Video Analysis
 
Health and performance uses the Quintic Biomechanics video assessment software. There have been many professional sporting bodies and sportsmen that have benefited from this type of assessment. The English Instituteof Sport, Padraig Harrington, Matthew Hoggard, David Howell and many more.

Performance Improvement & Injury Prevention

With the help of Quintic, we aim to provide answers to performance related topics such as:

  • What is the best run-up for a high jumper?
  • How should they knee angle be modified for the delivery stride of a fast bowler in cricket?
  • What is the velocity of the swimmer after the tumble turn?
These questions are of the form: What is done? How is it done? Why does it work? The answers to What? How? and Why? are important to the athlete.
 
Benefit of video
 
Humans have quite slow vision. The human eye can only separate a maximum of ten / twelve images per second. There are even some suggestions amongst scientists that events lasting less than 0.25 seconds cannot usually be seen clearly. Although coaches are irreplaceable in analysing athlete's techniques, often the coach's eye cannot extract all the necessary details in a live sporting situation.
 
Video cameras create the illusion of motion by ‘tricking’ the human eye. Video cameras play 25 flashing still pictures each second. As an eye cannot separate those pictures, we get the feeling of continuous movement.The use of a video camera is a very effective tool to help you improve sporting technique. Quintic video analysis software enables video capture at 25, 50 and 100fps. At 100fps each still image is 10ms apart, capable of capturing even the fastest of human movement. In addition to just one video camera, Quintic has the capability of capturing two live video images, simultaneously. The benefits of video have just doubled!
 
More and more athletes, coaches, scientists are using video feedback as a coaching aid. Video can very quickly help athletes to understand the basic fundamentals of a specific movement. Providing athletes with immediate performance feedback via Quintic video software is a very powerful analysis tool… the images are used to assist coaches in their task, as the athlete's performance can be repeated afterwards and slowed down during critical phases.
 
By comparing performances of previous movements, or even other athletes, the Quintic software enables you to compare video images via the computer screen. Differences between the techniques can be identified (competition vs. training) and this information made available immediately to the athlete. The coach and the athlete can discuss what they see and plan a strategy for improvement, then repeat the process. How the feedback is presented to the athlete when using Quintic is highly dependent upon the skill of the coach or analyst.
 
Over the recent years the role that information technology has played in sport coaching has dramatically increased in a wide range of areas, including assisting in the delivery of performance feedback. Practice should be a rewarding experience; a video camera helps you make the most out of your time. When you watch yourself perform via the computer screen, the image is there before your eyes, instead of being just in your mind.
 
By studying your technique in depth, (frame-by-frame), you can start to build a picture of what you're trying to achieve. Seeing an improvement can boost your confidence. Normally it's difficult to correct a fault, even if you know what you should be doing. This is because you don't see yourself in action. The slightest alteration to the technique will always feel uncomfortable to begin with. Negative thoughts and doubts can soon eat away at your performance. It is then you start drifting into old habits, simply because that's what comes naturally. You have aged bad habits and before long you are back to square one. When the video or computer images are there in front of you, it's much easier to set yourself back on the right lines. You can learn a great deal from studying your own technique on video. The benefits of video apply to all levels of performance - from the beginner to the Elite athlete, all you need is a video camera and Quintic software...
 
Remember the camera never lies...
 

 
English Institute of Sport "Quintic Biomechanics Software provides ACCURATE & FAST analysis which is why we're the preferred supplier of Biomechanical Performance Analysis Software to the English Institute of Sport."
Padraig Harrington "Quintic Performance Analysis Software provides comprehensive, easy to use, tools to allow me to analyse my full swing, chipping and putting in fine detail, whether I'm on the practice range, indoors or away on Tour. I am able to immediately synchronise and compare my swing action and tempo, whilst the use of the drawing tools enables me to calculate the speed and acceleration of my club and arms."
Matthew Hoggard "As a bowler who prides himself on consistent performance it is really important for me to monitor my action. With the help of the Quintic Performance Analysis Software this helps me not only fine tune my performance but also limit potential injury.'

'They say 'Pictures paint a thousand words' and to see the critical angles and positions of your run up and delivery stride helps me make instant changes to my action. It really is another dimension for any training programme..."
Tony Russ 
"Quintic Video Analysis allows me to analyse my player's performance after every training session and game. I use the software to help break down individual and team skills to get the most out of all our players and would recommend Quintic to all coaches, whatever their level"


 
Cost for Video Assesment £250 / 45 - 60 min session