Video Analysis Software: Three Awesome Coaching Tools

A very quick post this morning en route to one of our Running Technique Workshops in London.

One of our followers on Twitter sent me an email this morning asking what software packages I use for Running Video Analysis.

There are a number of great packages available. Most of my work is real-world coaching, rather than in-clinic treadmill analysis, so mobility and the ‘hassle factor’ has been a big consideration for me.

I use a combination of iPad Mini and MacBook Pro within my coaching sessions. I don’t like the relatively slow frame rate of the native camera within the iPad mini, so I use my high speed video camera set to 250fps, and an SD card to transfer footage very quickly from the camera to my iPad Mini (this initially required a bit of iOS trickery) or MacBook Pro.

On very rare occasion I use a laptop running Windows. Again, I transfer footage using the SD card, I just use a different software.

My Video Analysis Software Choices

MacBook Pro

On the MacBook Pro, I use ObjectusVideo as my software of choice. You can find out more about the package and it’s features in the App store.

iPad Mini

My iPad Mini gets the most use on a day-to-day basis. I’ve tried various Apps. To date my favourite has to be Ubersense. Full software details can be found on their website.

Windows Laptop

When I have to use a Windows laptop for any reason, I tend to use Kinovea, which is a free open-source piece of software.

If you’re on a budget, you can’t go far wrong with this free option!

About The Author 

James has an academic background in Sport Rehabilitation and a special interest in Applied Biomechanics. He currently coaches a large number of Runners and Triathletes across all levels of ability and performance. He's grown a strong reputation for enabling athletes to improve their running performance and overcome running injuries through improving their Running Technique and developing Running Specific Strength.


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