Vernier Updates Video Analysis App
Vernier Software & Technology has released an update to its Video
Analysis app and also launched a new accompanying ebook designed
for physics classes.
The app, which is compatible with desktop and mobile operating
systems (macOS, iPadOS, iOS, Windows 10, Chrome OS and Android), is
designed to allow students to analyze motion through video — a ball
bouncing, an object dropping, bowling pins being juggled, etc. With
the new version, students can use their own videos or videos that
have been prepared for them.
Using the app, students “mark points to track the object in motion.
The app generates accurate and visually rich graphs that reflect the
recorded motion for students to analyze.”
Some other new features include:
Center of mass location (for collision studies);
Replay, showing data points as they are added;
The ability to trim a portion of a video;
Export for saving a video frame or a graph;
Automatic object tracking; and
A vector overlay to connect motion “to the textbook
According to Vernier: “The accompanying Vernier Video Analysis:
Motion and Sports e-book features 12 investigations using Vernier
Video Analysis. In addition to traditional physics concepts such as
velocity, acceleration, and projectile motion, investigations of
sports science expand learning opportunities and further connect the
study of motion to students’ daily lives.”
A 30-day free trial is available now. Site licenses are also
details can be found on Vernier’s site.