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GoPro and recording swings

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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?

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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.
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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

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

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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.

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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


Interesting. I'll look into it.

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There is a YouTube video of the thing in action...it does look promising! Regards Mailman
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I've used a go pro for a lot of swing practice.  the 60fps is really great, and you can flatten the image out with imovie or premiere, and really get some good shots with great data.

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I've updated my GoPro Black with the latest FW that can do 720p at 250 fps.  It already can do 1080p at 125 fps.   I can see my swing in slow mo but pictures are too blurry when I freeze a frame.   I wanted to see my wrist at impact but can't.   If anyone figured it out, please post.   Thanks.

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