Our software for school and club sports - Simi VidBack

Simi VidBack supports and facilitates the learning and teaching of movement execution, with particular focus on technique, during P.E. lessons or training. The software allows the time-lagged playback of previously recorded movements at any speed to provide the necessary time which the athlete needs for the monitoring of a movement upon completion. The athlete can look at his technique on the monitor and receives a instant feedback about movement execution. Whilst this takes place the next athlete is able to record his own movement, which allows the smooth running of training sessions. In addition to playbacks, video sequences can be saved with one button, even when the action has already taken place. The coach or athlete is able to decide which sequences they would like to analyse.

Sequences which have been saved on Simi Vidback can also be processed and undergo further analysis in other Simi software packages. In addition, there’s the possibility to highlight certain areas of the video with markers, so that the athlete or coach can be given guidelines to aid their understanding during analysis. These new multimedia technologies can now be set up on cheap and easy to use computer and camera systems for sports development programmes, clubs and P.E. lessons.

What makes Simi VidBack unique?

Time consuming video analysis is now a thing of the past! With traditional video systems, recordings have to be stopped for playback, which takes up valuable time. Simi VidBack works entirely automatically, allows smooth training process and demands no interaction from the user whatsoever.

Simi VidBack can save video sequences at the click of a mouse. The editor decides after the recording, whether the corresponding video sequence is to be saved, and can therefore sort video clips with ease.

What is the operational procedure for Simi VidBack?

Simply connect the camera to the computer, open the program and begin the exercise. All athletes can follow up their movement on the monitor directly after its execution.

VidBack setup example


System requirements

The current version of this product is only compatible with Win7 right now.

Simi VidBack can work with any supported camera which is made available by Microsoft Windows as a DirectShow camera (e.g. webcams).

Simi guarantees functionality of the product only with the camera model Windows LifeCam

For all other camera models Simi does not guarantee functionality and cannot offer any support.

If you would like to use your own camera model, you can test the functionality with the Simi Vidback Demo Version. For the demo version Simi does not provide any support. 

Video Data Format

With Simi a whole range of video types can be used, if supported by Simi. Even if they had not been recorded with Simi recording systems. The video format is essential for the quality and application range of analysis.


Uncompressed, digital video data is the standard output of industrial cameras and is directly supported by Simi Motion. Colour cameras deliver uncompressed video data with coded colour information (Bayer), which can be decoded by our software into video playback format.


DV (Digital Video) as well as MiniDV are the norm with camcorders and are directly supported, M-JPEG with 3.5 MB/s (PAL 720x576@25, NTSC 640x480@29.97)


HDV, AVCHD, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, WMV, HDCAM, XDCAM, DVCAM, MPEG IMX, Digital Betacam and other modern, highly compressed digital formats have up until now not been supported. The playback of recorded video data on the PC is possible after the installation of video decoder software (Codec). We’re however not able to guarantee specifics such as precise frame control, correct input signal and correct representation of aspect ratios for these.

Product Information

Should you be interested in any of our products or require further information, we are looking forward to your email to sales@simi.com. Or simply give us a call: +1-310-579-9709.