High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource

Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource > High Definition Cameras & Camcorders > High Definition Cameras & High Definition Camcorders
Rules HDTV Forum Gallery LINK TO US! RSS - High Def Forum AddThis Feed Button AddThis Social Bookmark Button Groups

High Definition Cameras & High Definition Camcorders Discuss the latest High Definition Cameras and HD Camcorders including the new HDV Camcorder. Ask questions, post reviews, etc. RSS - High Definition Cameras & High Definition Camcorders

Indoor sports (basketball, badminton, karate etc) in HD?

Reply
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-21-2009, 09:21 AM   #1
My TV is HD
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 12
Default Indoor sports (basketball, badminton, karate etc) in HD?

Hi,
I am looking to buy a HD camcorder to shoot basketball indoor games.
There is a lot of motion and panning involved in the fast moving game like this.
Questions:

1)I have my doubts I will be able to record in full HD with mid-range camcorders because of lots of fast movement and camera pannig a lot - I kind of expect compression not be able to handle it fast/well enough - after all it takes ages on a fast computer? Anyone tried similar sports/conditions - is everything smooth or is there always/sometimes some jerkyness?

2)In a semi-decently lit your average sport center sport hall I can usually read a newspaper without any strain on my eyes, but not 100% comfortable (light is definitely not as good as say with a table lamp). The light is usually similar in intensity to a north facing room on a heavy-clouds kind of day.

Anyone has an idea of how much this is going to be in Lux?

Say Sony SR11 says in needs 5 Lux to record at 1/30 secs shutter speed (which is a bit slow for basketball) - would it work just fine in my average sport hall? Can I do 1/60 or 1/100 shutter speed in this conditions? May be someone tried different shutter speeds with a similar camera (say <550)

3)Anyone can share his/her experience with a particular camcorder in similar conditions for similar sports?

Thanks very much!

Last edited by boldandfunny; 10-22-2009 at 06:22 AM.
boldandfunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2009, 02:26 PM   #2
What is HD?
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Default

I have a similar query.....
Primarily for squash but will use for general purpose/wildlife as well
slow motion facility will be helpful but not essential
Will use it to record matches through glass-backed courts and use it for stroke analysis.will also post clips on the internet


As I reside in South Africa, I will have to give my budget in "camcorder terms" --the exchange rate is not rand for dollar in the shops with the taxes etc--therefore the equivalent of a Canon Legria HF200 HD1080P--which sells here for ZAR 7500 (in US for about 400$)I am willing to pay up to 200 dollar more if there is a huge benefit. I would also like to have the name of the cheapest "ultimate must have" camcorder for my use as well
Thus: the budget , slightly above budget and ultimate affordable camcorder for my purposes (hope it makes sense)

Last edited by nogtans; 10-24-2009 at 02:28 PM. Reason: link change
nogtans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2009, 03:12 PM   #3
My TV is HD
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK
Posts: 12
Default Look here

nogtans, someone just answered my question on this thread here:
"High definition footage av output sd dvd recording":

High definition footage, AV output and SD DVD recording
boldandfunny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2009, 01:11 AM   #4
What is HD?
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 2
Default

thanks boldandfunny
Am looking at buying a Canon VIXIA HF200 It appears the 25 fps will be adequate then.If you want to buy a camcorder with good slo-mo , it will be way above my budget .As I understand it , there is software available by which means you can create the same effect
nogtans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2009, 05:19 PM   #5
What is HD?
 

Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 4
Default For Hockey Too!

Same question but for Hockey, the fastest sport to cover! LOL Looking for a HD camera that can shoot in darker rinks and still capture the speed of ice hockey footage.

Any recommendations.
koolman is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Go Back   High Def Forum - Your High Definition Community & High Definition Resource > High Definition Cameras & Camcorders > High Definition Cameras & High Definition Camcorders
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:26 AM.



Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2004 - 2008, High Def Forum