See our Filming Guide for Quality Analysis.
What does high quality film look like?
Good Camera Height
- Be sure to capture the entire game action, without excluding any portion of the field relevant to the game.
HD Film (1080p)
- The optimal resolution to allow our experts to correctly tag every event and link it to the correct player.
Follows the action and includes players relevant to the play
- All players participating in the above action must be included durning the shoot, in order not to miss any play.
Remove any Water on Camera Lens
- If it is raining help by removing the drops from the camera lens with a cloth or sleeve regularly throughout the match. Try to do this while the play has stopped.
Good Camera Position Relative to Sunlight
- It is essential that there are no solar flares that can temporarily obscure the vision of the players on the pitch.
Zooms in so that Kit Numbers are Clear and Legible
- Linking each shirt number to the player is critical to the final accuracy of the tagging
Film the Pre-Match Lineups
- We ask that teams film pre-match lineups right up to kickoff to help improve Wyscout tagging operations.
This film helps us identify:
- What players are wearing
- Where players stand at kickoff
- The formation
- Who is playing where in the formation
Filming the Scoreboard at Full-time
- If available, we request the scoreboard to be filmed at the end of the match if there is on available.
- This will help identify that the teams and score are correct
Film Substitutes Entering
- Helps us identify both who is coming on and off the field of play.
- If we know the formation, capturing who is subbing in will be reflected in the formation statistics.
When to Stop Filming
- It is important to have 1 file for the whole game.
- Pause filming at half time and re-start for the second half (rather than stopping the recording).
- Do not stop filming during any stoppages in play
- Keep noise to a minimum. Try not speaking or create any noise throughout filming because the camera will pick it up.
Uploading Film to Wyscout
- Only upload the match as a single file.
Film not Zoomed Enough
- Zoom in enough to see the numbers of the players in the vicinity of play.
- Be careful not to zoom in too much though, because it can become difficult to follow the action as the ball is passed.
Important Sections of Field and Play Missing
- We want to make sure to keep the ball and relevant players in frame.
- We can accomplish this by keeping the play to left third or right third of the frame:
- As play moves from left to right, keep the play in the left third of the screen.
- As play moves from right to left, keep the play in the right third of the screen.
Non-HD (1080p) Film
- It is imperative to use a camera that films in 1080p HD.
- This ensures a level of film quality that enables ease of tagging.
Camera at Field Level
- We recognize that filming at field level might be unavoidable.
- Filming at field level can present a challenge as players entering frame can obscure the view of the camera operator focusing on the play.
Camera Set Up in a Corner of the Pitch
- If the center of the pitch is unavailable, the camera should be set up as close to midfield as possible.
Problems with Solar Glare
- If the sun is shining directly into the camera, it can create shadows and a glare that obscures numbers from view.