If you are looking for a simple, user-friendly, and free video analysis tool, Sprongo is a great choice. Sprongo is a brand new site and is primarily used by athletic teams. It prides itself on offering the “tools that the best use to watch, analyze, and improve their performance.” My tennis team just began using Sprongo to collect and organize videos that we take during practice. Uploading and viewing videos could not be simpler, and we all agree that Sprongo is definitely helping us improve our tennis games.
Sprongo has a lot of neat features that are useful for all sports. Sprongo offers slow motion and frame-by-frame analysis, drawing and commenting, and video comparisons and overlays. There are video tutorials which describe the different features and provide detailed examples on how to best use them. As someone who has never used video analysis software before, I find Sprongo to be very intuitive. Here is a screenshot from the site. I’d like to highlight some of the features:
- Each video can be titled, categorized, and tagged with specific people.
-Comment, compare, and draw tools readily accessible.
-Option to share the video on facebook or twitter.
-Track who has uploaded, watched, and been tagged in the video.
Sprongo is a new site and doesn’t offer some of the more sophisticated tools that other video analysis software includes. While Sprongo in its current form may not be right for some advanced users, the developers are very interested in user feedback and are frequently launching improvements and new features. While I have only been using Sprongo for a month or so, I have been very happy with my experience so far!
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