Revolution in Scouting Cameras
By: Date: September 1, 2019 Categories: Camera

For many years these trail cameras have been used by hunters across the world to provide information about the movements and populations of species they plan to hunt.

They give the hunter invaluable information on the numbers, quality, and condition of particular species in the area, and are also often used by wildlife trusts to monitor endangered species such as raptors, otters or rare mammals.

A trail camera uses a PIR detector, which is not unlike an alarm sensor in a building that looks for any changes in the surroundings, and detects the movement and will then activate the camera.

Modern PIR’s have an adjustable range of out to 15meters normally, which is great if you know where the animal or intruder is approaching from, however if an animal approaches into an area from a distance in front or to the side, you will never know it was there with a traditional wildlife camera.

The PlotWatcher is a revolution in Scouting Camera technology

The Day 6 Outdoors PlotWatcher HD TLV camera uses state of the art time delay video technology to take HD video footage of a large area zone in front of the camera, and records permanently, taking a still shot every 5-10seconds. This is also user adjustable at the camera or within the software.

As it does not rely on a PIR sensor, you never miss what is happening as the device is continually recording and capturing everything that happens in front of the camera.

The Day 6 PlotWatcher Time Lapse HD Video Camera records up to 84 hours of footage at a potential hunting location, home/business, forest, or in a garden for monitoring wildlife activity.

All of the footage from several days from this scouting camera can then be reviewed in just a few minutes, using the supplied Gamefinder video software. Gamefinder is very simple to use and has a very user friendly click button interface.

What is Time Lapse Video

Simply mount the PlotWatcher camera at the location you require and it will take a picture every 5 to 10 seconds and stores this footage as an HD video. This HD video will be a record of all the activity that happens in the days before you return to the camera.

The PlotWatcher HD scouting camera comes with the option of an included stake mount, or tree straps to mount to a tree or post. You can also use your own camera tripod if you wish.

With time-lapse video you can review a full day of activity in just a few minutes, even faster if you use the supplied Game Finder Video Player with the Motion search function that scans for movement in the video footage. This cuts to the chase, and lets you see the footage that has movement in the scenes.

This makes the PlotWatcher HD ideal as a wildlife camera or trail camera, as you can record footage of wildlife over a long period and review in minutes.

Review the footage in forward or reverse at your choice of replay speed, or even scroll frame by frame for detailed review. Use the zoom facility to zoom in on the details helping you identify an animal or intruder.

Speed up the review process using the MotionSearch feature to skip to the next frame in which motion is observed.

Scout 10X more area than a Trail Camera

Unlike trail cameras, that trigger on short-range motion, the PlotWatcher HD TLV (Time-Lapse Video) captures images of an area regardless of how far the subject is from the camera. This greater field of view allows the hunter to see game and their travel patterns that would have otherwise gone undetected by traditional trail cameras.

As a result, the PlotWatcher shows exactly what you would have seen as if you were there for the duration of the filming.

With this ability, hunters and wildlife watchers can evaluate animal movement in the area over a long time period, and capture footage in HD of who or what happens to come into the area covered by the camera.

This will allow hunters to stop wasting time by hunting unproductive spots and focus their efforts on the best locations.

Gamefinder Video Software allows you to review the footage quickly, or in high detail

The supplied GameFinder video player software allows you to review your daily video files quickly and efficiently. You can review the footage in forward or reverse at your choice of replay speed, or even scroll frame by frame for detailed review.

Speed up the review process using the MotionSearch feature to skip to the next frame in which motion is observed.

GameFinder software also allows you to easily build and share your own library of HD video clips and pictures.

How does it work?

The PlotWatcher is very easy to set up and comes complete with a choice of mounting method. Either strap it to a tree or post with the supplied straps, or screw it to the ground spike, and you can then have it freestanding in a field or open plot.

The device takes a standard USB memory stick, and you simply select the time and operation mode you require, turn the device on and it will start capturing footage.

It operates on 4 x AA batteries and will run for over 7+ days taking footage when you are not there.

You can also extend operation time by using Lithium batteries which will allow the camera to run for up to 14days.

The Gamefinder software is very easy to use, simply plug in your memory stick to your PC, download the footage and you can play back the compressed footage in a quick burst, or frame by frame, allowing you to zoom in for details such as the face of an intruder, or a particular buck that visits your plot.

The devices comes with a unique Motion Detection facility, where the software scans through the device footage and shows you whenever the scenery changes significantly, such as a deer wandering into the area, or a human coming into an allotment to steal vegetables.

Ideal for numerous applications

Although the PlotWatcher was designed for game scouting and wildlife observation, it is the ideal security camera for keeping an eye on your property, or garden/allotment.

Allotments are becoming more and more popular, but unfortunately the theft of tools, equipment and even vegetables are also becoming more common place.

Vandalism is also a worry for allotment owners as well as for home owners, or small businesses.

The Day 6 PlotWatcher offers a compact reliable solution, simply mount the device out of sight, and it will capture footage of whoever or whatever happens to come onto your property.

Using the innovative software you can review a whole days footage in minutes, or set the software to auto detect movement and zoom in for a closer look on your computer screen.