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Video Tutorials

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    Step 1: Handgun Model Setup Guide

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    Step 2: Connecting with Mobile Device

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    Step 3: Viewing on an Apple computer

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    Step 3: Viewing on a Windows PC computer

  • TROUBLESHOOTING

     

    HARD RESET:

    A hard reset should be done if the ShotKam will no turn ON/OFF, or there is no red LED when charging.

      Steps to complete a hard reset (this will NOT erase any of your videos):

      1. Unscrew the rear cap.
      2. Straighten out one end of a paper clip.
      3. Carefully insert the paper clip into the small hole between the SD card slot and one of the LED lights.
      4. Gently push the reset button. You will feel resistance, but don’t press too hard.
      5. Turn the ShotKam ON with a push of the power button.
      6. Screw the rear cap back on by twisting to the right. Ensure it is firmly in place, but not over-tightened.

       

      4 BLINKING LED LIGHTS:

      First try replacing your microSD card with a brand new one. Any new microSD card will work as long as there is no other software on it.

      If the new SD card does not clear up the flashing LEDs, please contact us at: support@shotkam.com

       

      GREEN + BLUE LED LIGHTS:

      Your ShotKam's memory card is full. Delete shots, then empty the Trash Bin on your computer while the ShotKam is plugged in.

       

      BATTERY NOT LASTING:

      This could be due to extreme temperatures. Please perform this battery test at home:

      1. Let the ShotKam charge via USB cable to computer for 2 hours
      2. Unplug the ShotKam and put it into Wi-Fi Mode 
      3. Time how long it lasts before it turns OFF. The standard battery life is 55 - 60 minutes in Wi-Fi mode. Contact support@shotkam.com with any questions.

       

      RETICLE ALIGNMENT DID NOT SAVED:

      In order to save your reticle alignment, you must hit the "Save" button or orange back arrow in the ShotKamPro app.

       

      MISSED RECORDINGS:

      In order for a shot to be saved, it must be taken within 20 seconds of closing the action. If the ShotKam goes into sleep mode (slow flashing green LED), then it will not record a video until it is solid green. The blue LED will only come on AFTER the recoil.

       

      SEEING THE SHOT PATTERN:

      The ShotKam videos can be slowed down to see the shot pattern, but you will not be able to see it well against a tree background. This is not a big concern, however, as seeing the pattern is typically not very informative. The best way to study the ShotKam videos is by studying the 10 – 15 pictures before the shot was taken. The ShotKam takes 100 pictures per second, but studying the 15 seconds before the shot is where you will be able to see why you missed (or broke) it.

       

      WHY ARE MY VIDEOS SLANTED?

      Check that the ShotKam is mounted directly under your barrel with the rubber pads of the bracket fitting into the grooves of the ShotKam tube. If they are, then the slant is due to the gun being canted (a tilted mount).

       

       

       

       

       

      The Complete User Manual for ShotKam

      Click to Download & Print the Complete User Manual (PDF)

       

      Start with the ShotKam off, then hold power button down:
        • 0-2 Seconds = Standard Shooting Mode (Green LED)
        • 2-10 Seconds = Wi-Fi Mode (Yellow + Green LED)
        • 10+ Seconds = Laser ON
        • Click Once = Power OFF
        • Click Twice (if in Sleep Mode) = Power OFF

       

      LED LIGHTS 

      SOLID LEDs:

      Yellow = Wake Up
      Green = Ready to shoot. Blue LED will come on after recoil to indicate a shot was saved.
      Yellow + Green = Connected to Wi-Fi
      Red = Fully Charged

      FLASHING LEDs:

      Green = Sleep Mode
      Blue = Saving Video
      Red = Charging (approx. 2 hours to fully charge)
      Yellow = Initiating Wi-Fi Mode
      Green + Blue = SD Card Missing or Full

       

      STEP 1 – MOUNT YOUR SHOTKAM

      ENSURE YOUR GUN IS EMPTY 

      A. Lay gun on its side on a flat surface, with the barrel end hanging off the edge (a table or countertop is best). 

      B. Remove the 12G bracket that comes attached to your ShotKam using the provided Allen key. There is a spare Allen key in your spare parts bag if needed. 

      C. With the USB connector port facing up and closest to the barrel, place brackets on the ShotKam, ensuring that the rubber ridge of the pad aligns with the indentation in the ShotKam.      

        • * Always mount the ShotKam 3 to 10 inches from the muzzle end of the barrel (NOT on barrel porting holes).  

          D. Using the Allen key, tighten the brackets around the barrel, alternating between screws to ensure correct and even placement, but not yet tightening completely. 

          E. Ensure that the camera is directly under the barrel and finish tightening the screws - DO NOT OVER-TIGHTEN.  

           

            STEP 2 - DOWNLOAD THE “SHOTKAMPRO” APP

            *The app is for Smartphones (Android or iPhone), iPads, or Tablets. The app does NOT work on a computer. 

            A. In the App Store (iOS) and Google Play Store (Android), search for “ShotkamPro” (one word) and download the free appDo not open the app yet. 

             

            INITIATE THE BUILT-IN WI-FI:

            • * The ShotKam is equipped with its own Wi-Fi; it is a direct connection between your phone/iPad/tablet and the ShotKam. You do not need cellular data, a hotspot, bluetooth, or to be in range of another network/internet source.

            B. Start with your ShotKam OFF, then turn ON the Wi-Fi by pressing and holding the power button for 3+ seconds. Both orange LED lights should come on; wait about 10 seconds until 1 orange LED stops flashing. Once it stops, the other LED will turn green. You are now in Wi-Fi mode. The ShotKam itself has Wi-Fi, so you do not need any other Wi-Fi source. 

            C. Going back to your phone/iPad/tablet, ensure the Wi-Fi is turned ON and go to the device’s settings (Connections > Wi-Fi) and select “Wi-Fi.”

            D. A list of available networks will appear, select “SHOTKAM.”  If you do not see this network, then refresh your list and tap on “SHOTKAM” to connect. Once connected, you may see “Security Recommendation” or “Connected, No Internet.” These are normal messages and your ShotKam Wi-Fi is connected. The Wi-Fi is a direct connection.

            E. Once you are connected to this network, exit your device’s Wi-Fi screen by pressing its “Home” button; now open the ShotKamPro app.


            NOTE: If the app does not open, then check that your device is still connected to the ShotKam Wi-Fi network. If the app is still not opening, charge the ShotKam for 2 hours and try again.

             

            STEP 3 - ADJUST THE SETTINGS

            To adjust your shooting device (break-action, semi-auto, etc) or target type (clay or hunting),  press the gear icon.

              Once you have adjusted any settings, you must hit “Back” or “Save” button in the top left corner. Next you will need to align the reticle; continue below.

              TO ALIGN THE RETICLE (POINT-OF-AIM INDICATOR):
              ENSURE YOUR GUN IS EMPTY

              *The reticle is the red dot or crosshair seen in our videos. This is a patented reticle alignment system available only through ShotKam. 

