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Manage Storage Hours

Managing storage hours is key to keeping your account clean and within its allotted storage.

To know which videos count towards storage, learn about the videos with free storage.
To know how much storage you have available, check how much is being used.
To clear storage hours but save your video, download and save it to your computer.
Don’t need a copy? Learn how to delete.
Not sure what to delete? Check out these tips.

Videos with Free Storage

Some videos in your library may not count towards storage, giving you more flexibility and more room for video. Videos with free storage include:

  • Games recorded with a Hudl Focus camera (including scout games received through direct, pool or league exchanges)
  • Automatic exchanges via the Focus Exchange Network

You can see which videos have free storage directly from Hudl’s Manage Library page.

  1. Log in to, then hover over Video and select Manage Library.

  2. On each line of video, you’ll see how many hours of storage it’s using. If a video has free storage, you’ll see “Free” instead of the number of hours, along with a Focus video icon or the automatic exchange icon.

  3. To see more details about each video’s storage, hover your mouse over the video title.

Check Storage Hours

Storage hours are tracked by program. For example, an American Football program that has a Varsity, Freshman and JV team with accounts count toward the same storage allotment.

Note: Only team admins and coaches can download video.

  1. Log in to, then hover over Video and select Manage Library.

  2. You'll see the number of hours being used and the total number of hours available for your program. Below this, you'll see a breakdown of how many hours each team in your program is using.

  3. To navigate to another team in your program and manage their storage, click the hyperlinked team name.

    If the team name is not hyperlinked, you're not listed as a coach on that team. Reach out to a team admin to be added to the team.

Download a Copy

You don’t have to lose the video forever, download it to save it elsewhere - like your computer or an external hard drive. After you save the downloaded video, remember to delete to clear storage space.

Note: Only team admins and coaches can download video.

  1. Log in to, then hover over Video and select Manage Library.

  2. Select the video(s) you want to download.

  3. Select Download.

    You can now download multiple videos at once!

  4. Choose the file type you’d like and click Download.

    Select the check box to include breakdown data in the download.

  5. When your download is ready, a link will be sent in an email. Open it and click the download link to open the video in your Downloads folder.

    Downloading video does not remove it from your Hudl library. It will remain in your library and count as storage hours until you delete it.

Delete Video

When you delete video, the video will be permanently removed from your library. Playlists and highlights originally created from the video will remain intact.

  1. Log in to, then hover over Video and select Manage Library.

  2. Select the videos you want to delete. You’ll be able to see the number of hours associated with the videos you’ve selected within the blue bar.

  3. Select Delete.

    Accidentally delete a playlist that you'd like to keep? Learn how to restore a deleted playlist within 180 days of deleting it.

Tips for Managing Your Storage

  1. Make sure your schedule is accurate.
    By entering your schedule on with the correct game location (home/away/neutral), date, time and opponent, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the Focus Exchange Network. As long you and your opponent both add the event to your schedules and the game gets recorded with a Focus camera, you’ll get free storage for that video.
  2. Start with scout film.

    As athletes graduate and coaches move on, chances are the scout film you have on your rival school from four years ago is no longer needed. Consider cleaning up any scout video from four or more seasons ago.

  3. Check the oth­er teams in the pro­gram.
    You may want to keep the video on your var­si­ty team win­ning the dis­trict cham­pi­onship, but it might be eas­i­er to part ways with your JV team’s film. Navigate between teams in the top left cor­ner of your account.
  4. Look back to pre­vi­ous years.
    Find your old­est videos and download them if you no longer need them on your account.

  5. Save the mem­o­ries before you delete.
    When you delete a video from the library, high­lights that were cre­at­ed using that video won’t be affect­ed. So even if you delete the last-minute come­back win video over your rivals, any high­lights from it will still remain. So if you want to save the best moments, but also an hour of stor­age, fol­low the steps in this tuto­r­i­al before deleting.
  6. Get more stor­age.
    When you just need more stor­age, check out this page to see your options.

Use the filters on the left side of your video library to see all the scout film in your account.