April 25, 2012
-- VolleyCam of Beaverton, OR has produced an inexpensive system for filming tennis. Called the VolleyCam VC2, the system places a Kodak ZX5 hd camcorder 10 feet in the air.
The VC2 includes a retractable monopod that hangs from the top of the fence. Attached at the top of the monopod is the camcorder. The camcorder is attached to a 2.5 foot long adjustment rod. Behind the camcorder is a 5 inch mirror into which the user looks as he adjusts the camera's position using the adjustment rod. Setting the camera in position takes, on average, just 30 seconds.
Also included with the VC2 is ArcSoft's Video Ipression software. The software allows for easy editing of tennis videos with a drag-and-drop interface. It also includes slow motion settings for technical analysis of tennis strokes.
The VC2 fits into any standard tennis racket bag, taking up as much space as roughly 1 tennis racket. It weighs rougly 1.8 lbs. Minimizing size and weight was a priority for the VolleyCam, as tennis players have expressed a demand for efficient packaging.
The VolleyCam sells for $275 and includes a 30 day money back guarantee (inclusive of shipping as well). It was created for tennis players wanting a simple, reliable way to film and review their tennis, with the ultimate goal of improving at a faster rate.
See video of the VC2 at http://hdtenniscamera.com