* Use the bottom bar main menu to navigate around the app (after purchasing, “Purchase” will become “About”)
* “Help” is available on most screens at the top right corner
* Please visit www.swingprofile.com for the latest tutorials on using SwingProfile and golf training
* “Training with SwingProfile” by Steven Cowan (NZPGA), found under “Info”, provides a valuable manual for golfers learning with SwingProfile
* Please provide feedback via our email firstname.lastname@example.org under “Info” or “About”
From the bottom main menu:
1. Select Capture. Fit golfer to the grid and tap to begin capture. The golfer can perform a full swing when the border turns green with a single beep sounds. Swing as many times as you like and tap “Stop” on the top-right hand corner to stop (see Capture Tools).
2. Tap “View Captured” to view your latest swing, or tap “Library” at the bottom menu to select the swing you want to analyze. If necessary, fine tune key positions of the captured swings at Single View.
3. Share your swings at “View Captured”, “Library”, “Single View” or “Double View” via Email, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube.
Use Library to organize swings captured and edit golfer details, Info for editing user profile and other settings.
SwingProfile, currently the most advanced golf video technology, is easily characterized by the 5A’s:
Auto Capture – detect and record swing motion only
Auto Trim – keep only the raw swing motion by trimming away redundant footages
Auto Sequence – create Golf Digest-style swing sequence
Auto Line – draw swing plane
Auto Sync – synchronize two different swings regardless of tempo difference
SwingProfile operates on live video and does not require any external sensors. As SwingProfile automatically detects and records your swing, you can place the tablet on a holder and film your own swing without an assistant controlling the camera. It works on two camera angles: the Front and Down-The-Line (DTL) View. ‘Front-View’ displays the golfer face-on and DTL shows the player’s side profile and the target.
* SwingProfile iPhone Golf: iPhone 4 and above
* SwingProfile iPad Pro: iPad 2 and above, iPad Mini
Starting from version 3.2, you can capture swings in “portrait” orientation, which shortens the required distance between golfer and the tablet by about 3 feet.
Select Capture from bottom menu then follow one of 2 methods:
Filming Another Golfer
Apply back camera. Stand 10 feet away from golfer.
Apply front camera. Lay down a reference club between the ball and center of your stance for down-the-line view, or across your feet for front view.
Fit golfer just inside head and feet lines.
Fit device to an iPad holder and station it around 10 feet away from reference club.
Adjust camera to fit reference club to bracket on screen.
Tap to capture. Proceed according to border color and/or tips.
Once a swing has been captured, you can view it immediately at “View Captured” or at the “Library”
Action according to tips and border color code and live instruction on screen:
No Border Color
Tap to start capturing.
Yellow Flashing Box. Tips - “Excessive Movement”
Excessive Movement - Not Ready To Capture
The golfer must initiate a proper swing with a 1-3 seconds pause at the address position to distinguish from a random practice swing.
Other excessive movement caused by shaky camera or moving objects in the background will also hinder capture.
Ready To Capture (single beep)
The golfer may now perform a swing.
No Border Color. Tips – “Swing Captured”
Swing Captured (double beep)
It then takes 3-6 seconds (device-dependent) to prepare for next capture.
· Open, distant backgrounds - avoid moving objects, cluttered or close-range backgrounds.
· Keep clothes plain - ideally light top and dark pants.
· Smooth and swift swings.
· Hold camera with both hands to avoid shaking.
· Use a sturdy phone holder when filming yourself.
· Keep lighting level optimal - outdoor overcast produces best results.
· Apply Exposure Adjustment when encountering backlight problems at driving range.
· Fit golfer just inside the head and feet lines.
SwingProfile operates solely on video and is dependent on image quality (lighting, shadows, contrast, clothing). Random movements in foreground and background could be falsely detected as swings. Please follow the simple rules below for optimal performance:
· Hold camera steadily with both hands to avoid shaky images. When filming yourself, use a tablet holder for stability and convenience.
