Video Analysis

The many benefits of Video Analysis

Video analysis is all about improving athletic performance through careful analysis and evaluation of an athletes performance. Using video to analyse movements of an athlete can help coaches pick up on where an athletes can improve in terms of technique and approach.

How world class athletes are improving their performance with Sprongo’s new feature: playlists sharing.

As you all know, the team here at Sprongo love to constantly update and add new features and tools to provide you with the best possible video analysis software to help train and educate your athletes! For coaches, Sprongo is a great tool for quickly and efficiently providing consistent and comparative feedback to your athletes, and for athletes, we provide the tools that aid overall and comparative performance assessment and improvement. Practice makes perfect, so we know that it’s important to collect that recorded practice is one easy to manage place: playlists. We’ve been helping athletes for years improve their technique and skills through video playback support and have just released an exciting new feature, that makes sharing your videos a whole lot easier and more enjoyable! Playlist sharing is the new, easy way to share entire playlists of videos and useful data both through the web and on our…

The New Screen Recording Feature

As you all know, the team here at Sprongo love to constantly update and add new features and tools to provide you with the best possible video analysis software to help train and educate your athletes! We’ve got an exciting new Screen Recording feature for our Sprongo App Users. The new feature allows you to record your screen in real time and save the video to your homefeed, cameral roll and even share it with your friends. You can record while adjusting the speed of a certain video, making it super useful when trying to explain and point out certain aspects of a video. To use the feature, simply click on the red circle that pops up on the top left of your screen. Click on ‘Start Recording’ and you’re good to go.  Once you’re done recording, you’ll have the option of editing or deleting it. You can crop, edit,…

How to: Drawing & Commenting on Sprongo

Including drawings and comments in your videos makes video analysis that much easier, not just for you but for your whole team too! With Sprongo, you can add in specific drawings to highlight a movement or technique, and then add a related comment that will help your team better understand the point you’re trying to make. Don’t worry, we’ve made it as easy as possible to use! Check out how to draw & comment on Sprongo with these four simple steps: 1. Click on the edit button at the bottom right corner of your video 2) Select the colour and shape you’d like your drawing to be Colours you can choose from: Red, Yellow, Green, Black, White Shapes you can choose from: Arrow, Angle, Square, Circle, Line 3) Add your drawing to the video As an example, we’ve added a red line here: 4) Add your comment To help your athletes,…

The New Sprongo App!

Great news – Sprongo just got even better! We are proud to announce our newly updated app has just been released! We’ve worked extra hard to make analysing videos an easier task for you and your teams. The new app has been redesigned, not only making it look a whole lot better, but it will now give you access to all video analysis features, including: A new video feed Record and store unlimited videos Download or stream unlimited online videos – including your teams! Auto-share with your team by uploading videos to your team pages Side-by-side analysis Slow motion video analysis Overlay comparison Trimming, Highlights & Drawing tools And more! Here’s a little sneak peak on what our new app looks like!   Sign in with your account or set up a new account on the app, then use it to upload, analyse and share your videos in real time. Download…

Introducing Burke Mountain Academy’s JP Daigneault

Burke Mountain Academy (BMA) is a leading ski racing academy located in Vermont, USA. BMA differentiates itself on the strength of its community, enabling it to focus on providing passionate ski racers the ability to pursue their academic and athletic potential. Burkies focus on hard work, and the school challenges students to risk failure and learn from success. Burke Mountain Academy has an accomplished and talented staff, recently hiring a friend of ours – JP Daigneault – as Head Coach for the Men’s FIS program earlier this year. Daigneault has previously worked as Program Director at Northwood School, and has held high-level coaching positions at Green Mountain Valley School (GMVS), BC and Quebec Provincial teams in Canada.  Daigneault had a pretty outstanding athletic career of his own having been captain of the Dartmouth Alpine Ski Team and a four-time All-American NCAA Division I skier, in addition to racing for the Canadian team at World Juniors…

Sprongo Video Features – Overlay, Side-by-Side, Merging, Trimming & More!

Sprongo has many video features on its platform to help you analyse and compare your videos. There are quite a few of them so lets break them down for one by one and explain how and why you should use each feature. Side by Side This Tool allows you to view two videos at the same time, effectively helping you determine differences and similarities of techniques and movements between the two videos. To use the tool, simply click on the ‘VS’ icon that appears at the bottom right of one of the  videos you want to compare. Clicking on ‘VS’ prompts you to select a second video you want to compare and will bring you to a page the views both videos side by side. This is where you can play both videos at the same time, increase or decrease the speed and overlay your videos. Overlay The Overlay Tool…

Video Analysis Checklist – How to take your videos to the next level

I think we can all agree that videos are at the heart of video analysis (If it isn’t obvious already!). So making sure that your videos are taken efficiently, appropriately, and avidly are essential in getting the most out of video analysis. Carle Valle of SimpliFaster helps us explain a few things we should check off our list in order to capture videos that help us do this: Invest in a good camera Now, this is not to say that you can’t use a smartphone, however, for efficiency purposes, investing in a good camera can go a long way. Although having a good quality camera allows you to capture better quality videos, this isn’t the main reason why you should invest in one. It actually allows you to be both the coach and videographer at the same time – without having to be in two places at once. Most good…

The Ontario National Ski Academy (NSA)

NSA The National Ski Academy (NSA) in Ontario in Canada use Sprongo to develop and improve their students. NSA was established in 1986 and is a non-profit registered charity. They aim to provide an environment where student athletes can maximize their potential through alpine ski racing excellence, personal growth and academic achievement. In 2010 they became a Ministry of Education inspected private school. They can grant high school credits in grades 9 to 12. Holistic Approach They deliver their vision through a holistic approach. This builds on the individual students addressing three core development areas. These are academics, fitness and ski racing. NSA has a winter home in Collingwood and a summer home is Saas Fee Switzerland. Each home provides the full facilities, professional coaches, teachers and trainers the students need to succeed. They are the only high school credit granting academy in the whole of Canada that provide this holistic program.…

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