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The five string Banjo is a popular instrument in the country, folk, and blue grass music genres. The playing of the banjo requires a lot of finger dexterity, especially given the tempo or speed of some songs. The videos below are a great example of how Video Surgeon can take a song like Foggy Mountain Breakdown - known for it's blazing speed - and slow it down to the point that you can easily see the fingering. The example clip used below was taken from a YouTube video we downloaded using Video Surgeon. Four different version of this clip are supplied below. Below the videos are a series of pictures or images from the video.

Video 1: This is the original clip from the YT video at normal speed and with no zoom.

Video 2: This second video is the same as above except that it is at 25% of the original speed. It is easy to see how this slow motion helps you better see and analyze the swing in the video.

Video 3: This third video is the same as above except we have applied a 2-fold zoom. So both slow motion and zooming are applied to make it easier to closely examine the swing.

Video 4: This fourth video is the same as the above - a 25% tempo - but with a 4-fold zoom. tempo can be slowed even further to 6.25% if users think that would be helpful.

Pictures from video: Video Surgeon allows you to print to paper or to file, one or a series of images. In the example below we have the same image shown but at different magnification levels. Click on the thumbnail to see the full sized image.

2X Zoom
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