Set Up a Live Capture - AJA U-TAP

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

  1. Connect the U-TAP’s USB 3.1 cable to your MacBook Pro with a USB-C to USB adapter (or direct­ly con­nect to USB for pre-2017 MacBook Pros).

    Not see­ing the device? Double check that the POWER Status LED light is Green. For addi­tion­al help in under­stand­ing these sta­tus lights, see the offi­cial U-TAP Manual on page 6.

  2. Connect your video source to the U-TAP device via an HDMI or SDI cable.

  3. Launch Hudl Sportscode and select Capture > Open Cap­ture Win­dow.

  4. Users on macOS Mojave (10.14) or above will need to allow Camera and Microphone access. Select OK for both prompts.

    This is only required once when run­ning a cap­ture for the first time on macOS Mojave or above.

  5. Click the gear icon to set up your capture.

  6. Select your U-TAP device as the video and audio sources, then choose between the HD 720 or HD 1080 options as your cap­ture preset.

    Capturing in HD 1080 will result in a larg­er file size and poten­tial increased laten­cy when using live shar­ing workflows.

  7. Select the frame rate.

    For best cap­ture qual­i­ty, we rec­om­mend select­ing the same frame rate as the source video.

  8. Click the Capture icon to choose a name for your movie pack­age and start the capture.

    The pic­ture above means there is no video avail­able. Make sure you see the desired video in the cap­ture win­dow before start­ing your live capture.