Cam Assist is a feature that films your endzone view on its own from the iPad. The AI tracking will automatically center and zoom the camera over the tackle box on the line of scrimmage from play-to-play:
- Cam Assist does NOT follow the ball. It's purpose is to move the Endzone Camera to the line of scrimmage tackle box view, which most coaches prioritize, but does not always capture the entirety of the play after it begins (for example a passing play).
- Cam Assist does NOT automatically start and stop the recording of the plays. This must be done manually from the iPad using the red record button.
- Currently Cam Assist ONLY works from the Endzone angle and only for the sport of American Football.
- On occasion the person manually recording the plays may need to take over the controls and manually move the camera back into proper view if Cam Assist has lost track of the players. This can be done at any time but putting your fingers on the screen. Simply let go to allow Cam Assist to resume controlling.
- Only certain iPads are capable of running Cam Assist as a "Control/View" iPad. To see if your iPad is capable of operating Cam Assist, cross reference your model number with our iPad Compatibility Page.
SEE BELOW TO LEARN HOW TO USE CAM ASSIST:
1. First select the Cam Assist icon as shown below:
If you do not see this icon then see this Article: Cam Assist isn't Working - I Don't See the Cam Assist Icon
2. A pop up will inform you of the requirements to use Cam Assist. Read Carefully:
Select YES to turn on Cam Assist
3. Turn on All the Auto Controls. Adjust the Zoom Level:
We recommend a zoom level between 80-90% depending on your personal preference. The zoom level controls how tight of a shot Cam Assist will automatically film for you. Please note:
- A High Zoom level (90-100%) will be a very close up/tight view of the tackle box. However, it may have trouble capturing the play in action with such a tight angle.
- A Low Zoom level (for example 50%) will be a very far away/wide view of the tackle box and field. This will get more of the play in view but it may be hard to make out what the players are doing on the line of scrimmage as the play begins.
4. Using the Wide Button:
For Kick-Offs, you can take advantage of the Wide button. Read below to use the Wide button correctly:
- Wide will not automatically zoom the camera out. When Wide is "On" it turns the Cam Assist Zoom Level Off, so it will no longer utilize your set Zoom Level percentage.
- You will need to manually put your finger on the Zoom side of the screen and zoom out or in to your desired view. Then let go.
- After letting go Cam Assist will resume panning and tilting, but will not zoom according to your Zoom level. It will keep the Wide shot you manually gave the camera in step 2 above.
- Select Wide again to turn it "Off." Once the Wide feature is "Off" Cam Assist will resume automatically zooming the camera to your set Zoom Level percentage.