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revulucao
02-17-2013, 06:23 PM
Timo Boll posted a video on his facebook page where we can see his perspective when he plays table tennis. He put a camera on his head to show us what he sees during a rally.

https://www.tabletennisdaily.co.uk/forum/images/bollheadcam.jpg

You need to be logged into a facebook account to watch the video. Enjoy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFolh1d5UvE

Pongfinity
02-17-2013, 07:17 PM
Just watched it... So this is a GoPro camera? I guess Timo was playing in these clips with some sort of helm where the camera was attached to.
The camera has a really good quality, it's HD I guess, and it's not so expensive either... I've been thinking of buying it but would like to hear some others opinion about it also :P

Davott
02-17-2013, 07:52 PM
What a great video - I bet it's really helpful for beginners to get an idea of what the timings are for that kind of shot.

revulucao
02-17-2013, 08:02 PM
when i saw the video for the first time I thought that would be a girl for the voice

Markvee
02-17-2013, 08:07 PM
Wow, great find!

Dan
02-18-2013, 12:10 AM
Haha love this! Timo Boll sounds like he is having a lot of fun in this session! You would think he would practice on Gerfloor/Taraflex flooring so he mimics World Tours etc in practice? Maybe it was for promotional purposes. Love the video! I want to try this one out.


Just watched it... So this is a GoPro camera? I guess Timo was playing in these clips with some sort of helm where the camera was attached to.
The camera has a really good quality, it's HD I guess, and it's not so expensive either... I've been thinking of buying it but would like to hear some others opinion about it also :P

Yeah I saw this camera being sold in a shop called Animal. It has snow boarders in there using them. Looked awesome. They were pretty cheap to and the camera quality looks great to!

dici
02-18-2013, 04:08 AM
This view probably can give people some idea about how fast is the ball in terms of player's view. Although I would not recommend to promote TT with a video with only this kiind of view. But sometimes in regular match, you might feel that the ball is so slow when you were watching it far from table.

YosuaYosan
02-18-2013, 11:45 AM
Great stuff!
Sir Henzell also did a similar thing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvDtpv4_MTM

Finnur
02-19-2013, 12:55 AM
Very interesting angle. Ball seems slower than from other angles.

Dan
02-19-2013, 10:37 AM
Great stuff!
Sir Henzell also did a similar thing:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dvDtpv4_MTM

Of course.. New I saw a table tennis player with a head cam before. Henzell was there first :)

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T!Christian
02-19-2013, 10:45 PM
Just watched it... So this is a GoPro camera? I guess Timo was playing in these clips with some sort of helm where the camera was attached to.
The camera has a really good quality, it's HD I guess, and it's not so expensive either... I've been thinking of buying it but would like to hear some others opinion about it also :P

we have some gopros at home (T!Joachim has) and with all the equipment you need its rather expensive (if you buy some good stuff) but its nice to use it, its somethin new :D