              A. Place your gun on a table and point it at a stationary target about 10-30 yards away; align the bead of the gun to the center of the target. We provide an orange target sticker, but you can use any target (e.g. the corner of a roof, tree branch etc.). 

              B. Put your ShotKam into Wi-Fi mode by pressing and holding the power button for 3+ seconds. Both orange LED lights should come on; wait about 10 seconds until 1 orange LED stops flashing. Once it stops, the other LED should turn green. You are now in Wi-Fi mode.
              C. Go to your smartphone and connect to the “ShotKam” Wi-Fi network. 
              D. Open the ShotKamPro app. 
              E. You will now see the reticle in the center of your screen. If not, your ShotKam may have gone into sleep mode - simply press the power button once to waken it, or bump it. The reticle will now appear.
              F. To align the reticle, tap on the orange crosshair icon (bottom right). 
              G. Use the arrows to center the reticle on the target. You can hold or tap arrows; allow a few seconds for Wi-Fi delay. 
              H. Once the reticle is centered on the target, hit the orange back arrow or  “Save” button on the top left corner of your screen to save the reticle alignment settings.

              I. Exit the app, then turn off the ShotKam (one press of the power button, or two if it is in sleep mode).

              *REMEMBER TO CHARGE YOUR BATTERY PRIOR TO SHOOTING - APPROX. 2 HOURS THE NIGHT BEFORE OR MORNING OF (CHARGING OVERNIGHT WILL NOT HARM THE BATTERY OR CAMERA).

               

              HUNTING WITH YOUR SHOTKAM:

              A. First, change the target type to “Flying Birds” or “Ground Game”using the ShotKamPro app.

              B. When standing with a loaded gun in the field, the ShotKam will need woken up before shooting. Waken the camera by bumping the fore-end or stock of the gun.  Do this when you see a bird approaching. If a shot is taken within 30 seconds of wakening the ShotKam, the video will be saved. If not, the camera will go back into sleep mode. Bumping the gun will restart the 30 second timer.

              We suggest you practice wakening your ShotKam a few times at home:

              A. With an unloaded gun, close the action and allow the camera to go into sleep mode (approximately 30 seconds).
              B. Imagine a bird flying in and bump the fore-end or stock of the gun to waken the ShotKam.

              NOTE: Once the gun has been bumped to waken the ShotKam (solid green LED), it will stay awake for 30 seconds. If a shot is taken within the 30 seconds, then it will be saved (blue LED). If not, the camera will go back into sleep mode to conserve battery power. Only the recoil will trigger the blue LED.

               

              STEP 4 – CHARGING/BATTERY


              The ShotKam has an internal battery which is rechargeable via the USB port. This battery cannot be accessed directly. The life-expectancy is 3 years and a battery replacement costs $40.

              Battery life in normal shooting mode, from fully charged, is:
                  Clay Shooting: 4 - 5 hours
                  Hunting: 4 - 6 hours (produces longer videos)

              Battery life in Wi-Fi mode is typically 1 hour. The Wi-Fi mode is for adjusting the ShotKam's settings and for “in-the-field” shot-analysis of problematic targets.

              CHARGING THE BATTERY

              Normal charging is via USB port to computer. Our USB cable will convert to the correct voltage, so it can be plugged into any computer or wall adapter internationally.

              A. Remove the rear cap and ensure the ShotKam is OFF.

              B. Use the provided USB cable and place the smaller end into the port of the camera, ensuring the direction of the plug is matched to the direction of the camera port.

              C. Plug the USB port into your computer or the provided wall adapter (flashing red LED = charging). A car adapter with a USB port will also work.

              D. Allow for approximately 2 hours to fully charge. (Solid red LED = fully charged)

              NOTE: Charge within 24 hours of the shooting. The battery will NOT be harmed if left on the charger overnight. 

              E. Remove the USB cable and place the rear cap back. Ensure it is firmly in place, but not over-tightened. Remember, this rear cap with the clear membrane, when correctly in place, is what makes the ShotKam weatherproof as it protects the USB port.

              WEATHER AND YOUR BATTERY

              The ShotKam is made to operate in temperatures from 32°F-110°F (0°C-43°C).
              Extreme cold will shorten your battery life. If you plan to shoot in temperatures below 32°F, then you can extend the battery life by placing hand-warmers around the ShotKam.

              STEP 5 - MEMORY CARD

              We use Class 10, 32GB microSD cards. A 32GB card holds approximately 1,000 clay videos. 

              To delete videos:

              A. Highlight the shots that you would like to delete (or select the Folder)

              B. Press the Delete key on your keyboard

              c. Empty the Trash Bin on your computer while the ShotKam is still connected

               

              STEP 6 - READY TO SHOOT

              CLAY SHOOTING

              A. Turn ON the ShotKam with one click of the button (one green LED)
              B. Load the gun and close the action (LED will turn solid green = ready)
              C. Shoot within 20 seconds of closing the action (blue LED will come on after the recoil)
              D. Turn OFF at the end of the day

              NOTE: Do not shoot when in Wi-Fi mode - the ShotKam can only record at half the frame-rate when in this mode (50fps instead of 100fps).

              ShotKams are not for selfies.

              Read all of the gun or bow manufacturer’s safety information and safety instructions before handling the gun or bow, installing the ShotKam, or using the ShotKam on a gun or bow. Read and apply all of their instructions before using the ShotKam camera to avoid injury.

              WARNING: Failure to follow these safety instructions could result in fire, electric shock, or other injury or damage.

              Lithium-Ion Battery handling:

              The lithium-ion battery inside the ShotKam may present a hazard if mistreated. Do not disassemble, crush, or puncture the lithium-ion battery. Do not remove the battery. Keep the battery dry by using the waterproof membrane seal when the camera may be exposed to water. Do not expose the ShotKam to high temperatures (over 110F). To charge, only use the ShotKam USB Cable with a high-power USB port on a computer or other device which is compliant with the USB standards, or the ShotKam wall charger.

              Disposal information:

              Do not dispose of either the ShotKam Camera or lithium-ion battery in a fire. Dispose of batteries in accordance with local laws and regulations.

              Correct Disposal of this Product:

              This product should not be disposed of with other household wastes throughout the EU. To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources. To return your used device, please use proper return and collection systems or contact us at www.ShotKam.com and we can take this product for environmentally safe recycling.


              FCC Information:

              This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:

              1. This device may not cause harmful interference, and 
              2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

              Warning: Changes or modifications to this unit, not expressly approved by party responsible for compliance, could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

              Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of these measures:

              • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
              • Increase separation between equipment and receiver.
              • Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
              • Consult an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
              Industry Canada:

              This Class B device meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numerique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Reglement sur le materiel broulleur du Canada.

              Laser notice:

              ShotKam is a Class II laser device. Laser radiation is emitted when using the laser. Please use caution and do not stare directly into the beam or point at others.

              RoHS:

              ShotKam camcorders comply with the European Union’s R0HS directive 2002/95/EC and similar regulations that may be adopted by other countries for European Sales.

