Privacy & Regulations

My school is con­cerned about pri­va­cy issues. Will any­one have access to the video?

Video cap­tured by the Hudl cam­era is auto­mat­i­cal­ly uploaded and deliv­ered to the team’s Hudl library. The raw video is uploaded to a pri­vate Amazon S3 buck­et. There is no access to video in this buck­et, except by Hudl’s servers. Hudl servers encode this video into for­mats that are playable on Hudl​.com and the Hudl mobile apps before deliv­er­ing it to a team’s library.

Once the video is suc­cess­ful­ly deliv­ered to a library, access to view Hudl video is con­trolled by admin­is­tra­tors on the Hudl team. Admins can change the per­mis­sions on a video by click­ing Share” in the Hudl library. Hudl sup­port and engi­neer­ing teams may also access the cam­era for busi­ness pur­pos­es only.

Can my Focus cam­era be hacked?

The Focus cam­era requires a pri­vate access key in order to obtain remote access. Any net­work ports not in use by Focus are locked down and can­not be con­nect­ed to.

Can I unplug my Focus camera?

Yes, but you risk los­ing video and impor­tant updates that ensure your cam­era cap­tures high-qual­i­ty video for your teams.

Can I use my Focus cam­era as a sec­ondary secu­ri­ty camera?

Hudl Focus is not intend­ed to be a secu­ri­ty cam­era.

Is my Focus cam­era always recording?

Your device will only record video when a coach or admin­is­tra­tor has sched­uled a record­ing. You can con­firm the camera’s sta­tus either by look­ing at the light on the device or by open­ing the Hudl Focus app. If the device is record­ing, you’ll see a green light on the cam­era or in the top left cor­ner of the app. To can­cel a record­ing, either remove the game from your Hudl sched­ule or change it to Away”.

Can I put restric­tions on when my Focus cam­era is allowed to record?

Not at this time, but this is a fea­ture that we are active­ly explor­ing and eval­u­at­ing.

Is there a Windows/​Mac ver­sion of the app, or is an Android/​iOS device nec­es­sary for management?

At this time, there is not a Windows or Mac ver­sion of the Hudl Focus app. An iOS or Android device is required for set­up and man­age­ment. You can man­age your team’s sched­ule on hudl​.com from any device, and those updates will auto­mat­i­cal­ly sync to your Focus camera’s record­ing sched­ule.

Can I assign the Focus cam­era to a sta­t­ic IP?

Hudl Focus gets its IP address via DHCP, so you’ll be able to iden­ti­fy it on your net­work. The cam­era will be named its four-dig­it ser­i­al num­ber (found on the back of the unit), e.g., focus-XXXX. If a MAC address is eas­i­er for iden­ti­fy­ing the device, Hudl can pro­vide this to the school.

Are all instances of data trans­mis­sion encrypted?

We use an HTTPS con­nec­tion to trans­fer video files to our servers to ensure they are sent to the cor­rect loca­tion with­out inter­cep­tion. Only coach­es, admins and ath­letes on a team will be able to view video and data for that team. Additionally, coach­es and admins can cus­tomize the per­mis­sions on spe­cif­ic videos to a sin­gle user or groups of users. All users require autho­riza­tion before access­ing any data or video.

    FCC Regulations

    Changes or mod­i­fi­ca­tions not express­ly approved by the par­ty respon­si­ble for com­pli­ance could void the user’s author­i­ty to oper­ate the equipment.


    This equip­ment has been test­ed and found to com­ply with the lim­its for a Class A dig­i­tal device, pur­suant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These lim­its are designed to pro­vide rea­son­able pro­tec­tion against harm­ful inter­fer­ence when the equip­ment is oper­at­ed in a com­mer­cial envi­ron­ment. This equip­ment gen­er­ates, uses, and can radi­ate radio fre­quen­cy ener­gy and, if not installed and used in accor­dance with the instruc­tion man­u­al, may cause harm­ful inter­fer­ence to radio com­mu­ni­ca­tions. Operation of this equip­ment in a res­i­den­tial area is like­ly to cause harm­ful inter­fer­ence in which case the user will be required to cor­rect the inter­fer­ence at his own expense.