Filming a wide and tight shot with one camera man for sports like soccer, lacrosse, hockey, and more

Recently we at tested out a new filming method that would allow us to use one cameraman with two cameras. The point of this is to film both a wide and tight copy, and for soccer this would help accurately tag player touches for teams by having the tight copy. This also gives the coaches 2 great angles to coach from…wide for team concepts, tight for individual players.

Here’s what you need:

  1. Dual camera bracket
  2. a 2nd HD camcorder, great options include Canon Vixia HF R600 or the Canon Vixia HF G30
  3. your tight camera should support LANC or plugging a remote into it, you’ll need to continually adjust the zoom to frame the player with the ball
  4. if you need a tripod here’s a great option, Acebil 605, or just the Acebil remote
  5. Optional – you can add on a 7″ monitor for the tight camera if you like…definitely helps

Here’s what the setup looks like:


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