Best way to video yourself?

Discussion in 'Tennis Tips/Instruction' started by men8ifr, Jul 4, 2014.

  1. men8ifr

    men8ifr Rookie

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    I'd like to take some video with a compact/travel camera - can shoot upto HD.

    Any tips for where best to put it etc - I'm thinking on the back fence in the middle as high as I could place it - maybe 8' the difficulty would be that I can't see the screen to see if the angle would be OK - also not sure how to fix it to the wire fence.

    I have a tripod - would that be better mounted on the ground at the corner of the court?
     
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  2. Fuji

    Fuji Legend

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    Tripod behind the court gives the best view for sure.

    -Fuji
     
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  3. dknotty

    dknotty Semi-Pro

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    Best bet is a QM-1 mount and a recorder of some sort, perhaps a GoPro
     
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  4. Curiosity

    Curiosity Semi-Pro

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    We use a simple Canon Powershot 320 HS, and we alternately place it in a back corner, then by the net post...using an old Leica table top tripod...putting a tennis bag or towel behind the camera for some protection. This works. Our 1:4 slow motion only works for 30 seconds at a go, so the low placement is convenient for restarts. The best slow motion comes, for us, from shooting at 120 frames per minute,, 640 x480, and slowing it down further via software on the desktop computer.
     
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  5. LeeD

    LeeD Bionic Poster

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    Best location is just above player's head, showing target and opposition, and of course, the player featured.
     
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