Manage Storage Hours
Managing storage hours is key to keeping your account clean and within its allotted storage.
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 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 your Hudl Library.
Login to Hudl.com and select Video.
Hover over any video and click Details.
Below the video’s title, you’ll see how many hours of storage it’s using. If a video has free storage, you’ll see “Free Storage” instead of the number of hours, along with whether it’s a Focus game or automatic exchange.
Check Storage Hours
Storage hours are tracked by program. For example, a boys' basketball program that has a Varsity, JV and Freshmen team with accounts count toward the same storage allotment.
Video from previous seasons does count towards the program's total storage allotment, as the allotment does not reset every season.
Only team administrators and coaches can download video.
Login to Hudl.com and select Video.
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.
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 on your computer or an external hard drive. After you download the video, remember to delete the video to clear storage space.
Note: Only team admins and coaches can download video.
Log in to Hudl.com and click Video.
Hover over the video or playlist you’d like to download and click Details.
To download multiple videos at once, hold command + A (Mac), control + A (PC) on your keyboard or check the circle in the top left of the video thumbnail, then click Download in the blue bar at the top of your screen.
Click the action menu.
Select Email Download Link to receive an email with the download link.
If you're downloading a playlist, choose whether you'd like it in a single file or multiple files, then click Download.
If you chose to have it emailed, open the email and click the download link. Your video will open in your Downloads folder. If the game has been tagged, the data will be included with the download email.
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.
When you delete video, the video will be permanently removed from your library. Playlists and highlights originally created from the video will remain intact.
Log into Hudl.com and click Video.
Hover over the video(s) you’d like to delete and check the circle.
If your library is shown in list view, check the circle to the left of the video(s) you’d like to delete.
Click Yes, delete to confirm.
To restore any video, playlist or file deleted in the last 180 days follow these steps.
Tips for Managing Your Storage
Make sure your schedule is accurate.
By entering your schedule on Hudl.com 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.
Start with scout film.
After you play a team, you're probably not meeting them again that season. And chances are the scout film you have on your rival school from four years ago isn't needed either. Use the filters on the left side of your video library to see all the scout film in your account.
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.
Look back to previous years.
Use the filters on the left side of your to quickly find your oldest videos.
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.
Get more storage.
When you just need more storage, check out this page to see your options.