Kinovea is a comprehensive application that primarily aims coaches, athletes and medical professionals who want to analyze videos.
The interface of the program is professional-looking and intuitive. Thanks to the Explorer-based folder structure, you can easily navigate directories to locate and access video files. Kinovea supports a wide range of formats, including AVI, MOV, MKV, RM, FLV and MPG.
So, you can preview clips in a built-in, common media player, add key images, write comments and use some standard graphic editing tools (e.g. pencil, line, circle, cross marker, angle).
In addition, you can display a perspective grid, magnify images, configure a color profile, as well as track paths in the video (complete path, a path section around the current image, or a label following the path).
Other options of Kinovea let you specify the total frames per second at the capture time, save a sequence of images or regular snapshots to the JPG, PNG or BMP format, export the key images data to file (ODF, XML, HTML, TXT) or just save it for further modifications, as well as display two video screens for playback or capturing photos, to name but a few.
Plenty of settings can be configured from the Preferences screen. For instance, you can select the time marker format, default image type, speed measurement unit, grid and perspective grid color, as well as modify the default image and video directories and formats, naming patterns and allocated memory for capture buffers.
Kinovea offers multilingual support, includes a help file with video tutorials, has a good response time and requires a moderate-to-high amount of CPU and system memory. No error dialogs have been shown in our tests and the app did not hang or crash. All in all, Kinovea supplies users with a complete solution to video analysis.