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Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« on: Jan 28, 2015, 11:01 AM »
I just purchased a Micro 5 w/DVR ...so after looking at some threads for some much needed information on camera placement devices and ideas which were very inspiring I played with mine some . The up/down/horizontal holder is quite fragile/delicate ...and trying to reposition it on the ice is a pain..so after some trial and error ...the results ...a cable tie and a repositioning of the sounder weight .

HORIZONTAL



UPVIEW



DOWNVIEW



I am hoping this helps others and please feel free to add to this post with your Mods ,Devices and Improvements
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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #1 on: Jan 28, 2015, 11:11 AM »
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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #2 on: Jan 28, 2015, 01:32 PM »
My inspired idea of a camera panner/positioner inspired by dangle

 

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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #3 on: Feb 01, 2015, 04:17 PM »
Well after having my above Mod for the camera positioning for the AV Micro out on the ice today ...it works great ..was able control/position the camera w/o any fuss ..I drilled a hole on the ice where the bottom hoop pole rests and about 18 in from my jigging hole ...great camera view and out of the way ..also used the cable tie set up for a 45 deg down view used a heavier weight then pictured but worked great.
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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2015, 11:01 AM »
My inspired idea of a camera panner/positioner inspired by dangle

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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #5 on: Feb 08, 2015, 11:03 AM »
My inspired idea of a camera panner/positioner inspired by dangle

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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #6 on: Feb 08, 2015, 01:30 PM »
Electrical Alligator clip w/rubber covering the jaws
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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #7 on: Mar 01, 2015, 01:26 PM »
OK came up with another MOD from positioning my camera in my Frabill 2 man



a Dollar Store cheap plastic jaws grip and a HD eyebolt/nut



A rubber ball from a child's toy paddle ball set...dollar store item...cut a slit in it using a razor/utility blade



Drill a hole in ice near center of my flip over(move the shelter halfway atop it )... I clamp the jaw to the mid of the sled..lower the camera w/sounder attached add the rubber ball (similar to rubber snubber on your flasher cable to set height)...now I can move the position of my camera (with ease) to see my jigging hole/bait or my dead stick/bait
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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #8 on: Mar 04, 2015, 01:24 PM »
Well I got tired of the glare off my  AV Micro 5 ...I have trouble with dealing with glare any way...so I got some universal anti glare screen protector with a smudge proof and matt finish  that fits cellphones, tablets other devices ...makes a difference...will put it through the real test as soon as the sun makes an appearance . Also had enough extra to cut a small piece to cover my Garmin Etrex 20 .
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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #9 on: Mar 05, 2015, 02:26 AM »
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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #10 on: Jun 08, 2015, 07:50 AM »
Some open water modifications

I used a pool pole for searching docks structure etc,





Using a bobber to float across structure ,weed beds drifting

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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #11 on: Jun 27, 2015, 06:42 AM »
Well the pool pole worked great but became cumbersome/awkward  to handle ..so I added a dollar store pool noodle to the last 4 feet of the pole ...helps a lot..just enough buoyancy to make it less tedious to handle ...I also added some Velcro cable ties to the pole to help secure/police the camera cable along with my GoPro jaws mount to the top of the pool pole ...what a great lil add on to the set up .
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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #12 on: Jul 04, 2015, 03:22 PM »
Some pic of my pool pole mod with a GoPro Jaws mount

Added the GoPro Jaws Mount to end of pole then I attach my Aqua Vu Micro unit



Had to drill a hole in the Aqua Vu mount and the attach it to the pole via bolt and wing nut


I added a pool noodle to make it less awkward to handle/control the pole extends appox 12 feet.



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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #13 on: Jul 04, 2015, 03:29 PM »
Nice..  That will work...... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #14 on: Aug 20, 2015, 03:38 PM »
Aqua Vu has a new "hands free" case for their cameras.  This case fits both the "micro" version and the new 5 inch version of the camera.  I ordered one and just got it yesterday.  Seems to be a good set up.  Here's a video from Aqua Vu of the case in action:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JYKoz5KUn8

There is a strap that goes around your neck and one that goes around your chest.  It basically holds the camera in place right in front of you so you can fish hands free and watch the camera.  I haven't used it fishing yet but trying it out in the living room, it seemed to work as described.  Gives you a sunshade too.  Here's a link to the unit on the Aqua Vu site:  http://www.aquavu.com/Products/Aqua-Vu-New-Underwater-Cameras/Micro-Mobile-Pro-Viewing-Case
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Re: Aqua vu Micro Camera Mods and Improvements
« Reply #15 on: Aug 20, 2015, 03:57 PM »
When I ordered mine last year sometime in November they Rebated a Free Pro View case . They may do the same this year before Black Friday. Works well as a case and for hole hopping .
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