2 Video Angle Instructions

Video is a large part of what we do. Coaches and the front office rely on it to make numerous decisions. We need to do our due diligence to ensure we’re getting the best angles possible when a video request is on the table. Below, you will find descriptions and examples of ideal camera setup locations.

2.1 Center Field - Angle A

Camera set straight behind mound (if high enough to see over pitcher) or towards left center (over pitcher’s right shoulder); Bottom of frame showing just a bit of grass, almost on mound dirt; Top of frame about 5-10 rows high; Sides of frame capturing every inch of pitcher and batter movement (nothing cut off); Pitcher slightly offset towards the left side of the frame; Direct line of sight to RH hitters, and ideally we also have a direct line of sight to LH hitters, but they may be slightly obstructed by pitcher

Center Field

2.2 Open Side Hitters - Angle B

Camera set parallel to batter’s box; Bottom of frame showing home plate in full view, does not cut off hitter’s feet; Top of frame about 5 rows high, or showing some of the opposing dugout if angled down - do not cut off any hitter movement; Hitter is framed in the middle of shot (if possible)

Open Side Hitter

2.3 Open Side Pitchers - Angle C

Camera set parallel to mound; Bottom of frame showing sliver of grass, almost on mound dirt; Top / Back of frame showing First Base / Third Base (serves as a great reference for bang-bang plays); Sides of frame capturing mound nearly in full, with the back and front slightly cut off; Pitcher is framed in the middle of shot (if possible) and none of their movements are cut off; *Don’t cut off too much of the front of the mound or we wont see foot plant / release

Open Side Pitcher

2.4 Full Field/High Home - Angle D

Camera is set in the very back of the stands, in the press box, or on the roof if you have access; Bottom of frame shows home plate area in full, and a bit of the grass behind the home plate circle, and some of the warning track; First base and third base need to be clearly in the shot and not cut off; We also want to see as much of the outfield area as possible, but understand that our cameras do not go wide enough to show both foul poles usually; Home Plate should be in the middle-bottom of the shot

Full Field/High Home

2.5 Low Home/ Pitcher Zoom - Angle E

Our Low Home angle can be set in one of two ways: (1) zoomed in tight on the pitcher with their head nearly at the top of the shot, and their foot plant nearly at the bottom of the shot; (2) zoomed out a bit to show the pitcher – batter matchup in-full and to see ball flight.

Low Home Pitcher-Batter Matchup

Pitcher Zoom

2.6 Defensive Angle/Manager Request - Angle F

Angle E is the last of the required daily angles. However, at times your manager may ask you for additional angles, such as a ‘stolen base’ angle or a ‘defensive angle’ highlighting one part of the field or one specific player. You are encouraged to capture this angle whenever possible (Exception: don’t worry about this during Double Headers)

Baserunning Angle