How to Position Your Video Camera for Golf Swings
In this article I am going to show you how to set up your video camera for analyzing your swing.
First, make sure that you have the shutter speed set on a minimum of 2,000 fps. Any slower then this and the club becomes a blur. Most camera nowadays have a “sports mode” so this will be fine.
Secondly the camera MUST be placed properly or you will not be able to accurately view the swing plane from the down the line view.
In the picture below you want to have the player in the middle of the frame when looking through the camera. The camera height should be at hands height and directly ON the hands. If the camera if too far out, toward the target line, then the club will ALWAYS look like it is moving under plane. Conversely if the camera is too far inside the hands, the plane will look like it is going too far to the outside.
From the face on view have the camera at hands height and directly on the hands. The camera should be 90 degrees to the player and the target line.
Follow these simple steps and you’ll be able to accurately assess your swing plane.