There are lots of end zone camera systems on the market, including the High Rise camera and the Hipod video camera tower, and each one of them has their own pros and cons. What a lot of people fail to consider when choosing an end zone video system, though, is the portability of the unit.
All the technical gadgetry will be of no use whatsoever if you can’t transport an end zone video system to where your team is playing or training. Here’s why the best end zone camera systems are the portable ones.
Multi Sports Use
A High Rise camera can be used for many different sports. It’s not only incredibly useful for games like football, it can also be used to take footage of indoor games like basketball and volleyball. If a video camera tower is heavy and unwieldy, it may be difficult to manhandle in and out of indoor courts. If that’s the case, the athletes who play indoor sports could miss out on the benefits that the equipment can offer.
A good quality video camera tower can be used for more than simply sports. If a school buys an end zone video system, for example, it could be used to film school events and take school photos. It could also be used as an educational tool for photography and film making lessons. To be able to get the most out of a camera tower in this way, the tower needs to be lightweight, portable and easy to assemble.
Changing the Camera Position Mid-game
There are times when you will want to move the video camera tower of an end zone video system midway through a game or a training session. You might, for example, begin filming from the end zone and then want to take some sideline footage as well. If that is the case, you will need a portable end zone video system that can be moved quickly during a break in the play.
Home and Away Use
Not all sports facilities are easily accessible. However, filming away games is just as important as filming training sessions and home games. To be able to easily transport a camera tower from one location to another it will need to be lightweight. It also needs to be capable of being packed away into an easy-to-carry bag. It may even have to go in the back of a car, so how neatly the unit can be packed away is probably more important than you realized.
Health and Safety Considerations
Modern end zone video system like High Rise Camera have carbon fiber video camera tower poles, which are much lighter than the old metal poles. An all metal end zone camera system can be surprisingly heavy. Heavy enough, in fact, to cause someone an injury if they pick it up in the wrong way. That’s not just a concern in terms of potentially injuring member the team, but also in terms of injuring a third party and being faced with a personal injury lawsuit.
The portability of an end zone video system, then, is a very important consideration when looking at end zone cameras like Hipod and High Rise Camera. If the video camera tower weighs anything more than 50lbs, you may not get the most out of your end zone camera simply because it is too heavy to move easily from one location to another.