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Doug PedersonEmpowering Your video playback capabilities through the ON/OFF switch
by on Sep 9, 2010 at 3:53:53 pm

Here's the skinny on HOW to quickly capture slow motion golf swing videos for ALL the participants in a tournament. The ON/OFF switch is Key!

We took our 2 camcorders to Hole #2.
That TEE had the best lighting and least shade. The Hole runs to the North North East. Quite good for early morning and noon Tee-time Shoots.

For the quickest results follow this simple Videoing recipe.
*AS each 'new' foursome arrives at the TEE:

-Shoot 1 extremely short video clip (1 or 2 seconds max)
of the tournament sheet or white-board with golfer names and Flight# or video the Golfers as they drive up in their Carts.

-Start recording the action when the Golfer addresses the ball.

-Shut off recording as soon as the swing is complete.

-then the next golfer in that foursome.

That's IT.

The video is offloaded to the Laptop in 5 to 10 minutes. There are 90+ golf swing clips from each of the 2 CamCorders.

The video software program Does-The-Rest.

The App's "GOLF" option is selected:

--a text file is created with dual lines that control the video playback.

the 1st text line contains: The Search detail info and video replay controls.
"photo c:\GOLF_0014.mpg " --- INFO like NAME & SCORE can be added here later

the 2nd line has the physical location of the video files
"xxx.c:\search\GOLF_0014.mpg" --- A mpeg video file named GOLF_0014 on Drive C in a folder called 'Search'

The above lines instructs the software to play the short (6 to 8secs) GOLF_0014.mpg clip at REGULAR speed.

What controls the final 3 seconds (the swing) in SLO-MO is the addition of a couple parameters:

The 2nd pair of catalog lines uses (start point) and (replay speed) settings
photo c:\GOLF_0012.mpg start==-3000 speed=125

" Start==-3000 " is the number of seconds (-3000 indicates -3 secs) So start the playback 3secs before the end.

" speed=125 " is the speed where 1000 is full speed. This 1/8 speed is in reality about 1/10 speed due to computer delay time resulting from the rapid video stops and starts from within the Slo-Mo playback controller.

The computer finds all the videos in the specified directories and automatically created these 2 sets of lines for each video clip captured from the tournament. So these 180+ video files are ready to play Full Speed and Slo-Mo for all golfers FS/SM FS/SM....

And the PLAY Begins... On the big screen RANDOM by foursomes... The mini clip you filmed of the foursome is the BREAK indicator that now identifies each new play group as a SET. The computer randomly selects and plays the foursome's 4 videos. On the BIG screen. All within 10 minutes of leaving the Course. How fast is that.

The mini-clip feature allows for easy synchronizing the video from 2 or more CamCorders. By choosing the Golfer's Seq# along with His/Her video GRP#; (during the auto-catalog; line #1 has " GRP#3 " & " SEQ#4 " added as search details) so playing the videos from CC#1 then CC#2 repeatedly is now a snap.

photo GRP#3 SEQ#4
photo GRP#3 SEQ#4 start==-3000 speed=125
photo GRP#3 SEQ#4
photo GRP#3 SEQ#4 start==-3000 speed=125

photo GRP#4 SEQ#0 ---------- (this short 1-2 sec video clip caused the BREAK line & changes the sequence counts)
photo GRP#4 SEQ#0 start==-3000 speed=125

What Entertainment Value to the golfers as they have their awards meal. They just loved it. What GREAT momentos the monogrammed USB STICKS (with vids set to randomly play) is for them. Everybody will want to SPONSOR a cool timely gift like that.... for video samples from the 2 test demo tournaments

This method unleashes the true power and speed that was hidden in "ON/OFF" Switch!!! Look Out...

Not all Operating System have this video capability but they should or face being left in the digital video dust because of it.

You Mac and Linux fanatics NEED to do a PC landfill rescue (thousands of PCs are going there everyday). Don't let your blind loyalty to any OS. Hold you back. It's the application software that counts most. Relax; Now we can ALL enjoy the world of ON/OFF Video power.

If a Camcorder came out with similar ground breaking features - You'd go get it, Wouldn't you? This is FREE and here NOW!

Digital video enthusiast

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Doug PedersonNever see the final 3 seconds of video
by on Nov 23, 2010 at 6:37:01 pm

You can never stop recording soon enough sometimes. But don't worry about profanities ruining the immediate video playback. With the PD/C option the last 3 seconds of video will never get played.

The Profanity Delay / Censor option.

Reasons to use this cool Video feature:
If someone you don't like goes by. Stop recording.
If you might get sued. Stop recording.
If someone says something nasty or threatening to you. Stop recording.
If you are videoing a Wild Wild party be ready to. Stop recording

Sometime later you can examine those final few seconds to see which videos goes to the XXX folder.

Wouldn't it be great if YouTube offered this feature. Then we could quickly send our unedited video. As long as we stop recording quickly. Come on YouTube do it for the Swampies.

Just as with the "golf" enhancement whereby the "start==" element changing to negative "-3000" allows for playing the last 3 secs (the swing) in slo-mo. A similar change to the "wait=-3" will play all but the final 3 seconds of a video. When they are acting bad; cut 'em off.

Catalog the video using "gf" and then change the resultant .txt file replacing every "photo " with "photo wait=-3 " So within minutes of offloading the video it's ready to play. Never see them last 3 seconds EVER.

The latest search.exe from yesterday!!!

Digital video enthusiast

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