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Set Up Computers for Sharing

To access a video file on a secondary computer using live sharing, both machines must be on the same network (we recommend a wired network) and users need administrative rights on both machines. For questions about networking or administrative rights, reach out to your IT staff.

Primary Computer

  1. Right-click on the desktop and select New Folder.

    The primary computer is the one you use to capture video.

    Tip: Set this up for all computers that have a capture license as a back-up to the main capture computer.

  2. Title the folder Sportscode Share Folder.

  3. Open the Apple menu, then click System Preferences.

  4. Open Users & Groups.

  5. Click on the Lock icon to unlock your security settings.

  6. Type in the admin password for the computer and then click Unlock.

  7. Click Guest User, then check the box next to Allow guest users to connect to shared folders.

  8. Go back to the main System Preferences screen and open Sharing.

  9. Check the box next to File Sharing.

  10. Click the + icon under Shared Folders.

  11. Select the Sportscode Share Folder and click Add.

  12. Select the Sportscode Share Folder, then use the drop-down menu to allow all users to Read & Write.

  13. Click on Options...

  14. Ensure the box next to Share files and folders using SMB is ticked. Click Done.

  15. Note the local address of the Mac. It will be in the format of [computer-name].local.

Secondary Computer

  1. Open the Go menu and select Connect to Server...

    Secondary computer is the computer you are live sharing the primary computer with.

  2. Type smb:// followed by the local address of the primary computer, then click Connect.

  3. A connecting progress window will appear. The connecting process can take a few seconds to a few minutes.

  4. After connecting to the smb://, you will need to connect to the server. Do this by selecting Guest and clicking Next.

    If you are having difficulty connecting to the primary computer, select Registered User and use the primary computer's log in information to connect.

  5. Select the Sportscode Share Folder and then click OK.

  6. Navigate to your Finder window and see that you now have access to the files within the Sportscode Share Folder of the primary computer.