Hey guys and gals, does any one have a review on a inexpensive recorder that can pick up a golf swing? I would like to be able to look at my swing or a buddies.
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I think a lot of people really like some of the Casio cameras for videoing their swings but your best bet is to use the search bar above and search for "cameras" and sort the results by relevance. There's loads of information on different cameras so you'll be able to figure out what's best for you based on your budget etc.
Thanks for the reply. I have looked around a bit. The issue in the Casio is indoors filming. I am fortunate enough to work at a golf club and we have a great indoor hitting facility. The quality out side is great but nothing shows up inside. I even hung 4- 300 watt lights just above the mat.
That ZR200 really looks good, especially for the price.
The Casio website says that the resolutions are a bit poor though as the FPS increases?
To be fair to the camera I think most people would be happy enough videoing their swing in 240 FPS and a resolution of 512 x 384 is more than adequate. For reference, this is 512 x 384:
I've been hoping someone with more photography experience than me would chime in before I volunteered my inexpert opinion, but I've heard you can shoot up to 300fps just fine indoors. Your best option to make sure would be to borrow a camera to see if you can get usable footage before spending money. You might also consider PM'ing Erik (username iacas) - he's a photography buff and I'm sure he can answer this question.
Ok, but the question I think he's asking is can you get any usable high speed footage indoors. I.e., whatever the minimum frame rate is for swing analysis (120?), can that be used to get reasonably good footage?
Yes, he can. He just needs a lot of light. More than one might think is necessary. We can record at 1/1000 indoors, but we also have four $150 lights above our instructional bay and nine $100 lights in our 24-foot general hitting area.
I don't think there is anything really special about the light (well maybe if you have 20'+ ceilings). It is just a matter of getting a lot of it in ways that don't cast a lot of shadows. Go to most photography websites (or think about the last time you went to a professional photo studio) and you will see a bunch of high powered directional lights.
What was your light meter reading?