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Video Analysis with a Web Camera

Physics Teacher Volume 47, Number 1, ISSN 0031-921X


Recent advances in technology have made video capture and analysis in the introductory physics lab even more affordable and accessible. The purchase of a relatively inexpensive web camera is all you need if you already have a newer computer and Vernier's Logger Pro 3 software. In addition to Logger Pro 3, other video analysis tools such as Videopoint and Tracker, which is freely downloadable, by Doug Brown could also be used. I purchased Logitech's QuickCam Pro 4000 web camera for $99 after Rick Sorensen at Vernier Software and Technology recommended it for computers using a Windows platform. Once I had mounted the web camera on a mobile computer with Velcro and installed the software, I was ready to capture motion video and analyze it.


Wyrembeck, E.P. (2009). Video Analysis with a Web Camera. Physics Teacher, 47(1), 28-29. Retrieved May 21, 2019 from .

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