Originally Posted by djmas
what did you shoot this with and what software are you utilizing?
The camera is a two year old Sony HX9V. When it came out it got a lot of credit for squeezing the capability of HD video in to a pocket size form factor. The current version is slightly better and called the HX20V. It continues to get positive reviews. http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-HX20V-Digital-3-0-inch/dp/B006K551WQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1359221393&sr=8-1&keywords=hx20v
The software is Adobe Premier Elements 11, which may be the most common video editing software beyond the free stuff. At Christmas is was selling for $45, but usually is about $80. Version 11 has been out about 6 months and now has two slow motion tools. Older versions did not fully support 1080p60 AVCHD video and only had one slow motion tool.
I ran the clip through a second time and slowed it down more. The result is certainly "grainy" and wouldn't cut it at a film festival, but for analyzing body motion, I think shows about all you would want to see. Watch the muscles in her arm after she misses the ball.https://vimeo.com/58254299
I see no reason to pick a camera just because it has a "high speed video" mode. It makes more sense to me to get a good video camera that shoots 1080p60, the current standard for quality HD video. Then just slow it down in software when you want to analyze body motion.
A camcorder that puts the video you shoot on an SD card and a laptop with a card reader would put you in the instant replay business at any event. You can pull the card from the camera,put it in the computer, load the clips in the software, apply the slow motion tool and watch in a full screen preview monitor. It takes more time to type this than do it. Making coherent videos or movies of the game, burning disks or loading to YouTube can take hours, but can all be done later.
Good luck with the baseball training.Edited by bsprague - 1/26/13 at 10:13am