I love to do recordings with my Humminbird Onix Touch 10SI and my Helix 12 Gen2 SI. I’ll spend hours sometimes just riding around and scanning the lake bottoms. Then when I get home I’ll review these recording with either ReefMaster Sonar Viewer or DeepViewVF software on my laptop or desktop computers. With these two programs I can really see much more detail from the recordings than I could with my onboard sonar units on my boat. The reason being is that with my laptop and a 17″ screen with the resolution set to 1600 x 900dpi the images are much better in detail than the
1280 x 800dpi on the Helix 12 or the 1024 x 768dpi on the Onix unit. So with the higher pixel count on the home computers this translates into a higher detailed image. I’ll see things on the computer that I never saw on the onboard units while on the lake.
Here is an example I pulled off the internet to show you the difference in pixel counts. As you can see the more pixels the clearer and more detailed the images will be. (Note: you will not get this extreme high detail as in the top image).
In the images below I’ll post a bunch of boats I have found on my local lakes. So if you really want to take your side imaging and down imaging to the next level then I recommend that you learn how to scan, record and then view on your home computers. There is a few blogs on my site about this subject. Spend the time learning nd playing with the software and see what you can find on your local waters.
I hope you enjoyed looking at the images above and hope you learn to use your units and recordings from these examples.