              Frequently Asked Questions

              > Click to Download the Complete User Manual (PDF)

               

              Target Setting Specifications:

               

              CLAYS:

              • Sleep Delay: Initiates after 20 seconds of inactivity
              • "Normal" Recording Time: 2 seconds pre-shot, 1 second post-shot
              • Records as two videos if there is longer than 6 seconds between shots fired

               

              FLYING BIRDS:

              • Sleep Delay: Initiates after 30 seconds of inactivity (bump gun to restart 30 seconds)
              • "Normal" Recording Time: 3 seconds pre-shot, 3 seconds post-shot
              • Records as two videos if there is longer than 9 seconds between shots fired

               

              GROUND GAME:

              • Sleep Delay: Initiates after 300 seconds of inactivity
              • "Normal" Recording Time: 6 seconds pre-shot, 20 seconds post-shot
              • Records as two videos if there is longer than 10 seconds between shots fired

               

              PAPER TARGETS:

              • Sleep Delay: Initiates after 60 seconds of inactivity
              • "Normal" Recording Time: 2 seconds pre-shot, 1 second post-shot
              • Records as two videos if there is longer than 8 seconds between shots fired

               

              RECORDING TIME SPECIFICATIONS:

              • "Short" = 1/2 the "normal" recording time
              • "Normal" = See above
              • "Long" = 2x the "normal" recording time

               

              ShotKam Questions:

               

              How do I start a recording?

              The ShotKam has an accelerometer which registers forces to tell it when to record. When the action of the gun is closed, the ShotKam starts to record a video (through a memory buffer). Once the ShotKam feels the recoil of the gun, it then saves the video from the memory buffer onto the SD card (memory card). It only saves the critical time before, during, and after the shot.

               

              Can the ShotKam be mounted to a Rifle?

              Yes. Below are the suggested brackets for each rifle:

              - The 12 Ga bracket (included with purchase) is used on large caliber African guns (416, 458, etc).

              - The 20 Ga bracket is used for 30 caliber rifles (270, 30-06, 7mm, etc).

              - The 28 Ga bracket is for 243 sized rifles

              - The .410 bracket is for 223 sized rifles

               

              How sturdy is the camera -- and more importantly -- is it water resistant?

              The camera is very sturdy. It is 100% weatherproof when the rear cap is on. The lens should be cleaned with a soft cloth after exposure to rain.

               

              Is this an action camera?

              No. This is an accelerometer-controlled aiming system (ACAS) video camera. It was developed by an engineer with expertise in military laser-targeting systems, and is designed for high shock and vibration environments. The ShotKam has a patent pending recoil absorption system which is combined with an accelerometer. This allows the ShotKam to buffer and only record-to-memory the few seconds before, during, and after the discharge of bows or firearms. It records video in HD 1080p at 100 frames per second.

               

              Does the 5 1/2 ounce weight include the ShotKam and attachment brackets?

              Yes.

               

              Does the ShotKam require batteries?

              No. The ShotKam has an internal battery which is recharged via the USB port. This battery cannot be accessed directly. Lithium ion batteries last 2 - 4 years (depending on use) and a battery replacement is $40.

               

              How does the camera adjust to varying target distances and light conditions?

              The ShotKam has unique light-balancing technology which automatically adjusts the view within a 5 to 100 yard range.

               

              Using the ShotKam:

               

              Does the camera signal that a shot was taken and video saved?

              Yes. A blue LED will flash – but again, we encourage users to ignore the ShotKam and focus on shooting.

               

              What is included on the 32GB SD Memory Card?

              1. SHOTKAM - This is the video file with all the saved shots.
              2. MISC - This is the configuration file for the Wi-Fi. DO NOT edit.
              3. Shtkmcfg.ini - A configuration file for the setting specifications. DO NOT edit this file.
              4. Complete User Manual - A PDF format of the ShotKam manual.
              5. ShotKam Support - A link to our website's "Support" page.

               

              Does the ShotKam need configured?

              Not necessarily, but if specifications are desired then the ShotKamPro app (available on your smartphone) allows for customization. The target type, gun type, recording time and playback speed are all adjustable.

                

              How to prevent false video triggers:

              Select “Less Sensitive” in the Recoil Sensitivity settings options. Also, be aware of how hard the gun is closed. Close smoothly without a “slam.”

               

              How to wake-up the ShotKam more easily:

              Select “Very Sensitive” in the Wake-up Sensitivity settings options. NOTE: If you are walking with the gun or riding in a cart, it may be continually woken-up, which will significantly reduce your battery life.

               

              Video Recording:

               

              Will editing be required?

              No. The patent-pending memory buffer system, combined with the accelerometer, allows the shooter to set the recording time. Only the few seconds before, during, and after the discharge are recorded.

               

              Can the pellets be seen frame-by-frame?

              Yes, but only for a few frames. VLC Media Player is a free option that has frame by frame capability. Download VLC Media Player, then press "e" on the keyboard to go frame-by-frame, or use the space-bar to play / pause the video. Please watch our step-by-step video tutorial for instructions on how to go frame-by-frame (Start at 2:15).

              After the gun is discharged there is a distortion of 1 - 2 video frames and then there are typically 5 - 8 video frames where the individual pellets in the shot string are visible. Visibility of the pellets depends on the distance and background conditions. The wad is clear for many frames.

              While it is interesting to see the shot string, the primary feedback to rely on is the reticle.

               

              Is the double-shot saved as a single video?

              Yes - a true or report pair is saved as a single video. Anytime two shots are fired within 6 seconds of each other, the ShotKam registers it as a pair.

               

              How do I know the shot was saved?

              A blue LED will flash after the recoil. When the shotgun action is closed, the ShotKam LED will briefly turn yellow then go solid green. If you shoot within 20 seconds of closing the action (for clays), then the blue LED will flash for a few seconds. 

               

              Does the ShotKam lens magnify the field of view?

              Yes. The ShotKam has a magnification equivalent to 4x.

               

              How are the video clips titled?

              The video clips are saved as SHOT001, SHOT002, etc. Organizing these files/shots into folders is very important. Create a new folder and move all the days' shots into it. Please see our step-by-step video tutorial for instructions on how to organize the shots (Start at 4:13).

               

              Are the videos time and date stamped?

              Yes. As an upgrade to the 2018 model ShotKam, all videos include a Real Time Clock.

               

              Why are some shots not captured on video?

              The ShotKam will typically record over 90% of shots. Increasing the recoil sensitivity is an option but this may result in more "false" triggers. The most common reason some shots are not captured is because it has gone into sleep mode. Use the ShotKamPro app to ensure your target setting specifications are as desired.

               

              ShotKamPro App:

               

              How to download it?

              The ShotKamPro app is available for both iOS and Android devices. It can be downloaded from the App or Play Store and is free. The app can only open when connected to the ShotKam's built-in Wi-Fi.

               

              Changing the ShotKam's Settings:

              Turn the ShotKam into Wi-Fi Mode (hold power button 3 seconds and then release, waiting a few seconds for one LED to stop flashing and the other to turn solid green). Open the "Settings" icon on the smartphone, iPad, or tablet. Go to Connections > Wi-Fi > SHOTKAM. Once connected, go back to the phone's home screen and open the ShotKamPro app. Press the "Settings" icon to then change them. Go back to the screen where you can see what the ShotKam sees and check that the settings in the top right corner are correct. Exit the app and turn OFF the ShotKam.

