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Kurt R. Eberl
12-01-1994, 12:08 AM
Hi Biomechanics Co-researchers:
I am currently conducting spine stabilization research: bending/compression
testing on frozen specimens.
As a mechanism for collecting data on displacements/rotations of an
individual vertebra, I am converting VHS or 8mm video to digital images and
then analyzing the images. (I realize using digital cameras is a superior
method, but costly!) The motion I am tracking is slow (ie., 75mm/minute).
I am currently using frame-grabbing softawre on a Mac computer, but am
interested in other software that has been used successfully in the field.
Does anyone know of FREE software that can digitize video images for
MS-DOS, UNIX or Macintosh computers?

Thank you.
Kurt R. Eberl

Please respond to the following and I will publish a summary of the findings:
Kurt R. Eberl
e-mail: kurt@nhmfl.lanl.gov
Biomechanics of the Spine
Los Alamos National Laboratory/University of New Mexico