Video can be an excellent tool for making measurements of time because you can accurately identify when actions start and stop. Dartfish Express has a timer tool that can be used to measure elapsed time, countdown time and show split times on still shots.

Measuring time

  1. Play the video to where timing will start
  2. Select the timer tool from the video drawing tools
    

  3. Tap on the screen where you want the timer to be displayed. It will show the time 00:00:00

    
  4. Play the video

    

Using countdown

  1. Play the video to where the countdown will end
  2. Select the timer tool from the video drawing tools
  3. Tap on the screen where you want the timer to be displayed. It will show the time 00:00:00
  4. Move back through the video then play it to see the countdown

Saving times and split times

  1. The timer cannot be paused or stopped but you can record the time on a Still Shot. Here's how:
  2. Use the timer as before
  3. At each point where you want to record the time, insert a still shot

    

    

  4. Continue to play the video. Adding a still shot for each split time
  • Review split times by swiping across the screen quickly... or selecting a still shot by opening the Still shot list.
  • Feel free to remove the timer from the video if no longer needed. The split times will remain on the still shots.
  • An alternative approach would be to add multiple timers - one for each split.