A video is worth a thousand words. But what about a video with a voice over it, offering up helpful advice on technique? That’s worth a whole lot more, which is exactly why OnForm has a voiceover recording feature on our app. The voice over feature easily allows online coaches to provide direct feedback to their athletes and clients.
You can easily re-record over any video that is sent in a chat or one that is stored on your library. Here is an easy to follow step by step guide to show you how to easily record your message over a video.
Tap on any video in your chat or your video library. Or as highlighted by the green circles below, you can also import a video from your phone’s library or record a new video.
After you've selected, imported, or recored a new video into OnForm, the video will be loaded onto your screen. This is where you can easily edit the video, draw on it, or record your recommendations and observations over the video. Simply tap microphone symbol at the top of the screen to get started.
After you press the microphone, you might be prompted to "Allow screen recording in 'OnForm'?" You should select the first option, Record Screen & Microphone if you intend to add comments via audio.
A red bar will appear at the top of the screen. It's time to leave your comments, you're now recording. You can hit pause on the far left side if you need to stop. You'll see a timer on the far right side of the red bar. That's just letting you know how long you've been recording. You can use the pencil icon under the time to draw over the video. When you are finished, simply press the "Stop" button in the middle of the red bar.
After you've pressed stop, you're all set. You can save the video and upload it back to the chat so your coach or athlete can see your suggestions and hear your comments. If you need to edit the video, simply use the scissor icon. If you need to start over, just discard your edits. If you are satisfied with your comments, simply save the video and it will be saved to your library or sent to the chat.
When we started OnForm, our vision was to bring new technologies to skill sports in order to make video feedback and structured training accessible and useful. Having worked on a similar problem for the last 20 years at TrainingPeaks, I was very familiar with the coach-athlete communication loop of creating a plan, doing structured training, getting feedback and repeating it until mastery.
While doing research for our new product, I learned of a company that was taking a similar approach to performance analysis in equestrian sports. That company was EquiRatings and we developed a great working relationship over the last year.
I'm happy to announce a formal partnership between EquiRatings and OnForm to introduce our platform to equestrians everywhere. We've worked with their team to ensure the needs of equestrians are met with our coaching and video analysis tools, for remote or in-person usage, an example of which is below:
Look for much more to be announced and developed from this partnership, as we aim to educate trainers and riders around the world on the best practices of remote coaching, athlete development from taking a structured approach to training, and making the most of the special bond between rider and horse.
Learn more by visiting EquiRatings and downloading OnForm today!
Today marks the official launch of our app: OnForm. Available now for iOS in the App Store. Android is in development and coming soon.
With our company, OnForm, Inc, we set out to take a fresh approach to something that's never quite worked perfectly, combining our experiences to create a new, mobile first video analysis and coaching platform that aims to solve what others haven't: simple, effective, video sharing tools that enable coaches around the world to unlock the full power of video feedback.
We've launched as a free app for the next 60 days so that you can get up to speed and experiment by adding remote coaching to your toolkit. The world faces unprecedented challenges now, and it feels like remote coaching tools are more needed than ever. Of course, our app works for in-person coaching too, but it really shines when you need to communicate with players and athletes remotely about improving their skills.
With OnForm, it's easier than ever to stay in touch with your athletes, share videos, record your feedback as voiceovers and keep things organized. Our initial release is only a small snapshot of what's to come. We'll be updating the app constantly, eventually adding the latest improvements in computer vision and artificial intelligence so that you can be a better coach, grow your business and help more athletes achieve their true potential.
We are just getting started and can't wait to see you put our app to use.
Thanks for your support!
Gear Fisher & Krishna Ramachandran
(The Founding Team)