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Description

Video Physics brings automated object tracking and video analysis to iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Capture video of an object in motion, then tap to track automatically. Video Physics instantly creates trajectory, position, and velocity graphs for the object.

Video Physics is perfect for science students and instructors. Perform on-the-go analysis of interesting motion. Measure the velocity of a child's swing, a roller-coaster, or a car. Or, take a video of a basketball free throw shot. Video Physics will display the path of the ball and provide graphs of y vs. x as well as the x and y position and velocity as a function of time.

Features of Video Physics:
• Capture a new video using the built-in camera, choose a video from your Photo Library, or use one of our sample videos
• Track an object automatically or manually add points to the video frame
• Set the scale of the video using an object of known size
• Optionally set coordinate system location and rotation
• View graphs of trajectory and x/y position and velocity
• Export video with points
• Email the video and data for further analysis in Vernier's Logger Pro software for OS X and Windows
• Open data files directly in Vernier's Graphical Analysis app

Quotes from physics teachers:
"Just played with new Vernier video physics app on iPhone - it ROCKS! I remember the day when this would've cost thousands of dollars to do…." Mark Hines @mhines, teacher

"You should check out Vernier's Video Physics app. Students can email video analysis data to Logger Pro; very cool!!" @willkomme, physics teacher

Vernier’s Video Physics app is slick. - Ryan Bretag @ryanbretag, teacher and administrator

App Store featured: Staff Favorite, New and Noteworthy, and What's Hot!
2012 CODiE Awards Finalist - Best Educational Use of a Mobile Device

Hints for taking useful videos:
• Objects that are very different than their background (black/white) work best for automated tracking. It is also helpful to use a background with uniform color and shading. See our sample videos for examples.
• Do not move the camera. Analysis assumes the camera is fixed in position.
• The object in motion should remain approximately in a plane perpendicular to the viewing direction.
• Place an object with known dimensions, such as a meter stick, in the same plane as the motion. Use this to scale the video.

Video Physics is intended for use in science education. The video analysis done in Video Physics provides a useful technique for studying two-dimensional kinematics. You can do even more with Vernier's Graphical Analysis app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch or with Logger Pro software for Mac OS X and Windows.

What’s New

Version 3.1.2

Fixed: video capture for certain screen sizes, and setting scale and units for video analysis.

Ratings and Reviews

1.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Sammy_004 ,

Nice concept but too restricted

I teach Physics so was looking for an app to help teach motion graphs. This was recommended to me and at first I loved it but I soon realised that once you have tracked the motion there is very little you can do with it. You cannot export it to anything other than Verniers own software (which costs a ridiculous amount) which leaves this as a mere gimmick.

Herman Eggbert ,

Good for teaching physics

Only issue is that tracking seems too sensitive and loses the object very easily.
If I input position manually every few frames I can get nice plots to analyse.

PC-San ,

Crashes every time

Trying to use any video than the example videos and this app crashes every single time immediately.

App Privacy

The developer, Vernier Software & Technology, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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