See the steps for sending Focus video to broadcast software and streaming endpoints.
Now that you know your options for livestreaming and broadcasting, let’s go over how they work. Exact workflows will vary depending on the platform you choose, but here’s a high-level overview of the processes and capabilities of both options so you understand how they integrate with Focus.
When Hudl Focus starts recording, a YouTube livestream will automatically start on your school’s account so fans can tune in. Or you can embed your YouTube channel link on your school’s athletic website for people who already visit that page frequently.
After the game is over, the video will upload directly to the team’s Hudl library and the livestream will save to your YouTube account so fans can watch the recording.
Choose Focus as a video source in broadcast software
Once you have a broadcasting platform picked out, we’ll provide you with an IP address to add as the video source so you can securely access the feed from Focus over your network. Then once you start a new Focus recording (whether it’s through a schedule entry or an on-the-fly recording), you can start a new broadcast and select Focus as the video source. Just make sure your broadcasting platform is running on a computer that’s wired into the same network as Hudl Focus.
Now that your broadcast is set up with Focus as the video source, you can choose to send the feed to a livestream platform. Which one will work? We’re glad you asked. Flexibility is the name of the game here — you can stream to YouTube, Facebook, StretchLive, NFHS Network and more.
When you start a new broadcast, it’ll show the primary camera angle for your sport. If you want to broadcast more angles than that, you can set up a camcorder to record the additional angle as another video source.
If you want to make your broadcast more dynamic, you can also plug in a microphone for live commentary and add custom graphics. This part will work differently on every software, so check with the one you choose for more details.