Set Up Computers for Sharing

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


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.

  1. Primary Computer 

    Right-click on the desk­top and select New Folder.

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

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

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

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

  8. Check the box next to File Sharing.

  9. Click the + icon under Shared Folders.

  10. Select the Sportscode Share Folder and click Add.

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

  12. Click on Options…

  13. Uncheck the box next to Share files and fold­ers using AFP. This box may already be unchecked. Click Done.

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

  15. Secondary Computer

    Open the Go menu and select Connect to Server…

    The sec­ondary com­put­er is the view­ing com­put­er or non-cap­ture computer. 

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

  17. Select the Sportscode Share Folder and then click OK

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