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Course 9:   A Guide to Hudl Assist

Lesson 2:   Capture Great Video

  1. Find your filmer. Have a student manager, injured player or parent record so coaches can stick to coaching. 

  2. Choose your favorite device. An iPad or iPhone gets video online faster because it can upload live with a WiFi connection, but a camera gives you better zoom and quality options. It’s all about finding what makes sense for your team.

  3. Plan your setup. Bleachers too far away? Filmer can’t keep the camera steady? No worries. Check out our rec­om­men­da­tions for the best lenses, cases and tripods to ensure you get quality video. 

  4. Know where to record. The best vantage point is mid-court, on the side with the scorer’s table, about 10 rows up on the bleachers. From that angle, your recording device will only need to rotate slightly to follow the action. 

  5. Use a tripod for smoother video. No one wants to watch shaky video. Plus, the height of a tripod can help you reach that perfect vantage point.

  6. Record from a high vantage point. You’re not having déjà vu — we did already say this. But it’s super important, so we wanted to to tell you again.

  7. Set your filmer up for success. Share the above tips with them so they’re equipped to capture the best video possible.

  8. Record the scoreboard. Take quick scoreboard shots throughout the game, especially at the end of each quarter or half. This will help our Hudl Assist analysts as they tag and you as you review.

  9. Capture referee signals and sub­sti­tu­tions. Keep the referee in the frame so we can tag all sub­sti­tu­tions and fouls correctly. 

  10. Go easy on the zoom. Stay far enough away to get both teams without using the zoom too often — we can’t properly tag an assist without seeing who passed the ball. 

  11. Only pause at long breaks. Don’t risk missing crucial parts of the game — only pause at timeouts or between quarters or halves.

  1. Take it to the next level

  2. Test it all at practice. This is the ideal way to try out your hardware and train the person behind the camera.