If I had a long selfie stick that extended 20 feet high, that would be my choice for recording basketball games from above the players! But I don’t……..
I mount both my camcorder and my GoPro on my 6 foot tripod. The 1080p 60fps camcorder is used to record the whole game from start to finish. I do stop recording when there is no play on the court, so when the viewer is watching the game, they don’t have to see the referee or players gather themselves for the next play. Think of it as skipping the commercials!
The second camera is my GoPro Hero4 that is mounted right next to the camcorder. It has the same view as what the camcorder is seeing and is set at 1080p 60fps as well. The GoPro is on record non-stop from finish to end. If there was a great moment that occurred, I simply just hit the tag button. This tag button is used to easily find the special moments in software so I can easily extract these seconds for highlight moment videos that I like to share on social media.