BowlingFans.com, The site for the fans, by the fans....
Sponsored Links




ChatBox:

Sponsored Links


Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#108867 - 11/30/09 01:38 PM camera recommendations?
lewtrek Offline
League Bowler

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 72
A/S/L: Chicago
any camera recommendations? how much fps (frames per second) do you need to get good footage of bowling release?

video-camera or digital camera. +price.
_________________________
virtual-gravity, virtual-energy, spare-ball
192 average, 279/700 highs

Top
#10100 - 1 second ago Sponsored Links
Sponsored Links Online   content
Legend

Registered: Fri Aug 27 2004
Posts: 10100
A/S/L: Mountain View, CA
Top
#108870 - 11/30/09 02:02 PM Re: camera recommendations? [Re: lewtrek]
ecub Offline
High Roller

Registered: 10/23/09
Posts: 342
A/S/L: 44/m/usa (IL)
Casio EX-FS series cameras are very popular in the golfing community for taking videos of people's swings. It takes excellent videos, especially in slo-mo. I don't have one, but many do recommend it. They are cheap and I believe they can be mounted on a tripod. The only downside is that it does not record the audio when you take a slo-mo shot.
_________________________
EQUIPMENT:
Hammer 1st Blood 15# (@1500 Polish)
Hammer Taboo 15# (@2000 Polish)
Hammer Taboo Blue/Silver 15# (@4000)
Storm Natural Pearl 15# (@4000)

PAP: 5 3/4 right 1/4 up
Ball Speed: Mid 15-16 (Power Tweener)

THS: 207
HGS: 279
HSS: 734

Top
#108937 - 12/01/09 10:20 AM Re: camera recommendations? [Re: ecub]
bradw Offline
Bracket Donor

Registered: 05/14/08
Posts: 158
A/S/L: 37/M/oklahoma city
flip video makes a few cameras with a good range of prices.

http://www.theflip.com/en-us/Products/

_________________________
Legends - Black Pearl
Legends - Black Pearl Reactive
Lane Masters - Buzz Attack
Lane #1 - Agent Orange
Lane #1 - Blue Death
Lane #1 - Teal THS
900 Global - Bank
Motiv - Recon

HG: 255
HS: 647

Top
#112126 - 01/03/10 07:51 PM Re: camera recommendations? [Re: bradw]
RDubYa Offline
USBC Silver Coach

Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 180
A/S/L: Florida
I like Sony video cams because they perform well in low light such as in most bowling centers. I suggest getting a model that has adjustable shutter speed of at least 1/2000.

Here are the requirements from MotionProSoftware.com:

* Mini DV Digital Video Camcorder with manual shutter control capable of at least 1/2000 second images
* 480 lines of horizontal resolution (double the resolution provided by standard analog video cameras)
* IEEE 1394 "Fire Wire" port for digital video transfer
* 60 FPS capable via deinterlacing


Top
#112230 - 01/04/10 07:29 PM Re: camera recommendations? [Re: RDubYa]
Vini Offline
Team USA Contender

Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 406
A/S/L: 32/m/Al
I just got the Mino HD from Flip.

that little thing is pretty good.

Worth every penny !
_________________________
Power is nothing without control

Top
#112315 - 01/05/10 07:52 AM Re: camera recommendations? [Re: Vini]
spectral Offline
Action Bowler

Registered: 12/25/09
Posts: 245
A/S/L: 24/M/Belgium
RDubYa

when i look around in stores for cameras that meet the requirements that means spending 900 (thats like 1000$ i think).

isn't there some cheaper camera's that will do the trick.

All i want to do is have a clear video of how i release the ball. My 'camera' now has a fuzzy look when recording and you can't really tell where the fingers are at any point during the swing or release

Top
#112362 - 01/05/10 12:56 PM Re: camera recommendations? [Re: spectral]
Vini Offline
Team USA Contender

Registered: 11/02/09
Posts: 406
A/S/L: 32/m/Al
Spectral

I bought my MINO HD + shipping from USA for 200 USD.
Mino = 165 USD
Shipping = 30 USD
Just go to Ebay. A lot of options there
_________________________
Power is nothing without control

Top
#112367 - 01/05/10 01:06 PM Re: camera recommendations? [Re: Vini]
RDubYa Offline
USBC Silver Coach

Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 180
A/S/L: Florida
Lewtrek,

Yes, there are many less expensive cameras on the market that will do what you want. There are also many that cost less that meet most of the specs I referenced.