               

              Mounting to Barrel:

               

              Mounting systems available for:

              The ShotKam comes with a 12 Ga bracket.

              We also have 20 Ga, 28 Ga, .410, or 12 Ga side-by-side brackets available for purchase, as well as a bow mount.

               

              Where on the barrel should the ShotKam be mounted?

              Mount the ShotKam 3 to 10 inches from muzzle end of the barrel (NOT on barrel porting holes, but behind them). Do not mount too close to the end of the muzzle or debris will land on the lens.

               

              Will the brackets damage my shotgun barrel?

              No. The soft rubber pads on the bracket interior prevent any metal to metal contact.

               

              Technical Questions:

               

              How do I calibrate the reticle?

              Either a computer or smartphone is necessary to align the reticle. Follow our manual instructions or watch our step-by-step tutorial for details.

               

              Reticle Styles:

              •  Crosshair Icon
              •  Gun Icon
              •  Orange Circle Icon
              •  Orange Crosshair Icon
              •  Red Dot Icon
              •  ShotKam Icon
              • (Reticle OFF)

               

              Why does the reticle NOT appear?

              First check that the reticle setting has not been turned OFF, and that the ShotKam is not in Sleep Mode (slow flashing green LED).

              The lack of a reticle could signal that the configuration file needs reinstalled. To reinstall, use the following steps:

              1. With the ShotKam connected to the USB port, go into the root directory (either Finder or File Explorer).
              2. Delete (drag into trash) the “shtkmcfg.ini” file.
              3. If a folder called “MISC” or a file called “shtkmcfg.tmp” appears, then also delete them (drag into trash).
              4. Disconnect the ShotKam from USB port.
              5. Turn the ShotKam OFF, then ON. The factory defaults have been reinstalled. The reticle will now appear.

               

              How to Improve:

               

              How should the videos be watched for personal improvement?

              It is best to receive input from an experienced shooter or qualified instructor as the answer to this question is complicated.

              We suggest to “shoot in front, but don't look in front." The important thing is to have the conscious brain focused on the target, while the subconscious brain positions the muzzle. It is easy to fall into the habit of checking the gun barrel → target relationship, but this is what should be avoided.

              Watch videos of hitting and missing targets while focusing on the clay. Train the conscious brain to focus on the target, while the subconscious brain places the gun correctly.

                 

                 

                Videos:

                Will the videos play with Apple’s QuickTime?

                Yes. The MP4 files will play in almost any media player. However, to view your shots frame-by-frame we recommend watching them in VLC Media Player.

                 

                Date and Time:

                The 2018 ShotKam has a Real-Time Clock that will give you options on time and date stamping each shot.

                 

                How to Simulate a Recording at Home:

                Ensure the gun is empty. Change the settings using the ShotKamPro app to the following:

                1. Target Type = Clays
                2. Gun Type = Handgun Semi-Auto
                3. Recoil Sensitivity = Very Sensitive

                Turn the ShotKam ON (standard shooting mode, one click of the power button). Gently tap the ShotKam to begin a recording; the LED will turn blue when recording and green when finished recording.

                 

                Video Playback - Keyboard Shortcuts:

                VLC Media Player shortcuts
                Spacebar = Play/Pause
                “e” key = Frame-by-Frame
                QuickTime shortcuts (Mac users)

                Spacebar = Play/Pause
                Right Arrow = Frame-by-Frame (forwards)
                Left Arrow = Frame-by-Frame (backwards)

                Windows Media Player shortcuts (PC users)

                Spacebar = Play/Pause
                Ctrl + Spacebar = Frame-by-Frame (forwards)
                Ctrl + Shift + Spacebar = Frame-by-Frame (backwards)

                 

                Laser:

                 

                Can the laser position be changed?

                No. The laser is a training aid that is not used during normal ShotKam use. It is designed to aid shooters with their mounting technique while practicing indoors with an unloaded gun.

                 

                Is the laser the same thing as the reticle (red dot in the videos)?

                No, they are completely unrelated. The laser is simply a beam of light that comes out of the ShotKam and is available so that you can practice your mount at home. The reticle is the red dot or crosshair seen in our videos. It is a patented reticle alignment system available only through ShotKam.

                 
                To practice your mount, turn ON the laser by holding the power button down for 15-20 seconds. Next, point it into the corner of a room and try to mount the gun to your shoulder without moving the laser.

                NOTE: The laser is typically 3-6 inches below the gun’s point of aim and cannot be adjusted.

                One-Year Full Coverage:

                 

                If any technical issue arises within one year of purchase, please ship your order to our location for repair or replacement. Follow the return instructions below:

                1. Locate your Order Number on the confirmation email.
                2. Package the ShotKam, along with a copy of the original confirmation email.
                3. Write the order number on the outside of the box and mail it to our shipping location. NOTE: Please do not hand deliver your product to our shipping facility, even if you are a local. Thank you!

                ShotKam Return Address:

                2820 NW 45th Street

                Boca Raton, FL 33434

                 

                30-Day Money Back Guarantee:

                 

                If within 30 days of receiving your Shotkam you are not fully satisfied, return it to us for a full refund. International customers will be charged a 10% re-stocking fee ($70 USD). Cameras damaged due to reasons not covered under the warranty, cannot be accepted back for refund.

                * Associated shipping fees are not refundable.

                 

                Warranty:

                Disassembling the ShotKam:

                Please NEVER attempt to repair or modify the ShotKam Camera yourself. Disassembling a ShotKam will cause damage that is NOT covered under the warranty. The ShotKam does not contain any user-replaceable parts, except the MicroSD card.

                ShotKam LLC (“Manufacturer”) warrants to the original end user (“Purchaser”) that for the 1-year (“Warranty Period”), the ShotKam camcorder (excluding any third party software) and accessories (“Product”) will be free from defects in materials and workmanship when properly installed and used for its intended purpose and in its intended operating environment.

                This warranty does NOT apply to any Product that has been either:

                • Disassembled e.g front lens or rear lock ring removed
                • Altered, repaired or modified
                • Damaged or destroyed by accidents or similar events or by any intentional, reckless or negligent acts or omissions of any party.

                In the event of a defect, return the Product to the Manufacturer, but only after instructed to do so by Manufacturer. Purchaser shall ship and bear the cost of shipping the Product to Manufacturer, and Manufacturer shall bear the cost of shipping the Product back to Purchaser (after the completion of service under this limited warranty). Purchaser’s exclusive remedy and Manufacturer’s entire liability under this warranty will be for Manufacturer at its option to repair or replace the Product or refund purchase price less any rebates.

                Manufacturer does not warrant against loss of any data (including data stored on Product returned to Manufacturer for service), and assumes no liability for such loss. Purchaser assumes all liability, and as such releases Manufacturer from any liability, for any accident, injury, damage, death, loss, illegal activity or any other claim that may occur resulting from or during use of the Product, whether or not such use is foreseeable by Manufacturer.

