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Thursday, 20 June 2013
Video Analysis - Iago Aspas
the football season has mainly ended for the major leagues around Europe, I’ve
decided to spend some time getting up to speed on the major analysis platforms
used. I’ve used many of these before (Prozone, Sportscode, NACSport, Dartfish
etc) but there are more and more coming onto the market (such as S20APP).
first one I decided to look at is LongoMatch. This is a free piece
of tagging software available for Mac & PC and while it is stripped down
compared to a lot of more comprehensive models I have to say it’s excellent for
the job it does. You can set teams, key indicators and you have up to 16
customisable tags which you can then mark against teams, players and time. It’s
easy to use and although when I’ve used it previously it had a few teething
problems (such as when you did something out of the order it expected the
system would crash and you’d lose everything since your last save) that seems
to have been fixed now and I didn’t come across any problems.
the example I used, while only loosely what I would call analysis focussed on
Iago Aspas, Liverpool’s new £7m signing from Celta Vigo (although this hasn't yet been completed it's expected to be in the next few days). I already had a game
downloaded (Celta Vigo vs. Athletic Bilbao from 03/05/13) and setting the key
indicators to match the key Statszone indicators from the iPhone app. Once I
had gone through the game and tagged the relevant points it is easy to pull
whichever ones you need to into a playlist and export this into an mp4 file. I
then used iMovie to cut this into a presentation using some of the graphics
from the Statszone app (this can be done in LongoMatch – I just found this easier
to do in iMovie, just personal preference)
to clarify, I’d consider this to be the very tip of analysis, it’s only 1 game
and anybody can look good in isolation and although the graphics help with some
context it is pretty standalone. With more games however, LongoMatch can be
used to build up a library which allows for much more comprehensive video
analysis over a season.