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@mvmac . Thanks for bringing this thread out of the archives.

Hopefully many other readers and new members will benefit from the endless hours you and Erik commit to helping golfers on TST.

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I'm thinking of posting my swing.  I have worked hard this past year and made no progress at all in my game.  Can someone let me know what you use to take your videos? Is my cell phone enough to do this or are you all using something of higher quality?

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18 minutes ago, Antneye said:

I'm thinking of posting my swing.  I have worked hard this past year and made no progress at all in my game.  Can someone let me know what you use to take your videos? Is my cell phone enough to do this or are you all using something of higher quality?

The latest phones are pretty good - I take all of my videos with an iPhone 6, often times using the slo-mo setting.

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7 minutes ago, Golfingdad said:

The latest phones are pretty good - I take all of my videos with an iPhone 6, often times using the slo-mo setting.

Thanks!  I am going to get something up soon.

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How do I edit "My Swing Page" I dont want to take anything away. I want to update my miss (Its no longer a big block to the right) and my shot shape (it is now a draw)

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27 minutes ago, Slim_Pivot said:

How do I edit "My Swing Page" I dont want to take anything away. I want to update my miss (Its no longer a big block to the right) and my shot shape (it is now a draw)

Just copy/paste and post it as a new post in your thread if you really want to. There's no reason to change your OP just because your swing and shape has changed. In fact it's the complete opposite of what it's for, IMO. You get to go back to the start of your journey and see how far you've gotten.

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24 minutes ago, billchao said:

Just copy/paste and post it as a new post in your thread if you really want to. There's no reason to change your OP just because your swing and shape has changed. In fact it's the complete opposite of what it's for, IMO. You get to go back to the start of your journey and see how far you've gotten.

Ok, thanks. Maybe I'll make a new post with info once every year or something.

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Its says no practice swings for video. Using a foam ball, or a plastic ball isnt a practice swing right? Due to the pandemic and lack of net it would be the only option for some folks, me in particular. 

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Yet another question about the technology for filming a swing.

I read Erik's updated "Filming your Swing" blog post as part of researching my next phone purchase.

My current phone, which is on its last legs, was able to record video up to 1080p at up to 120 fps (Pixel 3XL).  However, that camera isn't great at the moment (various reasons unrelated to its specifications) and I'm going to get a new device soon, too.  Its likely successor for me is only able to do 30fps at 1080p, so that won't work for filming a golf swing.  It can do 720p @ 480 fps though (device I'm likely to get is a Galaxy A42).  Will that work for this?  I realize the post says "at least 720p video," but I don't know if I should shoot for better than that (such as if it is expected to be outdated soon).  It also seems odd to me that a camera could do only 30fps at 1080p but 480 fps at 720p, but I know almost nothing about these things.

I am also debating getting a separate camera for golf swings if this won't work;  my prior separate-camera is a Canon PowerShot ELPH 110.  I believe it tops out at 720p / 30 fps;  if there's a reasonably priced camera that works for my golf swing filming, I'd be happy to get that and not sweat the camera on the phone.

Other than filming my golf swing, my phone is pretty much a communication device and podcast player, so I'm not going higher end except if doing so is the most effective way to get a good camera for my golf swing.

(Apologies if this should have been a separate thread, but I figured it was on-topic here and I didn't think there was another forum than Member Swings where this would be an appropriate top-level post)

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11 minutes ago, iacas said:

720p at 480 fps is fine.

Hell, we still teach downtown with (partly due to file size stuff) with 240 fps at less than 480p.

Thank you!  I might get that phone sooner than later then, and with it, some video for Evolvr and my thread (current camera's output is such poor quality I shouldn't subject anyone to).

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