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How To: Upload, Associate, & Synchronize Video for Basketball

5 Jul 2013 | Under How To, Information, Tutorials | Posted by | 0 Comments
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Marrying statistics to video is a three-step process:

1. Upload your video

 Every time StatEasy is opened, two windows appear – a smaller StatEasy window and Google Chrome. The smaller window is where we upload video.

 Simply drag and drop your video files into the white space on the window.

 StatEasy will upload and encode the video. It does not matter what type of video file your camera produces (.mp4, .mov, .mts, .avi), this little window will automatically encode the video into a format StatEasy understands (.ogv).

 This is so you don’t have to worry about what codec your video is in. We take care of that for you.

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2. Associate Video to an Event

This next step basically tells StatEasy, “Hey, these videos go with this game” Once the videos are uploaded, they will appear in “Manage Videos” on the Dashboard.

Click Manage Videos.

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Sometimes, video cameras will automatically split videos, even though you never paused the recording. Rather than associate two, three, or four videos to an event, we’ll merge the videos together into one video. The goal is to associate just one video to an event.

There will be check boxes next to each video. Select the videos you want to merge, and click Merge Videos.

You will also be able to rearrange the files and rename the videos.

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Once the videos are merged together, we can associate the single video to an event. Under “Actions” click Associate to an Event.

A menu will appear with the available games, and a button in front of each. Click the button for the game you want to associate the video to.

Click Use This Event.

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Lastly, click Done – I’ve reviewed the details.

Your video is now associated to a game!

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3. Synchronize Stats to Video

Synchronizing stats to video is as simple as finding the tip off.

First, click View Stats for Your Team from the Dashboard.

Each game will be listed. To the right of the game you want to sync, click on Watch Video.

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You will be brought to the screen shown below. First, switch to Sync Mode. A dropdown menu appears under “Play Mode” to get there.

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Play the video until the tip-off, and then hit pause. Now, click on the “Tip Off” stat in the timeline to the right of the video. You will notice a sync time will appear next to the stat timeline.

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Switch back to Play Mode. The first half of the game is now synchronized to the video!

The same process should be done for the start of the 3rd quarter. In Play Mode, use the stat timeline to find the last stat in the 1st half. Click on that stat. Allow the video to run until the start of the 3rd quarter.

Switch back to Sync Mode and wait for the first statistic to occur in the 3rd quarter. As soon as it happens in the video, pause, and synchronize the stat with the video.

 

Im a huge fan of StatEasy and haven’t found any stat program that works as well when stating volleyball.

William Becque
William Becque
Director of Sports Information at Smith College

We utilized the stats on the bench to help us win a 5-set match against the 4th ranked team in the country! They were not using StatEasy by the way.

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Tim Balice
Head Women’s Volleyball Coach, Kalamazoo Valley Community College

It’s a definite game changer!

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Patrick Walton
Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Voyager Academy

Mind = Blown.

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Lauren Torvi
Assistant Women’s Volleyball Coach, Depauw University

One of our major [focal points] is professional development… That is part of our mission, and this product, hands down, does that.

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Dave Archer
Executive Director, Basketball Coaches Association of New York

It gives that coach an option of showing their players instantly, not just their numbers, not just their stats, but film to back up what those numbers say, so that’s something that we think could be really special to the coach.

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Tom Barrick
Executive Director, Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association

We believe it’s the model that is going to catch on once people realize the quality of the product.

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Greg Grantham
Executive Director, North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association