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Fugue Maniac
04-15-2008, 05:59 AM
As far as recording video outside, does anyone out there have suggestions for attaching a video camera to the fence? If I need to I will put it on the ground but I don't really like the weird perspective that that gives. Help!

aimr75
04-15-2008, 06:01 AM
buy a tripod
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OnyxZ28
04-15-2008, 06:18 AM
There's something called a Gorillapod that has bendable legs so you can put it in funky places like on top of a fence.

tfm1973
04-15-2008, 07:14 AM
+1 for the gorillapod. another forum member suggested these might work too. pretty cheap for a bag of em. plastic zip ties.

http://www.removal-supply.co.uk/pictures/zip_ties_large.jpg

OnyxZ28
04-15-2008, 08:18 AM
I like the "genuine" stamp on the picture, like there are fake zip ties floating around out there, lol.

"Oh sheesh, these zip ties don't lock! They're FAKES!!!"

Burt Turkoglu
04-15-2008, 09:04 PM
....get this....

http://www.kennedymart.com/proddetail.php?prod=CamAssist

quicken
04-15-2008, 09:09 PM
....get this....

http://www.kennedymart.com/proddetail.php?prod=CamAssist

maybe if it was 9.95
but 99.95?

Double Fault
04-16-2008, 03:24 AM
Just get a tripod.

Double Fault
04-16-2008, 03:25 AM
....get this....

http://www.kennedymart.com/proddetail.php?prod=CamAssist

That looks pretty cool actually!

Vision84
04-16-2008, 03:33 AM
maybe if it was 9.95
but 99.95?

Exactly what I was thinking. That thing should be about $15-20 max. It doesn't come with the free camera.

winks
04-16-2008, 03:41 AM
There's something called a Gorillapod that has bendable legs so you can put it in funky places like on top of a fence.

http://www.joby.com/images/gorillapod-family.jpg

Looks good for tennis and useful for other situations as well . I'm assuming it works with a video camera - they only show it with digital cameras. Not too expensive either....

http://www.joby.com/products/gorillapod/findmygpod/
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=7933864&st=gorillapod&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1156203613308

EDIT: Looks like the manufacturer recommend the smallest one (~$25) for min-dv size video cameras.

Burt Turkoglu
04-16-2008, 06:46 AM
Exactly what I was thinking. That thing should be about $15-20 max. It doesn't come with the free camera.


...cmon....what you see yourself doing during matches is priceless if you want to really improve your game....great for charting matches after the match is over.....it's improved the mechanics of my forehand and serve during a match....it's improved my overall court positioning and poaching in doubles....you see stuff you would never see...it covers the whole singles court with a video camera hooked up to it....it is sturdy and easy to use....I've only had it a month and it's been well worth the C-note....

Double Fault
04-16-2008, 07:05 AM
Can you post some pics of the clamping mechanism? I don't quite understand how it holds itself to the fence.

Burt Turkoglu
04-16-2008, 07:11 AM
...there is no clamping mechanism....just hook it on the bar that runs along the top of the fence.....the bottom of the monopod naturally presses against the fence to keep it stable....sorry I don't have pics....

Vision84
04-16-2008, 07:17 AM
...cmon....what you see yourself doing during matches is priceless if you want to really improve your game....great for charting matches after the match is over.....it's improved the mechanics of my forehand and serve during a match....it's improved my overall court positioning and poaching in doubles....you see stuff you would never see...it covers the whole singles court with a video camera hooked up to it....it is sturdy and easy to use....I've only had it a month and it's been well worth the C-note....

I am not doubting that but there are cheaper ways to get just as good results.

OnyxZ28
04-16-2008, 09:46 AM
Can you post some pics of the clamping mechanism? I don't quite understand how it holds itself to the fence.

This picture should help clear it up:

http://www.photojojo.com/uncut/wp-content/_uploads/2006/08/gorillapod_SLR.jpg

Very innovative design.

http://digitalfreak.net/photos/gorillapod.jpg

psYcon
04-16-2008, 10:14 AM
The first picture of the gorilla pod looks really funny. Looks like a squatting person with a hard-on.