Jólagjöfin í ár fyrir veiðimanninn er klárlega þessi nýja veiðimyndavél. Myndavélin er þróunarverkefni nokkurra áhugasamra veiðimanna sem vildu rannsaka betur hegðun og atferli fisksins þegar veiðimaðurinn væri að reyna að egna fyrir hann með spún, beitu eða flugu. Þeir vildu líka geta unnið með myndavél sem væri alveg vatnsheld, með batterí sem entist og væri væri auðveld í meðförum. Þessi vél, sem þeir enduðu með er nákvæmlega allt það.

Myndavélin kostar aðeins kr. 18.900

Þetta er það sem fylgir með Vélinni:

1. Water Wolf underwater camera
2. Line tube
3. EVA float
4. Neoprene pouch
5. Brass weights (3 pcs)
6. USB charger cable

Nokkrir punktar frá framleiðandanum:

Underwater camera specifically designed for fishing

Use for trolling, casting, float or bottom rig carp fishing

Anti-wobling retrieve

4 hours recording

Tested down to 100 meters

Uniquely designed and engineered in Denmark

Protected by 3 different patents

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og hér er að neðan er smá „spurt og svarað“ um vélina.

Q: How do I open the camera?

A: Wiggle the plug back and forth, you can then put your nail in the gap and open it. This takes a couple of times to master, but then it is easy.
You can also tie a knot in a piece of string, put it through the small hole in the plug and gently pull, until it opens.

Q: How do I close the camera?
A: Push the plug in with a turning motion. Turning the plug makes sure the o-rings are absolutely tight. This is very important when fishing deep.

Q: Does the camera float or sink?
A: The camera floats. If the 6 gram weight is inserted, it still floats. If the 9 or 12 gram weight is inserted, it sinks.

Q: Will the housing scratch?
A: The housing and lens is made from polycarbonate, the same material used for riot shields, so it is very though. It can be scratched, but this will not affect the function or waterproofness , only the outlook.

Q: How do I clean the camera?
A: Rinse it in lukewarm water, and dry it off with a soft cloth.

Q: How do I store/transport the camera?
A: When you are done recording, put the camera in the neoprene pouch, and secure the Velcro to close it.
Download this file. Open the file and change the year, date and time accordingly. Save the „time.txt“ file. Connect the camera to your computer, with the usb cable, copy the txt. file to the sdcard. Safely eject. When the camera is turned on, the timestamp is activated. If the camera is left unused for extended periods, the battery may completely drain. When this happens the system will restore back to factory defaults.

Q: How do I attach the camera to the stick?
A: Read the manual, there is a description, or watch this video.

Q: How do I get started?
A: Read the manual, there is a description, or watch this video.

Q: How do I view my recorded videos?
A: Watch this video.

Q: How do I cut out parts from the video?
A: Watch this video.

Q: How do I take screenshots of my video?
A: Watch this video.

Q: Why does the camera wobble at high speeds?
A: The UW 1.0 comes with three weights (6g, 9g and 12g) the 12g weight makes the camera stable in the water to about 5 knots, at higher speeds it starts to wobble.
How can I avoid that the camera tangles on the cast? Tie the line to the eye in the stick, do not use snaps or swivels.

Q: How far should the lure be from the camera?
A: The clearer the water is, the further away the lure can be. 40-80 cm is a good starting point.

Q: How can I tell if the water is clear enough for filming?
A: If you can see 1 meter down into the water you should be able to record. The deeper your camera goes the clearer water you will need, in order to get enough light.

Q: How deep can I record video?
A: If the water is very clear, there is lots of light, and the sun is high in the sky you can record video at 50-100 meters.

Q: Why is my video green?
A: Light has different wavelengths, because of this color disappears the deeper you record. Red color disappears around 5 meters, orange around 8 meters, yellow around 15 meters. This is why the recording ends up green.

Q: How can I tell if the camera is charged?
A: Connect the charger cable to the camera, and a power source. When the blue diode turns off, the camera is fully charged.

Q: Can I cast the camera?
A: Yes, the camera is shockproof, but casts longer than 40 meters may damage the camera.

Q: How far can I cast the camera?
A: 40 meters, casts longer than that may damage the camera

Q: What happens if the line snaps?
A: That depends on the setup. If the camera is setup to sink, it is most likely lost. If it floats it might surface.

Q: Can I order spare parts?
A: Please contact your local Water Wolf dealer.

Q: What micro SD card should I buy?
A: 16 or 32 GB. micro SD or SDHC card. 16 GB. will give you around 4 hours recording time, 32 GB. up to almost 5 hours, depending on water temperature.

Q: How deep does the camera go?
A: The camera is waterproof to 100 meters, if the camera is closed correctly.

Q: Can I use the camera as a web camera?
A: No.

Q: Can I film while charging the camera?
A: No.

Q: Can I use the camera for ice fishing?
A: Yes.

Q: Does the camera record sound?
A: Yes, but through a small hole over the on/off button, so when the camera is closed you barely get any sound.

Worried about losing your Water Wolf camera while fishing?
Relax, this is a very uncommon occurrence provided you are fishing with properly balanced tackle, just as you would use without the camera anyway!

Your rig, hooklength or lure trace should ALWAYS be of a much lesser breaking strain of line or wire than your main line, meaning if your hook or lure gets snagged you can easily break it off and get you camera back safe and sound – this is just common sense and should be part of every anglers rig building routine.

Having a reel loaded with heavier line, preferably braid, will also help if you need to pull the camera free from weed and protect you from break offs when casting. Double check all of your knots and connections BEFORE you start fishing.

The Water Wolf camera weighs 66g on its own before adding the brass weights so be sure to use a rod that can handle the casting weight of your lure PLUS the camera to get the best cast possible and to avoid rod breakages!

Taking these steps will drastically reduce the chance of you losing your camera and if you are still worried, refrain from casting it near known snags and other dangerous situations. With everything in life there is a little risk involved but we reckon the very best videos will come from the anglers with a sense of adventure! If you are concerned about losing the Water Wolf then maybe this gadget is not for you!