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    Flir driver software help needed

    So I have a flir first mate, it runs on the 4x aa is big and bulky and only use it rarely as have been using a leupold lto. The flir gives a better quality image and better contrast. Had the flir for 2? Years and never bothered to play much with it other than turn it on and use it.

    Now trying to get it to talk to the laptop/tablet using the use output and a cable, can't seem to get it to work.... Anyone else tried this? Anyone got ideas on who to ask? Can't even recall who I brought it off (was an online retailer that much I can recall)

    Other issue is it EATS aa batteries (like 30mins off 4), going to play with the idea of hard wiring a 6volt battery onto it or working out a voltage adapter to run it off the cigarette plug in the truck, anyone tried this?

    @gadgetman or @mudgripz might have some ideas
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    Sorry for the hijack, but is the Leupold LTO good for spotting rabbits/possums? Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyBoosh View Post
    Sorry for the hijack, but is the Leupold LTO good for spotting rabbits/possums? Cheers.
    Out to 30m.... Really want to find a way to mount it on the 22 find it great for working out where in a tree a possum is that the dogs are insisting is up there

    Is amazing for the size and convenience, easy to swap batteries and it gets a decent length off one, really quick start up, nice colour palettes just doesn't have the same distance and image quality as the flir.

    If I was getting another I would be coughing up the extra for a Yukon I think but I have what I have and can't justify another....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Different model, hm324 going by my googling....

    Managed to find the right part (hot shoe) that was in my box of electrical bits and pieces, now just need to buy a voltage adapter drop the cigarette plug to 6v as the one I found was 9v and then work out how to turn an rca into something useful.... This is where I will have trouble. Computer /tablet/phone don't want rca inputs have a reversing camera but that then need it's own power supply

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Different model, hm324 going by my googling....

    Managed to find the right part (hot shoe) that was in my box of electrical bits and pieces, now just need to buy a voltage adapter drop the cigarette plug to 6v as the one I found was 9v and then work out how to turn an rca into something useful.... This is where I will have trouble. Computer /tablet/phone don't want rca inputs have a old reversing camera screen but that then need it's own power supply

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    Thanks. I don't think 30 metres is quite worth the money these things cost. I am interested in thermal though, it would be so cool to have that advantage instead of playing the guessing game as to where the critters are. Any thoughts on the current entry level Flir, the Scout TK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyBoosh View Post
    Thanks. I don't think 30 metres is quite worth the money these things cost. I am interested in thermal though, it would be so cool to have that advantage instead of playing the guessing game as to where the critters are. Any thoughts on the current entry level Flir, the Scout TK?
    I have video of a rabbit at 60m with a TK, was in the open between trees - I'll try to find it, have the same image with a better camera too - was a while ago, don't sell the TK

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Different model, hm324 going by my googling....

    Managed to find the right part (hot shoe) that was in my box of electrical bits and pieces, now just need to buy a voltage adapter drop the cigarette plug to 6v as the one I found was 9v and then work out how to turn an rca into something useful.... This is where I will have trouble. Computer /tablet/phone don't want rca inputs have a old reversing camera screen but that then need it's own power supply
    You would probably need to pick up a USB video capture device. They are horrendously expensive things. Pretty sure I have a couple kicking around somewhere.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/UVC-...ceBeautifyAB=0

    Likewise with 12V to 6V converters.

    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/DC-D...ceBeautifyAB=0
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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    So I have a flir first mate, it runs on the 4x aa is big and bulky and only use it rarely as have been using a leupold lto. The flir gives a better quality image and better contrast. Had the flir for 2? Years and never bothered to play much with it other than turn it on and use it.

    Now trying to get it to talk to the laptop/tablet using the use output and a cable, can't seem to get it to work.... Anyone else tried this? Anyone got ideas on who to ask? Can't even recall who I brought it off (was an online retailer that much I can recall)

    Other issue is it EATS aa batteries (like 30mins off 4), going to play with the idea of hard wiring a 6volt battery onto it or working out a voltage adapter to run it off the cigarette plug in the truck, anyone tried this?

    @gadgetman or @mudgripz might have some ideas
    what type of battery are you using, we use a lot of the BTS version (bino, its bigger brother) - they last around 4-5 hours off 4 AA 2700 rechargeable NiMH, however if you use the cheaper AA it will only last for a much shorter time

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    [QUOTE=gadgetman;714813]You would probably need to pick up a USB video capture device. They are horrendously expensive things. Pretty sure I have a couple kicking around somewhere.

    Likewise with 12V to 6V converters.

    Trouble is I need it sorted this week, might have to go to rangiora and visit jaycar and see what they have... Looking in their catalogue I think they have the bits I need, might need a new screen

    Quote Originally Posted by faregame View Post
    what type of battery are you using, we use a lot of the BTS version (bino, its bigger brother) - they last around 4-5 hours off 4 AA 2700 rechargeable NiMH, however if you use the cheaper AA it will only last for a much shorter time
    Cheap ones as I hadn't charged them.

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    [QUOTE=223nut;714825]
    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    You would probably need to pick up a USB video capture device. They are horrendously expensive things. Pretty sure I have a couple kicking around somewhere.

    Likewise with 12V to 6V converters.

    Trouble is I need it sorted this week, might have to go to rangiora and visit jaycar and see what they have... Looking in their catalogue I think they have the bits I need, might need a new screen



    Cheap ones as I hadn't charged them.
    I would see if you can find some better rechargeables, 2700ma ideal and run a test on those

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post

    I would see if you can find some better rechargeables, 2700ma ideal and run a test on those
    Got some around somewhere, not sure if they will still hold charge (been used for 2+yrs) I'm a lazy prick and just been using up my stock of disposables I got when disk Smith closed

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