Mark suggests Comprehensive Bowler Assessment customers submit up to three (3) videos of their bowling swing at specific locations in the bowling center: from behind the bowler, from the side, and, optionally, from a position somewhere inbetween the behind and side positions.
- from behind: the video taker is positioned behind the bowler about a step outside of the bowler's throwing shoulder. The camera should be oriented vertically (or portrait), held at shoulder height, and zoomed out so that the bowler is visible from head to foot in the frame throughout the shot. Do not zoom in on the bowler as they approach the foul line and keep the camera as stable as possible.
- from the side: the camera is pointed at the bowler's throwing side and follows the shot from the 1st step until the ball is released. The video taker should stand about two lanes away and close to the foul line. Orient the camera horizontally (or landscape), and fill the frame with the bowler so that the bowling ball, as well as the feet, are seen throughout the shot. Keep the bowler in the center of the frame as you follow the bowler, stopping the panning motion at the point of release and hold for a second or two -- do not continue panning in order to follow the ball to the pins.
- from inbetween the behind and side positions: the video taker should stand 1 to 2 steps behind the bowler, and 3 to 4 steps to side. Orient the camera vertically (or portrait) and keep the bowler centered on the frame throughout the shot. Make sure the ball is seen throughout the swing as well as the bowler's feet. Do not zoom the camera at any point during the shot.
Video Format Settings for Your Camera are important and will help speed up your lesson delivery time. Please use these video settings before you record your game:
Video Format: 720p HD at 30 fps. Please do not record in higher frame rates or in 4K.
Enable Auto Low Light FPS to improve results if the approaches at your center are in low light. If you need assistance on how make these settings, try this link for iPhones
Try here for Android phones.
-Unless otherwise instructed, please limit your video submissions to a minimum of two (2) videos (one back and one side) to no more than four (4) swings total.
-Please do not shoot in slo-mo (slow-motion) mode.
-Don't zoom the camera while recording.
-Do trim your shots if possible
-Do include only one shot per video file submitted (no multiple-swing compilations, please)
-We work with standard video file formats: .MOV, .MP4, and .AVI
-Please, do not submit links to your shots hosted on a video streaming service (for example, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)
Maintenance Evaluation customers typically submit the same video shots as described above but may receive additional direction on what to video based on your maintenance survey answers,