Hudl Video Editor is a tool that coaches and administrators use to upload video to Hudl.com. In the Video Editor, coaches can cut video into individual clips, add or edit breakdown information, and burn DVDs. Hudl Video Editor is a free accessory to Hudl.com.
First, download and install the Hudl Video Editor. Then, create a new project.
See Hudl Video Editor Setup
Second, load your video into Hudl Video Editor based on your camera or your video source.
Camera and Hardware Information
Hudl Video Editor is compatible with multiple cameras and types of hardware. Different hardware will require different actions within Hudl Video Editor.
A MiniDV camera is helpful because it is the only type of camera that allows you take full advantage of the live capture features in Hudl Video Editor. If you stream live, you can cut your video and edit your video data during the game, that way, when the game’s over, half the work is done, and you’re ready to publish the cut game to Hudl.com. The Video Editor can also auto-cut your games into individual clips without any interaction from you if you choose to use tape capture.
Hard Drive Camera:
See Load from File
Unlike MiniDV cameras, most hard drive cameras do not allow you to live capture because they write the video files directly to an internal hard drive. If you do not plan to live capture in Hudl, a hard drive camera is a good option. Each time you start and stop recording, a hard drive camera creates a separate video file and Hudl allows you to directly import these files. So when your game is over, your video is already cut and ready to publish. Often, when you load video onto your computer from a hard drive camera, it is saved in the MPEG2 format. To assist Hudl Video Editor in reading it, you may need to download the Hudl Video Editor DVD Ripping plugin (view these directions in the next section).
DVD or MiniDVD Camera:
See Ripping a DVD
Most MiniDVD cameras do not allow you to live capture directly into a computer. Instead, a MiniDVD camera will create one large video file on a DVD in the camera. You will need to remove the DVD and rip it into the Hudl Video Editor to use this type of camera. You will want to download the Hudl Video Editor DVD Ripping plugin for this camera (view these directions in the next section). Once you capture your video into Hudl Video Editor, you will need to cut the video into individual plays before publishing.
TV, DVD Player, VCR, other:
See Live Capture
Hudl does allow you to capture from any other video source; however, for non-digital video sources you will need to purchase a canopus box. A canopus box will stream the digital video into your computer from your source video such as a TV or VCR. When using a canopus box, treat the video capture like live capture.
Downloading the DVD Ripping Plugin
To rip a DVD into Hudl or to import MPEG2 video files, you will need to install the DVD Ripping plugin. To do so, follow these steps:
After you have created a new project, named it, and selected a profile in Hudl Video Editor, you will be taken to the video editing screen.
- Select the Add Video button in the bottom left corner of the screen.
- Select the Load from DVD option.
- 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 and if it has not been installed, you will not be able to rip a DVD. Click OK and Hudl Video Editor will install the plugin on your machine.
During the installation you will see updates regarding the status of the installation. Hudl will download the update, apply the update, and notify you when the update is complete. When the update complete window appears, click Close to reopen the Hudl Video Editor. The Video Editor will open the project and show the Add Video window. You will need to click Load from DVD to begin ripping the DVD again.
Third, once you have gotten your video on Hudl Video Editor you can:
- Edit the in and out points of your captured video: See Edit Captured Video
- Edit the breakdown data for your captured video: See Edit Video Data
- Intercut multiple angles together: See Intercut Multiple Angles
Finally, publish your video to make it available for your team on Hudl.com.
See Publishing your Captured Video