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WatchGameFilm.com accepts both film clips and full-length film for upload. Because most cameras create separate video files (clips) each time the camera starts and stops recording, the easiest method of upload is to upload the individual clips directly to us.

Some teams however decide to leave the camera running and start and stop the recording only at the end of play (for example a quarter, period, half or game). This results in very large clips in both file size and film length. When recording non-stop, teams will also lose the ability to individually tag clips or plays so that users can filter the video to watch specific clips such as pass plays, defense, etc.

While WatchGameFilm.com does offer the ability to splice a video clip; it is intended to split a full-length game into halves or quarters as well as for players to splice out a highlight from a very large file. It is not practical in our design to splice a full-length game that is a single clip into dozens to hundreds of individual plays. Thus, we recommend that for best use of WatchGameFilm.com, teams upload their games as individual play clips so that their coaches and players can work with the film easier.

How to Upload Film

To upload video, we must first Create a Film within WatchGameFilm.com. To upload a film, follow these steps:

Creating a New Film

Besides filling out the common fields when creating a film such as Date, Title, etc. there are a couple of important fields to note:

Security: You can set the security for who can view this film.

Audio: In some instances, you may not want the audio to be available with the video. You are able to remove audio from clips by selecting No Audio. Note that this will only work at the time of film creation. If a film was previously created with Audio and uploaded, audio cannot be removed at a later time.  Also if your film does NOT originally contain sound, you will need to mark the New Film record as Remove Sound before uploading the video clips.


Uploading Video Clips

Once you have created your new Film Record, WatchGameFilm.com displays the Upload Film window.  Use the browse button and select all of your video clips that you would like to be uploaded for this film.  Your clips will be listed in the order of how they will uploaded and added to the film.  Once you are satisfied with the list of video clips to be uploaded, click on the Upload Selected Files button to begin the film upload process.

Understanding Film Upload



The upload window will return to its original state after the video clips are successfully uploaded.  You can then go to your Film List to see the number of clips listed as well as the length of the film.  If the film length doesn't match your time, please wait to see if it is still encoding.  The film length will increase as the encoding of each clip is completed.

Upload Timeout or error "The web server returned unexpected response"
If your upload is stopping before completion, it is most likely happening because your computer is going into "sleep" mode during your upload.  Uploads can take up to a few hours depending on your upload bandwidth and the amount of data you are transferring.  Change the sleep timer on your computer to be longer than the upload to avoid this problem.  We also recommend to record your games using a lower video quality setting such as SD instead of HD in order to lower the file size of your videos which will in turn shorten the length of upload time.


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