V1 Pro is capable of storing a great deal of descriptive information with your video, collectively called the Video Database. Information ranges from the date and student’s name to the camera angles and the type of club used. This information can be displayed, edited, and in some cases also used to search for video on your system or those networked with you. To edit a video’s record in the Video Database, right-click its tab, or hold the tab down for a couple of seconds.
The fields available here are as follows:
Each new video is assigned a unique serial number which cannot be changed. This is simply a sequential number that is also used as the default filename. For a given Video Database, serial numbers are not re-used. Once you delete number 56, that number will not be re-used. Unless you plan to externally manipulate the Video Database, it is not necessary to be concerned with a tab’s serial number.
This is simply the absolute location of the video within the Windows filing system.
By default, a new video has no rating (0 stars).Click on a star (1-5) to assign a new rating, or click to the left of the first star to remove the rating. The rating may also be set on the Tab Preview window which opens when your cursor hovers over a tab.
Choose to assign the video to any student found in the Video Database. An Edit button is provided as shortcut to the Student edit window. A video not assigned a student or a category is considered “unsorted.” You may choose to have a bin show only video assigned to a particular student.
Choose to assign the video to any category found in the Video Database. An Edit button is provided as shortcut to the Category edit window. A video not assigned a student or a category is considered “unsorted.” Default categories include Models and Lessons. You may choose to have a bin show only video assigned to a particular category.
Choose to assign the video to any instructor ID on your system. You may choose to have a bin show only video assigned to a particular instructor.
Together with the category, tags provide an additional method for classifying your video.You might wish to tag video based on attributes such as “left handed,” “tripod,” “indoors,” “face-on,” “favorite,” “what not to do,” “putting,” etc. Click the Add button to “tag” the current tab. Highlight one or more tags and click Delete to remove them.
The date and time the video was created.
This is the shortest “description” that you may assign to a tab. It may only be 10 characters in length.If entered, it will appear on the tab to replace the category name.
This is a searchable description of less than 200 characters. It appears on the Tab Preview window.
This is a memo field which may be multiple paragraphs and tens of thousands of characters in length, allowing you to describe your video in great detail. It is not searchable, and only appears when you open this video info window.
Here are some things you might consider adding to the description and/or notes fields:
- What the student was working on
- What problems you saw that you would like to address
A check mark appears if the video was recorded with a high-definition progressive-scan camera. This setting is automatically inherited from the PS can settings on the Camera Options page as discussed in the More Options chapter.
When checked, DV video will be stretched to fill the width of the 16:9 aspect ratio video window. This setting is automatically inherited from the camera view settings on the Camera Options page as discussed in the More Options chapter.
Custom frame rate
When checked, you may specify a custom frame rate for the video. This is useful for high-speed videos with 210 or 300 frames per second, such as recorded with the Casio FX-1.
The camera view used for the video. Click the down-arrow to select from the following: Face-On, Down-the-Line, Overhead, Behind, or Other. This setting is automatically inherited from the camera view settings on the Camera Options page as discussed in the More Options chapter.
When using multiple sites, this field can be used to contain the location that the lesson occurred and/or where the video was recorded.
Lesson topic, for example, “What motion element were you working on with the student when this video was recorded?”
Estimated or actual ball speed at impact. If you are using an integrated launch monitor, this field and those under the heading “Ball flight information” may be automatically populated.
How far did the ball travel? This field, together with the other under the Sport/Motion specific heading may be automatically populated with data taken from a launch monitor system.
These fields will only be available if your instructor identity is logged into the V1 Golf Academy, or you have specified GOLF as your sport.
Identifies the club used by the student. Click the down-arrow to select from the following pull-down options: Driver, Wood, Long Iron, Mid Iron, or Short Iron.
What path was the club traveling through the ball relative to the intended line of flight?Click the down-arrow to select from the pull-down options: Outside In, On Line, or Inside Out.
Club Face Angle
What horizontal angle was the club-face when it struck the ball, relative to the intended line of flight? Click the down-arrow to select from the pull-down options: Open, Square, or Closed.
What vertical direction (relative to the ground) was the club traveling when it struck the ball? Click the down-arrow to select from the pull-down options: Downward, Parallel, or Upward.
Where on the club-face did the ball strike? Click the down-arrow to select from the pull-down options: Centered, Heel, Toe, Top, or Bottom.
At what angle from the ground did the ball “take off"? If you don’t have a launch monitor, this may be estimated by using the angle drawing tool on a frame following impact.
At what angle from straight-on did the ball leave the club (that is, push or pull)?
The back spin helps you to estimate what the vertical change the ball will make relative to its initial course (that is, rising or dropping).
The side spin helps you to estimate the horizontal change in direction that the ball will make from its original path (that is, hook or slice).