Ken Larsen's website - Equipment to video record a backgammon match
I bought the following equipment to video record a backgammon match:
|Tripod Mic Stand with boom
(B019NY2PKG from Amazonbasics - $ 18.49) +
GoPro Hero 5 camera + GoPro clamp
I position the camera 24 inches above the surface of the board.
Note: The Yi Action 4k camera is deemed to be best according to a February 2019 discussion on the BGonline forum.
|Screen shot from a video
[3 minute video excerpt from a 5 point match]
On February 26, 2019 I played a 5 point match in 37 minutes. Battery life dropped from 100% to 55% during these 37 minutes. That equates to an overall battery life of 82 minutes. That's not very long. I'll have to review my Hero 5 settings to see if I can extend the battery life. [Tip from Jeb Horton: "You can run the camera off an external battery. Anything 10000 mAh or larger should be good for a whole day of playing."]
The GoPro stores the video as a series of 12 minute segments ... as a dash camera would do.
[Phil Simborg video on how to transcribe a match using eXtremeGammon (XG)]