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arun_mrk 01-15-2013 10:32 AM

HD Video - Camcorder/Flips/Camera
 
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?

Chas Tennis 01-15-2013 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Chas Tennis (Post 6749884)
I have an older Aiptek. Aiptek ActionHD(2008 ), 5 Megapixel. It does 1080 30 fps & 720 at 60fps progressive. I especially like it because in bright sunlight I believe its AUTO control chooses a faster shutter speed so that motion blur is small. I did a Jello Effect test and posted it on Vimeo. It shows the sharpness and Jello Effect of the camera. The rotating tube simulates the arm rotation seen in the serve - axial arm rotation produced by internal shoulder rotation.
https://vimeo.com/30281692

I just saw this model on sale on Amazon for about $60. I guess that there are a few new AIPTEK ActionHD cameras still around. ?
http://www.amazon.com/AIPTEK-ActionH...ef=cm_cmu_pg_t

There is another Aiptek Action GVS .... - not that one!

The one I have does a good job showing strokes - only not the highest speed stuff. The stop-action single frame on the camera is not good so you should plan to view on a computer for stop action. My camera came with a remote which is a very good thing to have. But the remote is not mentioned on the box or in the user's manual so maybe not all the cameras came with a remote.

The Aiptek ActionHD is a useful camera but the Casio FH100 has everything needed for tennis stroke analysis.

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.

Tennisguy3000 01-15-2013 12:05 PM

This has been good for me at a great price.. there are higher end models but this one has been great.

http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-Pocket-V...ords=kodak+zx1

Third Party Review Here: http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/d...view=kodak+zx1

Let us know what you decide & post some vids ;-) Cheers ~ TG

arun_mrk 01-16-2013 12:47 PM

HD Video - Camcorder/Flips/Camera
 
Thank you both for your suggestion, Cams suggested above looks very good.

I happened to come across this link

http://pocket-camcorder.toptenreviews.com/

and reviewing some of the recommendation.

Zolar 01-16-2013 08:47 PM

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.

Greg G 01-16-2013 09:27 PM

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

Chas Tennis 01-16-2013 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Greg G (Post 7127770)
Hey Zolar, what hanger/monopod gadget is that? Been wondering how to hang it high on the back fence...

Some info on the Skymount and QM-1 in this thread, replies #12 & 13.
http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showthread.php?t=376421

Here's one with a mirror to view the camera's LCD.
http://volleycam.com/order-the-volle...ount-camcorder

In some set ups there is some risk of a ball hit on the camera or mount.

lendl1986 01-17-2013 06:41 PM

Buy this:
http://www.amazon.com/Kodak-PlaySpor...ords=kodak+zx5

Buy a tripod:
http://www.amazon.com/Vista-Explorer...eywords=tripod

That's a lightweight combination for $100 that you can fit in your tennis bag and review clear HD video (even in slow motion).

Zolar 02-02-2013 11:23 AM

M
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg G (Post 7127770)
Hey Zolar, what hanger/monopod gadget is that? Been wondering how to hang it high on the back fence...

I use a "QM-1" from http://www.mytennistools.com. Works great, easy to carry. Pretty inexpensive too.

tyu1314 02-02-2013 12:20 PM

That thing looks like its really easy to build, boom stick,-Metal-90-Degree-Corner-Brace-Right-Angle-Bracket and a tripod.

The Meat 02-02-2013 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by tyu1314 (Post 7187056)
That thing looks like its really easy to build, boom stick,-Metal-90-Degree-Corner-Brace-Right-Angle-Bracket and a tripod.

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.

tyu1314 02-02-2013 02:09 PM

^^^^^^^^^^nice:)

Chas Tennis 02-02-2013 02:49 PM

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.

Centryx 02-09-2013 07:20 AM

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


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