How to get the best videos for analysis
Simply take 3 short videos, each one about 5 seconds long and email them to me. Yup, that’s all it takes. I will download your video and use analysis software to slow it down, zoom in, stop-motion, and break it down to exacting details.
Side View: from 90 degrees and about 20 feet away. Hold your camera/phone stationary as you run through the frame. It’s okay, actually it’s best, if you have a margin below and above you in the video so your body only fills about 1/3 of the frame…remember, I can really zoom in if I need to.
Front View: from straight in front of you. Take this video as you run towards the camera/phone from about waist height. Again, be sure to keep your body in the middle 1/3 of the frame (for some of the video).
Rear View: from straight behind you. Take this video as you run away from the camera/phone from about waist height. This one is tricky because it’s difficult for the person holding the camera to jump into position as you run by, so just do your best.
Question: How fast should you run in the videos? Answer: Run at a moderate pace (about 80% effort), not slow and not fast. Be sure to warm up first and don’t try to use perfect form, just run as you normally do.
Question: Can you use a treadmill? Answer: Sure, however an outdoor video on FLAT terrain is best.
Tip: you can easily get these videos without any help if you set it up on a table/chair/etc, just trim the length of your videos to about 5 seconds and be sure your body is only about 1/3 of the frame for best analysis. Also, a landscape orientation is better but a portrait view is okay too.
If you have any questions, just give me a call.