When recording video some general guidelines are:
Always put safety first when taking a video. Stand a safe distance from the subject, ensuring you will not get hit by them.
- Keep the iPhone™ Video Camera as still as possible. Hold your elbow against the torso for added stability of the camera arm.
- Lighting is important, set up the shot to minimize shadows/backlight when possible.Stand far enough away from subject to ensure full motion is in view, but as close as safely possible.
- Keep the recording clip length as short as possible - being sure to catch the full motion you siwh to analyze. This minimizes the amount of memory required to store your clips, as well as time required to render the clip. The iNSTA-Pro currently has a maximum time limit of 8 seconds per clip to allow optimal memory while maintaining maximum resolution and frame rates. Typically, less than 5 seconds is adequate to capture a swing. 10 minutes of recording time is allowed - clip it to the 8 second analysis piece.
- Recordings can be taken in either the Portrait or Landscape mode, depending on the width of field you need.
Alignment Angles for Common Analysis Techniques
Video Taken From Behind Subject.
- Align camera angle to be parallel with subject’s feet/body line and looking towards the target.
- From this angle you can analyze swing plane(s), back angle, knee angle, plus head, hand and feet position(s).
Video Taken From Face Side Of Subject.
- Align camera to be perpendicular to shoulder line of subject and aimed directly at torso.
- From this angle typically analyze head position, shoulder angles, feet position(s), arm angles.
- See The iNSTA-Pro Sports Motion Analyzer website for more analysis details.