User Comments on Tracker Video Analysis and Modeling Tool (7)
tracker not really accurate
Author: andrew rowney
Posted: January 24, 2014 at 6:18AM
Hi Guys.. i am tearing my hair out to get a motion analysis program which can give 9.8 m/s2 for a falling ball????? tracker gives about double that value ..can anyone help thanks andrew
Re: tracker not really accurate
Author: Wolfgang
Posted: Feb 09, 2017 at 3:23PM
Please post technical questions about Tracker to the Tracker discussion forum.
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How acceleration is calculated by tracker
Author: Eran Grinvald
Posted: October 27, 2014 at 5:33AM
I'm a physics teacher in highschool Israel and a part time researcher in the Weizmann Institure of Science. I'm new to tracker and think it is a fantastic tool and very excited about it.
I have two students which are frustrated that they can't reproduce the estimated acceleration calculated in tracker from the raw data (x,y,t) themselves, while they reproduce perfectly the velocities. I tried several algorithims I could think of to calculate the acceleration, all give quite different results, which means that for the specific object we tracked the time interval of the video is not short enough for numerical convergence. Yet non of the algorithims I tried did not reproduce the tracker result.
I could not find anywhere how tracker calculates the x (y) acceleration at a specific time, this without looking at the code itself.
Can anybody tell me what is the formula to calculate the acelleration in the x direction of point N (The first point that tracker calculates for is N=3, as a function of the data set x(i) and t(i) I think the standard algorithim for numerical second order integration can calculate for N=2 as well.)
Thanks in advance,
Eran
Re: How acceleration is calculated by tracker
Author: Wolfgang
Posted: Feb 09, 2017 at 3:20PM
> On Oct 27, 2014, Eran Grinvald posted: > > I'm a physics > teacher in highschool Israel and a part time researcher > in the Weizmann Institure of Science. I'm new to tracker > and think it is a fantastic tool and very excited > about it. > > I have two students which are frustrated > that they can't reproduce the estimated acceleration > calculated in tracker from the raw data (x,y,t) themselves, > while they reproduce perfectly the velocities. I tried > several algorithims I could think of to calculate > the acceleration, all give quite different results, > which means that for the specific object we tracked > the time interval of the video is not short enough > for numerical convergence. Yet non of the algorithims > I tried did not reproduce the tracker result. > > I could > not find anywhere how tracker calculates the x (y) > acceleration at a specific time, this without looking > at the code itself. > > Can anybody tell me what is the > formula to calculate the acelleration in the x direction > of point N (The first point that tracker calculates > for is N=3, as a function of the data set x(i) and > t(i) I think the standard algorithim for numerical > second order integration can calculate for N=2 as well. > > > Thanks in advance, > > Eran
Re: How acceleration is calculated by tracker
Author: Wolfgang
Posted: Feb 09, 2017 at 3:22PM
Please post technical questions about Tracker to the Tracker discussion forum.
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