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Re: Slow motion
Posted by Administrator
2/23/2014  8:54:00 PM
Hi Don,

I've looked into options for slow motion in the past, but haven't come across one that truly fits our needs as of yet. So I've come to the conclusion that our best option will ultimately be to rebuild our collection of short, demo clips of each step, adding a take to each clip that is played at half speed. In the meantime, however, there is one option you have that gives you the flexibility to pause, advance frame by frame, and scrub the playhead at whatever speed you like: Quicktime video.

Quicktime is Apple's proprietary format, however you do not need to own an Apple device to use it. There is a version of the Quicktime Player for both Mac and Windows PCs. If you don't already have it on your computer, you can download the Quicktime Player at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/.

Once you have Quicktime installed, go to www.ballroomdancers.com and log in to your user account. From there, click on the Custom Settings tab. Scroll about halfway down the page and look for an option entitled "Video Settings". Switch the setting to Quicktime, then scroll to the bottom of the page and click the Save Settings button. Now when you go back to the video viewing pages, you will notice that you are using a slightly different video player. This is the Quicktime Player, and it has more flexibility in terms of pausing, frame advancing and scrubbing the video.

To others who might be reading this: Be aware that the frame advance feature is exclusive to Mac and Windows PCs only. Unfortunately Quicktime for iOS on mobile devices does not provide the same functionality.

Jonathan Atkinson
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