Hudl unveils portable smart camera solution for club sports
Hudl Focus Flex Uses AI-Enabled Player Tracking Algorithms to Power Live Streaming, Scouting and Performance Analysis for On-the-Go Teams
OMAHA, Neb., July 20, 2021 / PRNewswire / – In order to provide pro-level player development, screening and live-streaming capabilities to club teams, Hudl today unveiled Hudl Focus Flex, a portable smart camera that automatically captures and downloads matches and practices. The new camera, the last The Hudl Focus product line, will offer sports teams such as club football a powerful solution to capture high quality videos without the need of setting up in a fixed location, as well as the advantages of the platform’s video analysis and sharing Hudl wider.
Focus Flex integrates seamlessly with Hudl’s popular, powerful and user-friendly video analytics platform. Coaches using the camera can route the captured video through Hudl Assistance for analysis reports, players can create highlight the coils to share with scouts, teams can review the film to learn and improve, and families and fans can watch their favorite athletes play live, at home or away, all without waiting hours for the video is ready.
The new camera builds on the success of Hudl Focus Interior and Hudl Focus Away, both of which allow sports teams to capture HD video from the perfect angle using AI-powered player tracking technology. More than 5,500 Focus cameras have been permanently installed in stadiums and gymnasiums by high school and college football, basketball and volleyball teams, capturing more than 285,000 games and broadcasting more than 124,000 of these matches to fans, all automatically, with no cameraman required. With the launch of Focus Flex, participants in club sports and traveling teams such as soccer will be able to access the same capabilities from the sideline, without having to bring in a parent to film the game or worry about the conditions. meteorological.
CEO of Hudl David Graff commented, “Our mission to make every moment count starts with high quality video. We are delighted to continue to bring professional level player tracking and live streaming technology to the masses with this new portable solution. Getting quality movies for sports like soccer, especially on the go, is a real challenge. We plan to aggressively expand the capabilities of Focus Flex beyond soccer and other sports requiring a mobile auto check-in solution.
Used by more than 180,000 global sports teams at all levels, including 18,000 football teams in the United States, Hudl facilitates every step of the sports preparation process, from setup to film study, with quick access to near real-time training or game films. see again. Users can have full control of their camera from a range of devices with just the push of a button, using the free download Hudl Focus app.
Key benefits for teams using Hudl Focus Flex include:
High quality video: It has been notoriously difficult for club soccer teams to record high-quality video due to poor viewpoints, lackluster equipment and inadequate cameramen. Focus makes it easy with HD footage, a camera designed for the soccer field, effortless setup, and automatic player tracking capability.
Setup is easy – and no cameraman is needed: Focus Flex weighs less than five pounds, making it the perfect size for easy deployment during travel and gaming practices. The struggle to find an attentive and reliable cameraman to record the games is no longer a problem, as there is no more work to do once the camera is set up and starts recording. Additionally, teams can download schedules to enable automatic check-in at match time.
Immediate review after the match: The download process happens immediately, so the best games can be shared on social media within minutes of the final whistle and the movie can be made available for players to watch on the web. the way back. This gives coaches and athletes the ability to start preparing for their next opponent right away without worrying about SD card capacity or moments missed by videographers.
Bad weather, no problem: Focus Flex is weatherproof, so teams can tune it and forget about it with the confidence of having high-quality video, rain or shine. The camera is also powered by a rechargeable battery, so users no longer need to search for a power source on match days.
Simple Live Streaming: Users can stream directly to YouTube for free or develop a whole new source of income through stream referrals, while allowing family, friends, and recruiters to watch without traveling across states.
The camera will be available in the US in 2022. For more information and Hudl Focus Flex graphics, please visit press kit.
Hudl is a leading performance analytics company revolutionizing the way coaches and athletes prepare for and stay ahead of the competition. Founded in 2006 in Lincoln, Nebraska, Hudl offers a comprehensive suite of products that enable more than 180,000 global sports teams at all levels, from grassroots organizations to professional organizations, to gather insight with video and data. Hudl’s products and services include online tools, mobile and desktop apps, smart cameras, analytics, professional services and more.
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