Experience more control over your video with the ability to zoom in on the action.

We know coaches want the ability to zoom in when reviewing footage, which is why we’ve been testing a new feature to pan and zoom in your video player on Hudl.com. Good news—it’s ready to use! Even better news—it’s already available on your account! Now you can zoom in on the perfect angle of your video to coach on the small things, like hand placement or footwork.

How Pan and Zoom Works 

Pan and zoom is already accessible from the Hudl video player on your account. Once you’ve selected the video you’d like to review, simply use the scroll wheel on your computer mouse or the pinch gesture on your computer trackpad to zoom in and out. Then you can click and drag to the right or left to pan around the video. Double-clicking in the video player will reset the view to normal. Check out this step-by-step tutorial to learn more.

Absolutely love this feature! It makes a bad film usable and a good film a real player teaching tool. Dave Mills, Head Football Coach, Wauconda High School, Ill.

Advantages for Every Sport

The new pan and zoom feature will be most valuable during video review with your coaches or athletes, both on practice and game footage. You’ll be able to catch every detail, small and large, with clear HD video. We’re talking visible jersey numbers and quick motions.

American Football

Record your next practice with every position group across the field. Your offensive line coach can zoom into his group and watch how his athletes are moving off the ball. Similarly, your wide receivers coach can zoom in to their corner of the field to check out their route tree and footwork as the action is happening.


Seeing details when the action is on the far side of the field can be tricky from the regular Focus tactical video angle. The ability to zoom in allows you to clearly see the jersey number of the athlete that took the shot, and analyze the quick reaction of the goalie blocking the ball.  


Zoom in on your athletes as they go up for a block to easily analyze which athlete is pressing closer to the net with effective block form, or identify when players are drifting or not closing the block.


Take a clear, close look at your athlete's footwork, shooting form and body position throughout the whole progression of the shot. And zoom in during team film review for a better look at inbound plays on the far side of the court.

For volleyball, we have the gym set up with two courts most of the time. Having the option to view each court separately and use the zoom feature is great. Mallory Peterson, Head Volleyball Coach, Pella High School, Iowa

Do More with Hudl Focus

Want to have HD film from the ideal angle for every game or match, without a cameraperson? Hudl Focus can record, upload and livestream automatically. Visit this page to learn more about our smart camera system.

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