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                • A recoil generates extreme vibration forces that must be absorbed to create seamless videos.
                • Built with military-grade materials, this camera is engineered for its harsh environment.
                • The bracket has a double-layered rubber pad to clasp onto the barrel, yet never leave a mark.

                Technical Specifications 

                Weight:

                5 ½ oz

                Dimensions:

                1 ¼ inches in diameter, 4 ½ inches in length

                Memory:

                An internal 64GB Micro SD card (enough for 2,000 clay videos).

                Video Recording:

                Records video in either 1080p Full HD at 100 fps, or 720p at 180 fps. The recording setting can be selected within our "ShotKam" mobile app. ShotKam has an accelerometer which registers forces and registers when there is a shot taken. Once the action of your shotgun is closed, the ShotKam begins recording a video through a memory buffer. If the accelerometer registers a recoil, then it saves the video to the memory card. If there is no recoil, then it dismisses the video. All true or report pairs taken within 6 seconds of each other will be saved as the same video.

                Video Format:

                MP4 Video Format

                Wi-Fi:

                4x faster built-in Wi-Fi allows you to connect your ShotKam to any iPad / Tablet / Smartphone while in the field (no other Wi-Fi source needed). The ShotKam's Wi-Fi will appear in your phone's Wi-Fi Networks options. You can instantly share your shots to social media right from your phone. 

                Waterproof:

                ShotKam is 100% weatherproof when the rear cap is on to cover the USB port. The ShotKam is OK in rain or accidental submersion when hunting, but it cannot be used for under-water sports. 

                Mounting Systems:

                A 12 gauge mounting bracket is included with your ShotKam purchase. This can be attached to any break-action, semi-auto, or pump shotgun. There are additional sub-gauge brackets available: 20 Ga, 28 Ga, .410, or 12 Ga side-by-side.

                Material:

                The ShotKam's housing material and mounting brackets are aircraft-grade aluminum.

                Target Settings (Adjustable):

                Clays:

                • Saves 2 seconds pre-shot, 1 second post-shot

                • Sleep Mode: After 20 seconds of inactivity

                Flying Birds:

                • Saves 3 seconds pre-shot, 3 seconds post-shot

                • Sleep Mode: After 60 seconds of inactivity

                Ground Game (deer, turkey, etc.):

                • Saves 6 seconds pre-shot, 20 seconds post-shot

                • Sleep Mode: After 300 seconds of inactivity

                For Paper Targets:

                • Saves 2 seconds pre-shot, 1 second post-shot

                • Sleep Mode: After 60 seconds of inactivity

                Recording Time (Adjustable):

                Short = Half of "Normal" recording time (see below)

                Normal:

                Clays = 2 seconds pre-shot, 1 seconds post-shot

                Flying Birds = 3 seconds pre-shot, 3 seconds post-shot

                Ground Game = 6 seconds pre-shot, 20 seconds post-shot

                Paper Targets = 2 seconds pre-shot, 1 seconds post-shot

                Long = 2x Normal

                Extra Long = 4x Normal 

                Battery:

                The internal lithium-ion battery is rechargeable and the life expectancy is 3 years. Your ShotKam can be charged via the USB port and a USB cable is provided with every purchase. A battery replacement costs $40 and must be done at our warehouse in Florida.

                Battery Life in Normal Shooting Mode (not Wi-Fi):

                Clay Shooting: 5 - 6 hours.

                Hunting: 4 - 6 hours (approximately 75 shotgun shells).

                Battery Life in Wi-Fi Mode:

                Typically lasts 1 hour in Wi-Fi mode.

                NOTE: The Wi-Fi mode is for adjusting the ShotKam's settings and for “in the field” shot-analysis of problematic targets.

                Battery Charging:

                Charge the ShotKam using the provided USB cable to a computer, car charger, or wall adaptor (such as a cell phone wall adaptor). The USB cable will convert the input to the correct voltage, so it can be used internationally. A solid red LED indicated a full charge (takes about 2 hours).

                Laser:

                Class II safe laser device. The laser is designed as a training tool to aid shooters with their mounting technique while indoors with an unloaded gun. Please see our Laser Tutorial for step-by-step instructions. NOTE: The laser is not related to the reticle (red dot in the videos). It is simply a bean of light that cannot be adjusted.

                 

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                Frequently Asked Questions

                > Click to Download the Complete User Manual (PDF)

                 

                Can the ShotKam Camera be shipped internationally?

                Yes, we can ship to almost every country. Please note that the shipping price does not include import taxes (VAT, GST, or IVA). To look up your country's import tax rates, please visit the Avalara tax website here. FedEx will contact you directly to collect all import tax payments. 

                To shop our international online stores, please see below:

                • ShotKam United Kingdom - Price is in Great British Pounds (£) and includes free shipping and all VAT. You can also complete payment in Euros (€) at Checkout.

                • ShotKam Australia - Price is in Australia Dollars (A$), but you can pay in New Zealand Dollars at Checkout. 

                 

                Is this the newest ShotKam?

                Yes, this 3rd Generation ShotKam is our most popular and current video camera - now with 4x faster Wi-Fi, new mobile app, 2x memory capacity, and smoother video. Each purchase includes a 12-Gauge mounting bracket, hard carrying case, lens cover, Allen driver, and all spare accessories. 

                 

                How will the ShotKam Camera help me improve? 

                The biggest culprit for unchanging scores is a false perception of why you missed. ShotKam captures the reality of the shot to give the objective feedback needed to make an adjustment. Watch this YouTube video to learn 10 tips for studying your ShotKam videos: How to Improve Your Shooting

                    

                Will the ShotKam Camera fit my shotgun?

                Your ShotKam automatically comes with a 12 Gauge mount which fits on any 12 GA single barrel or double barrel. If you have a sub-gauge, then the following additional accessories are available for $39 each: 20 GA, 28 GA, .410, 12 GA side-by-side, or a bow mount.

                To use the Bow Mount, remove the stabilizer on your bow and screw in this mount. The Bow Mount is designed to be the same width as a 12 GA shotgun barrel, so then you can simply clamp the ShotKam directly onto the mount. It will not work for crossbows. 

                 

                Can the ShotKam be mounted to a rifle?

                Yes, it can be mounted to most rifles using our additional sub-gauge accessories:

                • 12 GA bracket (comes with the ShotKam) works on large caliber African guns (416, 458, etc).

                • 20 GA bracket is used for 30 caliber rifles (.300 win mag, .308, 270, 30-06, 7mm, 9.3 x 62mm, 16mm, etc).

                • 28 GA for .243 sized rifles, 6.5 Creedmore, etc.

                • .410 for 223 sized rifles.

                If you have a specific gun you would like to use your ShotKam on, please let us know and we would be happy to assist you in finding the correct mount. Contact us: Support@shotkam.com

                 

                Will the brackets leave a mark on my barrel?

