Jeronimo wrote:Go talk to the dodge man.
With all due respect to the excellent DVDs Steve's been involved with the cameras aren't as great as the making of the DVDs and the event. If you got sponsorship dollars for getting a current generation camera... I've eyed a Sanyo VPC 2000HD or VPC FH1 but haven't found all of the necessary details. No manufacturer discloses all relevant data. They're cheaper than Casio EX-F1. 240 FPS option is available but at a lower resolution. I haven't yet checked out those if they're available to test locally. So far I've seen only two web stores that have them. They claim 1080p at 60 FPS which is great if it's real. I wouldn't wonder if it's interlaced recording or only 30 pictures per second. There's so much marketing speak about cameras these days that even legit claims must be viewed with a grain of salt. At least until you find verification to the claims. I just started my search so I'm not thoroughly versed on this subject of what's available and what works best. Yet.
What you need from a DG camera is a quick accurate auto focus which can be tested only in real life. You know what I'm talking about the first time you track a disc flying by. Progressive scan preferably 60 FPS so that the camera actually records progressive and outputs it not just record interlaced and output futzed by algorithm processed i>p signal. When you film you need to have either automatic exposure time control that is quick enough even at low light conditions to avoid blurring of high speed objects such as discs or manual override. 1/2000 second or shorter exposure time is good -the shorter the exposure time the better. Good battery life and a back up. Good optics. Anti shake is a must. At least 4x zoom. It's up to you which weight works for you. Heavier is stabler but difficult on a long day. Silent operation if you're anywhere close to the tee. Avery Jenkins was impressed by the factual silentness to the thrower of Casio EX-F1 this summer. Filmed from few yards away.
The larger the sensor is the better it will handle cloudy, rainy or night shooting. A good built in microphone doesn't hurt. Usually tight pattern is better for recording only the thrower and the disc. If the camera has in built wind noise cancellation it's a bonus.
Clear images from good optics doesn't hurt and is a must for commercial progression of the sport.
There is bound to be more but that's just off the top of my head based on my limited experience. lcgm8 uses a Canon HG20 IIRC. No high speed mode in that camera. But it's up to you what you need. Considering Vibram had RPM competition and even pocket cams for 150 USD from Casio are available, high speed filming should not be easily overlooked.
Flat shots need running on the center line of the tee and planting each step on the center line. Anhyzer needs running from rear right to front left with the plant step hitting the ground to the left of the line you're running on. Hyzer is the mirror of that.