Check off these tasks to ensure your team is ready to dominate the season.

Initial Setup

What is the recommended computer for Hudl Sportscode? 

  • Capture - New Machines: 14"/16" MacBook Pro M1 Pro 10 core CPU
  • Legacy Machines: 15"/16" 2018+ MacBook Pro Intel i7
  • Viewing-only - 13” MacBook Pro (2018+ or M1 chip).
  • Check out our computer recommendations

What macOS should my computer be on?

  • Big Sur & Monterey are officially supported macOS as of April 1st 2022.
  • Pro Tip: if you’re still using macOS Mojave, we recommend converting any packages, databases, organizers, or sorters before upgrading to Monterey.

How to download and install Hudl Sportscode?

Capture Setup

What hardware to use for capture?

  • AJA U-TAP (HDMI or SDI) is our recommended capture device. You’ll need an Apple USB-C to USB 3.1 adapter.
    Pro Tip
    : have a spare of all necessary cables.

Check out our recommendations on what hardware to use for capture.

Can I still use my Blackmagic Mini Recorder to capture?

  • We no longer support Blackmagic Mini Recorders or 3G as a stable option for capture.  
  • The following are known issues with Blackmagic Mini Recorders:
    • Audio out of sync
    • Instance alignment
    • Issues with capture timeline

Multi-Angle SDI/HDMI Feed Capture Solutions

  • Antrica-ANT-2554 (SDI0 or Antrica-ANT-2204 (HDMI) video encoder. You will also need a 5 or 8 port switch or router, Cat6 network cable, and USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter.

Check out our recommended IP capture devices.

How to set up capture with Antrica?

How to set up capture with AJA U-Tap? 

Can I use an IP camera to capture?

  • Yes, you will need to have an RTMP, RTSP, or RTP IP address to do this. Check out more information on setting up an IP capture.
    Pro Tip: talk with your IT department to assist with retrieving these feeds or if it is possible with your current equipment. 

Follow these best practices for the best capture experience.

Video Acquisition

Open from Hudl

Open from Hudl League Exchange

How do I get my video into a package/timeline?

    Can we import Synergy files into HSC?

    Code Windows

      How can I create a Code Window?

      How to create an Output Window?

      • Through basic scripting, you are able to produce efficient Output Windows to display your data. To learn more about the most common scripting workflows, talk with your Customer Success Manager about signing up for Hudl Academy.

      Other Helpful Links

      New Features

      Find Window

      • You can now easily search for any code, label or note across your timeline, database or a custom selection of folders with the new Advanced Find feature available in the Find Window (CMD+F).
      • You can now save your quick and advanced searches within the Find Window (CMD+F); now you will only need to build your queries once. You can also share these searches with other members of your team with our new import/export option.


      • When using Heatmaps you can also tag your own location data and see this update automatically in real time, live or post game.

      Statistical Window

      • You can now use the statistical window to manipulate data into a standardized format so that it can be copied and pasted into other applications, such as Excel.


      How do I upload packages from Hudl Sportscode onto Hudl?

      How do I download video from Hudl League Exchange

      How do I download video from my library on

      How do I set a season? 

      How do I manage who is on my team?

      Download the Hudl App

      We encourage you to have athletes and coaching staff download the Hudl app so they will have access to the videos anywhere they go, including the ability to set specific videos offline.