User guide - Interplay Sports

User guide - Interplay Sports
User guide
Getting the license key
System Overview
Getting started
Connecting your Equipment
Setting up your System
Building up your variable set
Ready for Capturing
How to do a video analyze (Capture)
How to edit a video analyze (Playback)
How to select situations you want to present (Showroom)
How to build you a video archive
How to present your analysis to your audience
• How to export your analyze to other users (CD Maker)
• Tips and hints
Register and validate – Step 1
When you start
your application for
the first time you
need to validate
your copy.
PRESS the Profile
This is not
necessary if you
only want to try the
1. To get a license key
you need to fill inn
the required fields
(red arrows)
2. When you are done
press the Direct
registration button.
Your program will
now get a serial
number which you
will need to get the
license key
Register and validate - Step 2
1. To get the license
key you need to send
the serial number to
When you have
signed and paid for
the program we will
send you the license
key to the mail
address you have
given us.
2. When you have
received the license
key you have to
enter the key in the
license key field
EXACTLY in the same
way as you received
it in the mail.
3. When you are done
PRESS the Register
license button
Register and validate – Step 3
When you have
received, entered
and the system has
accepted your
license key your
Profile menu
changes as shown
on the picture. If
you are connected
to the Internet you
will have access to
some useful tools
from Interplaysports.
This section
changes between
starts and
shots variables
SYSTEM modules
section where you
configure the
system before you
start to analyze
Time and period
Import and Video
archive buttons
Picture from
input source
Technical input
Display of
d situations
Delete buttons
User defined
User defined
Buttons for
Stop in play
Stop capturing
Input area for
drawing shot
chart and ball
Input section for
analyzing players
Getting started
• There are certain information that must be updated in the
system before you can make a video analysis.
– You have to enter Teams
– You have to update the system with at least one Game
– You have to set your Variables (What do you want to
– If you want to analyze players you have to tell the system
who they are (Players) and you have to configure the line-up
for each Game (Players in Game)
Setting up your System
• In order to do a video analysis you have to:
1. Connect your equipment successfully
2. Register your software copy to get a valid license key from
3. Enter team names
4. Enter a Game to analyze
5. Define and setup the variables you want to use in your video
• On the next slide you will learn how to connect your
Connecting your equipment
It is our recommendation to use Fire
wire cables as the connection method
to the PC. All PCs we recommended is
equipped with a 4 pin fire wire
connector. You can also use a fire wire
card in PCI or PCMCIA format (for
There are two main types of input
Directly from a digital Video camera
Through a media converter bridge. The
bridge is used for all devices having an
analogue signal such as old TVs, old
video cameras and most of the Video
The connection method for a Media
converter is
1. Signals are going OUT from the video
source (TV, Video recorder or Video
2. Signals are linked to the IN ports on
the Media converter. The media
converter supports different contacts
(RGB, S-video, fire wire) Look at
symbols on the Media converter to make
sure they are connected correctly.
3. Connect the a fire wire cable from the
OUT ports of the Media converter to IN
fire wire connector on your PC
Video Quality
Displaying the video
The system is
preconfigured for
MPEG4 video
compression to
minimize your
video files. Default
datarate is set to
3000 KBs. We
recommend that
you increase it to
6000 KBs. Then
press OK.
1. Make sure the
equipment are
attached correctly
2. Press the Reload
button. If the video
quality menu does
not pop up then
unplug and replug
your video cable to
the computer or try
to turn the video
camrea on and off
Reload Video – If you turn to capture
mode and the video picture is not shown
(requires that the source from where you
want to capture picture from are
connected and running) try to press the
Reload Video button.
Change Team – Select
team in table, do your
changes and press
New Team – Press
”New” enter name,
press ”Save”
Team Name
1. Select Type, To enter
a New, click the arrow
button and the Game
Type window appear
2. Select home team
3. Select visiting team
New Game – Press
”New”, follow YOU HAVE
TO before you press
4. The rest of the fields
are optional
5. Press ”Save”
Select Game – Select
Game in table, “double
Update Game – Select
Game in table, do your
changes and press
1. Select Team
2. Enter Short name ID
3. Enter First or last
Change Player – Select
Player from table, do
the changes and press
New Player – Press
”New”, follow YOU HAVE
TO before you press
Players setup
1. Select Team (Active
Game is selected)
2. Press ”Last player
setup” if you want to
use the last setup
3. Press ”New Player
Setup” to enter a new
4. In ”New player setup”
mode the system
highlights the buttons
you are to give a
players name from
the table
5. You can manually
move the buttons to
the formation you
want. To Do this
press the player
symbol who releases
the lock function
Variables – All Sports
• The variables is where you decide how you want to do your video
In the beginning it is wise to build a variable set with a few variables.
