Category: Video

A Musical Experiment

I made a previous post that showed a friend and professional “speaking” a Kennedy speech with American Sign Language (ASL). That was both fun and intriguing. It showed how an experienced professional is both adept and consistent in their skill. The analysis used the Dartfish (www.dartfish.com) software to take videos of two separate sessions of the […]

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The National Collegiate Sales Competition

Football has the Superbowl. Soccer has the World Cup. Track and Field has the Olympics. Budding corporate salespersons have the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC)! Last year, I helped out at the NCSC. Students from universities around the country competed to be the top Sales Candidate and the National Champion. The competition is held annually at Kennesaw State University near […]

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Assembling a View of Multiple Operations

At the end of the Hartybake production process there is an automatic bagger. Waffles are placed on a conveyor with small moving pegs to control spacing. Workers transfer the waffles that exit from the oven and insert them in the conveyor. The naturally irregular shape of these exotic Belgian waffles makes it impractical to link the processes automatically. […]

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The Magic of Special Cases

In my last post, I showed a way to extract detailed operational data from a video clip of human-paced operations. With a customized Dartfish Tagging panel, it was pretty easy to pull data to validate a descriptive probability distribution for the task. As I did the tagging, I saw some situations where the operator deviated from […]

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Analyzing Customer Behavior from Video

A lot of customer service functions involve complex interactions between employees and customers. Studying and analyzing these interactions is complicated and time consuming. In the retail world, however, there is often a steady source of high quality video of those operations … surveillance videos. Dartfish can help to take surveillance video and extract operational insights. […]

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Fitting Distributions to Video Data

A growing number of operations and factory designers use sophisticated discrete simulation tools to test their facility layouts and designs. For major design projects, software systems like the following are often required.  Siemens Plant Simulation Software  Rockwell Arena Simulation Software These (and similar software packages) have a common requirement. They need to assume the distribution […]

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Using Video to Measure Process Variation

In a previous post, I described a novel way to use video to capture visual evidence of process variation and make it far more evident to potential stakeholders. The technique used the Dartfish Analyzer video blending feature from the Dartfish video analysis software. The resulting video looks like the following: You can clearly see evidence […]

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