· Fit golfer to grid by shooting approximately 10-13 feet away. Position golfer close to the head and feet line. Over- or under-fitting will deteriorate detection performance.
Fit between grid lines
Fit between grid lines
· Avoid moving objects in the background and cluttered backgrounds. These include moving branches and unwieldy clothing (such as scarfs) on a windy day, moving people at a party or moving cars near a busy road in the background.
· Keep clothes plain, ideally with light top and dark pants. Large stripes and patterns cause optical illusions and should be avoided.
· Avoid strong sunlight from behind golfer which darkens the image and casts a long shadow. Remedy this by turning golfer towards the sun (and swinging without a ball if necessary).
· Use exposure adjustment to reduce backlight problems common in driving ranges.
· Swing smooth and swiftly. Slow back swings are easily confused as practice swings.
· Avoid placing your driving net too closely as the net makes large background movement upon receiving the ball. Remedy by doing practice swing without hitting the ball.
· Ensure sufficient gray level contrast between the golfer’s clothing and background. Certain clothing color such as light gray and light orange are easily “camouflaged“ against green fairway and may cause non-detection.
Position golfer’s head so it touches the top line and the feet the bottom bracket. For filming yourself, create a reference target by placing a golf club (such as a 7 iron) between the golf ball and the center of your stance for down-the-line view, or across your feet for front view. Adjust tablet position so the golf club fits inside the bottom bracket of the grid. Try different settings to find optimal position.
Automatic and manual exposure adjustment. When encountering backlight problems common in driving ranges, switch to manual exposure, tap on a darkened part of the image, and SwingProfile will adjust exposure accordingly. Repeat to find optimum exposure.
Toggle sound signal for capture. Single beep indicates SwingProfile is ready to capture; double beep indicates one swing captured.
Toggle between front and back-cameras of the device.
Fine tune a key position by:
1)select the key position by tapping it on the swing sequence
2)adjust the frame number by tapping on “<<” and “>>”. Tap “reset” to reset to the original key positions.
Display video and sequence of two selected swings side-by-side. The swings are automatically synchronized. See also “Analyze Tools”.
Switch between draw and pinch mode. In draw mode, you can use all the drawing tools listed below. In pinch mode, you can enlarge or reduce the image size.
“Draw all” draws on all key positions on the swing sequence simultaneously. “Draw one” draws only on the video view. Single tap on “Eraser” removes the latest drawing, and long tap removes all drawings. “Autoline” displays the reference club lines.
Flip player 1, flip player 2, swap player 1 and player 2, display or hide swing sequence.
Share swing video via email, Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. Repeat playing the swing video.
The library organizes the captured (user) swings and pro swings. User can select up to 4 swings to analyze or edit. You can easily perform ‘TwinCam’ simulation - simulating the effect of having two cameras for each front and down-the-line view - by placing a down-the-line (DTL) view to the left window, and a front view to the right window.
User tab Delete Swing Share via Email,
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Transfer to My/Pro Swing Player select Edit player details Pro tab
Share via Email, Facebook,
Transfer to My/Pro Swing
Edit player details
Edit, save golfer details, and allow sharing swing videos and sequences.
Sharing method Name,Gender,Dominant hand Handicap, height, Club, View (DTL or Front) Notes
Club, View (DTL or Front)
· User Profile – add your name, gender, dominant-hand, handicaps and height to personalize your swing information
· SwingProfile User Guide – step-by-step guide on how to use SwingProfile iPad Pro
· Golf Training with SwingProfile – a comprehensive guide to improving your swing with SwingProfile by Steven Cowan (NZPGA)
· Feedback – provide feedback comments
· Video – list of videos on SwingProfile
· Updates – check new app updates for SwingProfile
· Visit Us – links to our website, email, Facebook, or Twitter
· Rate SwingProfile – rate SwingProfile on Apple App Store!
· Facebook Log Out – logout of Facebook account from SwingProfile
Input your name, gender, dominant-hand, handicaps and height and set them as the default for captured swings.