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  1. wireguy

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    New i-Kam Xtreme Eyewear Lets You Be Your Own Videographer


    Hunter's Specialties® has acquired the exclusive rights to i-Kam Xtreme™ (Patent Pending) video eyewear. i-Kam Xtreme incorporates an advanced mobile video recorder into a lightweight pair of glasses. Whether it's your children's latest ball game, a downhill ski run, a fishing trip, or your last hunt, now outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds have a hands-free way to record what they see and play it back for future enjoyment.

    i-Kam Xtreme offers completely wireless operation, with no cords or battery packs required. It has a digital camera incorporated into the frame with 4GB of built-in memory for up to 3 hours of recording. The glasses will also accept a Micro SD card for an additional 8 GB of memory. The integral microphone captures all the sounds to go along with the video.

    The glasses can be hooked directly to a PC with the supplied USB cable to view the video, or when using the Micro SD card, it can be inserted into a card reader to watch footage.

    Each pair of i-Kam Xtreme glasses comes with four interchangeable lenses in smoke, brown, yellow and clear to use in all lighting conditions. Frames are available in both glossy and flat black, RealTree camouflage and white. A hard bodied carrying case, cleaning cloth, AC adapter and instruction manual are also included.

    "At Hunter's Specialties we're always looking for exciting new products that feature cutting edge technology to add to our line," said David Forbes, Hunter's Specialties Co-CEO. "When we saw the quality of the video being shot by these glasses and the number of great applications for hunters and other outdoor enthusiasts, we knew this was a product worthy of our name."

    Specs:

    Product Size: 170 x 160 x 40mm (folded)
    Physical Weight: 1.4 oz
    Speed Read: Read - 700kbs / Write - 500kbs
    USB: 2.0 (HS) PC / Mac Connection (no driver needed)
    Power Supply: Embedded 550mAh Li-polymer Rechargeable Battery
    Power Duration: 2.5-3 hours
    Power Adaptor: 5V DC/ 500mAh
    Memory: Built in 4GB, Max 8GB, Supports Max 8GB Micro SD card
    Resolution: 736 x 480 PlayBack Resolution
    Video Format: AVI
    Audio: Stereo
    Recording Speed: 25 fps
    Working Temp: 23F - 104F Storage Temp: -4F - 176F
    LED Indicators: Recording and Battery Status
    Features:

    Reset Button
    Audio Microphone
    Digital Video Camera

    4 Sets of Quality Interchangeable Lenses (colors Clear/Polarized Black/Polarized Amber/ Polarized Sunglasses) Easy PC / Mac USB Connection (no driver needed) Easy 2-Button Operation Supports Micro SD Cards (up to 8 GB)

    4 GB Built in Memory (Approx. 3 hours of video) Patent Pending

    For more information about other Hunter's Specialties products, log onto the Hunter's Specialties website atwww.hunterspec.com, write to 6000 Huntington Court NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402, or call a Consumer Service Specialist at 319-395-0321.

    Contact:
    Mike Capps (573) 898-3422 or mcapps@howardcommunications.com
     
  2. slayer

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    Harlan Campbell uses this on his "my way" cd. Amazing how good the video is.
     
  3. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Doug!!

    Did you call the guy?

    Hap
     
  4. Guy

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    How much?
     
  5. wireguy

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    I don't think they actually have it listed on their website yet, at least I couldn't find it.
     
  6. jevoliva

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    Ummm... google? $160-$170...
     
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    Ummm... google? $160-$170...
     
  8. shot410ga

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    Looks like their instock and ready to ship on Amazon.
     
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    Problem is, the camera lens is in the center of the glasses frame, above the nose piece. What would be great is a camera lens that could be moved to view over the left or right glasses lens to give you the "real" picture of what you're really seeing with your dominant eye. Am I wrong?

    Bruce
     
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    These are available at Gamaliel Shooters Supply as well.
     
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    These are available at Gamaliel Shooters Supply as well.
     
  12. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

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    The views we see on TV that shows Tom Knapp's guncam shots aren't exactly as things seem. The camera is rigged where the eye normally looks down the rib and above the gun is another sighting system that Tom uses to make those shots. That's what he told me in an email concerning his guncam.

    I also agree with Bruce, the lens would have to be in line with the rib to answer your questions on where the shot goes awry.

    Hap
     
  13. Easystreet

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    If the target is clearly visible in the video, then I think that with a little bit of practice, a person could tell where the shooter missed (or hit) the target.

    Think about it for a minute. A good shooting instructor can stand behind a shooter and tell the shooter where he missed the shot...... too high, behind the target, under the target, or whatever, yet the instructor isn't looking straight down the rib like the shooter is.

    I shoot a lot of sporting clays and many times I can tell where someone is missing a target just by standing close behind them and looking over their shooting shoulder. Surely, if I can tell where someone is missing by looking over a shooter's shoulder, a person looking at a video camera that is mounted only about 2" off line should be able to tell where the shooter is shooting.

    Easystreet
     
  14. Guy

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    Somebody buy one and report.
     
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    I have a set of these glasses or similar ones. Video quality is not that bad. Received them as a gift and have not played with them too much yet. I made one attempt to video several trap targets. Wound up with an excellent view of the traphouse and the field beyond and the gun coming up into the mount. Problem arises when you settle your cheek into the stock your face is not pointing, which is where the camera points, where your eyes are looking. Being a right handed shooter the camera is looking to the right. I got an excellent view of the back of the barrels as well as the locking lever but not much else. Does give you a feel for the smoothness of your move to the target and you could probably determine if you were lifting your head before or after you see the gun jump from recoil. Next time I'll try them on my hat and see if I can adjust the view accordingly. If I can figure out how to post a clip on here, (suggestions?), I'll do that .

    Jim
     
  16. edbon9

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    they work great for pistol shooters, for shotgun it's not so great.
    the video quality is pretty decent, easy to use, easy to download
    to your pc. but due to the camera being on the center of the glasses
    when you are wearing them and shooting at the same time you mostly
    see your rib/hand. now, if someone stands behind you and are wearing
    them, then you can see what you are doing wrong. they do have to be
    as tall or taller than you, though :)
     
  17. Dr A C Jones

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    Whilst the boys in the clip above are having some fun, the movie quality is pretty poor.


    I looked into gun cams a year or so ago. To get a decent view for shooting you need a relatively narrow field of view so that there are more pixels on the target. This means a zoom lens, which in turn means poorer light gathering, which in turn means more mass and expense. You can get cameras that would be ideal for clay shooting but they are costly.


    Andrew.
     
  18. timb99

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    How different are these from the ones used in Bender's skeet videos and Campbell's trap videos?
     
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