Ice Hockey | Recommended Recording Workflow
The right equipment
- Invest in up-to-date equipment like a high definition (HD) camera or newer iPad for reliable recording and high quality video.
- Use a tripod so you have a stable, smooth stream when recording and reviewing video. No one wants to watch an entire game of shaky video.
How to record
- Record from the highest angle and as close to center ice as possible to get the best view. Right along the red line is ideal.
- Limit potential obstructions to the camera such as fans, netting, etc.
- Don’t zoom too closely or puck watch so you miss what’s happening on the rest of the ice. Try to capture all players and the entire zone at a time.
- Hold the iPad in landscape mode for best results.
Other recording tips
- Get plenty of scoreboard shots – after each goal, penalty, period, and at the end of the game.
- Focus on capturing jersey numbers to help with tagging shots and assists.
- Instruct all players on your team to leave jerseys untucked from breezers. Add “fight-straps” to jerseys if possible to keep numbers visible.
- Make sure you record your entire game. Video that’s missing a portion of the game or is out of order can’t be broken down by our analysts.
- Only pause the recording between periods or at long breaks. Even if there is a call in question, keep recording so you can catch the outcome.