It is a lot easier to extend it as you get better.
The variables are grouped in sections on the screen and placed so it
possible for you to do an analysis in real time, effectively, accurately
and with a little bit of training, with a quality that makes your edit and
post work to a minimum. The way the variables are grouped and
placed are based on feedback and experience from many users. It is
therefore a good investment for you to spend some time in finding out
how you want to organize your variables. The default setup are very
often the common variables within the sport. Look at the way they are
organized and try them out.
• Think how you can group variables in a way for you to make it easy to edit
them with more details afterwards. Example, if you want to register shots
and would like to split shot into several sub categories, then at least start
with the registration of the shot, then select the shot variable for the team
you want and mark each shot with the correct sub category.
On the following slides you will find a more detailed explanation of
the variables and their grouping.
Variables Basketball
Shot selection – use this
variable set for made and
missed shots. The variables
are placed on both side of
the screen. One set for
each team.
Variables –If you press the folder
button a new display pops up making
it possible for you to enter in an
unlimited number of sub-variables. To
speed up your capture process use the
mother variable when you do the
capturing and update this variable
with the correct children variable in
Playback mode
GRADES/Variables 2 – Can be used
as any other variable in the system.
Very many uses this variable to give
specific variables a plus (+) or a minus
(-). This makes the selection process
and the feedback easier because you
add a feedback value to a situation.
Example you can select a variable with
a plus defined.
Attack Types – These
variables are group variables.
When you press this variables
all situation are marked with
this tag until you release it. It
is released when you hit one of
the other attack variable or
you hit a team or the stop
button. In most of the sport
these variables are defined as
Win, counter and Long. If you
do the same for both teams
you have a very powerful
Game analysis here. How do
you play the ball when you
win, and how do you play
when you loose. Just look at
the other team if you want to
se how you loose…
Attack end – A variable you
can define for stop in play. If
you want to give feedback to
the referee the button can be
marked with referee.
Defense – A group variable you
can use to mark specific
defensive action
NEW Variables – It is up to you to define the number of variable sets you
want. We recommend only one. Start with a few and extend it. Save – If
you edit a variable set make sure you press the Save button to Save it. If
you want to update the system with the changes you have done press the
Change Variable Set button.
Features - Characteristics
All variables leave a searchable tag on the video clip
Variable type
Starts the recording
You can start capturing by using the start
variables or by pressing one of the team
”Attack Starts”
This variable type makes it possible to link a
sequence of selections to a specific variable.
By default we have selected; Steals=you win
and control the ball, Transition=Offense
before the defense is established, Set
Play=very often play against an established
“Attack Ends”
Mark a stop in the play where you can link to
a variable
When you capture and you have a stop in the
play. Press one of the stop buttons. If you
have a long stop in the play, press the stop
button twice to stop the capture process.
You can give player or situations grades.
Very often linked to offensive or defensive
situation in the game.
An overall variable that can be linked to a
sub-variable. It is used to make the capturing
easy. Press one overall variable and edit it in
Playback mode with the sub-variable you
If you need more variables in your analyze
you should use one of these variables. Under
each group variable you can have as many
sub variables as you want
Used to tag shots and goals
Our recommendation is to use the default
setup. Mark goals and shots with the
potential scoring value they represent.
Ball Tags
As you capture you can use your mouse to
draw ball movement on the basket field. This
could give you a shotmap
If you want to see ball directions and passes
you can use this variable
If used you can tag each players involvement
in the game
All variables can be used in a combination.
Example, you can mark a goal, you can draw
the ball direction and you can link the
situation to a player.
