Website Imports

There are five imports that use play by play data post­ed on web­sites to gen­er­ate data in a time­line. Like the NBA Stats data import these imports rely on the offi­cial game clock to cal­cu­late where the instances should be cre­at­ed in the movie. So, cre­at­ing a video file that match­es the length of the offi­cial game time is crit­i­cal. It is often dif­fi­cult to tell when the offi­cial game is run­ning or stopped, so prac­tice is nec­es­sary to mas­ter cre­at­ing an edit­ed video file that will match the game clock events in the play by play.

a) StatCrew Web Stats

  1. This import is designed to be used with the StatCrew play by play report gen­er­at­ed by the StatCrew scor­ing soft­ware. This is a very com­mon game stat pack­age in the United States.
  2. Create a row of instances that mark exact­ly when the game clock is run­ning. Name the row some­thing that indi­cates what is, i.e. 40 MIN. When a movie is made for the row, it should be pre­cise­ly 40 min­utes long, 20 min­utes per half.
  3. Open a brows­er and nav­i­gate to a StatCrew play by play on a web­site. The raw data file can also be used if is acces­si­ble. In the United States, often the Sports Information Director can get this file.
  4. Select all the play by play text begin­ning from the first tip to end of the game.
  5. Press COMMAND+C to copy the text.
  6. Select the row in the time­line with the 40 min­utes of instances, 40 MIN.
  7. Choose File > Import > Paste StatCrew web stats

b) ESPN web stats

The ESPN web­site stats import works exact­ly the same as the StatCrew import. The only dif­fer­ence is the play by play infor­ma­tion must be copied from the ESPN col­lege bas­ket­ball web­site where the data struc­ture is slight­ly dif­fer­ent from the StatCrew import. The steps to import and results of the import are the near­ly the same.