Basketball | Recommended Recording Workflow

Check out these recording tips to make sure you get the best video for your team and for Hudl Assist. 

How you should record

  • Record the game in high-definition.
  • If a telephoto lens is available, attach it to your camera or iPad to improve film quality. 
  • Keep things in focus. It’s hard to tag what you can’t see. 
  • If possible, record with audio. 

What to record

  • Capture the entire court but avoid zooming. 
  • Record the scoreboard often and always at the end of every period. 
  • Capture as many referee signals as possible.
  • Make sure jersey numbers are visible. 

Where to record from

  • Set up a hard drive camera or iPad at center court, approximately 20 rows up.
  • Record from a vantage point that shows all players on the court.
  • Limit potential obstructions to the camera: fans, equipment, etc. 

Tips for recording with an iPad

  • Make sure you have the latest version of the Hudl app.
  • Check the iPad for software updates. 
  • Clean up the storage on your iPad to make room for your game. 

Reasons your game might be rejected by Assist

  • If you submit a scrimmage that does not follow normal game rules.
  • The video is out of order.
  • The zoom of video prevents us from seeing the whole court.
  • The game is filmed from a bad angle.
  • There is something in the way of the camera.
  • There are multiple games in one event

*If the analyst is unable to break down a game due to poor quality, we’ll return it so you can upload a new copy. Turnaround time will no longer be guaranteed.