Hot Keys and the Keyboard
Hot-keys are valid for these variables
Variable type
Keyboard Character
Switch between the teams
A to D
Default A = Steals
Default S = Transition
Default D = Set Play
Hit Spacebar
Hit spacebar twice
Stop in play / Hit spacebar twice and you stop the
capture function
Could be fouls
Q to U
Q is your first table variable and so on
1 to 6
You will see that the start variables are changes to
chance variables when you are in capture mode. Start
variables activate capture mode. You can also start
capture mode by selecting one of the teams
IO = first and second variable, JK = third and fourth
variable, NM = fifth and sixth variable
You cannot use hot keys on second level variables
12. Displays an arrow so
that you know
which team is in
registration mode
How to use Capture Mode
1. Connect your
recording devices to
your PC. If you
record from a VCR
machine you need a
media converter to
make analogue to
digital signals
there is a natural
stop in the play YOU
Should stop
capturing to keep
the digital video
files as small as
9. When you capture
You register a new
situation every time
you press a player,
draw a ball
movement or hit a
variable. You will also
see that the system
organize your
registration an
collects as many
registrations as
possible to one
2. If the equipment is
connected correctly
then press the
RELOAD Button.
3. Set the video quality
to 6000 (default
4. You can control a
video camera with
the Video camera
5. If this window
displays the message
”Ready for Capture”
you can start
11. Make sure you set
the time and period
correct before you
start capturing
7. All variables can be accessed
through Hot keys. Not valid for
players and ball movements.
8. With these buttons
you can delete a
sequence or all you
have captured
Hints – Capture Mode
• Make sure your variables are defined. Spend some time in
getting familiar with their location on the screen
• Remember that the MOST EFFICENT way of making a
video analysis is to analyze both teams at the same time.
The strengths of one team is the weakness of the other so
you have all you need at your fingertips.
• It is our recommendation that you only do player analysis
on your own team
• If you want to save time you practice in capture mode.
• Remember to use the overall variable function. It is very
easy to edit the overall variable with the correct subvariable in Playback mode
• Start out with a few variables.
• Remember to use the hot-key functions. Consider to use
tag teams and attack types with the hot-keys, and the
rest with the mouse. (Left and right hand)
8. Select/Edit button. REMEMBER in edit
mode (yellow color) that if you press a
variable when a record in the table is
selected you automatically change the
value it had
7. See all button –
Displays all tagged
records for the team
you have selected.
6. Video sequence files
buttons (First, Next,
Previous, Go to) A
way to edit each
video file where you
systematically can
see all you have
tagged on both
How to use Play Back Mode
1. Playback buttons –
Plays or Stop a video
2. Selection buttons –
All variables are
selection buttons,
alone or in a
combination with
others. No records
listed in the table
means that the
combination you have
selected have NO
9. New Line, Use this
button to insert a
tagged situation. It is
the time of the clock
on the display screen
who set the insert
point. Use the edit
buttons to set correct
timing for the new
3. KEY edit buttons for
selected records –
Left – sets new start
point in you record.
Middle – corrects time
field in record.
Right – sets new end
time in record
A. Time buttons – moves
record 1 second
forward or backward
or to the beginning of
a clip
B. Beginning and End
buttons for the
selection you are
4. Slow motion wheel
and slow motion user
adjustable wheel
5. Delete buttons –
Delete sequence,
deletes video
sequence and all
records. Delete
records, delete a
record in the video
Hints - Play Back Mode
• Select team you want to edit by pressing the team button
• Press the See all button and make your selection again if
the result is not what you expected
• Remember that when the edit button is shown it is very
easy to correct and change the value of any record that is
highlighted. This is done to make the edit function
effective and up to speed. So if you do not want to edit
just view, use the Showroom mode.
• If you have missed a situation it is very easy to add it to
the video analyze. Just find the situation on the video,
and press the Insert button. Make sure you link the
correct team and variables to the new situation.
6. Edit button – In case
you need to adjust a
How to use Show Room mode
1. Select team and use
the combination of
the variables to select
the situations you
2. Use the selection
buttons to add, delete
or modify selections
you have done for
this Game. When you
have saved a
selection it
automatically is
shown in the
Presentation mode
7. Edit buttons – You
can also change the
timelines for the
record (Same as Play
You can use the
Passes button to
display the passes
form. This form lets
you pick areas on the
field where you
specify from - to
You can select a
specific situation from
the record field
3. Play all button – Press
this button if you
want to see through
all your selections
4. Statistical buttons –
Press these buttons
to display statistical
5. See all button – Lets
you start the
selection process all
over again
Show Room – Passes/Shot chart
The Passes button is
only valid if you have
tagged ball
movements. If you
press the button the
Passes display will
appear. You can now
select passes from all
areas of the field in a
from an to setup. You
will see the situations
you have selected in
the record table and
on the graphical field
display. Press close
to go back an see the
selected situations
Show Room – Selection handling
• Use the selection
buttons to add,
delete or modify
selections. You can
save your selections
in user defined
groups linked to a
specific Game or as a
historic group
• You have access to
all your selections in
Presentation mode,
and you can Remove
any Selection you
have made by
pressing the View
Selection button
Show Room – View Selection
• To Remove; Highlight
the selection you
want to remove and
press Delete
Selected. To Delete
all press the Delete
all Selections
• To Go BACK press
the View Selection
Hints – Showroom Mode
• If you want people to work with your analyze make sure
they are in Showroom mode.