If you don't ever intend to use any video analysis software programs and you just want to watch the video from the camera then go for the lower priced models.

Keep in mind though that you can now get video analysis software for bowling for as little as $40. With this software you can analyze your game frame by frame or in slow motion, draw lines and measure angles on the video and compare two videos side by side. Check out Motion Pro Lite at http://motionprosoftware.com/store.htm

If you think you will ever want to do this kind of video analysis it might be worth it to get a better camera now if you can put out a little more cash.

Good luck!

Top
#112375 - 01/05/10 01:41 PM Re: camera recommendations? [Re: RDubYa]
spectral Offline
Action Bowler

Registered: 12/25/09
Posts: 245
A/S/L: 24/M/Belgium
so the high costs come with a camera that allows you to upload the image to your computer?

Top
#112421 - 01/05/10 09:49 PM Re: camera recommendations? [Re: spectral]
RDubYa Offline
USBC Silver Coach

Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 180
A/S/L: Florida
You are correct Spectral. Some cameras don't allow easy uploading to a computer and some do not use a video format that can be read by motion software programs to do slow motion replay and to access other analysis tools.

At the very least, I suggest that your camera should offer viewing your videos in slow motion because many times you will see something that you didn't catch in a real time replay.

On the other hand, many of the low priced cameras like the Flip mentioned above do have high definition video and are compact and easy to use. It just depends on what your ultimate goal is for the camera.

I use mine for coaching bowling so I want a camera that has a shutter speed that will slow down the motion in clear images (no blur) and that will easily upload to coaching software.


Top
Page 1 of 4 1 2 3 4 >



Moderator:  Angel, Community Manager 
Savings That Support BowlingCommunity.com
We need your help!
Rather than begging for donations we're asking you to do one simple thing to help keep these forums running smooth:
When shopping for anything on Amazon.com or eBay please use these links to go to the web sites.

This won't cost you a cent!
You'll still get the exact same low prices, deals and free or low cost shipping; it doesn't change anything for you at all! The items do not have to be bowling related; all purchases made through these links help us! Amazon.com and eBay will pay us a small commission for every sale and it's helping us cover the expenses.

BowlingCommunity.com Recent Posts
PBA 2 Game Formats and Roll-Offs (No Spoilers)
by Mkirchie - Yesterday at 06:55 AM
2019 Summer Leagues
by wronghander - 07/15/19 11:07 PM
Tips to get back to a semi-roller release?
by djp1080 - 07/15/19 12:48 AM
Last Online 10 days ago
by BOSStull - 07/13/19 10:08 AM
Bowling Ball Hall of Fame
by BOSStull - 07/13/19 10:03 AM
2019 USBC Open Championship's Las Vegas
by champ - 07/09/19 12:12 AM
So the 3-unit oil rule is dead.
by wronghander - 06/24/19 11:47 PM
tennis elbow
by TheDemolitionMan - 06/24/19 10:34 AM
Creative Bowling Solutions Power Finger Grips
by MNsportsfan - 06/24/19 09:20 AM
Terms Of Use
Use of this community signifies your agreement to the Community Standards and Conditions of Use.

About BowlingFans.com | Contact Us | Advertise With Us | Site Map
Use of this website constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. | Material Connection Disclosure

Copyright © 1998 - 2019 - usrbingeek LLC | Copyright Policy
BowlingFans.com, BowlingFans, The Right Approach, Kegler's Connection, Tour411, BallBeat, BowlingCommunity.com, BowlSearch.com, and Bowling News You Can Use are trademarks of usrbingeek LLC. All other trademarks and tradenames are property of their respective owners.