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post #181 of 192
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Yes. It can be set manually. On a bright day you can set it at an exposure time of 2500 and it still looks great.

Alright, I may have to check that one out.... I remember you saying something earlier in the thread about a 6 second limit or something like that and not crazy about the aspect ratio, but we'll see. I may end up using the Best Buy cards towards something else and look for a Casio on ebay instead.

post #182 of 192
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Originally Posted by RPMPIRE View Post
 

Been following the Apple iPhone 5S updates and just said that it can record slo-mo videos at 720p HD at 120fps.

 

 

I just read this, too, and I'm due for a contract renewal in September. iPhone 6 will probably be out then, but has anyone had experience filming the golf swing with iPhone 5S? It will likely drop to $99 when the 6 is released, and I may just do that. Having an adequate (probably not stellar) camera to film my swing would be a bonus, as I'd like to avoid spending $200+ on an Exilim.

post #183 of 192
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Originally Posted by mmoan2 View Post
 

I just read this, too, and I'm due for a contract renewal in September. iPhone 6 will probably be out then, but has anyone had experience filming the golf swing with iPhone 5S? It will likely drop to $99 when the 6 is released, and I may just do that. Having an adequate (probably not stellar) camera to film my swing would be a bonus, as I'd like to avoid spending $200+ on an Exilim.

 

I've recorded several 120 FPS golf swings with my 5S.

 

It works really well. You can't control the shutter speed and you need software to go frame by frame because the "stock file" plays back at 120 FPS… so "realtime" but it works fine.

 

I still prefer the Casio most of the time. HD kind of sucks even MORE for golf swings. So much wasted space on the sides.

post #184 of 192
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Originally Posted by iacas View Post
 

 

I've recorded several 120 FPS golf swings with my 5S.

 

It works really well. You can't control the shutter speed and you need software to go frame by frame because the "stock file" plays back at 120 FPS… so "realtime" but it works fine.

 

I still prefer the Casio most of the time. HD kind of sucks even MORE for golf swings. So much wasted space on the sides.

For the level of skill I'm at, I'm sure the iPhone will be fine. Can't wait for it!

post #185 of 192

Apologies for the double post - the system messed up my link in the first post, and when I tried to fix it - it posted again...  :-(

 

The iPhone 6 looks AWESOME for golf video!

 

It's an impressive option, albeit expensive of course unless one is in the market for a phone anyway (as I am - I'm finished with Samsung...)

 

More samples here -

http://nofilmschool.com/2014/09/240fps-slow-motion-footage-timelapses-from-iPhone-6

http://petapixel.com/2014/09/23/5-of-the-best-iphone-6-240fps-slow-motion-video-examples/

post #186 of 192
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Originally Posted by golfingal View Post
 

Apologies for the double post - the system messed up my link in the first post, and when I tried to fix it - it posted again...  :-(

 

 

The iPhone 6 looks AWESOME for golf video!

 

It's an impressive option, albeit expensive of course unless one is in the market for a phone anyway (as I am - I'm finished with Samsung...)

 

More samples here -

http://nofilmschool.com/2014/09/240fps-slow-motion-footage-timelapses-from-iPhone-6

http://petapixel.com/2014/09/23/5-of-the-best-iphone-6-240fps-slow-motion-video-examples/

I have the 6 and it's great. I also had the 5S, and that was really good for seeing swing planes, lag, etc, but the 6 is slow enough that you can see strike more clearly than before. Not exactly -- the exact instance of impact is still probably between frames a lot of times, especially on higher speed swings like driver -- but it's great for figuring out a ballpark for whether you struck it relatively centered, toe, heel, shank, etc, with a decent idea of swing path. It won't replace a launch monitor, but it can give you a solid jumping off point for self-diagnosis or double-checking.

post #187 of 192

Is the GoPro a bad camera for swing analysis, or is it just not as good as other offerings?

 

I don't think I'll be getting an iPhone 6 anytime soon, but the wife and I are turning the wheels on possibly getting a GoPro of some kind. It's gotta be better than my DSLR, right? Or does the wide angle really distort things too much?

post #188 of 192
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post
 

Is the GoPro a bad camera for swing analysis, or is it just not as good as other offerings?

 

I don't think I'll be getting an iPhone 6 anytime soon, but the wife and I are turning the wheels on possibly getting a GoPro of some kind. It's gotta be better than my DSLR, right? Or does the wide angle really distort things too much?


You should check out some of the swing videos that @Beachcomber did. He shot his with a GoPro IIRC.

post #189 of 192
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post

Is the GoPro a bad camera for swing analysis, or is it just not as good as other offerings?

I don't think I'll be getting an iPhone 6 anytime soon, but the wife and I are turning the wheels on possibly getting a GoPro of some kind. It's gotta be better than my DSLR, right? Or does the wide angle really distort things too much?

Both @Beachcomber and @iacas used the GoPro. The camera is pretty good, but the barrel distortion is too much in my opinion. The camera can be tough to aim unless you buy the LCD separately. Also hard to edit at the range also.

I would not recommend spending the money for a golf swing only. If your kid wants to use it for extreme sports or whatever kids video now then it might do as a double agent. But I would recommend going a different direction for a golf swing camera.
post #190 of 192
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Originally Posted by billchao View Post
 

Is the GoPro a bad camera for swing analysis, or is it just not as good as other offerings?

 

I don't think I'll be getting an iPhone 6 anytime soon, but the wife and I are turning the wheels on possibly getting a GoPro of some kind. It's gotta be better than my DSLR, right? Or does the wide angle really distort things too much?

 

You have to get pretty close or you're very small in it, and then the wide angle lens distorts things a bit.

 

It's better than nothing (plus you can put it in your stall and get all of you, which could be a plus), but… yeah. GoPros are fun, but a Casio FH-100 or something could be found for about the same cost. It's not a GoPro though so if you're using it for OTHER stuff, well, it may be a bonus to use it for golf.

post #191 of 192
Hey guys, I saw I was tagged here in this thread. Just wanted to confirm that I indeed do have the GoPro Black from a few Christmas' ago. It films 240fps at WVGA resolution which is great for the golf swing. There is a 'fish eye' effect which distorts the image a little, but you can post edit that out using the proper Adobe programs. Which some of my early vids did that, but it wasn't really worth the time/effort to post edit as the net results in my opinion is that you can see what you need to see in the swing even if the video has the fish eye effect that the GoPro lens creates.

God Bless!
post #192 of 192
Thanks for the responses, guys. The idea is we wanted to get something to make really cool home videos, but I was hoping it would also be good for golf (which saves me from having to get another camera), which it sounds like it is.

Now I just have to convince her that we need the Hero 4 Black a3_biggrin.gif
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