Last month, the Coach’s Eye Team released our newest offering- Coach’s Eye + InstantReplay. The idea behind this ultimate sideline solution, is to give teams the ability to record one or multiple angles of crisp HD videos during game time, and then quickly and easily share videos and information to adjust plays on-the-fly.
Today we’re excited to announce we have an updated version of Coach’s Eye + InstantReplay, that allows you to export your InstantReplay videos using iTunes. Now, your InstantReplay videos can be imported into applications like Hudl, and other tools as well. Additionally, we’re still offering FREE early access to InstantReplay until September 30th, 2015.
Updated Hardware Recommendations and Best Practices
Over the past month we’ve gathered a ton of great feedback from our users, and we’ve also had the opportunity to test out the InstantReplay solution in a wide variety of practice and game time situations, using various hardware. We’ve learned a lot and would like to share that knowledge and our updated hardware recommendations with you, so you can have an optimum experience with Coach’s Eye + InstantReplay.
The bottom line is, when using InstantReplay, you should be receiving videos in under twenty seconds. If that hasn’t been your experience, consider the following:
- Your wireless router placement plays a critical role in maintaining fast video transfer speeds during games. Here are some tips that improve transfer speeds:
- Line of sight is key, meaning try not to put objects (including human bodies) between the router and the devices. Try to get your Wi-Fi access point at least to the height of the press box. Also, angle the router down slightly, directed toward the 50-yard line on the field.
- Place the router outside of the press box window.
- Point the antennas down toward the field when possible.
- Keep your router away from your headset broadcaster. Headsets vary, but some can interfere with your router.
- Using a dedicated router and closed wireless network is critical. Do not attempt to use the app while connected to an existing Internet connection.
- We strongly discourage using iPad 2’s and other older devices. Newer devices not only have better cameras, but are faster too. Some customers report their iPad 2’s were taking 40+ seconds to send videos, as opposed to the 10 second transfers they experienced when they removed the iPad 2’s from their dedicated Wi-Fi network. You can view our hardware recommendations.
- Having multiple InstantReplay receivers and broadcasters will slow things down. For example, having two receivers can double the total time it takes to receive the video.
- Be mindful of video resolution. Filming in HD creates larger videos that slow down transfer to other devices.
- Videos are transmitted in the order to which the devices were connected to Instant Replay. For example, if you have a receiver on the sideline and one in the press box, if the receiver in the press box was connected to InstantReplay first, it will be the first to get the video.
- Click here for an overview of what you need to achieve optimal success with InstantReplay.
- Click here for more information on mobile device recommendations.
- Click here for more information on the EnGenius AC1200 router and why we recommend it.
- Click here for a tutorial on configuring your EnGenius AC1200 router.
- Click here for a tutorial on proper field setup.
- Click here for a tutorial on transferring your InstantReplay videos to your computer using iTunes.
- Click here to access all InstantReplay tutorials.
Have questions? Want to share feedback? Need additional help? Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.