Best Practices for Capture

This tutorial is specific to our newest product, Hudl Sportscode. If you’re on Sportscode v11, use these resources instead or upgrade today.


Utilize the tips laid out in this tuto­r­i­al to reduce the fre­quen­cy of dropped frames and oth­er cap­ture issues.

  1. Restart your com­put­er before start­ing your capture.

  2. Exit out of all oth­er appli­ca­tions besides Hudl Sportscode and Finder. 

    Live cap­ture is a high­ly inten­sive process and uses a lot of your computer’s resources. Closing all oth­er appli­ca­tions will ensure that your computer’s resources are allo­cat­ed towards Hudl Sportscode and live capture.

  3. Typical cap­tures using the Blackmagic Mini Recorder or AJA U-TAP devices should use the HD720 or HD1080 cap­ture pre­set along with the frame rate based on the cap­ture feed’s res­o­lu­tion and frame rate. Alternatively, IP cap­tures should always uti­lize the From Source cap­ture preset.

  4. Turn off WiFi and Bluetooth. If uti­liz­ing IP cap­ture or live shar­ing, we rec­om­mend using ethernet.

    While this is a minor per­for­mance increase, we want to lim­it the num­ber of activ­i­ties your com­put­er is per­form­ing dur­ing live capture.