Slow-Mo Galaxy S6 - Two-Handed Backhand Re-Tooling

mightyrick

Legend
This is based on the slow-motion video thread, so I thought I'd post a video taken with my Galaxy S6 in hi-def using its built-in slow-motion video mode. The video has me taking two hand feeds to my backhand. I edited the video so that in between shots, the speed is normal, and then it slows down again once the second feed starts. All of this in HD.

All of the editing is done on the S6 and exported straight to MP4 from the phone. Pretty impressive stuff and good quality. If I can find a stand for it, I think I'll probably end up recording a set with it. It seems just as good as any other camera to my eyes.

 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Definitely clear enough to diagnose gross stroke issues but I guess I'd have to see FbF to see how clear things are. The frozen picture at the end has the baseline, service line and doubles lines on the Ad side as being wavy. That doesn't matter that much for diagnostic purposes.

Was someone holding the camera as it was wobbly. I was wondering if it was an effect or someone holding it. I much prefer a mount; the downside being that it can get hit.
 

mightyrick

Legend
Definitely clear enough to diagnose gross stroke issues but I guess I'd have to see FbF to see how clear things are. The frozen picture at the end has the baseline, service line and doubles lines on the Ad side as being wavy. That doesn't matter that much for diagnostic purposes.

Was someone holding the camera as it was wobbly. I was wondering if it was an effect or someone holding it. I much prefer a mount; the downside being that it can get hit.
Yeah, my coach was holding the camera while he was feeding, so that is why it is wobbly. I hear what you're saying about the waviness, but I'm not sure if that is due to Vimeo encoding/compression. It really looks crystal clear on my phone and when I play the file locally. Not sure if I could upload the raw video itself without any kind of post-processing.
 

movdqa

Talk Tennis Guru
Yeah, my coach was holding the camera while he was feeding, so that is why it is wobbly. I hear what you're saying about the waviness, but I'm not sure if that is due to Vimeo encoding/compression. It really looks crystal clear on my phone and when I play the file locally. Not sure if I could upload the raw video itself without any kind of post-processing.
It doesn't really matter as you can see what's going on tennis-wise and that's what we're really looking for. It very well may be Vimeo. I'm more used to YouTube for videos. I suppose that the hand movement may have caused the wavy lines too.

I've been thinking about doing video for years but I went back and forth on potential solutions and it looks like inexpensive but good quality solutions are here today. It's just a matter of - it's really easy once you try it and it works.
 
Top