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Camera that records at night?

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posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 10:56 PM
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Ive been seing alot of flying objects lately, and im wondering what camera picks up stars, one camera i have wont even pick up my leg, which is 5 inches in front of me. I dont want a DSLR which costs around 600 dollars, does anyone know such a camera that can do that? and would a nightvision camera pick up stars?

This may be in the wrong fourm, not sure where the help fourm is




posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:00 PM
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why stars ? were looking for ufos over here



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:00 PM
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A night vision camera would be very expensive but you could probably find a decent 200$ digital recorder with some sort of filter option that would better pick up certain things, such as a light flying across the night sky.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:01 PM
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hey I was having the same problem, I finally found at a pawn shop a sony dcr-sr42 camcorder for 130$ its got 40x optical zoom and 2000x digital zoom. infrared nightvision and nightvision plus. It pick up the stars fairly well but its grainy. good with a tripod.

if you want to REALLY pick up the starts your going to need to research nightvision scopes that will attach to camcorders/cameras.

I am definitely happy with my purchase though. only thing I DONT know yet is how to transfer a the HDD footage to my computer. (pawn shop buy, only came with charger cable)



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:01 PM
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I know, but a ufo mostly is as bright as a star, and i wont ask walmart, hey do you have cameras that pick up UFOs?



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:04 PM
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my eyes



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:05 PM
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I dont have bionic eyes that record like you do.



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:06 PM
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Can anyone give me ideas on what camera? with a link? under 300$?



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:08 PM
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Handycams with night vision usually only pick up stuff up to about 50 meters away. Best for when you're chasing Bigfoot, not UFO's. Maybe they've advanced the technology, I'm not sure. All the camcorders I've had in recent years seemed to ditch the 0 lux ('night vision') feature. The lower the Lux illumination available the better you're going to pick up objects at night - but without real infra-red technology on board, it's never going to be amazing. If you find a low lux handycam, that won't let you 'see the starfield' but it will help your camera pick up lights in the night sky more clearly. My current handycam has a shocking lux illumination so it takes me a while to find what I'm looking for. My previous camera however found stars in the night sky well. But yes, these kind of cameras don't illuminate the whole sky as you would expect with true infra-red equipment.

Currently the cheapest option and set up method is probably night vision binoculars. There are quite a few models, for about £200, that also have a video out option. So what a few people do is plug in the video out to a TV, and then video the TV screen externally with a camcorder. I'm sure, if you were to get an ADS composite video adapter, you may be able to take shots directly from the binoculars to your computer. Sadly I'm too poor to find this out hehe, but I intend to get some night vision binoculars eventually. They've helped produce some of the most intriguing night vision videos I've seen. Of course, if you have a few thousand dollars, just get a 3rd Generation night vision scope/goggles - you will see everything. The fact is night vision binoculars seem to be the best and cheapest option for some real infra-red fun at the moment, and if they come with a video out then they're effectively just cheap IR cameras...woop! A bit of Googling should help you find a compromise. Good luck!

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posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:11 PM
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Supervision is what you need, there is nothing that compares for the price anywhere in the world

www.xenonics.com...
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posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:26 PM
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But videos like how people post videos in green, where can i get one of those cameras for not a very high price



posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:29 PM
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Probably nowhere, unless you have a very lucky find on ebay, or you know someone in the military who can get you one cheap/back of lorry. The green ones are generation 1, 2 & 3 scopes/goggles, usually. A cheap night scope (Gen 1) will cost you that $300, maybe a bit less, but it won't have video output. You'll only be able to watch, and maybe stick your camcorder up to the eye piece to record stuff. But definitely try searching for a Gen 1 night scope.

This is why there are very few "green IR" videos on the net - very few people can afford such pricey equipment. A fair amount of them come from military servicemen. Some people have saved up spent on expensive ones for the pure purpose of posting UFO videos. But because the amount of people recording high quality IR footage is so few at present - some of these people have managed to discredit themselves. The average person who may spot a UFO or chinese lantern probably wouldn't want to go forking out on IR equipment. But don't get me wrong, if I had the money, I would get one. When IR equipment that helps you see (and record) the night sky are more commercially viable - people will finally be able to see what's going on above them better. Sadly we still haven't reached that period (as far as I can tell) - with all IR equipment being extremely pricey still. Maybe it's worth you save up a bit more dollar, though...

Otherwise I would still seriously suggest you look into IR binoculars as a cheap alternative to Gen 1/2/3 scopes/goggles. I know the first step in my IR UFO hunting will be with IR bins.
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posted on Jun, 26 2011 @ 11:37 PM
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Originally posted by OUNjahhryn
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only thing I DONT know yet is how to transfer a the HDD footage to my computer. (pawn shop buy, only came with charger cable)


That's a simple USB data cable you can pick up on eBay for 5 or 6 bucks, including shipping.

Search 'Sony dcr sr42 usb' on eBay - a few come up.







 
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