If you look at professionally


If you look at professionally recorded pool/billiard games you'll find that seldom is an overhead camera used. Most shots showing the entire table are high and from one end of the table; closeups are often quite low, essentially a point of view shot similar to what the shooter would see. The GoPro is probably not the best choice of cameras as the extrtemely wide angle lens tends to have a "fish-eye" effect under the best of circumstances, essentially build-in distortion.

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Lighting needs run the gamut, from huge budget productions to small, DIY vloggers, and there’s something for every niche. This article will explain what to think about before buying lights and provide a list of the best video lights currently on the market.