                No, each bracket is lined with soft rubber pads so there is no metal-to-metal contact. You will notice little squares on the bracket pads which act as suction cups to secure the camera during recoil. After exposure to rain, simply remove the ShotKam and wipe your barrel down. If you mount the camera to the same place on your barrel, then you will not need to realign the reticle (crosshair in your videos). 

                 

                Where do I mount my ShotKam?

                Attach the camera under your barrel about 3 to 10 inches back from the muzzle. Ensure that it is not on barrel porting holes, then connect to the mobile app to live stream video and align the reticle (crosshair in the video). To see how to clamp the camera on and configure your settings, please watch our step-by-step setup tutorial here: How to Get Started with Your ShotKam

                 

                Is it weatherproof?

                Yes, the ShotKam is 100% weatherproof when the rear cap is ON. The removable rear cap can be taken off for charging, then screwed on before shooting in order to protect the USB port from water damage. The ShotKam is not submersible and should only 

                 

                Will I feel the weight on my barrel?

                The ShotKam Camera weighs 5.5 ounces (equivalent to 5 slices of bread), so most shooters do not notice a difference. If you feel as though the gun if off-balance, then simply move the camera closer to the forend. Some shooters notice a smoother swing when the camera is closer to the muzzle, so that is acceptable as long as it is not on porting holes.

                 

                Is this an action camera?

                No, it is an accelerometer-controlled aiming system (ACAS) video camera. It was developed by an engineer with expertise in military laser-targeting systems and is designed for high shock and vibration environments. The ShotKam has a patented recoil absorption system which is combined with an accelerometer. This allows the ShotKam to buffer and only record-to-memory the few seconds before, during, and after the discharge of bows or firearms. It records video in Full HD (1080p) at 100 frames per second.

                 

                Does the ShotKam Camera require batteries?

                No, it has an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery, so it does not require additional batteries. On a full charge, the ShotKam lasts approximately 5-6 hours when shooting clay targets, or 4-5 hours when hunting (because it records longer videos). The battery lasts 2 - 4 years (same as an iPhone), then is replaced at our Repair Facility in Florida, USA for $40. To charge the ShotKam, simply plug the provided USB cable into any computer or wall adaptor for 2 hours. If needed, an external battery pack or car adaptor can be used to charge the ShotKam remotely.

                 

                How does it know when to record?

                The ShotKam uses a gyroscope and accelerometer to know when to record video. In simple terms, the camera detects your barrel movements to know when to begin recording video, then only saves video when there is a recoil. This is a patented memory-buffer system that is unique to ShotKam. Once the action of your gun is closed, the ShotKam will buffer 20 seconds of video. If there is a recoil during that time, then it will save the time before, during, and after the shot. If you move your gun but do not shoot, then the video is deleted and not saved onto the internal memory card. When shooting clay targets, all shots taken within 5 seconds of each other (true and report pairs) will be saved on the same video.

                 

                Can I live stream video to my phone?

                Yes, the ShotKam app can live stream video, but we recommend allowing the camera time to finish saving your shot before watching it in the app (blue LED at the back of the camera will stop flashing). The ShotKam is designed to slow video down into 1/3 speed and that step is critical in order to accurately see and understand what is happening during your shot. If you watch the video live, then it will be too fast to see what happened. Instead, allow the video to finish saving in 1/3 speed, then download it and watch it frame-by-frame within the app. If you’re working on a problematic station, then I would recommend staying connected to the app and downloading the videos after each shot.

                Please note that the battery will only last 1 hour if it is constantly in Wi-Fi Mode. If you have the camera in “Normal Shooting Mode” which is only 1 LED at the back, then the camera will last 5-6 hours. We typically shoot in Normal Shooting Mode, then turn it off and into Wi-Fi Mode when needed to download shots.

                 

                Does it record sound?

                Yes, the ShotKam Camera will record the “bang” sound of the recoil. You cannot, however, speak into the camera and record audio. Only the sound of the shot will be recorded with each video.

                 

                Does the camera have zoom?

                The ShotKam lens has a magnification that is effectively 4x zoom, but it cannot be adjusted. It is fixed at an 18 degree field-of-view which is uniquely designed to replicate the human eye. ShotKam also automatically slows each video down into 1/3 speed which is how your brain perceives a moving target. If you record a shot on your iPhone, then the clay will look small and very fast. If you record a shot with ShotKam, then the clay will look just like you remembered it while shooting. This is thanks to the narrow field-of-view and slow-motion replay.

                 

                How does it adjust to varying target distances and light conditions?

                The unique light-balancing technology will automatically adjust to varying light conditions, whether indoor or outdoor. The field-of-view is optimized for targets ranging from 5 to 100 yards and is effectively 4x magnified. The zoom cannot be adjusted, so targets beyond 100 yards will look small (equivalent to what they look like with the naked eye).

                 

                Does the ShotKam Camera have Bluetooth?

                No, it has Wi-Fi instead because it is much faster than Bluetooth for video transferring. The ShotKam has its own built-in Wi-Fi network that enables you to connect directly to your smartphone, iPad, or tablet. You do not need cellular data, Bluetooth, or any other source of Wi-Fi. Simply turn the camera into Wi-Fi Mode (two yellow LEDs at the back), then connect to the ShotKam Network within your mobile device’s Settings.

                 

                What mobile app do I need?

                Our free mobile app is called "ShotKam" and is available for download in the Android Google Play Store, or iOS App Store. The ShotKam app works on any iPhone, iPad, Android Phone, or Tablet from year 2014 or later. Here’s a 6-minute video on how to install and operate the app: How to Use the ShotKam Mobile App

                 

                Can I see the pellets?

                If shooting against a blue sky (contrasting background to the black pellets), then you can see the pellets and wad for about 3-4 frames. This is more of a "fun" factor rather than a helpful factor. Once the pellets go out about 10 yards, they are too small to be seen on video because they are smaller than a video pixel. If you are shooting a close target (example: skeet station 8 high house), then you will be able to see the pattern as it hits the target. But for targets beyond 10 yards, the pattern cannot be tracked. To improve your shooting, we recommend focusing on the frames before the shot was taken to learn why you hit or missed a target. Here's an 8-minute with some tips on how to study and learn from your ShotKam videos: How to Improve Your Shooting 

                 

                How can I watch my videos frame-by-frame?

                The ShotKam Camera records one hundred pictures (frames) per second. To view your videos in slow-motion, either use the free ShotKam mobile app to go forward and backwards through each frame, or use one of our recommended computer video players. We suggest downloading either Elmedia Player (Mac computers), Potplayer (Windows PC), or VLC Media Player.  

                 

                How can I tell if my shot was saved?

                At the back of the ShotKam Camera, you will see a blue flashing LED light after the recoil. When you close your shotgun action (works with semi-auto, over-and-under, and pump guns), there will be a solid green LED light at the back of the camera to indicate that it is ready to go. After the recoil, there will be a blinking blue LED for a few seconds to indicate that the shot was saved onto the internal memory card. You can continue shooting while the blue LED is flashing and it will continue recording video. 

                  

                How can I change the settings?

