InstantReplay: Your Sideline Solution

What is it?

Coach’s Eye + InstantReplay is a brand new video solution. It provides coaches the ability to send and receive video between iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) over a closed WiFi connection. This allows coaches to immediately review film seconds after the play and make adjustments on the fly.

How it works

InstantReplay works with any iOS device running iOS 8.2 or later. By connecting your iPhones and iPads to the same wireless router you can send video between devices, using the InstantReplay application.

Here is an example:

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1. In the first image you see a member of the coaching staff recording from the top of the press box at a football field. His device is called a “broadcaster”. He is sending video to “receivers” in other parts of the stadium using a closed wifi network. This is an ios (iPad and iPhone) device to device transfer of video. He records the play, tagging the down, distance, rpk, and ytg. This data and video is sent to the receivers. Continue reading

2. In the second image you see another member of the coaching staff inside the press box receiving the play right after the broadcaster on top of the press box stopped recording. He is now reviewing critical information from his “Eye In The Sky”, so that he can make an adjustment for the next play. He can also use the data sent from the broadcaster to filter and make adjustments the next time this down, yard, or play comes up.

3. In the third image you see another “receiver” hooked up to a television. With Coach’s Eye + InstantReplay you can have multiple broadcasters and receivers spread throughout the stadium over the same closed wifi network. With a simple HDMI cord and digital av adapter you can hook your iOS device up to any HDTV.

With InstantReplay you can connect as many broadcasters and receivers to each other as you would like. There is no limit on broadcasters or receivers. Keep in mind that the more devices you add to a single router the slower the transfer speeds will be. Check out the full feature set below.

Features

• Devices discover and connect with each other over WiFi
• Devices can be configured as either Broadcasters or Receivers
• Set and forget. Devices remember previous configuration and automatically connect when on the same WiFi network
• Setup one or more Broadcasters to record from as many camera angles as desired
• Configure one or more video Receivers to be recipients of videos from connected Broadcasters
• Broadcasters can tag videos while recording. Specific football tagging to start, more sports coming soon
• Broadcasters can select resolution and FPS of videos to be recorded and sent to Recievers
• Broadcasters can turn off tagging interface for non-football sports / scenarios
• Never run out of space with the option to auto-delete after sending videos when in Broadcaster mode
• Select desired resolution and frame rate in camera
• Start / stop camera using in-app camera interface, bluetooth remote, or Apple Watch
• Videos and associated tags are immediately sent to Receivers when recording is stopped
• Watch videos on sidelines with the slow motion scrubbing and zoom and pan capabilities
• Intelligent auto-advance feature auto-plays videos immediately as they come in to the Receiver when the current video ends playback
• Video library auto-scrolls to new videos as they come in to the Receiver
• Powerful filtering allows you to discover opponent tendencies
• Recordings are automatically labelled by play number
• Auto group videos by session time
• Auto group multiple camera angle videos within Session by recording timestamp. Grouped recordings will all have the same play number
• Tag videos on Receivers when playing them back (ODS, RPK, Down, YTG, Yardline)
• Editable Sessions allow you to move videos between Sessions
• Name / rename Sessions

Hardware Recommendations

We’ve rigorously tested compatible WiFi routers that perform well with InstantReplay. You can find a full post about recommended hardware here.

We have also built out a complete kit available for purchase that comes with the following equipment:

  • Coach’s Eye + INSTANTREPLAY software
  • Pelican protective storage case
  • High-performance Asus wireless router
  • Bluetooth camera remote (to stop and start recording)
  • Mini flexible gorilla mount tripod
  • Lightning digital AV adapter (for television connection)
  • HDMI cable (for television connection)
  • Rugged extension cord
  • Surge protected power strip

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Tutorials

In three steps you can setup InstantReplay for your program

1. Download

2. Sign In (Free early access until September 30th. $500/yr after)

3. Set up wifi

We’ve built out a robust set of tutorials on how to get your program up and running with InstantReplay right. Click here to view tutorials.

More Info

Have more questions? ready to purchase? Please contact our sales department or for more help technical support.

 

InstantReplay Recommended Hardware

The first thing you’ll need to do after purchasing the software on our website is download the Coach’s Eye + INSTANTREPLAY mobile application. The app is available for all iOS devices that are running iOS 8.1 or later. You can download the mobile app from the Apple App Store HERE.

INSTANTREPLAY works by sending one video from an iPhone or iPad directly to other iPhones or iPads through a closed wireless network. One of the keys to setting up your closed WiFi network is purchasing a reliable router. Here are a couple routers that have performed very well on the field.

Recommended Router

ASUS AC2400 Dual Band Router

Notes: This is the best performing router we have used. With a maximum range of around 300 yards. Additionally it performed great with multiple receivers and broadcasters connected. This one is at the top of our list for a reason.

Tips

When you’re looking for a router for use with Instant Replay, there’s three key things you need to look for. Make sure the router supports [MIMO], that you’ve got at least two [bands] which is especially important if you’ll be using more than two devices, and you need a high-power router that will give you consistent solid range. To reiterate, look for these specifications on the retail box.

  1. Wireless N (Wireless AC recommended)
  2. 2.4Ghz recommended to connect (Cannot be 5Ghz only)
  3. MIMO 2×2 (MIMO 3×3 recommended)

If the router has directional antennas be sure to point them at the field of play.

