Game Data Live Settings - iPad

Game Options

Just before you open a game, you'll go through the Game Options screen. You can designate if you want to gather a little data or a lot. You can also designate whether you want the camera to shoot photos or video and video clips can be assigned to one of four cameras (Wide, Tight, Rover and Other).

Game Action Menu

After you Load a Game, you can tap on the Action Menu in the upper right corner of the screen to access lots of settings. The Action Menu looks like a box with an arrow in it. Its next to the Reports button.

Tap on the box to reveal the Action Menu.

You can tap on GDL Network Settings, Video Camera Settings, Video Camera Resolution, Video Camera Frame Rate, Video Playback Zoom, Add New Video To, Carry Data Forward and Block Server Video From to access settings for those topics.

Game Data Live Network Settings

Turn on Auto Transmit New Video to automatically transmit video files after you shoot them.

Use Auto Transmit New Video To: in order to designate which users to send the video to.

Test Network pings another network user so you can measure performance. You can see the ping frequency in the Play-Data screen.

Support is provided for FTP and HTTP WebDAV servers. Please check the one that you are using.

Server Setup lets you designate a Server

Turn on Transmit Using Server to utilize a server to deliver video files. If you don't have a server, this should be turned off.

Test Server will let you know if the server is functioning.

You can force everyone else to Disconnect from the network. Do this at the beginning of a half before coaches walk off the field with their iPads.

Network Status items can be used to diagnose network issues.

Video Camera Settings

Record Sound can be turned off to record video with no sound.

Turn on Smooth Auto Focus if you have an iPhone 6 or iPad Pro (9.7 inch). If you turn this off, your camera will lock its focus when you start to record.

Auto Focus Range Far makes your camera far sighted which is appropriate for shooting football video.

Low Light Mode is not supported by most iOS devices.

Exposure Lock locks your exposure while you're recording.

Video Stabilization can help reduce the shake in your video

Video Camera Resolution

You can choose from several Video Resolutions.

Most should choose the 1280 x 720 option. That provides plenty of video quality and can be transmitted over strong WiFi.

If your WiFi is not strong - choose Medium for blurry video.

If you're using SneakerNet, use any resolution you want.

Video Camera Frame Rate

You can choose from several Video Frame Rates.

Most should choose the 30 frames per second option. That provides good video quality and can be transmitted over strong WiFi.

You might use the higher frame rates in the off season so you can examine an athlete's form in slow motion.

The higher frame rates may not be supported by your iOS device.

Video Playback Zoom

When you're viewing wide screen video in a space that's not 16 x 9 in shape, you can use these settings to fill the blank space.

Zoom to Fill clips off the ends to fill the space.

Stretch to Fill makes everyone tall and skinny to fill the space.

Add New Video To

You will generally add new video to a Time Synchronized Play, especially if you are capturing video and not creating the play data that the video will be attached to.

You can Add New Video To the Current Play to force that to happen in unusual circumstances.

Carry Data Forward

You'll use Carry Data Forward when you're finished entering data for a play. Carry Data Forward creates the next play and sets the quarter, down and distance appropriately. If you have multiple scrolling data panels, you can have it scroll to the left automatically for you. You may also notice some automatic scrolling after you use the camera.

You can also set Carry Data Forward to just create a new play.

Block Server Video From

When you're watching video in a game, there may be cameras shooting video that you don't care to watch. You can block the delivery of video for certain cameras so you don't have to skip over it. It also means there will be less traffic consuming your network's resources.

In the example to the left, the Tight camera has been blocked.