video analysis

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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How much does it cost and what do I get?

SportsCAD 10.0 is $495.

SportsCAD licenses are permanent licenses. There are no monthly or yearly fees to pay.

SportsCAD is sold on a per seat license which means if you have three instructors that will use the software on one computer, you will need one license. If you have three instructors that will use the software on three computers, you will need three licenses. A single instructor can install the program on 2 computers (work and home for instance).

SportsCAD is now delivered by Electronic delivery which means that there is nothing to ship. You can get started right away once you purchase the software.

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What else do I need to get started?

You will need a Windows based laptop or desktop computer, a camera (camera, camcorder, phone or tablet) and a tripod. SportsCAD supports many different types of cameras. Have a look here for more information.

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What are my computer requirements?

SportsCad software runs on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or Windows 10 based computers.

Minimum Requirements

Pentium 4 1.4, 1GB ram, 100 gig hd, cdrom drive

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Which camera should I buy?

This question has changed many times over the years. The new software is capable of using almost any type of camera. Below are the most common camera setups.

HD Cameras - The new cameras in the market today all capture high and medium definition video at various frame rates. They save the recorded video to files with built in memory, or a changeable memory card. When you plug them into a pc (or insert the memory card into a pc), the pc recognizes the camera and a new drive letter is added to the pc. SportsCAD can then take over and import and convert these videos for use in the program.

DV Cameras - Back in the 1990s and 2000s, almost all camcorders were dv camcorders (they used tapes and had a dv port). As such, almost all computers had a dv port built in (or one could be easily added). SportsCAD was originally built around this technology. It is actually STILL the fastest way to capture video in many situations. Having said that, users that want to continue to use their dv setup have to find the equipment in the used market, since it is almost impossible to find new dv cameras and computers with dv ports these days.

Phones and Tablets - The new phones and tablets in the market today all capture high and medium definition video at various frame rates. They save the recorded video to files with built in memory. When you plug them into a pc, the pc recognizes the phone/tablet and a new drive letter is added to the pc. The videos taken on your phone or tablet can be found on this new drive. SportsCAD can then take over and import and convert these videos for use in the program.


Things to look for with any camera:
The camera should have a manual shutter speed of at least 1/2000 (or a Sports Mode).

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How do I get the video into the computer?

Once you have plugged your camera into your computer, you simply go to the capture section of the software, push a couple of buttons, and your ready to analyze.

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What can I do once the video is in my computer?

With the click of a button, you can pull up your video, split the screen and compare your video to a professional or past performances. Draw lines, spine angle, circles, squares, and other drawing tools to help isolate and highlight the trouble areas. There are many different ways to analyze and compare videos. Have a look at the demo to quickly learn how the software can work for you.

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