Video Analysis

Tim Bacon is Dartfish trained, teaches the Squash Canada Level 4 Task Performance Analysis, and has taught Skill Analysis & Biomechanics to Level I,II,and III coaches as a Course Conductor with Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

Video analysis can consist of two parts: biomechanical and tactical (or notational) analysis.  In biomechanical analysis,  usually a single stroke, or series of strokes is filmed and analyzed using tools such as slow motion or split-screen.  Tactical analysis usually consists of filming and entire game or match and analyzing patterns of shots or statistics such as number of errors, or percentage of winners from a certain part of the court.

The Dartfish Viewer software allows you to view Dartfish Media files, and can be down loaded here.

  1. Here is a tennis example of what can be done with Dartfish:

One Response to Video Analysis

  1. Giselle says:

    Hi! (Tim?)
    I wanted to say that I enjoy reading your posts and your website! I did my undergrad at UWO, and Im doing my masters there also (Biomechanics). I am about to do a “little” (Independent study) squash project with which Black Knight has decided to help me. I am thinking about incorporating video analysis (and Dartfish maybe) and I was wondering if you had any tips. (e.g., best angle to capture salient characteristics of the backhand, use of markers, etc)- I will be comparing novice players to experienced in their technique as potential risk for tennis elbow.
    I’d love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

    Thanks,

    Giselle

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