Creating code windows for video editing.
The code window is an essential part of finding moments you see as coaches and want to share with your players. Be it a highlight to replicate again and again, something to correct or simply showing instances from practice or games, the fully customizable code window gives you a very powerful teaching tool.
Where Do I Start?
To access the code window manager go to the Account Setup tab and then select Code Windows.
You can also access the code window manager from the Video Editor-
Often times, we as coaches throw together a code window trying to think of some basic areas or ideas from the game. While we'll go over the technical part of designing your window in part II, the "coaching" element of what to code for is the most important part. While there are coaching staffs that code to get statistics from the game, in order for them to be valid & reliable you must code for every instance that happened. More often, you are looking for critical areas that need to improve or be replicated in future games, so a couple of examples will get your teaching point across.
Video should reinforce what you say and do in practice using the same language, which will make a stronger imprint on your players when they both hear and see what you are talking about. Whatever terminology you use when describing in meetings, practice or games, should line up with what they can see while watching “what matters most” thru video.
Here’s a link to an excellent article to further explain this idea.
What Matters To How We Play?
What are the critical areas offensively, defensively, in transition, intangibles specific to your team? These are the things you should clearly define, practice and code for. Allowing players to view these moments in games and practice, is like students re-reading notes after a lecturer being able to rewind and review if they didn't quite get it the first time. Its a valuable learning tool and gives your players access whenever they make the time to jump online.
With our new editor, it gives you a much better visual layout of these "key performance indicators" and can lay them out depending on how you use the keyboard with hotkeys or visualize the game while analyzing.
We suggest writing this out on paper or as a staff on a whiteboard, which makes the next step much easier and more organized.
The screenshot below is a good illustration for getting started with a code window, now lets organize the grid and add color. (To see the full sized image, right-click or control-click (mac) and view the image in a new tab. This will make it full sized.)
How To Organize Your Code Window