Attaching a video camera to the fence

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  1. Fugue Maniac

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    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!
     
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  3. OnyxZ28

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    There's something called a Gorillapod that has bendable legs so you can put it in funky places like on top of a fence.
     
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    +1 for the gorillapod. another forum member suggested these might work too. pretty cheap for a bag of em. plastic zip ties.

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  5. OnyxZ28

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    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!!!"
     
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    Just get a tripod.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. That thing should be about $15-20 max. It doesn't come with the free camera.
     
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    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...lapod&lp=1&type=product&cp=1&id=1156203613308

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

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    ...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....
     
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    Can you post some pics of the clamping mechanism? I don't quite understand how it holds itself to the fence.
     
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  14. Burt Turkoglu

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    ...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....
     
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    I am not doubting that but there are cheaper ways to get just as good results.
     
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    This picture should help clear it up:

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    Very innovative design.

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    The first picture of the gorilla pod looks really funny. Looks like a squatting person with a hard-on.
     
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