July 11, 2006
from T.B. of USA:
"Dear Coach Lee,
You mentioned in Total Archery the use of a 'variable delayed video box" in conjunction with a video camera and monitor for use in coaching and self analysis. I have not been able to locate a retailer here in the US that stocks such an item. Do you have an internet source that one of these units can be purchased?
The system described in Total Archery, as used at the Australian Institute of Sport, is pretty sophisticated and is in the order of about US$4,000 and is run with dongle controlled software. However, we have located an another excellent software delay program by by SIMI Reality Motion Systems, Germany. The program itself costs 199Euro, approx. US$260. it requires a DV camera, laptop and preferably a 10m FireWire cable so that the DV camera can be placed just about anywhere to capture the archer from any angle. The laptop can then be placed in front of the archer on a table or stool, so that he/she can receive instantaneous feedback. This is one of the best coaching tools to assist both the archer and coach.
- PC (preferably a notebook) with Microsoft Windows 2000 or Windows XP and 256 MB RAM
- FireWire interface (IEEE-1394)
- Large hard disk to store video sequences
- Optional: CD writer
- DV camera with FireWire interface, cable
Refer to the following website for more details and ordering information http://www.simi.com/en/products/vidback/index.html