- All you really need is a computer and internet access. There are lots of videos freely available for use.
- A camera that can capture video. Ideally, one that you can adjust the shutter speed on. Faster shutter speed will give better results. Otherwise you must either be far back from the motion (like many of the Doane College videos) or capture relatively slow events.
- If you can swing it, a camera capable of higher frame rates. I got a grant for a really expensive camera ($7,000). A couple months after I got it, however, Casio released a much more affordable one. If you can swing it the Casio Exilim EX-F1 at $1,000 is awesome and the EX-FH25 is less than half that price. I got a chance to play briefly with the Exilim FH-20 and it performed well (the FH25 is the newer version of the FH20). They make a couple more even cheaper, but if I could find more money I'd get theEX-F1 even though it is only 6 mega-pixels. According to reviews and such the performance is far superior, but if I couldn't afford it the FH25 or FH20 would probably be sufficient.
- I have a couple Flip Ultra's arriving on Monday (April 19th). I got them for creating podcasts and such, but I'll also see how well they work for video analysis.
- In the past I've used a miniDV camera and webcams with mixed results.