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Basically any camera will work as long as you record in enough light.

Even mobile phone cameras and most digital "still" cameras will record video these days.

If available, it will be best if you set your camera to the highest shutter speed (ie 1/8000) or "Sport Mode" on some models.

Of course, if you'd like a recommendation for a camera, we'll give you one. Our preference is the Casio EX-FC150 because it is small and takes video at very high frame/second rates, which is perfect for watching your swing in slow motion. This camera seems to be out of production (you might find it on eBay), but the Casio EX-ZR100 may be a suitable replacement (however, we haven't tried it).

Feedback for our Unlimited Swing Reviews have been fantastic! 

Check out what these members had to say...

"This is an experience like no other; you can post your swing and have an instructor critique it. This ensures your work on each move is done correctly, and if you're applying this move correctly in your full swing. If you're not a member you're missing out." -Steve; July 13, 2010

"An excellent method of closely monitoring swing changes and staying on the right path." -Neil; July 13, 2010

"It gives the members easy access to any questions. I really like this." -William; July 12, 2010

"Great constructive criticism of your interpretation of the Rotary Swing Tour. Take your recent changes online and see if you're progressing properly!....Overall I have enjoyed the experience thus far, keep up the good work, thanks guys!" -Brad; July 11, 2010

Absolutely not! In-person lessons have some obvious advantages over online unlimitedreviews, but there are also disadvantages, which our online format helps you overcome.

In a perfect situation, you'd be able to take an in-person lesson with one of our Certified RST Instructors or attend a Rotary Swing Tour Clinic and then use your Unlimited Reviews to get feedback as you progress through each move of the RST.

 
 

Yes! Nearly any camera will work, just like for the swing reviews.

You can check out the Swing Review Video Tutorials for more info (all the video tutorials apply to the Groups except for #4).

Only one month. This is a month-to-month membership.

No, we wish we could offer that, but the Unlimited Reviews require a lot time and effort from our instructors, which can't be covered in the standard Premium Membership rate.

Please allow for 1-2 business days (Mon-Fri).

You'll be sent an email to the email address in your account when it is completed.

If you haven't received it after 2 business days:

  1. Please check your spam/junk mail folder to see if the email got trapped in there.
  2. Come back to the site and, on the main swing review page, check the "Completed Swing Reviews" or "Pending Reviews" to see the status.
  3. If you find that it is still in the Pending Review stage after two business days, please Contact Us Here, and we'll get it to you ASAP.
  4. If your review is not in the Completed Swing Reviews or the Pending Reviews, you will need to complete the Submit to Instructor steps.

Almost any camera will work, including most digital "still" cameras and mobile phones.

Here are a few FYI points that may help you:

  • Chuck uses a Casio EX-FC150
  • If buying a new camera, you may want: high frames per second and shutter speed and .wmv, .avi, .mp4, or .mov recording format (because those are the formats we accept)

Click here to watch a video tutorial.

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Recommendation: 2 full swing videos (1 down the line, 1 face on)

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  • Too many camera-computer combinations for us to provide tech support for your specific equipment
  • You probably need a memory card or cable to transfer the files
  • You'll need some basic knowledge of your equipment and computer file system
  • Refer to your owner manuals as needed (you can probably find them online if you don't have hard copies)

Click here to watch this tutorial video now.

  • Navigate to the Swing Review main page: http://www.rotaryswing.com/golf-instruction/video/progress-tracker-images.php
  • Click the big red button to upload video/image files
  • Follow the instructions to upload your videos. (If you get error messages, check out the video tutorials for converting your video to a format we accept or reducing file size.)
  • After the upload page, you'll be sent to a page where you can submit your videos if you have a review available.

Click here to watch this tutorial video now.

  • Don't worry -- converting your video is easy and only takes a few minutes!
  • Do an internet search for "free online video converter" (you can try this one shown in the tutorial AT YOUR OWN RISK: http://www.online-convert.com/)
  • Just follow the online converter's instructions for uploading your original file and selecting .mov, .avi, .wmv, .mp4, .jpg, .gif, or .png as the new file format

Click here to watch this tutorial video now.

  • Don't worry — reducing the file size of your video is easy and only takes a few minutes!
  • Download Windows Movie Maker for free (iMovie might work for Mac users)
  • Follow the tutorial to trim any dead time before your swing and after your swing and then save the file using the "For Computer" setting
  • In the future, try to record only the swing with little or no dead time before and after the swing

Click here to watch this tutorial video now.

2 Recommendations:

First, please be sure you've given the upload process enough time. Video files are generally very large and can take several minutes depending on your internet speed.

Second, ensure your video is around 28MB or less. If it's larger than that, we can't accept it, and it may get stuck trying to upload.

If you haven't received either an error message or success message after about 10 minutes, you can try these suggestions:

You can upload directly using the App on your iOS device. This feature is called "Upload Video" which will upload your video from your device to your swing review page. Remember to complete the steps to Get a Review by submitting your uploaded videos to an instructor for review.

You probably aren't uploading the actual video file

What we usually see with this issue is that the files you uploaded are just a few kb each.  That means they are essentially empty files.  Videos should be at least 100kb, and they are usually at least a couple of MB.  

So, you are not actually uploading videos.

Some people with Macs seem to have this issue, and we haven't been able to replicate it.

This is about all we can provide, which are two things to try offered up by some fellow Mac users:

Suggestion #1

Macs try to be clever and offer to show you the video inside the file browser. Basically if you click on videos in the list on the left hand side first and then iPhoto or Aperture and locate your video that way, it won't work. You need to browse directly to the file itself.

Easiest thing to suggest to anyone having the issue is to tell them to export the pictures from iPhoto / Aperture and then upload the exported file.

Suggestion #2

We spoke to Apple and the .mov files are not stored in their original form in iPhoto. One has to change back to Original format. Here's what you can do after pulling up the video in iPhoto:

  1. File
  2. Export
  3. Change Kind to Original
  4. Export to Desktop

Contact Us!

If you still can't get your uploads working correctly or swing review submitted properly, Contact Us Here explaining exactly what the problem seems to be.

If you are getting an error message, please include the exact text of the error.

Also, include:

  • The type of computer you are using (PC, Mac, Android, iOS device, etc.),
  • The operating system on your machine (Windows 7, Windows Vista, etc.), and
  • The browser you are using (Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.).

Reviews do not accumulate if you don't use them.

You can submit for a new review every 2 weeks, but if you go longer than that, reviews don't accumulate or "stockpile."

So be sure to use them every 2 weeks to get the most out of your membership!

Please allow for 1-2 business days (Mon-Fri).

You'll be sent an email to the email address in your account when it is completed.

If you haven't received it after 2 business days:

  1. Please check your spam/junk mail folder to see if the email got trapped in there.
  2. Come back to the site and, on the main swing review page, click "View Prior Uploads" next to Uploads Submitted for Review to see if it's been done.
  3. If you find that it still hasn't been done, please Contact Us Here, and we'll get it to you ASAP.
  • Almost any camera will work, including most digital "still" cameras and mobile phones
  • Chuck uses a Casio EX-FC150
  • If buying a new camera, you may want: high frames per second and shutter speed and .wmv, .avi, .mp4, or .mov recording format (because those are the formats we accept)

Click here to watch this tutorial video now.

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