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Introduction to video analysis

How can you analyse human motion using just regular video cameras? Alexander Refsum Jensenius introduces "motion images" and "motiongrams".
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© Alexander Refsum Jensenius, University of Oslo

This week’s methods track will focus on movement analysis using regular video cameras.

Some of the advanced motion capture technologies we have looked at in previous weeks are certainly the best in terms of accuracy, precision and speed. But video analysis is by far the most accessible and easy solution to get started with analysing human motion on a computer.

In the following video we will take a look at how it is possible to use regular video cameras for movement analysis, and we will look at some different visualisation techniques, including motion images and motiongrams.

© Alexander Refsum Jensenius, University of Oslo
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