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What is Dartfish Technology for Figure Skating?

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Dartfish Technology for Figure Skating

Dartfish Technology for Figure Skating

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Question: What is Dartfish Technology for Figure Skating?
Answer: Dartfish is a computer video analysis program that is used to analyze figure skating jumps and spins.

Computer Analysis Software for Figure Skating:

The Dartfish Video Analysis system is the standard video computer software system used to analyze figure skating jumps. Dartfish's "SimulCam" and "StroMotion" technology makes it possible for skaters to record their skating and compare their skating with previous recordings of their skating. Skaters can also compare their jump and spin attempts with previous recordings of other figure skaters.

Expensive:

The cost of a Dartfish system is high, so most figure skating coaches are not able to take advantage of it. As an alternative, many figure skating coaches videotape skaters at the rink and analyze and show the errors to the skaters in slow motion using a standard video system.

Advantages:

Computer analysis is able to measure the flight time of figure skating jumps, so is a better way to analyze figure skating jumps than standard video analysis. If a skater and coach know the flight time required for a jump, they are able to know what height and rotation time needed for a skater to do the jump successfully.

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