Instructions For Shooting Video

For Your Upcoming Video Analysis Session

Video Standards

We will give you our best with the video you provide. But please aim for these standards:

Take some practice shots first to make sure you get the intended view.

Capture the full body in the video frame.

Keep the camera very stable.

Keep lighting behind the camera so that swimmer is illuminated (rather than put into silhouette). Have camera between swimmer and windows with outside light, or underwater lights.

Capture 8 to 12 whole strokes in sequence for each view.

Swim with the stroke intensity that you want analyzed, appropriate to the event you are training for (we need to see the real you!)

Video Viewpoints

Most important viewpoints to shoot:

  • Underwater side view
  • Surface side view
  • Underwater front view
  • Surface front view

Bonus viewpoints:

  • Top view
  • Underwater rear view (to see more of your kicking pattern)

Delivering Video

If possible, please save your video to .mov or .mp4 file format at 720p (1280px ×720px) or less size.

Finally, you may upload to a file sharing site such as Dropbox or to WeTransfer (both services are free and behave nicely) then send us a link where we can download your videos.

Some times there are errors in the video file or format provided. We’ll let you know if we run into problems getting the video loaded.