                The ShotKam settings can be customized using the free ShotKam mobile app which is available on the Android Google Play Store, or the iOS App Store. Once your device has been connected to the ShotKam’s Wi-Fi, then you will see the following setting options:

                GUN: Semi-Automatic, Over-and-Under, Pump, Rifle Semi-Auto, or Rifle Bolt Action

                TARGET: Clay Targets, Flying Birds, or Ground Game (deer, turkey, hog, etc)

                RETICLE: Red Dot, Crosshair, or Reticle OFF

                RECORDING TIME: Short, Normal, Long, or Extra Long

                PLAYBACK SPEED: ⅙ Speed, ⅓ Speed (Normal), or Full Speed

                 

                Defaults for Clay Targets:

                • Sleep Mode: Initiates after 20 seconds of inactivity to conserve battery. Open and close the action or press the control button to waken the ShotKam.

                • "Normal" Recording Time: 2 seconds pre-shot, 1 second post-shot. Playback speed is 1/3 speed, therefore videos will be 9-15 seconds long.

                • If two shots are taken within 5 seconds of each other (true & report pairs), then both shots will be saved as one longer video.

                 

                Defaults for Flying Birds:

                • Sleep Mode: Initiates after 30 seconds of inactivity to conserve battery. Either close the shotgun action, press the control button, or bump the stock of the gun to waken the ShotKam (solid green LED).

                • "Normal" Recording Time: 3 seconds pre-shot, 3 seconds post-shot. Playback speed is ⅓ speed, therefore videos will be 18 - 30 seconds long.

                • If multiple shots are taken within 9 seconds of each other, then they will be saved as one longer video.

                 

                Defaults for Ground Game:

                • Sleep Mode: Initiates after 300 seconds (5 minutes) of inactivity to conserve battery. Either press the control button or bump the stock of the gun to waken the ShotKam.

                • "Normal" Recording Time: 6 seconds pre-shot, 20 seconds post-shot. Playback speed is ⅓ speed, therefore videos will be about one minute and 20 seconds long.

                • If multiple shots are taken within 10 seconds of each other, then they will be saved as one longer video.

                 

                Recording Time Specifications:

                • "Short" = 1/2 the normal recording time

                • "Normal" = See the default recording time for each target type

                • "Long" = 2x the normal recording time

                • “Extra Long” = 4x the normal recording time

                 

                How do I align the reticle (crosshair) to my gun?

                Use the ShotKam mobile app to align the reticle to where your gun is aimed. Simply point your empty gun at a safe target about 30 yards or beyond, then connect to the ShotKam’s Wi-Fi Network to live stream video on your device. You will see four arrows within the app (up, down, left, and right) that can be tapped to move the reticle as needed. Once the reticle is exactly on the target, then hit “save.” To watch a demo of the quick and easy alignment process, watch our 6-minute tutorial video here: How to Setup the Camera

                 

                Will the reticle need aligned each time I take the camera off?

                No, the ShotKam does not need realigned if you mount the camera the same distance back from the muzzle each time. For instance, if the ShotKam is placed 8 inches back from the muzzle of a break-action, then you can move it to any other break-action 8 inches back without adjusting it. But if you are going from a double-barrel to a single-barrel, then the reticle will need to be realigned.

                You've learned how to use your ShotKam, and now it's time to learn how to improve your shooting by studying your ShotKam videos.

                When watching your ShotKam videos, there are a few easy ways to identify why you missed (or how you hit) your target. Please watch the video below for more information.

                Using the frame-by-frame feature on VLC media player (or any media player of your choice), you are able to look for mistakes such as canting your gun, aiming, lifting your head, having too much lead, and more. 

                Frequently Asked Questions:

                 

                1) My ShotKam videos look slanted. What does this mean? 
                First, check that your ShotKam is mounted correctly, parallel with your barrel. If the ShotKam is mounted correctly and you're still seeing slanted videos, then this may indicate that you've got a canted mount. To learn how to correct this, please see minute 7 of the above video.  

                2) Should I study my videos on my phone, or use a computer?
                You're able to study your videos on either your mobile device on your computer, but to study the video in depth, we do suggest using your computer. You'll be able to work with a bigger screen, and easily go frame-by-frame to identify mistakes. 

                3) Is my computer compatible with the ShotKam?
                All computers that are Windows 8 and later are compatible, as are all Apple computers. If you have a Windows 7 PC, then some operating systems do not recognize the ShotKam device once it has been plugged in. The ShotKam comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, so if you noticed that your computer does not recognize the device, please return it for a full refund. 

                4) How can I see the pellets?
                If you shoot against a blue sky (contrasting background to the black pellets), then you can see the pellets and wad for about 3-4 frames. This is more of a "fun" factor rather than a helpful factor. Once the pellets go out about 10 yards, then they are too small to be seen on video. The size of the pellet is smaller than a pixel at that point. With this said, we emphasize to always study your ShotKam videos before the shot is taken.
                We hope our tutorial videos have been of assistance in the first few weeks of having your ShotKam. If used correctly, the ShotKam will be the tool you need to improve your shooting technique and increase your scores quickly.

                Contact us:

                Email: support@shotkam.com
                Phone: 00 1 855 473 5227

                These tutorials will show you how to watch your ShotKam videos on a computer using a third party media player called VLC. Once you've recorded a round or two and are ready to watch and study your ShotKam videos, this is how we suggest you do so.

                Note that there are separate tutorials for Mac computers and PC's, so be sure that you choose the correct video, thank you.

                Frequently Asked Questions:

                 

                 1) VLC is freezing on my computer, what should I do?

                For Windows PC

                We have found a new alternative to VLC Media Player called "Potplayer." It is a completely free media player that allows frame-by-frame viewing by pressing “F” (next frame) and “D” (previous frame). Please follow the steps below to install this video player onto your Windows computer: 

                1. Install Potplayer from the following link: https://daumpotplayer.com
                2. In the middle of the screen there are two options to click, choose the 64-bit download. It will now begin downloading in the bottom left-hand corner of your screen.
                3. Once completed, click the download. You will be asked if English is your language, click Continue.
                4. Follow the prompts: Accept, Continue, and Next. There may be a few loading bars that quickly go away. Once you get to the page with a yellow sidebar which reads "Complete Install Potplayer," it will prompt you to hit "Close."
                5. The installer will load for about 1 minute. Once completed, it will ask you to accept the terms and continue through some more prompts. The final page will ask you to click "Install."
                6. Potplayer will then automatically open on your desktop for you to use. Save it to your Taskbar (icons at the bottom of your computer screen) by right clicking on the Potplayer icon and selecting "Pin to Taskbar."