• In Showroom you can store video clips in your own
archive by using the Save Selection feature
• This feature has two scenarios
• The first is linked to selections you want to make and present
from a specific game you have analyzed. Could be shots, selected
plays, offensive, defensively. Mark them and Save them as a sub
selection to the Game. These selection will be present when you
go into presentation mode
• The second is linked to a way of organizing your favorites. If you
want to build your own archive with specific selections you do the
same as above, but instead of saving the selections under the
Game, you save the selection underneath a group you have
defined yourself. “Spectacular goals” etc. You also have to specify
a sub group which could be the name of players.
• You have access to your own archive in Presentation mode
How to use the Presentation mode
Select your own archive
from the drop down
Use the selection list to
pick out the situations
you want
Use the List button to
change between the
graphical play field and
a table with the selected
Select a situation from
the play field or the
record table
Resize screen button –
Turn the button and
move the cursor to the
video and click to resize
Slow motion button –
Turn the wheel to
increase or decrease the
speed of the selection
Game button – Play all
the video clips as one
game by pressing this
Game Selection
Game Selection – Helps you
to select from the active
Game all selection you have
made. You do it the same
way as you do in Showroom
by selecting team and any
variable combination. The
selection you make are shown
in the record table. Close the
selection form by pressing OK
and play your selection
Play video option
Play Video Options – You can
add a replay option to the
video clips you present in
Presentation mode and you
ad different slow motion
features to the clip.
Specify the number of
repetitions you want. For
each repetitions you have
too specify if you want to
show it in slow motion. And
for each video clip you select
to show in slow motion you
have to specify the slow
motion speed.
Press OK to go back
Hints – Presentation Mode
• Nothing is shown in this view unless you have saved a
Selection in Showroom
• If you have your own archive you get access to the video
clips stored here by selecting from the dropdown field in
the upper left corner of the screen
• If you want to view all the captured video clips as one
“movie” press the Game button
• You can adjust the start and stop points in Presentation
mode also. Use the symbols in the lower left corner of the
screen. They are described in Playback and Showroom
How to use the CD-maker mode
You have two options.
1. you can burn the
Game you have
analysed or
2. you can burn a
selection you have
stored under the
group fields
Before you start to burn
your selections to a
CD check out the size
of your selections. If
the size is larger than
what you can store
on your CD, you can
remove a file you
have selected, or you
can create the CD
with resized files.
Resized files means a
reduction in the
quality. You do not
reduce the quality on
the files on you PC,
only on the files you
copy to the CD.
If you want the system
to resize the Game,
press the Create CD
with resized files button,
select a lower quality
and let the system do
the work. You have to
experience which quality
you like best.
Press the Create CD
with captured files if no
changes are needed
You can also convert
you files to window
media format (WMV
files). Only valid if you
have the video codec for
the WMV files. The
button will then become
Remove any video clip
from the CD maker by
unselect the tag
Hints – CD Maker Mode
• Check the size of the captured files before you start the
CD maker process. If you want to burn the game to a CD
you normally have 700MB available. If the files you have
selected are bigger than this they will not fit on a single
CD. You have two options:
• You can remove a video clip or as many you need to get to the
correct file sizes. You remove a file by unselecting the checkbox
next to each file.
• “Create CD with resized files” button. This selection does not do
anything with your original files but makes it possible for you to
decrease the quality of the files you want to export.
• If you want to burn only files from the Game selection or
from your computer archive you just have to use the
Selection buttons and select them.
• You can also export a CD without linking the variable set
to your export. Uncheck the little red symbol under the
selection fields
Import a game from a CD or a video archive
Do the following.
1. Put the CD with the
Match you want to
import into the
2. If the CD contains a
Match you can
import, the Checkout
CD button will be
3. Press the Button and
the Import Match
wizard pops up
4. You can play the
analysis from the CD
5. You can import the
Match to your system
Follow the instructions in
the wizard
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