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Open Source(free) swing analysis software, Kinovea

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I found this last night when searching around, it seemed like all of the others you had to pay for. Because of that I don't have any way to compare this to them but this one seems to me to be pretty damn good for free. Maybe someone else with access to another could compare them.

This one seems good though as you can draw lines on the video, measure angles, double up video with shared or separate controls, it can de-interlace video for you which is nice so you don't get that ghost effect many cameras create, and some other cool things, seems pretty powerful to me.

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I have been looking for a free video analysis tool, I will have to give this try when I get home. Getting kind of tired of V1 home it is pretty poor.

Thanks for posting the find

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I downloaded v1, and comparing them I can't find anything in that basic V1 that this Kinovea can't do. V1 seemed slow and its certainly not a very professional looking interface, I also couldn't figure out how to double up videos on V1.

After using Kinovea a bit it seems great. It did crash on me once, however I could not recreate the problem. At first the things drawn on the video would dissapear which you have to change by going to options>preferences>drawings>persistence

Heres a composite screen shot (taken with a button in kinovea) of side by side videos with some of the things you can do, they were the same video for testing purposes. You can also save a composite video of side by side videos as well as your single videos that have been edited (with lines/drawings still on them).


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Yeah with V1 you have to buy the premium version to get the side by side comparison, which is one of my reasons for wanting to use something else.

It seems like it has a lot of useful features, I really like that picture within a picture. Cool find.

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Good find.  Probably just saved me from having to shell out the money for the v1 premium.

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Yep.  This software rocks.  I just downloaded it this evening and began using it

As a long time user of cSwing and V1 Home (basic version) I can pretty much ditch those applications now.

If you are going to use the software I'd suggest that you quickly browse the help file which took me 10 minutes tops.  Some of the features aren't obvious.  However, once you learn the basic concepts its much more powerful than the other software I had been using.

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