The bestest program just got better - at the golf course

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#1 SpectateSwamp  Icon User is offline

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The bestest program just got better - at the golf course

Posted 20 July 2010 - 12:46 PM

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We took our Camcorders and Laptop to Golf Tournaments.

The idea was to shoot video of each golfer from behind and across; then play those videos back in slow motion and normal speed while they were having their awards supper.

This was accomplished and the video was up and playing on a large screen within 15 minutes of leaving the course. The only problem was that some golf swings took far more time than others and when played back in slow motion; the audience would lose interest. As well in attempting to capture only the "golf swing" we missed some completely.

The solution was a simple program change that allowed for ONLY the final 3 secs of the video to be played in slow motion. This way we could start recording right when the golfer addressed the ball and turn off the recording on completion of the swing. From now on we won't miss any more Swings.

Now each video plays followed by the finals 3 seconds in Slo-Mo.

The video clips from those 2 tournaments is being switched out daily. Along with a demo of the slo-mo and other capabilities.

http://www.telusplan...soyoos_golf.htm

Being able to play back the end of each video or audio file opens up a new form of cataloging. By doing a verbal summary of the contents; the last few seconds of these files can be randomly sampled and then played back in its entirety.

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Re: The bestest program just got better - at the golf course

Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:04 PM

I think I'm going to move this to the Share Your Project forum. :)
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:05 PM

AWESOME!!!!!!!!! :bananaman: :alucard:
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Re: The bestest program just got better - at the golf course

Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:11 PM

I'm not sure I entirely followed your last paragraph. Could you go into more detail about the cataloging?

Edit: Also, your link is a dud.

This post has been edited by 5thWall: 20 July 2010 - 01:12 PM

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Re: The bestest program just got better - at the golf course

Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:11 PM

God.. here we go again. Someone fire up encylopedia-dramatica and get a new entry ready.
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:21 PM

If you love this thread and wanna see it featured on the homepage (and get ole' Swampy his -83 reputation back to a lovely shade of green) vote up his first post!!!! :scooter:
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Re: The bestest program just got better - at the golf course

Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:24 PM

View Postskyhawk133, on 20 July 2010 - 02:21 PM, said:

If you love this thread and wanna see it featured on the homepage (and get ole' Swampy his -83 reputation back to a lovely shade of green) vote up his first post!!!! :scooter:


Ugh.. that's a horrible abuse the ranking system! >.< Can't we just 5 star the thread or something else?
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:30 PM

It only takes +10 reputation in any thread for it to hit the homepage. That'll leave him at -73 reputation. :red_indian:
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Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:35 PM

View Postskyhawk133, on 20 July 2010 - 08:21 PM, said:

If you love this thread and wanna see it featured on the homepage (and get ole' Swampy his -83 reputation back to a lovely shade of green) vote up his first post!!!! :scooter:

Then why don't you simply edit the first post and select feature?
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Re: The bestest program just got better - at the golf course

Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:51 PM

I dunno, he called me a bully & accused me of things that were not true ;)

Question, why is no one yelling "four" in the videos?
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Re: The bestest program just got better - at the golf course

Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:53 PM

View PostAdamSpeight2008, on 20 July 2010 - 12:35 PM, said:

View Postskyhawk133, on 20 July 2010 - 08:21 PM, said:

If you love this thread and wanna see it featured on the homepage (and get ole' Swampy his -83 reputation back to a lovely shade of green) vote up his first post!!!! :scooter:

Then why don't you simply edit the first post and select feature?



Cause I"m leaving this one up to the community. If they love Spectate as much as I do, they'll vote it up. If not, they'll vote it down. It's the beauty of democracy!
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Re: The bestest program just got better - at the golf course

Posted 20 July 2010 - 01:56 PM

Golf!? Video!? Visual Basic!? Sign me up!
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Re: The bestest program just got better - at the golf course

Posted 20 July 2010 - 02:04 PM

View Postskyhawk133, on 20 July 2010 - 03:21 PM, said:

If you love this thread and wanna see it featured on the homepage (and get ole' Swampy his -83 reputation back to a lovely shade of green) vote up his first post!!!! :scooter:


I vote only because our semi-autocratic leader told us to.
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Re: The bestest program just got better - at the golf course

Posted 20 July 2010 - 02:35 PM

Aren't you the guy that had built himself a search engine in C inside of a single text file using a trillion GOTO statements? That thread was amazing!

Also, this is great stuff! Incredibly interesting.
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Re: The bestest program just got better - at the golf course

Posted 20 July 2010 - 02:52 PM

View Poststapia.gutierrez, on 20 July 2010 - 04:35 PM, said:

Aren't you the guy that had built himself a search engine in C inside of a single text file using a trillion GOTO statements? That thread was amazing!

Also, this is great stuff! Incredibly interesting.


Using VB6...not C
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