Jake recently bought a SLS Kinect camera to use on ghost hunts. Get his take on the gadget after the jump.
In this episode, Jake reviews different aspects of the using a SLS Kinect camera, like:
- Tips and gotchas for the initial use
- How to use the camera during a ghost hunt
- Ghostly Activities’ final take on the gadget
- Where to buy one and prices
You can watch the video tutorial from Gotcha Ghost for more tips on setting up and using the camera.
Also, Jake bought the device on his own and there’s no expectation for a favorable review by the seller. He didn’t buy it directly from Gotcha Ghost.
UPDATE (January 14, 2019)
Now that I’ve used the camera a bit more, this is the best setup to use:
- Set the camera 3-ft.-to-5-ft. up on a tripod
- Place the investigator 6-ft.-to-10-ft. in front of the camera (this also applies for any engagement or trigger objects)
- Have the investigator stand on the left- or right-third of the screen
- Clear any clutter other than a small table to hold engagement or trigger objects
- Use the infrared (IR) setting under Color Stream to reduce false readings (you will still get false readings, so only accept a reading if your engagement objects also detect an anomaly)
You probably need another camcorder to record the SLS Kinect screen. An investigator could hold it and film the screen. If you use the Apowersoft screen recording software, it will likely drain your battery or fill your tablet’s memory within 15 minutes.
Jacob ‘Jake’ Rice has always loved ghosts and scary stories. When he’s not being a tech nerd for work, he’s the gadget guy on the team. He hunts ghosts, spirits and other paranormal entities in Seattle and the Puget Sound area.