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Old 08-26-2004, 08:45 AM
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Any video camera buffs out there?

I want to start using more video to enhance my casting analysis and provide better feedback to my students.

I want to be able to use the video on the web, view it at high resolution on my PC or Mac, and possibly even record it on VHS or DVD media so I can send it to friends.

I especially like the DVD approach because you can provide a navigable table of contents.

My questions are:

- what resolution should I be looking for to be acceptable for use in making video that does not look like crap on VHS or DVD?

- is a memory card video camera better than a tape video camera?

- do I need wide-angle?

- I would prefer polarization to capture some fishing video as well, how do I know the camera is compatible with such a filter?

I assume I can always reduce for the web from a higher res so no prob on the web video provided I buy some software to convert it.

Any other suggestions? thanks in advance
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Old 08-26-2004, 10:49 AM
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Of all your questions the only one I know the answer to (from a consumer reports type report) is that you do not want the digital video as it is very expensive and has much poorer quality compared to tape.
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Old 08-26-2004, 11:33 AM
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Getting the line to show up clearly is a challenge. Old pics of casting demos were often shot at night using a bright line.

Charles Jardine had a special line that he used at demos which was fluorescent orange with alternating 12 inch black bars at 12 inch intervals. The visual effect was dramatic. I wonder if something like that might help with video analysis?
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Old 08-26-2004, 12:38 PM
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With compressed digital video you cannot see a baseball bat in motion. Uncompressed digital cameras used for borodcast quality are very expensive..I believe the only analog systems still around are Hi-8.
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JF -

Are you saying that hi-8 is uncompressed therefore you can see a bat in motion? How does this translate to DVD media?

thanks
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Old 08-26-2004, 03:14 PM
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Not fishing but I'll bet this could be adapted ....

http://www.thegolfsystem.com/ ....

I've been through golf schools using digitial kit and it looks pretty good on screen, especially the freeze-frames.
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