Since Dartfish was developed with athletics in mind, most of its documentation and training materials focus on athletic activities and competitions. However, the video analysis tools are diverse and powerful. It isn’t hard to imagine potential applications in other fields. These short instructional videos from Dartfish.tv will explain some of the key features.
Tagging is the method by which a human observer adds their insights, judgments and observations onto the video timeline. This is a core value-added function in Dartfish.
Dartfish has limited tools for editing video. The concept behind Dartfish is that you shouldn’t change the underlying video because you may want to reuse and analyze it in different ways … possibly many times. Hence, Dartfish “adds” information to videos. It doesn’t “alter” the video.
Commenting and Publishing
When videos and events have been identified and analyzed, the author is likely to want to assemble useful collections of events from various sources. Perhaps a highlight video. Dartfish has tools to make it easy to record the analysis and publish it in a variety of different combinations and configurations.
Marking and Measuring from the Video
Dartfish has powerful tools to highlight action and to extract useful data and measures from video clips. With Dartfish, a 30sec video clip is not simply a recording of the action. It is a data mine for insights about the performance.
Comparing Videos and Actions in Videos
Dartfish has powerful tools to compare actions on different video clips. With these tools, video clips of events from different places and different times can be compared and analyzed more deeply than ever before.
Using External Statistics and Data with the Video
Dartfish tagging, markup and measurement can extract data from the video. However, Dartfish has equally strong tools to pull data from external sources and add it to the video.