Monday, April 18, 2011

Relearning How To Use The I-Kam Eye Wear Video Camera (04/18/11)

Hello Folks,

During last year's fishing season, I purchased a pair of I-Kam Extreme video sunglasses from my good friend, Mike Philips. Mike runs a small BPS affiliated tackle shop along Rt. 272 just south of Lancaster, Pa. and near The Buck.

Mike and some of his friends had been using the I-Kam Extreme glasses while hunting white tail deer in Ohio and they really liked them. Mike's sister is a Western Speed Draw competitor and her fellow teammates have video taped one another during practices. It's a very good method to examine personal technique.

I definitely liked what I saw and thought the pricing was rather reasonable and decided to purchase a pair to use while fishing. I thought that short and informative videos on fishing techniques would help enhance my overall blog entries. And from what I could tell from emails and comments, a lot of repeat visitors to "Fishing With Dad" enjoyed the video clips.

Last season, I made a few informative videos on crankbait, buzzbait, spinnerbait, and tube fishing. I plan to continue using the I-Kam video eye wear to bring even more videos to my blog this coming 2011 season.

Because I hadn't used the I-Kam glasses since last year, I needed to reacquaint myself with it's operation. So, this past Friday, I took the video sunglasses back on the water with me to "play around" with them and relearn the controls.

As you can tell, it was extremely windy during my Friday fishing adventure. I even had my makeshift wind guard on, but I believe that it may have slipped away from the microphone during the taping.

Because of how the glasses fit my head, I have to wear the I-Kam glasses a bit lower on my nose than I normally wear sunglasses. This gives the viewer a better picture of what I am personally seeing.

I-Kam specs:
Physical Weight: 39 g.
USB: 2.0 (HS)
Power Supply: Embedded 550mAh Li-polymer Battery
Power Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Resolution: 736 X 480 Playback Resolution
Memory: Built in 4 GB, Max 8 GB with a Micro SD card (Which I use!)
Recording Speed: 30fps
Audio: Stereo
Working Temp: 23F - 104F
Storage Temp: -4F - 176F

There are three additional lens with each pair of I-Kam Extremes... Polarized Brown, Polarized Amber, and Clear. I have been wearing the gray lenses that come with the video eye wear. But I do like wearing the Brown lenses on overcast days. I used to own a pair of polarized brown prescription lenses that really worked out well for fishing.

For more information, you can visit the I-Kam website.

Please note that I am not sponsored by I-Kam in any way, shape, or form. But I do find them to be an interesting and quite easy to use product... Even for me! :)

Take Care and Be Safe,