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Connect Focus to Sideline

The hardware in your kit will determine how you connect your Hudl Focus camera to your Sideline kit. Make sure you are following the steps according to your Sideline setup.

Sideline kits with a square press box access point

Sideline kits without an ethernet adapter

  1. Lift the board inside the press box kit to access the press box access point.

  2. Locate the orange ethernet cable that’s connected to the accessory port on the Focus camera. Plug the other end of the cable into port 2 of the press box access point (the port is located on the bottom left).

    Double-check that you are plugging the ethernet cable into the bottom left port, labeled port 2. Plugging into the wrong port could damage your hardware.

  3. Place the board back over the press box access point.

  4. Try recording a few clips of the Focus video feed on your Sideline recording iPad to make sure everything looks good. Continue to use Sideline as normal.

Sideline kits with an ethernet adapter

If you’ve previously connected Hudl Focus to your Sideline kit, the ethernet adapter should already be connected to your press box access point—you can skip to step four.

  1. Lift the board inside the press box kit to access the press box access point.

  2. Plug the ethernet adapter into port 2 of the press box access point (the port is located on the bottom left).

    Double-check that you are plugging the ethernet adapter into the bottom left port, labeled port 2. Plugging into the wrong port could damage your hardware.

  3. Place the board back over the press box access point, making sure the open port of the ethernet adapter is still accessible above the board.

  4. Locate the orange ethernet cord that’s connected to the accessory port on the Focus camera. Plug the other end of that cord into the ethernet adapter from step three.

  5. Try recording a few clips of the Focus video feed on your Sideline recording iPad to make sure everything looks good. Continue to use Sideline as normal.

Sideline Kits with a rectangular press box access point

Premium and standard sideline kits

If you have a streaming kit in your press box Sideline kit, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the LAN port that runs from the streaming kit to the press box access point, and unplug the black ethernet cable from that port.

  2. Now find the orange ethernet cable that’s connected to the accessory port on the Focus camera. Plug the other end of that cord into the LAN port on the press box access point.

    Double-check that you are plugging the ethernet cable into the correct port, labeled LAN. Plugging into the wrong port could damage your hardware.

  3. Try recording a few clips of the Focus video feed on your Sideline recording iPad to make sure everything looks good. Continue to use Sideline as normal.

Plus Sideline kits

If you don’t have a streaming kit in your press box sideline kit, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the orange ethernet cable that’s connected to the accessory port on the Focus camera. Plug the other end of that cord into the LAN port on the press box access point.

    Double-check that you are plugging the ethernet cable into the correct port, labeled LAN. Plugging into the wrong port could damage your hardware.

  2. Try recording a few clips of the Focus video feed on your Sideline recording iPad to make sure everything looks good. Continue to use Sideline as normal.