NCAA Final Four's Awesome Backboard Camera Setup

Action/adventure sports photographer Brett Wilhelm, who comes from a long-time staff position with NCAA Photos/Clarkson Creative and currently shoots for the likes of ESPN's XGames.com, Sports Illustrated, and NCAA, takes us through a typical NCAA backboard camera setup. He shows us everything from how they reduce vibration and glare from the backboard to how to get every image to the photo room as efficiently and reliably as possible.

Along with the video tutorial, below are some sample shots, courtesy of the NCAA (view NCAA Photoshelter here), that show what this setup captures every game. Enjoy!

Brett Wilhelm adjusts a basketball stanchion camera for NCAA Photos on assignment at the 2014 Men's  Basketball Final Four in Dallas, TX. ©Rudolfo Gonzalez/NCAA Photos Brett Wilhelm adjusts a basketball stanchion camera for NCAA Photos on assignment at the 2014 Men's Basketball Final Four in Dallas, TX. ©Rudolfo Gonzalez/NCAA Photos

Brett Wilhelm adjusts a basketball backboard camera for NCAA Photos on assignment at the 2014 Men's  Basketball Final Four in Dallas, TX. ©Rudolfo Gonzalez/NCAA Photos Brett Wilhelm adjusts a basketball backboard camera for NCAA Photos on assignment at the 2014 Men's Basketball Final Four in Dallas, TX. ©Rudolfo Gonzalez/NCAA Photos

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Kurt Langer's picture

That was a very cool clip to have my morning coffee to.

Hello,
It's funny, because 2 days after seeing this post i had to shoot a Dunk Contest in New Jersey. (video).
So i took my gopro and place it there.
Unfortunately, the gopro crashed in the middle of the session... No footage available.
But from the first clip i saw, it looked very nice ! Thank's for the tip :)
Here is what i did :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Xifo8fCOrc