Add Video

Hudl Video Editor is not the recommended workflow and is only available on a PC. Check out using Hudl Mercury to upload video to Hudl.

Live Capture

You can use Hudl Video Editor to capture video footage from a live video source. To stream video from your camera onto your computer, you will most likely need a firewire port on both your camera and your computer. Most MiniDv cameras cannot stream video from the camera to the computer over USB so a firewire cable is required.

Setup Live Capture

  1. Open Hudl Video Editor and select a project.

  2. Click the Add Video button at the bottom of the Video Editor.

  3. The Add Video dialog will appear. Select whether you would like to add the video to a new angle or append it to an existing angle already in the project.

  4. Click Start Capture.

  5. The Pick Capture Source dialog window will appear. Select your camera from the list. If your camera is not listed, click Refresh.

  6. Under the Live Event heading select whether you want to:

    • Use your camera’s record button to auto-cut video: Let the Video Editor create clips as you record each play on your camera
    • Cut the video yourself: You will need to press the In and Out buttons during recording to make clips

Capture from MiniDv

  1. The video window will show what your camera is recording.

  2. To simultaneously live capture a second camera angle on this computer (if you only want to live capture one angle, skip this step):

    • Click Add Capture Angle.
    • The Pick Capture Source dialog window will appear again. Select your second camera from the list. If your camera is not listed, click Refresh.
    • Select whether you would like to add the video from the second camera to a new angle or append it to an existing angle already in the project.
    • Click Start Capture.
    • The video from the second camera will appear in a small window in the bottom-right corner of the main video window. Clips from both angles will be captured simultaneously.
  3. Press Record on your camera to start capture. Hit Stop Recording or Pause on the camera at the end of each play to stop capturing each clip.

  4. If you chose to cut the video yourself, press In to begin capturing. Click Out to end the clip.

  5. When you are done capturing film from your attached device, press End Capture. The Hudl video window will clear once the capture has ended.

Load from File or Hard Drive Camera

  1. Open Hudl Video Editor and select a project.

  2. Click Add Video.

  3. The Add Video dialog will appear. Select whether you would like to add the video to a new angle or add it to an existing angle already in the project.

  4. Click Load File.

  5. Locate the location of your video files (this can be your hard drive camera), select the clip(s) you would like to add, and click Open.

  6. If you have chosen one clip:

    • Video Editor will read the file for digital marks and attempt to find clips. Click Skip to skip this step.
    • If no digital marks are found, Video Editor will attempt to use Hudl’s scene detection to separate the video file into clip. Click Skip to skip this step.
    • Once the video file is processed, you will be taken to the video screen. If Hudl’s digital detection and scene detection did not find any clips, you will need to cut the video yourself.
    • To begin cutting the video, press Play Full Angle. The video should begin playing in the video player.
    • Press In on the video player to start creating a clip. When the play has finished, press Out. Once the out button has been pressed, the clip will be added to the clips list below the video player.
  7. If you have chosen multiple clips:

    • The Load Multiple Files dialog will appear. Click Play next to each clip to preview.
    • Hudl can cut each video file into an individual clip. To do so, check the Create a Clip from Each Video File.
    • Click Load to load the files into Video Editor.
    • The dialog should disappear and you will now see a Hudl Video Editor project. If you selected to create a clip from each file, you will see a clip for each video file in your project. If you did not select this option, you will need to markup the video as described above.

Load from DVD

  1. Open Hudl Video Editor and select a project.

  2. Click Add Video.

  3. The Add Video dialog will appear. Select whether you would like to add the video to a new angle or add it to an existing angle already in the project.

  4. Select Load from DVD.

  5. If this is the first time you have attempted to rip a DVD on this machine, a window will appear that says DVD Feature Not Installed. An additional Hudl Video Editor plugin is necessary to rip a DVD. Click OK and Video Editor will install automatically install the plugin.

  6. During installation you will see three status updates:






















    • Downloading Update
    • Applying Update
    • Update Complete
  7. When the update complete window appears, click Close to reopen Video Editor. Video Editor will open the project and show the Add Video window. Click Load From DVD again to begin ripping the DVD.

  8. A dialog box with information about scene detection will appear. Read the information and click I’ve got it. Let’s go.

  9. Place the DVD in your computer’s DVD drive, and select your DVD from the Select DVD Dialog.

    If your DVD does not appear, click Refresh.

  10. Click Skip when the third progress bar begins to load, if you do not wish to do scene detection. Hudl will then load your video as a file you can cut yourself.

  11. Click Finish when the progress bars are completely loaded.

Cut Your Video

If you used scene detection, you can skip these steps

  1. Press Play Full Angle to start cutting video. The video should play in the video player.

  2. Press In to start capturing a clip. When the play has finished, press Out. Once the out button has been pressed, the clip will be added to the clips list below the video player.