Apr 102014


Optimal Analysis are currently in attendance at the British Gas Swimming Championships in Glasgow, supporting British Swimming analysts using Dartfish software and dartfish.tv.

You can view the heats and finals on the British Swimming dartfish.tv channel, here : www.dartfish.tv/BSCompetitions .

British Gas Swimming Championships
Tollcross, Glasgow. 10-15 April 2014

Sep 272013



In the coming weeks, dartfish.tv will block upload by software which has not been updated. Update now to prevent delays later and of course ensure better publishing today. Only the following versions will be blocked:

• Dartfish 7.0.614.0
• Dartfish 7.0.808.0
• Dartfish software 6.0.20808.0


• Quick Magnify has been enhanced with increased zoom and a sharper image. It can again be used in full screen view
• Video files with the .f4v extension are supported
• Fixed accessibility to the sound trigger configuration panel
• Fixed tagging panel display for Italian, Japanese and Chinese language
• Multiple minor fixes

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Original post : Official Dartfish Blog

Mar 282013

We are pleased to announce that Dartfish have released the eighth update to version 6.

This update offers a number of improvements and bug fixes as part of Dartfish’s continuing commitment to offer the most versatile and reliable software possible. To get the version 6 update, launch Dartfish 6 on a computer where there is an internet connection and press ‘Help’ > ‘Check for Updates’, then you can update it to the latest version (v 6.0.20327.0) immediately.  As Dartfish 6 checks for updates once per week automatically, you may have already received an invite to update your software.

Dartfish Update Screen Shot

There have been great improvements from previous versions, including greater video compatibility, additional live capture options from IP and USB cameras, improved Tagging and a new TeamPro Data version that integrates a data reader so you can import data and display from GPS, Heart Rate, Force Plate and other devices.

If you are not running Dartfish version 6, please contact us for an update quote.

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Mar 122013


With the advent of mobile apps, a lot of Dartfish users are finding new ways to capture great video.  Dartfish Classroom/Connect is an excellent way for students and teachers to turn that video into video-based coursework and resources.  With a dartfish.tv channel, Mediabooks can be presented online with key positions, drawings, voice-overs and comparisons included, you can even print a hard copy for coursework folders or worksheets.

You can take a look at some user-created education Mediabooks by following the links below:

dartfish.tv-cricket-mediabookCricket Assessment


Outdoor/Adventure Activities


Modern Languages

Health and Well Being


Teacher/Lesson Observation

Instructions on how to make a Mediabook in Dartfish Software:

1. Open Dartfish.

2. Go to the Analyser

3. Place video(s) to be analysed in the Storyboard.

4. Select the Key Positions tab.

5. Move the video to the point at which you want to give feedback and pause.

6. Click the green add symbol at the far right of the Key Positions.

7. Give a label, description and add drawings these only go on this still image.

8. Repeat steps 5/6/7 until entire video is analysed.

9. Go to Storyboard tab.

10 Select the Mediabook publish option at the far right of the Storyboard.

11. Follow onscreen instruction to publish.

For more information on Dartfish Classroom, training or any other product, feel free to contact Optimal.

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Mar 082013


Dartfish users, The Running School, are hosting a live webinar on Monday, March 11, 2013 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM GMT. The seminar will be led by Mike Antoniades, Performance Director and founder of The Running School. As a running-specific, strength and conditioning coach, Mike recognised long before it was fashionable, that runners can and should seek to run efficiently. The Running School is borne out of his many years of experience.

Taking on the challenge of the marathon can be a daunting task. Dedication, planning, sacrifice and a lot of mental strength are all required, as well as some good old hard graft.

But along side these, argues Mike Antoniades, you should be planning how to avoid injury.
How? The Running School invites you to a free online seminar where he answers this.

This is a ‘live’ event which you can attend from the comfort of your living room. It is open to runners of all abilities and is a friendly environment for learning and open discussion – feel free to ask as many questions as you like. We will endeavor to answer as many as time allows.

Sign up for this webinar is now closed.


About The Running School

They offer several services

  • To help you stay injury free
  • To improve your running technique
  • To increase your speed, whatever your sport

At the heart of what they do is functional movement. The ability of the body to move efficiently is central to being able to perform at your best and stay injury free. Running is a skill and most people have not been taught how to run.

The process begins with a biomechanical analysis in which they will take video clips of your running using Dartfish to identify areas that can be improved within your running, to reduce the risk of injury or improve your performance (or both). At this session they will also carry out a Running School Movement Screen to look at any weaknesses that could be preventing you from getting the most out of your running and with you, identify your goals.  After the session, they use dartfish.tv to share your analysis, allowing you to view it via their secure, branded dartfish.tv channel.

For more information about using Dartfish for strength and conditioning, podiatry and shoe fitting, feel free to contact Optimal.

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