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ERIC Number: EJ849843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0031-921X
Video Analysis with a Web Camera
Wyrembeck, Edward P.
Physics Teacher, v47 n1 p28-29 Jan 2009
Recent advances in technology have made video capture and analysis in the introductory physics lab even more affordable and accessible. The purchase of a relatively inexpensive web camera is all you need if you already have a newer computer and Vernier's Logger Pro 3 software. In addition to Logger Pro 3, other video analysis tools such as Videopoint and Tracker, which is freely downloadable, by Doug Brown could also be used. I purchased Logitech's QuickCam Pro 4000 web camera for $99 after Rick Sorensen at Vernier Software and Technology recommended it for computers using a Windows platform. Once I had mounted the web camera on a mobile computer with Velcro and installed the software, I was ready to capture motion video and analyze it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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