Connecting

After you purchased your router it’s time to connect your devices. In the video tutorial below you will learn how to connect your iOS devices to your new closed wireless network.

We hope this helps get you started using INSTANTREPLAY. For more tutorials please visit our INSTANTREPLAY Getting Started page.

Full INSTANTREPLAY Package. No Hassle Setup.

Coach’s Eye has built out a complete kit for sale that includes:

  • Coach’s Eye + INSTANTREPLAY software
  • Protective storage and travel case
  • High-performance wireless router
  • Bluetooth camera remote (to stop and start recording)
  • Mini flexible gorilla mount tripod
  • Rugged extension cord
  • Surge protected powerstrip
Please contact our sales team to make purchase or learn more.
Need help using INSTANTREPLAY? Please send an email to support@coachseye.com

Coach’s Eye + TEAMS: Every Practice, Every Game, Every Time.

Coach’s Eye + TEAMS is now available. In this post you’ll learn about this game changing team video solution.

IN A NUTSHELL

Coach’s Eye + TEAMS is designed for coaches and athletes who need to collaborate through video. Pre-game, during the game, or post game, Coach’s Eye + TEAMS provides you with a full video solution. Players and coaches have access to a team video stream, unlocked video analysis tools, and offline video review.

BREAKDOWN

Coach’s Eye currently offers three subscription accounts. Customers can currently subscribe at coachseye.com to a PRO, VIP, or TEAMS account. Each account tier offers specific functionality tailored for different use cases.

Coach’s Eye + PRO

A PRO subscription is for individuals who are serious about video. This account is for coaches who use video as a tool in their coaching arsenal to help athletes realize their true potential. A PRO subscriber unlocks the Coach’s Eye application with its full suite of video analysis tools and is given   or cloud storage. With this subscription an individual can access all of their videos on up to 5 different devices. Switch or lose your device? No problem, with your personal cloud storage you can still access videos when you sign in on a new device. Other perks include HD sharing and HD exporting. This subscription costs $60/yr. Learn more

Coach’s Eye + VIP

A VIP subscription is for individuals who work at an elite level and use video as a critical part in their training. VIP subscribers usually record twice the amount of video as a PRO subscriber would. Functionality is similar to a PRO account except we provide six times the amount of cloud storage. This subscription costs $120/yr. Learn more

Coach’s Eye + TEAMS

A TEAMS subscription is for programs and organizations that use video in practice, games, and post game review.  Players and coaches are able to access a shared video library on their personal devices. This means that no matter where players and coaches are, they can review film on their mobile device. Organizations can create an unlimited amount of teams under one account. No matter how big your school or organization is, you can add a team under your TEAMS account for every sport, club, or group. With our simple link invite system you can easily add players and coaches just by emailing your team. Inside of your team dashboard on your mobile device, you get access to robust tagging and organization tools so that you can keep your video library in order.

Price is based on the amount of players and coaches you need on your TEAMS account. A Coach’s Eye + TEAMS account starts with 10 users, Learn more

WHAT SPORTS?

Just like the basic Coach’s Eye application that is available for Android and iOS devices, a TEAMS account can be used for any sport, club, or group. This means that no matter how big or small your organization is, you can benefit from a TEAMS account and gain the capability of assessing and learning from videos in a centralized location.

HOW TO

Coach’s Eye + TEAMS accounts are currently available for customers with  iOS and Android devices. Windows support is coming soon. Take a look at a few of the video tutorials below to learn more about the basic functionality of a TEAMS account.

SIGN UP

Ready to take your program to the next level? Hit the link below to sign up for a TEAMS account, or learn more about TEAMS.

https://www.coachseye.com/TEAMS

Project Lift: Strengthening Coaches And Athletes Through Olympic Lifting

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Long time Coach’s Eye friend and ambassador Drew Dillon recently started a new education training program called Project Lift. The purpose? Educate athletes and coaches to help them achieve their goals through Olympic Lifting.

Drew has had a long career in Oly lifting. Starting out as an athlete, he trained and competed in Columbus, OH. As a coach he most recently used his skills at Columbus Weightlifting. He attended the 2012 Olympic Games In London with one of his athletes Holley Mangold.  She is looking to share her knowledge in the community to help Project Lift athletes and coaches reach their goals.

Project lift focuses on more than just form and technique. It educates its subscribers about the holistic mindset one needed to achieve goals through olympic lifts. From training schedule and eating to form and technique, project lift is designed to make people better.

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Drew describes Project Lift like this, “It’s not a cookie cutter formula. We do not deliver the same programming to each athlete and coach. It takes commitment on both sides and we’re committed to helping them reach their goals.”

Right now Project Lift is running a five gym beta test. Project Lift is inviting coaches from other gyms to come to the facility twice a month and apply coaching concepts that will help them improve. Drew explains his hypothesis this way, “The quickest way to become a better coach is to coach along side a better coach. Project lift will be the backbone for other gyms. Providing complex skills and programming in a non complex way.”

After the beta test, Project Lift will become a subscription service for coaches and athletes. Providing programming, remote coaching, and support for their clients. Right now the Project Lift facility boasts 20+ athletes, 20 coaches in beta, and 6 Project Lift coaches.

We’re excited to see what Project Lift will bring to the table. They’re using Coach’s Eye with their remote coaching solution. Who know’s what the future will bring. Congrats Drew, Holley, Chelsea and Project Lift!

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