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Old April 15th, 2007, 04:52 AM   #1
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High Speed Camera for Sports Motion Analysis?

Is anyone filming golf swings and baseball swings for frame by frame analysis?

What camera do you recommend (in the under $1K price range if possible)?

THANKS MUCH!

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Old April 16th, 2007, 04:27 AM   #2
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i bet there is no matter what camera you use in such price range, they all shoot 29.97 fps. Unless you want to rent a speedcamera, like weisscam.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 06:43 AM   #3
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My guess is that an industrial camera might do the trick. Look into the "alternative imaging" forums. Some guys there are tinkering with HD industrial cameras that might interface with a laptop to record high-speed footage.
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Old April 16th, 2007, 01:27 PM   #4
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You might be able to find a used JVC HD-1 in your price range, which will shoot progressive 480p at 60 fps.

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Old April 16th, 2007, 03:18 PM   #5
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i bet there is no matter what camera you use in such price range, they all shoot 29.97 fps. Unless you want to rent a speedcamera, like weisscam.
Actually, from what I've been able to tell so far, there are a few factors that vary even among consumer camcorders:

Progressive scan is better than interlaced b/c an interlaced image is composed of two scans taken a 60th of second apart. For fast moving subjects, the subject has moved during that fraction of a second.

Maximum frame rate. But stated interlaced frame rates have to be divided by two b/c an interlaced image is composed from two scans.

Maximum shutter speed.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 05:27 PM   #6
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You can also look for an used JVC GR-DVL9800. This consumer camera has High Speed Recording. The University of Human Motricity here in Portugal uses them.

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