Topic: Videofinish with time information
We like Kinovea and use it already as a perfect viewer of our videos.
If I would be a programmer myself, I believe it would be easy to create program how we would need it.
A little background information.
There are many amateur greyhound clubs in Europe, I am personally part of the greyhound-racing club in Tirol Austria
Most of this clubs using old analog video finishing solution, as professional solutions start from 10’000 Euro up, what is a lot of money for an amateur club.
I understand very well that professional system for video finishing works a little bit different and has the possibility to measure 1/1000 second or even more.
What we would need
- If the gate of the start boxes open, a timer should be started.
- We are recording a video on the finish line and add on runtime the timer information.
(At the moment we would already be happy with a webcam using 75 Fps (Sony Egle Eye), but better would be 100 or even more frames per second.)
- When all greyhounds have passed the finish line we analyze the video with Kinovea and read the time and put that to an existing Excel program.
More details see my short overview:
https://onedrive.live.com/redir?resid=4 … file%2cpdf
Maybe someone tells me, that is all not problem or have an idea how it could be implemented.