18 Sep 2020
IWWF Waterski Council approves a new jump measurement program
Video Tape Measure by Chip Shand USA has been approved. It is available on the AWSA Technical Controller Resources webpage.
Here is the link: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Water-Ski/Three-Event-Water-Skiing/Technical-Controllers
Video Tape Measure is a Windows 10 program that was approved by IWWF to measure jump distances. It accepts either standard definition or high definition video streams and employs the same concepts as Bob Corson’s Video Jump and Splasheye, so current jump grids can use this new program without any modification to the site. A minimum screen resolution of 1920×1080 is required but can run on laptops with less screen resolution with an HDMI-attached external monitor. Video Tape Measure includes an easy-to-use personal video recorder if a jump is missed. One grid is displayed at a time with the ability to switch between four grid setups. You need to furnish your own video capture device – see the discussion in the built-in manual for which capture devices work well with Video Tape Measure and which ones don’t. Video tape Measure can be used for 3-event, barefoot, and sit ski jumping.