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Egoista

Professional
Posted this earlier in other equipment but thought it more suited here. As I got the camera to help analyse my game and got no replies there . Maybe some. One here can help.

Hi all,

Can anyone tell me if they have used the GO Pro hero 5 session camera whilst playing tennis with the head and/or quick clip mount?

If so is it safe to do so or does it fall off I.e the camera whilst running or hitting the ball. I plan to use it for tennis purposes to record some matches and hitting sessions. The hero 5 session is the smaller camera .

If anyone has any thoughts on it that would be great . Thanks
 

Chas Tennis

G.O.A.T.

Pretty cool
Beginning and later in this video the camera is on the body.

There is another GoPro tennis video, GoPro attached to the body or maybe even the racket, I believe in the "Other Equipment Forum". Brief search did not find.

(Often searching with Google finds things on TW forums quicker than a forum search.)
Google: GoPro on tennis racket
There are several finds.


You can find some way to attach the camera so that it will not come loose. Maybe use sting if the clip is not secure.
 
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Chas Tennis

G.O.A.T.
The overhead camera view of tennis strokes is very rare because it requires a cherry picker, boom or drone with high speed video camera.

Not as good as an overhead view I guess but the under stroke view with a camera on the ground might be very useful for seeing how the racket moves approaching impact. Wide angle lens required.

You would have to protect the camera and avoid tripping on it. Very limited space would be covered so a ball machine or very accurate feed is necessary. Avoid the image of the sun in the camera, it could cause damage.
 
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Egoista

Professional
The overhead camera view of tennis strokes is very rare because it requires a cherry picker, boom or drone with high speed video camera.

Not as good as an overhead view I guess but the under stroke view with a camera on the ground might be very useful for seeing how the racket moves approaching impact. Wide angle lens required.

You would have to protect the camera and avoid tripping on it. Very limited space would be covered so a ball machine or very accurate feed is necessary. Avoid the image of the sun in the camera, it could cause damage.
Thanks for your reply. I do appreciate it.
I guess what I was looking for was whether or not you should use it with the head mount or quick clip or just the "chesty" mount.

Thanks
 

Chas Tennis

G.O.A.T.
Thanks for your reply. I do appreciate it.
I guess what I was looking for was whether or not you should use it with the head mount or quick clip or just the "chesty" mount.
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Search the Other Equipment Forum and see if you can find a GoPro on a player video. I thought that it was interesting and maybe useful. Search and you'll find some that were probably taken using those mounting options, it should be obvious from the video.
 

Chas Tennis

G.O.A.T.
These videos are good. Thanks consensus though seems to be on the chest mount.
The head mount would show a player how their head points and would show whether the player is in a position to be observing impact through the back of the racket strings. That is an interesting question.

Please post any pro videos that you find.
 
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