Archive for September, 2014

Perana VideoTagger – The best video tagging software ever

September 16, 2014

There is not hyperbole in the title. After years of testing, the Perana Sports folks who made VBStatsHD have made VideoTagger – an easy-to-use video tagging application that lets you create your own templates and interfaces.

VBStatsHD is great – in fact I love to use it for both our match analysis during games and for scouting when I am assisting coaches. However many people who have tried VBStatsHD are overwhelmed by the number of buttons and options (you usually have to key in 3 buttons to code an action).

This is where VideoTagger comes in. You can create really simple templates and interfaces.

Create your own custom template

Step 1: Create your own custom template

Step 2: Code the game

Step 2: Code the game

Step 3: Upload the video, synch and then select the events you want to see or export.

Step 3: Upload the video, synch and then select the events you want to see or export.

For example, I use a simple template to code my own matches while I am coaching the game on my own without an assistant. The interface simply has a button for each player, and a button for 6 actions (Serve, Receive, Set, Spike, Block, Dig). So it’s only 2 buttons for any touch.

Other coaches use it for scouting, where they only code the rotations (S1, S2, S3 etc).

Just like VBStatsHD, you can code stuff live and upload the and synch the video later, or upload the video first and code later.

It’s a great entry level application for video analysis for only $10! Trust me, it’ll be the best $10 you ever spent on volleyball related stuff.