell me where I can buy the lens that mounts to the gopro, for the scope cam

    Thanks

    Enkey 

    Check that Hajimoto guys website for those also, he he he

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    enkey
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    Hajimoto

    enkey

    Hi

    Can someone tell me where I can buy the lens that mounts to the gopro, for the scope cam

    Thanks

    Enkey 

    Check that Hajimoto guys website for those also, he he he

    不不不

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    L.Leon
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    orion

    L.Leon

    I know I want to record some of my shots. It's becoming a "video editor " that gives me pause. Haj, who did you buy your Firefly from?

    Haji sells those on his website

    Thanks!

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    airgunmike56
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    Holy cow, I just got to keep it simple , My brain has shrank over the years,,,  I just want to see my pellets in flight and send my brothers , Some bad as-s shots of me  killing sparrows, I like to think of my Camera video equipment  as gun tuning tools. To see what my pellet is doing down there at different speeds…

    Mike

     

     

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    airgunmike56

    Wow that's good cant wait, Well I guess I have to wait, Hurry up Orion, LOL.

    Hajimoto      How long did it take you to set it up , Do the filming and edit it?  Just curious, As I have no idea what I am getting into,,,,

    Mike

     

    I would like to respond to this question in two distinctive parts.

    Part #1 How long did it take you to set it up?

     The adjustment of the scope's diopter and making sure camera concentricity is spot on is the most critical part of the setup in order to achieve the intended result.  This setup includes connection and location of the clamp, introduction of the Orion-Cam to the optic, diopter adjustments, Orion-Cam eye relief determination, Rotational adjustments and centering, and proper camera setup. Once the unit is concentric and plumb the fine adjusting for the most superior image can begin. Like Orion, I use a large external computer monitor to achieve the best focus and alignment I can achieve which is why I modify all my camera cases to allow the tethered assemble to be removed from the case and easily reintroduced without the need to plug or unplug anything. This opening which I cut on both sides of the camera case allows for very easy camera removal as you are able to positively engage the sides of the camera house with your forefinger and thumb. This entire process for initial installation and setup can take less than an hour but will never need to be repeated because once the assembly is properly set up it can be removed from the clamp system and reintroduced in seconds.

     

    Part #2 Do the filming and edit it?

     The actual capturing of the action through a properly configured and setup Orion-Cam means you power on the camera, aim at the target, focus the scope, press the record button, take the shot, and press the record button again. This will capture and produce a complete digital copy of the events that just took place through the optic. At this point, the raw horizontally reversed image can simply be shared directly or uploaded to your favorite video repository sites like YouTube, Vimeo, Google Photos, and others and simply share the link with your intended audience.

    Editing can be as simple as importing the image into your video editing software, horizontally flip the image so things are not reversed, center the image and correct any out of rotation capture issues, and output the edited video. There are many free or open source video editing software applications to accomplish this.

    Creative Editing is where you as an individual can spend hours on hours adding text, photos, camera panning effects, music, narration, slow motion, and on and on and on but all of these enhancements will require a video editor and there are some absolutely amazing free to use editors or digital workstations that can be as complex as DaVinci Resolve 17 or as simple as the free video editor that every Windows 10 based computer comes with called Video Editor. This editor will allow you to add music, text, transitions, and so much more without the substantial learning curve associated with a professional-level digital workstation application. (Windows 10 Video Editor screenshot below)

    The rabbit hole of creative options is as deep as any one person wants to go and typically the more complicated the video effect or technique desired means a more robust application is needed to achieve it.

    I hope this helps 

     

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    Hajimoto
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    Here is another sneak peek of a comparison of the Orion-Cam with a Firefly 8SE 90 Degree compared against the Orion-Cam with GoPro Hero 7 Black with the Eaglevision 12mm 1/1.8" lens. It was a cool morning and you can see the heat waves rising in some of the video footage. I need to take a look at my Hero 7 as I do not remember the video being some distorted and cloudy. But anyway here are the results.

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    orion
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    @Haji, that's the issue I had when I tested the GoPro with the old Eagle vision lens, I was getting these type of videos, like if I could never nail focus well.

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    orion

    @Haji, that's the issue I had when I tested the GoPro with the old Eagle vision lens, I was getting these type of videos, like if I could never nail focus well.

    Hmmmmmm, I am not sure if the video image clarity of the Firefly is so much better than it makes the GoPro look horrible or was the GoPro video always this off? I will do more testing on another GoPro 7 Black that I use for B roll footage and drone work. I am not sure if it is the EV lens that may be introducing this chromatic aberration and distortion. I will investigate.

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    SPD
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    I have a very beginner question.  How do you go about connecting the camera to a monitor so that you can set up the camera on a scope?  I've tried the obvious without results.

    Think I figured it out.  Need to get a mini HDMI cable to plug into the H-D port on the camera.  I was trying to use the usb cable that came with the firefly.

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    SPD

    I have a very beginner question.  How do you go about connecting the camera to a monitor so that you can set up the camera on a scope?  I've tried the obvious without results.

    Think I figured it out.  Need to get a mini HDMI cable to plug into the H-D port on the camera.  I was trying to use the usb cable that came with the firefly.

    You got it!! Usb is to charge and transfer files

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    dannya1a
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    usb is also for external microphone. you can also get and adapter to fit a full size hdmi cord and the adapter will reduce it down to a mini-hdmi. that's what i did and then hook it to your tv.

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