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Logger Pro FAQs for video-related features

Getting Started
A guide containing detailed information about using the Video Analysis features in Logger Pro, including how to capture and analyze digital videos, can be downloaded for free at:

The book, Physics with Video Analysis, includes many practical examples and detailed steps of how to perform Video Analysis. More information is available at:

General Resources:
TIL 1464: How do I collect good videos for analysis in Video Physics or Logger Pro?
TIL 1619: Where can I find prepared videos for video analysis in Logger Pro?
TIL 1579: What are the system requirements for Logger Pro and Logger Lite?
TIL 2143: Can I play and analyze video files from DVDs, YouTube, or other web sites in Logger Pro?
TIL 2430: How do I analyze rotational motion with video analysis in Logger Pro?
TIL 2876: Can Logger pro synchronize video with data that was imported from a third party data logger?
TIL 4417: What is the difference between Pivot Interactives and the video analysis offered by Logger Pro?

Camera-related Questions:
TIL 1924: Which digital video camera should I purchase for video analysis?
TIL 1300: How does the aspect ratio setting on a digital video camera affect video analysis in Logger Pro?
TIL 1541: ProScope Troubleshooting and FAQs
TIL 1810: Why does the movie I capture with my Logitech camera not have sound?
TIL 1756: Does the AIPTEK HD camera work with with Logger Pro?
TIL 2059: How can I play Xvid codecs in QuickTime for Windows (from Flip cameras)

Troubleshooting (General):
TIL 1342: My movie doesn't open in Logger Pro. What can I do?
TIL 2498: Why does the movie player in Logger Pro show a blank panel?
TIL 1545: How do I swap videos for analysis in Logger Pro?
TIL 1890: Can I adjust the frame rate used in video analysis in Logger Pro?
TIL 1691: How to get reasonable values for "g" from videos created with a Logitech web camera.
TIL 1644: Why do objects in my video appear striped when I advance frame-by-frame?
TIL 2049: How do I create a template for video analysis that includes calculated columns?
TIL 2176: How do I transfer a Logger Pro file containing a movie or image to another computer?
TIL 2185: How can I set the time of the first frame used for video analysis to zero?
TIL 2451: I can't add points to a movie with frame rate override.
TIL 2484: When I perform video analysis on a movie with a VERY high frame rate, the points do not sync with the movie during playback.
TIL 2545: Why can't I synchronize a video in Logger Pro with data I collected with a TI calculator?
TIL 2621: How can I display an acceleration graph from video analysis in Logger Pro?
TIL 2817: How do I change the color of the points plotted in video analysis in Logger Pro?
TIL 2920: After using Video Capture you get the error message "QuickTime Error: -2014 File ..\GUIQuickTimeMovie.cpp Method: GUIQuickTimeMovie::Message Line 345"
TIL 3081: How do I use Video Physics with slow-motion video?
TIL 3780: Videos in Logger Pro are rotated or sideways.

Troubleshooting (Mac):
TIL 4291: Video capture does not work in Logger Pro under macOS 10.14 Mojave or newer.
TIL 1860: Video Analysis: marked points and scale are offset.
TIL 1453: Why doesn't video capture work on my Mac?
TIL 1643: Logger Pro uses the built-in iSight camera and won't let me choose a DV or Proscope HR for video capture.
TIL 1655: Logger Pro 3.5 plays back videos poorly on my Mac.
TIL 1549: Do the Logitech web cameras work on a Mac?
TIL 1685: Logger Pro clips videos or shows offset points when not using full screen

Troubleshooting (Windows):
TIL 3769: Is there an update to Physics with Video Analysis?
TIL 2058: Why are the menu options, "Movie, Video Capture, and Gel Analysis" grayed out in the Insert menu of Logger Pro?
TIL 3523: Video does not display in Logger Pro 3.10.1 running on Windows 10.
TIL 1916: Video capture in Logger Pro fails on my Windows computer, but works with Windows utilities
TIL 1539: Why does my Quickcam 5000 software keep crashing?
TIL 1878: Why was QuickTime not installed on my Windows 2000 machine when I ran the Logger Pro 3.6 installer (or newer)?
TIL 2940: (Windows) When I try to insert a movie in Logger Pro, I get QuickTime error 2048.
TIL 3678: I am concerned that Logger Pro for Windows installs Quicktime. Is there an alternative?
TIL 2969: Why is my time lapse video capture on Windows is black and seems to have no frames?

Note that we also have an app for iOS devices called Video Physics. For info on how to capture and analyze video on a mobile device, see:
TIL 2340: Video Physics Troubleshooting and FAQs

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