: the Ultimate Learning Tool for Dancers!
What Can Do for Dancers
It doesn't matter what kind of dance you do, how much dance
experience you have, or what aspect of your dancing you hope to
improve. is a tool for studying, learning, and practicing
the art of dance. And it can help take your dancing to the next
level! Here's what we mean by this:
Video is probably the most effective medium for studying dance. As
such, most dancers practice routines, patterns, footwork, technique,
styling, choreography, and other important aspects of dance using
video. Many dancers of all levels and abilities maintain a dance
video collection. Typically, these collections contain both
instructional and demonstrational videos. Many dancers also collect
footage from dance workshops, congresses, and conventions, or film
themselves and others rehearsing and/or choreographing a routine.
Given the importance of video as a tool for learning dance,
can help you improve your dancing in two major ways:
First, 's extensive video playback features enable you to analyze dance moves like never before.
's advanced playback controls are the most powerful tools available for analyzing dance video.
In terms of speed, capability, and convenience, no other technology -- including VCRs, DVD and other computer media players -- even comes close.
A wide range of slow motion playback speeds--0.1x to 0.9x--to allow
you to find the ideal setting for viewing complicated dance footage.
Frame-by-frame, second-by-second, and minute-by-minute jump forward and back features that give you complete control over the playback position. Carefully analyze a complex dance move by advancing the playback frame-by-frame. Or, quickly scan a long video clip for an important move by advancing the playback by multiple frames, seconds, or minutes. You can also use the "jump back by multiple seconds" feature to re-start a move from the beginning: say the move is 12 seconds long--just jump back by 12 seconds when the move is over to instantly and precisely cue it up again! Unlike as with VCRs, DVDs, or other media players, there are no annoying playback delays, counter or slider-bar slips, or chances of missing critical footage.
A very useful loop control feature that enables you to define specific scenes within a long video clip. No need to rewind back to the beginning of a particular dance move to see it again, as you must do with VCRs and DVDs. No need to wildly click on a slider bar to find the beginning of a move, as you must do with other media players. With , you can re-start the move instantly at the stroke of a key!
Much, much more! See the
Product Tour to learn what other great
video playback features has to offer!
By themselves, these innovative video playback features are so
extensive and convenient that they probably make worth the price.
But playback features are only half of what has to offer. . .
Second, 's cataloging system enables you to organize, annotate, catalog, and instantly play any specific dance scene from your entire library without doing any video editing.
Many dancers have several hours of dance footage on VHS, DVD, and/or
built-in cataloging system allows you to organize all
of this footage on your computer so that you can instantly play any
specific scene at the touch of a button. No more shuffling through
stacks of VHS tapes or DVD discs to find that complicated move you want to practice!
Specifically, 's cataloging system allows you to:
Bookmark specific scenes from anywhere in your dance video library and store them all in a single video catalog file.
Produce a video catalog file that has DVD menu-like capabilities, without actually editing any video or creating any DVD menus.
Instantly play any bookmarked dance scene from any video file on your hard drive--at the touch of a button--from your video catalog file.
Name and describe each dance scene, and view the descriptions as you play the associated scene.
Rate each bookmarked dance scene with a "coolness factor" between 1 and 10; label each dance move
as "need to learn," "learning," "almost mastered," or "mastered."
Prioritize bookmarked scenes by changing their order within your video catalog.
Personalize your video catalog by importing it into a word processor or spreadsheet, where you can
then apply your own formats, colors, etc.
So, what do all these cataloging features mean to you and your dance video library?
Well, have you ever spent more time searching for a move in your
video library than actually practicing the move itself?! If so, 's cataloging system is your answer -- annotate and/or playback any bookmarked clip from a single location, and at the touch of a button. No more
need to shuffle through piles of tapes and discs, then search
through them to cue-up a scene you want to view.
Second, do you already have long dance video files on your computer? If so, how do you find a specific scene from within those files? If
you currently spend lots of effort clicking around on a Windows
Media Player slider bar to find a desired scene, can help
you: just bookmark the scenes you want to view, then play them
instantly anytime you want from your video catalog file!
Third, if you currently spend lots of time chopping up long
video files to edit out specific dance scenes, can
help you, too. Why mess with complicated, time consuming video
editing applications when you can quickly and easily use
to bookmark the moves you want to practice? With , you're
ready to start dance practice almost as soon as you have digital video
Finally, have you ever written down a detailed description of a new
dance move, hoping that your notes would enable you to figure out
how to execute the move later on? If so, 's bookmarking
system allows you to associate those notes with an actual video
scene(s). Anytime you playback that move, you can see the
description of the move right next the video! Plus, because writes your bookmarks to a catalog file, you can share
this file, and all the annotations you've made in it, with your
dance partners, choreographers, teammates, and other
So, how does all this technical stuff help you improve your dancing?
Simple. By giving you fast, powerful, and convenient video playback
controls, as well as the ability to catalog your entire dance video
collection, will make dance practice easier, more fun, and
more effective than you ever thought possible!
Can I Try Before Buying It?
Yes! We think that you will be shocked at how easy, fast, and effective is for analyzing and organizing dance video. Once you get used to its features, you'll never want to go back to viewing dance videos using another media technology.
Downloading will give you a free, fully functional 10-day trial version. (After that, you will be able to continue exploring the many uses of , but only with our supplied sample video and audio file.)