                How to play your ShotKam videos with Potplayer:
                1. Plug ShotKam into your computer.
                2. Open Potplayer. If you cannot find it, type "Potplayer" into the search bar on the bottom left hand corner of your screen (Windows icon).
                3. Once Potplayer is open, clicked on the three dashed horizontal lines on the bottom right corner of the window.
                4. The window should then extend to the right where you can now see two tabs.
                5. Open the tab called "This PC." Next, click on SHOTKAM, and then the ShotKam folder.
                6. Click on a dated folder, then hit Ctrl + A on your computer. This will highlight all of your videos. Click Open.
                7. Use the "F" key (next frame), "D" key (backwards a frame), and the spacebar to pause/play your videos. If any of the previous 7 steps are confusing, then simply locate your videos within File Explorer (yellow folder), then right click on your mouse and choose "Open with: Potplayer." Your videos will now begin playing.
                 

                For Apple Computers

                We have found a new alternative to VLC Media Player called "Elmedia Player." It is a completely free media player that allows frame-by-frame viewing by pressing the left and right arrow keys on your keyboard. Please follow the steps below to install this video player onto your Mac computer:


                1. Go to Elmedia Player's website here: mac.eltima.com/elmediaplayer.html?utm_source=Google&utm_campaign=media-player
                2. Select "Download" (blue button)
                3. At the top right corner of your browser window, click on the grey down arrow to see your recent downloads.
                4. Double click on "elmediaplayer.dmg"
                5. Drag the Elmedia icon (triangles) over to the Applications Folder. This is to permanently save the video player to your Mac computer.
                6. Your Applications will automatically open, then double click the new Elmedia Player icon.
                7. Find the Elmedia Player icon (two triangles) in the Doc of your computer (bottom of your computer screen), then hold down the Control key and click the icon. Next, select Options > Keep in Dock

                To play your videos with Elmedia:
                1. Click on "File" in the top left (next to the Apple icon and Elmedia Player text)
                2. Click "Open" > Select ShotKam in the left column > SHOTKAM > Dated folders > Select your videos
                3. Now click "Open"
                4. Once videos are playing, use the spacebar on your keyboard to pause/play. Use the arrows on your keyboard to go frame-by-frame forwards and backwards.

                 

                Contact us:

                Email: support@shotkam.com

                Phone: 00 1 855 473 5227

                One of our most frequently asked questions is "Can I use the ShotKam if I am shooting somewhere that has no WiFi or bluetooth?" The answer is yes, absolutely. The ShotKam has its own internal WiFi antenna, so you do not need to have any other source of WiFi, cellular data, or bluetooth.


                In the video below, we'll explain how the ShotKam's WiFi works, how to connect it to your mobile device, and how to change your settings and watch your videos within the ShotKam app.

                Frequently Asked Questions:

                 

                1) I can't get the ShotKam's WiFi to appear on my phone's WiFi options, what should I do?
                First, please ensure that your ShotKam is in WiFi mode. Please hold the control button down for 3-5 seconds, then let go. You should see one green and one yellow LED light, confirming that the ShotKam's WiFi has been activated. 
                Note: if you only see one green LED light, then please turn the ShotKam OFF (one quick click of the control button then let go), then try again. Please ensure you see the yellow and green LED light sequence before trying to connect your mobile device. 
                 
                2) My ShotKam's WiFi keeps dropping the connection in the middle of watching my videos. What should I do?
                If you've just arrived back from shooting a few rounds at the range, then the ShotKam's battery is likely needing a charge. The main reason for WiFi connection dropping is that the ShotKam does not have enough battery to hold the connection. Please make sure that you are not too far away from the ShotKam (the WiFi range is 10 feet/3 meters), and this will ensure that your mobile device has got the strongest possible connection to your ShotKam. 
                 
                3) Can I put the ShotKam into WiFi mode and have someone standing behind me, watching the live stream on my mobile device? 
                While the answer to this question is "yes, it is possible," it is not recommended. The ShotKam uses such a high data rate when in WiFi mode, that the live stream video will have a significant lag and look pixellated. Most devices will not be able to handle the ShotKam's live stream, and the video quality will be noticeably decreased.
                We suggest always shooting in "Normal Shooting Mode," which is one quick click of the control button, then let go. To confirm that your ShotKam is in Normal Shooting Mode, please confirm that you only see one green LED light. 
                 
                4) So in what instances should I use the WiFi?
                The ShotKam's WiFi will only be used when aligning your reticle, changing your settings, or watching videos on a mobile device. 
                 

                Contact us:

                Email: support@shotkam.com
                Phone: 00 1 561 473 5227
                In this video, you will learn about the parts of the ShotKam, how to mount it correctly, how to change your settings, and how the ShotKam records.

                 

                Frequently Asked Questions:

                1) How can I ensure that the ShotKam is mounted onto my barrel correctly? You can ensure that the ShotKam is mounted correctly by checking for two things. First, check that the ridges on the bracket pad fit into the grooves in the ShotKam (for a visual, please skip to minute 1:10 of the video above). Secondly, the USB port should be closest to your barrel. This simply means that the USB port (next to the control button on the ShotKam) should be directly underneath your barrel. 

                2) How often should I take my ShotKam off my barrel? The brackets of the ShotKam have rubber pads on the inside to prevent any barrel damage, but we do suggest taking the camera off regularly for cleaning. A quick wipe with a soft cloth will ensure that no moisture gets trapped in between the ShotKam and your barrel.

                3) Does my reticle need to be re-aligned every time I re-mount the ShotKam? If you are using your ShotKam on the same type of shotgun and mounting your ShotKam the same distance back from the muzzle, then you will not need to re-align your reticle. If you use a mixture of types (semi-auto, pump), then the reticle will need to be realigned for each shotgun (and the "gun type" setting will have to be changed accordingly in the ShotKam app). So for instance, if the ShotKam is placed 8 inches back (from the muzzle) on the barrel of a 12 Ga break-action, then you can move it to any other 12 Ga break-action, just place it 8 inches from the muzzle end of that gun as well.

                4) What is the difference between "Normal Shooting Mode" and "WiFi Mode"? Which should I use? This is a great question. "Normal Shooting Mode" is what you will use while you are recording videos during your round. One quick click (then let go) of the control button will put your ShotKam into "Normal Shooting Mode". You can confirm by checking the LED lights - you should only see one green LED. In "Normal Shooting Mode", your ShotKam will typically go into "Sleep Mode" after 20 seconds to conserve battery. You will see one slow blinking green LED light when the ShotKam is in Sleep Mode. You can close your action or bump your stock to waken the ShotKam, and the green LED light will go from blinking to solid when it is awakened.

                "WiFi Mode" will only be used when you are aligning your reticle, changing your settings, or watching your videos on your mobile device (smart phone or tablet). To put the ShotKam into "WiFi Mode", hold the control button down for 3-5 seconds, then let go. You should see one yellow LED light, and one green LED light as well. You are now able to connect to your mobile device.

                Contact us:

                Email: support@shotkam.com
                Phone: 00 1 561 473 5227

                 
                 

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                This video was a day out with the fantastic Antoine and Bibi as they shot a day as guests of Alan Wood. Filmed with the ShotKam Camera in the UK.
                Tom Sykes is shooting pigeons and crows to keep the farmer happy before the stubble is plowed in and drilled. The decoy setup was very simple, consisting of a handful of crow Sillosocks and pigeon shells with the addition of the Flightline Decoys FF6 Flapper.