You'll start here when you want to record a new swing or load an older one.
Pressing the "Swings" button takes you to the Swing Picker. From here you can see all of your previously recorded swings. The list can be sorted and grouped by date, student, club, or perspective.
Selecting a swing in the list shows a preview so that you can be sure that you are loading the correct swing.
You can also record a new swing or import a swing from your camera roll from this screen.
When the swing is loaded you return to the main view. To play through the video you just slide your finger up or down anywhere on the image. Sliding down plays forward and sliding up plays in reverse. You control control the speed of playback by varying the speed of your touch. Slide with two fingers for slow motion.
We believe that this method of control is the most expressive way to navigate to specific times in the swing and focus on points of interest.
Here we've used the playback controls to identify a point at the top of the swing. This is where we want to begin annotating the swing so we'll continue by pressing "Draw."
The drawing toolbar allows us to annotate the swing in a variety of ways:
Annotating a Swing
Most drawing elements are drawn by touching the tool icon in the bar, then dragging across the screen to place the item. For example, for a circle you touch the center first and then drag to size the circle. For a line you just drag from the starting point to the ending point.
You can select the elements that you've already drawn just by touching them. You can change the color of selected objects by pressing "Color," or erase the selected objects by pressing "Erase."
Set Swing Information
We've returned to the main page now to continue our tour.
Here we are showing the swing info. This is how you'd identify the subject of the swing and choose other information such as the view and the club. The date and time of the video is automatically extracted from the recording.
Changing Swing Settings
Changing an attribute of the swing is a simple as picking the correct setting.
Swing At'em supports switching between left-handed and right-handed views using the "Mirror" button.
Trimming a Swing Video
To minimize the time spent converting video for export you can trim it. Trimming simply involves selecting the beginning and ending times of the period of interest in the video.
Playback and export will be confined to the trimmed video.
You can "un-trim" a video at any time.
Exporting a Swing
Exporting video is one of Swing At'em's strengths.
- You can choose whether you want to export a snapshot of the current swing (at the current point) or if you want to export a full video.
- You can choose to send the video or snapshot to your camera roll on the iPhone or you can send it by email to anyone you wish.
- Exported video and snapshots may include your drawings and annotations if you wish.
Just push the format button to choose between exporting a movie or exporting a snapshot.
Likewise, we can choose where we want the exported movie or snapshot to be sent.
Emailing your exported media uses the iPhones built-in mail application.
Swing At'em has a special split-screen mode. You have to be in landscape mode to use it.
To split the screen just slide your finger from right to left to expose the second view.
Split Screen Controls
Once you're in the split screen you can see which side is active by looking at the arrow near the top of the screen. Just tap the side you wish to activate and the arrow will rotate.
Playback drawing, and trimming operations will apply to the selected pane.
You can synchronize playback by activating the lock icon in the middle of the screen.
Swing At'em lets you maintain your list of students inside the app. Just tap the students button to see a list of your students.
You can add or edit individual students by choosing them in the student picker screen.