Today there are plenty of options available when it comes to sports analysis software. Analysis tools are a fantastic way to help you save time and have a better understanding of both your own team and your opposition. This article will compare and contrast the similarities and differences between some of the major players in the sports analysis software industry, including Hudl, DV Sport, Krossover, Vidswap, Xos, and of course, our very own RII Sports Technology. To take a quick look at some of RII Sport Technologies products, click here now!
RII Sport Technology
RII Sports Technology takes the video analysis from other cooperation's such as Hudl and turns them into the most in-depth and insightful football analysis data around. RII Sports Technology's GameBreak Scan works in the same way as many other competitor analysis tools, but rather than sending them video you send them the data you receive from a company like Hudl. The GameBreak Scan will then take the data and find more advanced and in-depth tendencies based on things such as field position, formation, side of the field etc. to predict with a very high percentage the next play that will be run. Hudl analysis is usually able to predict plays with 10 to maybe 20 percent certainty but with the GameBreak Scan you can increase these percentages to 60, 70, 80, 90, and sometimes even 100 percent certainty. Their other products, the RII Sports Dashboard and GameDay Scout are great tools for interacting with game film or collecting live in game data. If you'd like a free trial of one of RII Sport Technologies Dashboards click here now!
Hudl Football Software
Hudl is one of the fastest growing video analysis companies in North America. Their main focus is to create tools which make video analysis more user-friendly and efficient for their users. Currently, their products and services cater to a number of sports such as basketball, soccer, hockey, golf and more but for the purpose of this article we'll just focus on their football services. For football coaches, Hudl's video analysis tools are a wonderful thing. To use Hudl, all you have to do is upload your video, of either your team or a competitors team, and Hudl will provide you with a platform to capture, store and share these videos. They also have a platform that allows for coaches to breakdown their own game film and there's also a fully interactive interface called Hudl Mercury which allows you to share your game video with any of your players or fellow coaches, add your own personal notes on the game, and even create your own highlights. Hudl is a fantastic game film editing option for any coach. Some more personal reviews of Hudl can be found here. Many of RII Sport's Technology's products work well alongside Hudl. Click here now to see how our product Gamebreak Scan can work with Hudl to give you the best competitor analysis.
"Utilizing RII Sports Technology during our weekly preparation has greatly improved our game planning as an offensive staff. We have been able to quickly identify opponent tendencies and present this information to our players. The greater understanding of our opponents has allowed us to rank among our conference leaders in almost all offensive categories, which has translated to more wins on Saturday!"
- Brian White, Offensive Coordinator at Rose-Hulman
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DV Sport Software is a company based out of Pittsburgh that specializes in digital video acquisition, analysis, and playback software that is specifically designed for the sports market. They currently have some very high profile clients in the NFL such as the Dallas Cowboys, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Seattle Seahawks, along with 100's of other sports programs both professional and amateur. They're also one of the largest providers of HD instant replay in North America including in the CFL (Canadian Football League) and a number of NCAA college football divisions. They also own several coaching solution's software, in particular, the DVSport Gameday, a video editing and data analysis software package. Like Hudl's software, the DVSport Gameday is used to break down a team's tendencies via video analysis and you also have to break down all of the data yourself. As long as you don't mind imputing all of your data on your own, the DVSport Gameday has a lot of wonderful features. You can check them all out here.
Krossover is very similar to Hudl in that you can upload your game film and they'll break it down for you, providing you with interactive tendency reports, so that you can focus on your coaching. They can provide you with interactive down and distance reports, and telestrations and visual formation reports that you can access from any PC or their iPad application. They guarantee your breakdown will be provided to you within 24 hours. In the breakdown, they'll have each play tagged for you into different sections such as passing, rushing and then into more in-depth categories such as formation. You can then view these plays to see which are working best for you. RII Sport's Gamebreak Scan can work with Krossover's breakdown report to give you one of the best competitor analysis reports available. Click here to find out more!
Vidswap is very similar to Krossover. To use their analysis product you just have to record your game, upload it to their website and then within 24 hours they will have a breakdown of your game created. The breakdowns are all specific to different sports, but in all situations you will be able to search through the breakdown to view specific plays and key situations. Each game will also have key data from the game and box scores. Like Hudl, you can create separate accounts where other coaches and players are able to log in and view the game film and you can also create highlights for your team. It's more of a video editor than an in-depth analysis of your play but has some great and easy to use features.
XOS, or XOS Digital, have been around for 20 years helping to combine technology and sports. They have a very long list of partners across a wide range of sports. Teams such as the St. Louis Rams (NFL), Colorado Avalanche (NHL), Ohio State University (NCAA) and a number of other professional and amateur teams. They offer products for coaching, scouting and officiating but for this article we'll just focus on their coaching products. For coaching solutions, XOS can offer you their Thunder products. Thunder HD is a video editing product, Thundercloud allows you to share you video with players and coaches so video can be viewed from anywhere, the Thundercloud Playbook is used for team management, Thundercloud xChange provides efficient means for trading video without risking security or efficiency, and XOS ICE is an advanced analytics program. XOS's wealth of programs are considered some of the best on the market for overall team use because their products cover a lot of areas and are efficient and very effective. To see a more in depth review ox XOS click here now.