Kinovea

by Kinovea

A free and open-source tool to aid with analysis of video footage

Operating system: Windows

Publisher: Kinovea

Release: Kinovea 0.8.15

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Last revision: Last week

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Kinovea is a flexible, free, and open-source tool to aid with the analysis of video footage. With Kinovea, you can easily capture, speed-adjust, cross reference, annotate, and measure athletic performances.

Features:

  • Professional-grade tools, with an interface simple enough for a classroom
  • Amend and annotate the video with arrows, descriptions, and other aids
  • Synchronize and compare two videos side-by-side
  • Use semi-automated or manual tracking to follow trajectories and work out angles, distances, and times
  • Export your custom findings to various spreadsheet formats

Kinovea allows for the methodical study of a video-captured performance, ideal for training, coaching, commentary, or other professional fields -- yet it's designed to be intuitive for any level of the user. With its ability to zoom, annotate, measure and slow or speed up footage, its high level of control allows for a much deeper and more precise understanding of recorded events.

With Kinovea you can easily capture, speed-adjust, cross reference, annotate, and measure athletic performances.

The software supports nearly any video format, as well as static images. Image tools include rotate (useful for cell phone captures), zoom, mirror, deinterlace, and aspect ratio correction. Users can synchronize and compare videos, even with different framerates. Time itself is flexible and can be measured by frame, in milliseconds, or with a traditional timecode. Measure time, angle, and distance in 2D or 3D space, to max velocities. A grid-based system helps to track motion even when not aligned with the camera plane; a warping tool compensates for lens distortion. To help with analysis, users can use spotlight or magnifier tools; freeze footage; and add text and graphics: lines, arrows, free drawing. Track analysis of single-point or multi-point objects; view scatter plots, linear or angular kinematics, and export data to standard spreadsheet formats. Advanced users can code custom tools using an XML framework. 

Kinovea is now available for free in 26 languages, for even modestly powered modern Windows systems. Though free, the author, Joan Charmant, maintains a Patreon for users to help support the project. As with many open-source programs, there's a stable and a beta version, both available either as ZIP files or self-extracting install packages. The beta version is going to have more features than the latest stable release, but those features may not all work the way they're intended. 

  • Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10) and .NET platform 3.5.
  • 1GHz CPU
  • 256 MB RAM
  • 1024x600 screen resolution
Kinovea 0.7.10 (8.95 MB)
Kinovea 0.8.15 (16.41 MB)
jessica lynn diehm
The software supports nearly any video format like mpeg,mp4,avi etcas well as static images formats. Image tools including rotate option,zoom, mirror and aspect ratio correction. Users can synchronize the data and compare videos even with different framerates or pixel rates. Time itself is flexible and can be measured by frame, in milliseconds, or with a traditional timecode. Measure time, angle, and distance in 2D or 3D space, to max velocities. A grid-based system helps to track motion even when not aligned with the camera plane; it also has a tool compensates for lens distortion. To help with analysis, users can use spotlight or magnifier tools; freeze footage; and add text and graphics: lines, arrows, free drawing. Track analysis of single-point or multi-point objects; view scatter plots, linear or angular kinematics, and export data to common spreadsheet formats.users that are advanced can code custom tools using an XML framework.
Alicia Sasser
I love using this software! It makes it easy to go over videos side by side and compare the similarities and differences between them. The UI is very simple, but allows you to do so much more than it appears! All in all a must-have.
Lucas
Kinovea is a must-have tool for all coaches, trainers and biomechanics experts. Kinovea sports video player includes powerful tools that are usually reserved for much more expensive performance and analysis software. I was blown away by the functionality of the included measurement tools which give me the ability to easily chart joint angles track and chart trajectory directly on the video which gives my athletes instant visual feedback as opposed to technical verbal feedback which can be confusing at times. Also, the overlay and ghosting features are a game-changer. As the athlete can visually see efficient movement/mechanics vs inefficient movements and mechanics side by side. I think this software should be in the toolbox of every coach, trainer, and therapist.
Ethan
Kinovea is a free video player that has been made particularly for sports experts and their mentors. Clients can transfer recordings of them rehearsing various games so they can investigate their game moves and increase the knowledge that they need to push their presentation to the following level. Clients of Kinovea essentially need to take recordings of themselves playing out their number one games and afterward transfer those recordings. The activity can be eased back down with the goal that specific moves can be dissected without any problem. There are various useful highlights, for example, the occasion to think about two brandishing recordings simultaneously charts and following to show the specific points and estimations of different sorts of developments.
Jamie
If you do sports analysis for fun or a job, then this is for you. It makes analyzing sports videos super easy, and is completely free! It allows you to measure and compare multiple videos against each other. You can also make spreadsheets to help you keep your findings organized. It also allows you to share with friends so you can keep up to date with your projects together.
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