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GoPro and recording swings

post #1 of 10
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I recently picked up a GoPro ( white edition ) and was wondering if anyone has used one to record their swings? It can do 720p @ 60fps which should be plenty and allow me to slow it down a bit.

 

I bought it for snowboarding, but figure it could be used for my golf swings too

 

Any advice from other GoPro users on recording golf swings?

post #2 of 10
One issue with the GoPro is it's field of view- it is an extreme wide angle- maybe too wide to get a decent capture. It's great for action and surfing type shots, but otherwise it isn't quite the right equipment as far as I can tell.
post #3 of 10

60 FPS is "okay" but does the White do 120?

 

We talked about the GoPros in another thread. Consensus: the wide angle lens makes it somewhat awkward.

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Originally Posted by iacas View Post

60 FPS is "okay" but does the White do 120?

 

We talked about the GoPros in another thread. Consensus: the wide angle lens makes it somewhat awkward.


Unfortunately only the black edition does 120fps.

 

I figured the wide angle might make it look strange.

 

I will test it out and see how bad it really is

 

Thanks guys

post #5 of 10
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Unfortunately only the black edition does 120fps.

 

I figured the wide angle might make it look strange.

 

I will test it out and see how bad it really is

 

Thanks guys


How did this work out for you?

 

I am looking at the HERO3+ Silver Edition. 720P at 120fps.

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How did this work out for you?

 

I am looking at the HERO3+ Silver Edition. 720P at 120fps.

 

Don't do it, bad field of view for the swing, no viewfinder...not worth it

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Don't do it, bad field of view for the swing, no viewfinder...not worth it


Thanks for the warning. Bummer, though. It looked so good conceptually.

post #8 of 10

I just saw this in a golf magazine ad so I have no idea how good it is, but the specs say 240fps at 480p and 60fps at 1080p.  http://swingshot.com/store/cyclops-pro-tm.html

 

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I just saw this in a golf magazine ad so I have no idea how good it is, but the specs say 240fps at 480p and 60fps at 1080p.  http://swingshot.com/store/cyclops-pro-tm.html

 

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Interesting. I'll look into it.

post #10 of 10
There is a YouTube video of the thing in action...it does look promising!

Regards

Mailman
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