My son and I have been using the DVDs for a few years now, but this is the first time I’ve visited the website. Could someone fill me in on using video? In other words, are you using DVD with a DVD player? videotape with VCR? Youtube? How do you slow it down to view frame by frame? My video camera has its own hard drive, so I can convert to any format, but have not found any of them to work well for slow motion.
Thanks in advance for all of your help
Does your video have a pull out window? Didn’t it come with a remote?
If so, you should be able to use the pull out window and the remote to go frame-by-frame right from the camera. You also need a tripod.
You must have this capability so you can look at the video during the session so the pitcher can see what he is doing and make immediate adjustments. Otherwise you could waste an entire session practicing poor mechanics and not finding out until after you are finished.
There is inexpensive software that allows you to do side-by-side analysis.
We use the MotionPro instructor edition which you do not need to use. Check out http://www.motionprosoftware.com. They have a $49 product.
Also check out V1 Home 2.0 which I believe is $39.95.
But that is to do analysis after the fact.
Thanks Dick. We do have a remote for the video camera, and I never found a use for it until now. The camera does have a pull-out window, but it is rather small, and difficult to view important details, like those in pitching. I believe I will try something that allows frame by frame analysis on the computer, but do it during pitching sessions, and not after.
Your remote should allow you to go frame-by-frame.
We use the pull out window during our one-on-one lessons and go frame-by-frame to show faults and improvements.
You can bring a laptop out with video analysis software but you will need a special stand and then you have to contend with the sun making it difficult to see the computer screen.
Once you do this enough you should be able to see all you need to seen on that little pull out screen.
You can download to PC and then go “Windows Live Photo Gallery”. You have an option to “Make a Movie”. As we use to do in the film room, you clip and paste the “electronic” film into a movie or you can watch the entire file you downloaded. Within the “Make a Movie” you can go frame by frame. We have Vista, so this option maybe unique to Vista. There is also a feature within Window Live Photo Gallery that allows you to publish online to i.e. YouTube.
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