Hudl Replay Hardware Recommendations

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

Computer

Refer to the recommendations on this page.


Tablet

Hudl Replay is compatible with the following iPad devices:

iPad - 2017 Model or higher

iPad Pro - All generations


Primary Capture Device

AJA U-TAP SDI or U-TAP HDMI

The AJA U-TAP devices are high­ly rec­om­mend­ed for Hudl Sportscode live cap­ture. Simple set­up, no dri­vers, and high­er res­o­lu­tions make these devices ide­al for any sce­nario. If you have a 2017 or above MacBook Pro, you’ll need to pur­chase a USB-C to USB adapter. Purchasing a sec­ond U-TAP as a back­up is encouraged.

Pair either U-TAP device with a Decimator MD-HX Miniature HDMI/SDI Cross Converter to con­vert­ the sig­nal to a desired res­o­lu­tion and uti­lize any HDMI/SDI connection.

Click here for instruc­tions on set­ting up the U-TAP with Hudl Sportscode.

The Blackmagic Mini Recorder can only be used with Mac OS Mojave in Hudl Sportscode.

Wireless Connection

Please note, each setup for wireless is different. The following requirements include all the listed accessories along with a specific number of wireless access points:

  1. Ethernet to the Sideline - A wireless access point for each Replay viewing location (generally a single access point on the sideline, optionally one next to the capture station).
  2. Capture on the Sideline - One wireless access point for the sideline Replay viewing location next to the capture station.
  3. Wireless to the Sideline - Two wireless access points for both the capture station and sideline location (devices will communicate with each other).

Video cables (depending on set up):

Wireless Access Points, Optional Power Adapter:

Portable Battery Pack

Ethernet cables, device adapters, network switch:

Picking up at least two of each cable will not only help you to adapt to any sit­u­a­tion, but ensure there’s always a back­up on hand. Additionally, consider purchasing longer ethernet cables based on each venue.

Note that the MacBook Pro should always be connected via ethernet to the EdgeSwitch that hosts the main wireless access point.

Ethernet Connection

Video cables (depending on set up):

Ethernet cables, device adapters, network switch:

Picking up at least two of each cable will not only help you to adapt to any sit­u­a­tion, but ensure there’s always a back­up on hand. Additionally, consider purchasing longer ethernet cables based on each venue.

iPads with a lightning connector will use the Redpark Ethernet to Lightning cable. iPad Pros (3rd generation or above) will utilize an iPad to USB-C connector. Not sure what you have? Check out this page.