HD Video - Camcorder/Flips/Camera

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  1. arun_mrk

    arun_mrk New User

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    I would like to buy a HD Video capturing device (Camcorder/Flips/Camera) to record,view & analysis my tennis plays
    My budget is $200 max.
    Can someone suggest me on what to buy?
     
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  2. Chas Tennis

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    The old Aiptek ActionHD camera has some nice feature for tennis - 60 fps and a fast AUTO shutter in direct sunlight. Only the specific model mentioned.
     
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  4. arun_mrk

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  5. Zolar

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    Kodak

    I've had really good luck with my Kodak Playsport Zx3 with a little magnetic wide angle lens. I mean, it's not perfect, but if you are just interested in filming yourself for instructional purposes, it works great. And with the older model Zx3 you can video all day long with extra batteries and sd cards. At 60fps it gets strokes okay. I hang it on the fence with my little monopod/hanger gadget and get great videos of my matches.
     
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  6. Greg G

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    Hey Zolar, what hanger/monopod gadget is that? Been wondering how to hang it high on the back fence...
     
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  7. Chas Tennis

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  9. Zolar

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    I use a "QM-1" from http://www.mytennistools.com. Works great, easy to carry. Pretty inexpensive too.
     
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    That thing looks like its really easy to build, boom stick,-Metal-90-Degree-Corner-Brace-Right-Angle-Bracket and a tripod.
     
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  11. The Meat

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    90 degree bent support strut used to mount shelves, bend it a little on one side and drill a hole to mount the camera to. Get a screw adaptor for cameras online for a few dollars. Insert into hole and link it on a chain fence. Less than 10 dollar project that works just as well.
     
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  12. tyu1314

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    ^^^^^^^^^^nice:)
     
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  13. Chas Tennis

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    Requirements to mount a tripod on the outside of the fence.

    Inside fence needs protection including from shock caused by ball hitting camera box, knocking down tripod, etc.

    Or

    Outside of fence for protection from ball hits:

    1) Fence Mounting. Anything solid that can be attached to the outside of the fence - Wood with hooks, clamps, rope, etc. Cannot be knocked lose and fall to ground.
    2) Shock Absorbing. Anything that can absorb the shock of a ball hit - soft sponge, balls, springs, etc.
    3) Camera Mount with Height & Pointing Adjustment. Anything to hold a small, cheap, tripod with geared elevator. To hold close and adjust the camera to look through a fence hole.
     
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  14. Centryx

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    Splurge and get a gopro 3 its awesome and has multiple uses
     
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