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About Your Streaming Kit

Streaming Kits without Screens

What’s the streaming kit do?

It converts video from the camera to a format that can be used with Sideline, then sends that converted video over a private network to your recording iPad.

How does it connect to the camera?

The camera is connected to the streaming kit through HDMI cables. If your end zone camera doesn’t have an HDMI output, you’ll need to use an adapter (not included). Check out our recommendations here.

What should I look for to make sure the streaming kit is on?

There are three lights that should all be on: power, LAN and HDMI. If those are lit up, it's good to go.

Streaming Kits with Screens

What does the streaming kit do?

It converts video from the camera to a format that can be used with Sideline, then sends that converted video over a private network to your recording iPad.

How does it connect to the camera?

The camera is connected to the streaming kit through HDMI cables. If your camera doesn’t have an HDMI output, you’ll need to use an adapter (not included). Check out our recommendations here.

It seems like it takes some time to turn on. Is that normal?

Yep. It takes 3-5 minutes to power on. Stay patient. Turning it off or plugging in your camera early can cause trouble.

What should I look for as the streaming kit turns on?

After you’ve flipped the power switch to the right, you’ll see the following:

  1. A red light next to the triangle and exclamation mark icon on the front screen will flash once.

  2. A blue light next to H.264 on the screen will flash.

  3. VidiU by Teradek will appear on the screen.

  4. The screen will update to VidiU Starting.

  5. About a minute later, the blue H.264 light will stop flashing.

  6. After about 30 seconds, the screen will go blank for 10 seconds.

  7. Starting VidiU HUDL will appear briefly.

  8. Loading…Please Wait will appear for about 30 seconds.

  9. The home screen will show the Hudl logo on the left, with a battery or cord icon and Ready or Not Ready.

What should I look for once I connect my camera?

Once you connect your camera, look for the following:

  1. Video not detected quickly changes to Video detected.

  • Video detected means you have a video feed from your camera into the streaming kit through the HDMI cable(s).

  • If Video detected doesn’t appear, double-check your connections, including the camera input cable and any adapters you use.

After Video detected appears, check for the following:

  • The blue H.264 light to turn off

  • The blue camera icon light to turn on

  • The bue H.264 light to turn back on, indicating the streaming kit is encoding the video and outputting a feed via the black ethernet cable

Not Ready changes to Ready.

Once the streaming kit says Ready, move to the next step of your setup.

Once everything’s set up, what should the screen show?

Look for four key indicators:

  1. A cord icon in the top left means the streaming kit is plugged in. If the cord icon doesn’t appear, check the black ethernet cable that plugs into the streaming kit and the router to ensure both connections are tight.

  2. Ready indicates that the streaming kit is outputting video via the network. The screen will change from Not Ready to Ready within a couple minutes of the camera being turned on and plugged in.

  3. A blue light appears next to H.264.

  4. A blue light appears next to the camera icon. This indicates that video is coming into the streaming kit.

  5. A solid or flashing green light appears on the back of the streaming kit. A solid light means it’s connected to the camera, and flashing means it’s actively sending data over the network. If you don’t see the green light, check your ethernet cable connection and make sure there’s a blue light around the router’s ethernet port.

Tips & Tricks

  • Turn the streaming kit off after each game to keep the battery fresh and help it hold power longer.

  • The streaming kit won’t turn on if it’s dead, even if it’s plugged into the power adapter. In this case, the streaming kit needs to be charged before it will turn on. It can take up to 20 minutes to collect enough charge before turning on.

Quick Hits Troubleshooting

Streaming kit says Not Ready after powering on and connecting your camera.

Cause: The streaming kit is missing a connection or didn’t power on correctly.

Solution: Begin by checking all connections from the camera to the streaming kit. If it still shows Not Ready, try a quick reboot. Flip the power switch to the left to turn off. After a few seconds, flip it back to the right. Wait up to 3 minutes after powering on, then check for Ready again.

Streaming kit isn’t taking a charge.

Cause: The power adapter is not fully plugged in to either the outlet or the streaming kit.

Solution: Make sure the power adapter is plugged in securely to both the streaming kit and a power source. Check the back of the streaming kit—below where the ethernet cable plugs in, you should see two blue lights next to the letters DC and CHG. If those lights don’t appear, contact Support.