Posted on Nov 27, 2017 by Chad Sylvester
As many of you have seen the new Exodus LIFT II is an extremely customizable trail camera that offers some the industry’s leading specifications.
With those features, comes the ability to have a very versatile trail camera that can work in many different scenarios. Understanding how each setting will affect the camera's performance is a key to your success in the field.
Here are a few of our recommended settings and quick tips for the LIFT II cam:
Nothing scientific here simply our preference to save card space and limit interpolation.
1080p!! Any owner of this cam would be crazy not to take advantage of the high-quality HD video it captures.
A general setting we use is a 3 shot burst unless you desire more. Typically 3 shots will offer different angles of your target.
On bait/mineral stations or feeders we recommend a longer trigger delay, anywhere from 45 seconds to a few minutes depending on your card size and frequency you plan to check. With placement on travel corridors, trails, funnels, pinch points, etc we recommend an extremely low delay 1-5 seconds to ensure you’re not missing any action.
Ultimately this will be dependent on the distance and placement of your camera in regards to the site.
Considering most folks typically place their cameras no further than 25 feet from the target area a “med” sensitivity setting should be ideal. If you find yourself setting up the camera beyond 30’ or think you’re missing trigger events a “high” sensitivity setting will do the trick.
This can be a bit tricky, as the environment will have a great influence on the illumination of your pictures and videos.
With setups that offer a very limited backdrop (food plots, field edges, etc) your flash range should be set on “high”. On setups that are close quarters and/or a desire to keep the camera as undetected as possible a “med” setting is recommended.
Keep in mind, any objects in the foreground will greatly reduce the camera’s flash distance while objects in the background will produce good illumination from retro-reflectivity.
A unique feature of the LIFT II is the ability to control the cameras PIR sensor in time-lapse mode. This ensures you not only have trigger events at your desired time intervals but also if there is action inside the cameras detection zone. Unless you solely desire pictures at a specific time we recommend turning the PIR on.
Keep in mind every set is different and performance is subjective to the end users opinion. This advice comes from a baseline starting point, desired optimal performance may require a tweak or two if your judgment calls for it. As always, feel free to reach out with any questions!