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Wifi Camera to see Shots Fired

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Post by jshank Fri Feb 10, 2023 12:22 pm

First topic message reminder :

I have an indoor range set up for 10-meter air pistols.
 
Has anyone had experience using a wifi camera to display the target shots on a laptop next to my shooting bench?  With such a setup I could instantaneously see results without having to stop and look through my spotting scope

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Post by FimRire RongLifle Sun Feb 19, 2023 5:55 pm

Thanks on the stand. I have tablets and chrome books without cell that would work. I just wanted one with a pivot screen also integrated
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Post by GME Sun Feb 19, 2023 11:16 pm

Good luck with the camera.  I read reviews on the apps that go with wifi for the camera.  Doesn't sound like may happy campers.  Reportedly, it freezes up - a lot.  I hope you can make it work for you.

I don't think I mentioned it, but the stand is all metal.  It's durable.

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Post by FimRire RongLifle Mon Feb 20, 2023 8:11 am

Hey I'm not supposed to RESEARCH until after I buy it! Smile  I am hoping I can find a webserver on the device and not need the app for streaming. We will see. I know the SME one a couple years ago also had app problems for me on Androids. I wish the usb-c would video out hardwire on this. I might actually hack the screen wires to a larger display and I then I need NO wifi!
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Post by FimRire RongLifle Thu Feb 23, 2023 9:51 am

The Tactacam may have promise. It has micro HDMI out and scanning it after a reboot it doesnt boot with WIFI on. The screen also pivots and tilts. The app is working but it is OLD and critques of any clumsiness is likely accurate.  This is likely a component of a larger solution that I havent tested yet as I just opened it and messed with it on my desk. I will provide more feedback later.
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Post by pgg Wed Mar 01, 2023 8:55 pm

Another alternative might be to use a network IP security camera.


I had one of these laying around:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07S2196R9

It's a 4MP (2688x1520 16:9) network camera. I plugged it into a laptop, put it six feet away from an illuminated target slightly below and to one side, shot a few 9mm rounds into the white and black of the target , and it .... sorta works. 45 cal holes would obviously be a bit better. Here's a portion of a screenshot of what it shows.

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Doing the math for this camera, I get

1/1.8" sensor, focal length 6mm, 2688x1520 (4MP 16:9)
@ 2 meters, FOV width = 3.2 meters ==> 840 pixels per meter ==> 21 pixels per inch

Which seems about right given the appearance of the image above, though I didn't measure to confirm.

Most of the pixels of this camera are wasted because of the super-wide field of view.


I have thought about buying a pan-tilt-zoom IP camera for this range. It'd be easier to center the image on the target with the motorized camera, and the optical zoom would improve the resolution of the area of interest.

For example this camera - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B081RDT34S/

It has a 2.8 - 12 mm optical zoom, so at max zoom the math works out to 

1/2.8" sensor, focal length 12mm, 2688x1520 (4MP 16:9)
@ 2 meters, FOV width = 1.2 meters ==> 2240 pixels per meter ==> 57 pixels per inch

About triple the resolution of the one I tried, which was almost workable. So I think this would work pretty well.

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Post by rkittine Sat Mar 11, 2023 9:05 am

I have two Bullseye Camera set ups. Works great to 1,000 yards. For short distances I have used an iPhone adapter on my spotting scopes.
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Post by jwax Mon Mar 13, 2023 12:29 pm

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Here's my 10M Air Pistol viewer. Replaced the eyepiece of a spotting scope with a "bullet" video camera, and sent its output to Video In of an LCD TV.
The mounting box contains a 12 volt battery for powering the camera.
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Post by dmaryakh Wed Mar 15, 2023 12:28 am

Before i got myself an electronic target, that was exactly the setup of my 10m range in the basement. Using an old phone and old ipad did the trick so for the remote target viewing the spend was exactly 0$ and entire range cost ended up around 130$ in lights and a pellet catcher.
Here is a link to the facebook group where i posted all details and pictures  https://www.facebook.com/groups/19237523732/permalink/10157430198818733/?mibextid=S66gvF 


And here https://www.facebook.com/groups/19237523732/permalink/10157391354093733/?mibextid=S66gvF

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