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Course 2:   It All Starts with Video

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Lesson 2:   Match Tips

  1. Place your camera near the middle of the pitch. A high vantage point near center field is best. If a high angle isn’t possible, do your best to set up where others won’t walk in front of the setup. Recording from this angle gives you a better opportunity to analyze positioning and see jersey numbers. Make sure the setup is either far enough away to capture both ends of the field, or high enough to get the full field in frame.

  2. 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.

  3. Record from a high angle. You’re not having déjà vu, we already said this. But it’s super important! So remember, high angle = good video. 

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

  5. Capture referee signals. Keep the referee in the frame so you can capture their signals throughout the match. 

  6. Go easy on the zoom. Your camera should be the right distance away to get both teams in the frame without using the zoom too often. You’ll thank yourself during review. 

  7. Only pause at long breaks. To keep up with the action, only pause at timeouts, if injuries occur or between halves. 

  1. Take it to the next level

  2. Clear storage space on your iOS devices. You’ll need 2 – 3 GB available per match, so make sure you have enough space to record.

  3. Check your camera’s memory card. You don’t want to run out of space in the final minutes. And pack an extra just to be safe. 

  4. Bring a backup device. Don’t risk missing the match because your iPad died or crashed. 

  5. Carry extra charging cords. And if there aren’t outlets near your setup, an extra battery can be a lifesaver.