Kinovea is a video analysis software dedicated to sport.
It targets primarily the coaches, athletes and medical professionals.
It can also be useful in ergonomics and animation study.
Version 0.8.15 of Kinovea is available in the following locales :
English, French, Dutch, Finnish, German, Greek, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Turkish, Chinese and Swedish.
Use of Kinovea is subject to the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2.
The distribution of modified version must be accompanied by the distribution of source code.
You can for example sell video analysis services built around Kinovea or monetize data created with Kinovea.
Kinovea is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
There is currently no version available for Mac OS X operating system, nor for GNU/Linux.
CPU : 1GHz.
RAM : 256 Mo.
Screen resolution : 1024×600 pixels.
Software : Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista, 7) with .NET framework 2.0 or higher.
Check that your computer complies with the minimum requirements. Install the .NET framework if necessary.
An installer is available for download on the website. Launch the installer and follow the instructions given.
You can use the update dialog box included into Kinovea to download the latest installer program.
Once downloaded, launch the installer and follow its instructions.
The following multimedia containers are supported :
AVI, MPG, MOV, WMV, MP4, FLV, 3GP, MKV, VOB, MOD, TOD.
Numerous compression algorithms are supported, including DV, DivX, Xvid, H.264, MJPEG, Theora…
Most HD formats are supported but support for AVCHD is only partial.
Some functions of Kinovea like synchronizing two videos can become hard to use with large images.
In those cases, it is advised to reduce selection to the minimum possible and voluntarily decrease speed.
For live capture, the camcorder must be capable of live streaming to the computer. (HDV, DV, Webcam, Network camera).
If the camcorder is not capable of live streaming, you will have to use an analog output on the camcorder (HDMI output or S-Video for example), and a corresponding input card or device at the computer.
Check Capturing live video
For playback and video analysis, most camcorders create video files that are supported in Kinovea. Some camcorders recording AVCHD to hard drive or flash memory are known to produce files that are only partially supported. In those case you may have to convert the files prior to use.
This happens when Kinovea detects it cannot extract images from the video fast enough to keep up the frame rate asked.
The speed stabilize itself at a sustainable threshold. However it is advised to decrease it manually again to get a smoother playback.
Check Reporting bugs
Experimental versions are released on the forum.
These versions contains new features with probably new bugs and usability issues that you can test and help improve with your feedback.
Post a message on the forum
Source code for current development version and tags of previous versions is available at the CodingTeam forge.