App of the Week: Video analysis of performance


Robust video analysis for sports, science, fine arts performance.

Ed. noteApp of the Week picks are now being curated by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to read the full app review.

What’s It Like? 

The Coach’s Eye video editor is like being your own sports broadcaster. It allows detailed, visual feedback thanks to powerful analysis tools and superior playback ability. Record video in the app or import clips from a camera roll in slow motion, real time, and frame-by-frame scrubbing (precise rewind/fast-forward). Find exact moments in a performance, tap Analyze to open a variety of analysis tools, and then tap Record to capture your analysis. Layer drawings or text on the video, add voice-over commentary, and make side-by-side video comparisons. Then share as a YouTube URL via social media, text, or email.

Price: Paid

Grades: 2-12

Rating: 4/5

Pros: Offers athletes, scientists, and fine arts performers inimitable feedback for self-reflection and improvement.

Cons: High and hidden costs in add-on tools and subscription fees; teachers need to be careful sharing videos since privacy defaults to public.

Bottom line: Cool video-analysis tool is great for the sports field and beyond, but prepare for an onslaught of hidden costs to access all features.

Meris Stansbury

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