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debgort
November 10th, 2013, 09:12 PM
Is the Go Pro camera useful for under water videos to help swimmers? What are the logistics for using it? Are there any other brands of camera that are best for underwater stroke analysis?

mmlr38
November 11th, 2013, 01:06 PM
Having never used one, I can't reply with regards to the Go Pro. But I was looking for an underwater camera last year and came upon this thread:
http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?17578-Best-Underwater-Camera-Please

After reading that thread, I ended up going with theKodak PlaySport Zx3. I found a used one on eBay for about $50. There's one on eBay right now for $55:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/271296959945?lpid=82

There are quite a few on eBay actually:
http://goo.gl/OdgCKc

It works pretty well. Here are a couple of samples:

https://vimeo.com/64406322

https://vimeo.com/64406579

geochuck
November 27th, 2013, 03:46 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KduuA_s2vc a good underwater video.

Cokie
November 28th, 2013, 12:55 PM
I'm a huge fan of the GoPro (Hero3 Black with WiFi). I had the Kodak Playsport. It was ok, but not great. The clarity of the GoPro coupled with its WiFi capability (direct to my iPad or iPhone) is a phenomenal tool for me on deck, allowing instant feedback to the swimmers. I use a GoPole telescoping pole and simply walk on deck next to the swimmer. Easy to learn, easy to use. Price tag somewhat steep at $399, but it has delivered! I use Coach's Eye to analyze the videos in slow motion, mark them up, and email them off to the swimmers.

Beards247
January 24th, 2014, 04:46 PM
I'm a huge fan of the GoPro (Hero3 Black with WiFi). I had the Kodak Playsport. It was ok, but not great. The clarity of the GoPro coupled with its WiFi capability (direct to my iPad or iPhone) is a phenomenal tool for me on deck, allowing instant feedback to the swimmers. I use a GoPole telescoping pole and simply walk on deck next to the swimmer. Easy to learn, easy to use. Price tag somewhat steep at $399, but it has delivered! I use Coach's Eye to analyze the videos in slow motion, mark them up, and email them off to the swimmers.

The Wifi was something I wanted in a camera, this Go Pro could be the way I go in the future. How easy is it to keep the go Pro pointed in the direction (and angle) you want to catch the swimmer? I keep thinking that will be tricky....