This article helps our customers know where to mount your Spiideo camera systems for the best possible viewing experience. Every arena around the world is different, so please consult with our installation team to ensure best possible camera placement.

Contents

  1. What Questions will be Answered in this Article?

  2. The Importance of Camera Positioning

  3. Before you Order and Install your Camera System

  4. Choose your Camera System Type

    1. S-LINE Wide

    2. X-LINE Wide

    3. D-LINE

1. What Questions will be Answered in this Article?

  • How far back from the field/rink/court should we mount the cameras?

  • How high should the cameras be mounted?

  • Where should be install a pole to mount the cameras? How close to the field?

  • If we installed the cameras "here", how would this look?

2. The Importance of Camera Positioning

If you want the best possible viewing experience for broadcasting or analysis, it's critical to ensure the optimal mounting position for your specific arena(s).

Every arena around the world is different, so please consult with our team to get real examples of how your arena would look before installing.

At Spiideo, we have camera systems for all sports and conditions:

  • Indoors and outdoors

  • In constrained spaces

  • Ceiling views or goal camera views

  • Low light

  • Far away or close to the field

3. Before you Order and Install your Camera System

Every arena around the world is different. Before ordering your camera system, please consult with our sales and installation team to get confirmation on camera system type and best mounting location for your arena

You can contact our installation team via installation@spiideo.com.

4. Choose your Camera System Type

  1. S-LINE Wide

  2. X-LINE Wide

  3. D-LINE

DISCLAIMER: The below information are general guidelines. To ensure best possible viewing experience, please consult with our installation team before ordering your camera system

S-LINE Wide Camera Positioning

Key characteristics:

  • S-LINE Wide is our most widely used camera system

  • 2 camera setup for the sideline perspective

  • Used for all sports

  • Perfect for large stadiums, practice fields with poles, or press box setups

What to look for?

  1. First, determine how far back you can mount the cameras from the sideline

  2. Based on that distance, refer to the chart to choose the best height and pictures

📌 REMINDER: Always consult with our installation team (installation@spiideo.com) to ensure best possible mounting position for your arena

Sport

Camera system

Suggested minimum distance to sideline

Suggested height for corresponding distance

Chart

Soccer

S-LINE Wide

6 meters

8 meters

See chart

Ice Hockey

S-LINE Wide

4.5 meters

6 meters

See chart

Basketball

S-LINE Wide

4 meters

6 meters

See chart

Handball

S-LINE Wide

4.5 meters

6 meters

See chart

Soccer: S-LINE Wide optimal zone

Ice Hockey: S-LINE Wide optimal zone

Basketball/Volleyball: S-LINE Wide optimal zone

Handball/Floorball: S-LINE Wide optimal zone


X-LINE Wide Camera Positioning

Key characteristics:

  • X-LINE Wide is our most widely used camera system for large arenas (stadiums)

  • Popular choice if you want the best quality

  • 2 camera setup for the sideline perspective

  • Performs very well in low light conditions such as evening games

  • Used mostly for all sports

What to look for?

  1. First, determine how far back you can mount the cameras from the sideline

  2. Based on that distance, refer to the chart to choose the best height (based on the green optimal zone for viewing)

📌 REMINDER: Always consult with our installation team (installation@spiideo.com) to ensure best possible mounting position for your arena

Sport

Camera system

Suggested minimum distance to sideline

Suggested height for corresponding distance

Chart

Soccer

X-LINE Wide

8.5 meters

8 meters

See chart

Ice Hockey

X-LINE Wide

6.5 meters

7 meters

No chart available

Soccer: X-LINE Wide optimal zone


D-LINE Camera Positioning

Key characteristics:

  • D-LINE Wide is only used when you only can mount very close to the sideline (1-3 meters)

  • 180° horizontal viewing angle

  • Popular choice for cameras behind the goal (if very close to the endline)

  • Not recommended to use for > 4 meters

What to look for?

  1. First, determine how far back you can mount the cameras from the sideline

  2. Based on that distance, refer to the chart to choose the best height (based on the green optimal zone for viewing)

📌 REMINDER: Always consult with our installation team (installation@spiideo.com) to ensure best possible mounting position for your arena

Sport

Camera system

Suggested minimum distance to sideline

Suggested height for corresponding distance

Chart

Soccer

D-Line

2 meters

8 meters

No chart available

Basketball/

Volleyball

D-Line

2 meters

5.5 meters

See chart

Handball

D-Line

2 meters

5.5 meters

No chart available

Ice Hockey

D-Line

2 meters

5.5 meters

No chart available

Basketball/Volleyball: D-LINE Wide optimal zone

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