If you liked the article on the free open source program called Kinovea, here are 3 more!
Free is good.
LongoMatch is a free video analysis software for sport analysts with unlimited possibilities: Record, Tag, Review, Draw, Edit Videos and much more!
LongoMatch has been designed to be very easy to use, exposing the basic functionalities of video analysis in an intuitive interface. Tagging, playback and edition of stored events can be easily done from the main window, while more specific features can be accessed through menus when needed.
LongoMatch can be used for any kind of sports, allowing to create custom templates with an unlimited number of tagging categories. It also supports defining custom subcategories and creating templates for your teams with detailed information of each player which is the perfect combination for a fine-grained performance analysis.
LongoMatch can be used for post-match analysis supporting the most common video formats. But it can also be used for live analysis, capturing from Firewire or even without a capture device, being able to import the video file after the analysis. This feature allows decoupling the capture process from the analysis, but having it ready as soon as the recording is done.
The results of the analysis can be presented in several formats, exporting the key plays to a new video file or generating statistics reports. With LongoMatch you can easily create video highlights in a few steps, directly from the analysis window or using playlists. Rendering jobs can be queued, making it easier to create videos at the same no time.
Time is important and coding fast even more, so in LongoMatch most action can be performed through shortcuts. The video player can be completely with the keyboard, supporting frame-stepping and slow motion. LongoMatch has also a tool for exporting sequential snapshots and a powerful drawing tool.
LongoMatch is licensed under the General Public License (GPLv2), and therefore it’s free to use and redistribute. Under the woods, LongoMatch is powered by excellent open source projects, such as GStreamer, Gtk and Mono.
SportsTracker is an application for people which want to record their sporting activities. It is not bound to a specific kind of sport, the user can create categories for all sport types such as running, cycling, swimming or tennis.
The main advantage is a good overview of your exercises and you can easily create diagrams and statistics for specific time ranges and sport types. In the calendar you can also track your body weight or create note entries, e.g. the training plan or upcoming sport events.
All the application data is stored in XML files. So it should be easy to access it with other tools or to write importers and exporters for other applications.
If you own a heart rate (HR) monitor with a computer interface you can display the recorded exercise files and evaluate the diagrams with the integrated ExerciseViewer application. You can organize them by attaching the recorded files to the exercise entries. When adding new exercises you can import the data from the recorded exercise files.
Chronojump Boscosystem measures, and manages sport short-time tests. Chronojump is a free solution used by trainers, teachers and students. You have to buy (or build your own) hardware: a 50ms (jumps in contact platform) version or 10ms (run between photocells) version. Otherwise, the software is free.
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