Knowledge Base

FAQ'S

What is Nacsport for? 

The following video will explain in less than three minutes what Nacsport software is for.

 

 

 

Which sports are suitable for Nacsport software?


Nacsport software has been created as a sports video analysis tool for coaches and is therefore suitable for any kind of sport, both individual and team ones.


How long does it take to use Nacsport software?

This will depend to a great extent on the Nacsport version you will be using. However, basic usage will just take a few minuites.  With time, experience and habit you will be able to utilise multiple detailed analysis options from all the products we offer you.

 

Do I need previous knowledge?

Not at all. Any person who wants it will be able to handle the software in a few minutes.

 

What are the requirements to use the software on my computer?

Minimum requirements

Operating System:

     Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 (all versions 32 or 64 bits)

Nacsport cannot be installed directly onto Mac OS.

     If you need to run Nacsport on your Mac OS, we have a related article on installing windows on to an Apple computer here (more info below too).

Hardware:

     RAM Memory: 4GB
     Processor: Intel© Core I5  or similar
     Screen resolution: 1366 x 768
     At least 20GB free hard disk space to install the program and work with video files 

Recommended requirements

Operating System:

    Windows 10 (all versions 32 or 64 bits)

Hardware:

    RAM Memory: 8GB
    Processor: Intel © Core i7 or equivalent
    Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080
    At least 20GB free hard disk space to install the program and work with video files 

Minimum requirements necessary to...

Capture and register actions in real time.

    Processor Intel © Core i7 or equivalent.

    Using video cameras via FireWire:
    1x FireWire port (IEEE1394) or 1x PCMCIA (Expresscard) free Slot to add external FireWire Port.

    Using a hard disk video camera and USB Digitizer (e.g. Hauppauge USB Live-2 or AverMedia Live Gamer Portable)
    1x USB2 or USB3 port

Overhead projector or secondary monitor

    1x HMDI (recommended) port or 1x VGA port

Video storage

    Computer hard disk or external hard drive USB2 or USB3 can be used to store videos

 

Can I test the software?

If you want to test the software you can download a full version valid for 30 days. Please open a support ticket here to request a download link for a version of Nacsport suitable to your needs.


Has the demo version got any limitations?

A demo version works like the final license software. The only difference is that the demo version has a 30-day duration from the first use and exported videos contain a watermark.   

 

Do I need to be connected to the Internet to run the software?

No, you just need to be connected to the Internet to activate/deactivate the license number. This process takes 5 seconds.  

 

What should I do in case I cannot download or install the software correctly?

Please open a support ticket  here

 

Does the software run with high definition (HD) videos?

Yes, it does. High definition videos can be run on Nacsport with up to 1920x1080 resolution. Correct playback of HD videos depends directly on the hardware of your machine (microprocessor, video memory…). It also depends on the video codecs previously installed on your computer. 

 

Can I make 16:9 videos with Nacsport?

Yes, you can make videos with 16:9 format with .mpeg and high-quality .mp4 (1280x720 resolution) extension files. 

 

Can a demo version be used in two different computers?

Yes, you can install the software in as many computers as you want. In all cases, they will only run for 30 days from the moment of the first run. 

 

Do I need a video camera to use the software?

The video camera is only necessary if you want to capture and register actions in real time (live games). It is not necessary if you want to register your actions in one of these two options: Register Without Video Source or Register from File.  

 

Can I install the software both on a PC and a laptop?

Yes, you can. Nacsport software can be installed on as many computers as you wish. But the usage will be restricted to the number of licenses you have purchased. For instance, if you have just one license, you will only be able to work on one computer each time. To commute between computers, you need to deactivate first one license and then activate it in the other computer. It is a very simple task that will take some seconds and you will only need an Internet connection. Once the license has been activated, you will not need an Internet connection anymore to work with the software. It is only mandatory for the activation/deactivation process.

 

Is it possible to have two templates open at the same time?

No. Two templates cannot be opened at the same time. However, users are able to open independent descriptor windows or graphic descriptors associated with the main template. In Scout Plus, users will be able to add one independent descriptor window to their template. In Pro Plus and Elite, unlimited descriptor windows and graphic descriptors are available.

 

Is it possible to insert a freeze frame in the video so it stops for some seconds and then the video continues playing? Can a video be subtitled?

Yes, both options are possible in Nacsport. if you want to insert frames, you can do it within the timeline and presentations environments by clicking the drawing tool. You can also decide how much time that freeze frame is going to appear for. Furthermore, you can draw onto a frame and write text over it so it either always plays (add from the timeline) or is in your exported movie (using the presentation window).

 

I have recorded a match but have multiple files because I stopped filming in time-outs and breaks. Is there any way to work with these files together? So rather than analysing each file, I could analyse them all together and create one timeline?

We recommend you to merge different video files into one file before registering. You can do this with Nacsport: 
In the main menu, click the “Tools” tab and you will find a tool called "Quick merge videos from same source”. 

Alternatively, you could analyse each file separately then add registers from each timeline into a Presentation window. This workflow is possible from Nacsport Scout Plus as it allows you to work with up to five videos in timeline and presentations. Nacsport Pro Plus and Nacsport Elite allow you to work with unlimited videos in these environments.

 

If I register an action as an incorrect category, can I change it in the timeline at a later stage?

Yes, you can. You must select the register to be moved, keep the Control key pressed, then drag and drop it into the correct category row.

 

Run Nacsport on Apple computers (Mac OS X)

Nacsport’s video analysis software cannot be installed directly on a Mac OS X operating system. However, if you have an Apple computer (not iPad) you will able to run Nacsport on it through the method below.
 

Nacsport has been designed for the Windows operating system. For this reason, if you want to run Nacsport on your Apple computer (with Mac OS X), you must first install Windows and then our video analysis software onto that machine.

We recommend you to install Windows 8, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 (best choice). You now have two options:

 

Boot Camp (Best choice)

An easy way to install Windows is by using Boot Camp. Boot Camp is installed by default on the Mac if you have version 10.5 (Leopard), 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher. 

Using the Boot Camp tool, you must install the operating system and any available service packs (the best option is Windows 8, 8.1 or 10). Once you have this all installed, you can run Nacsport.

Find more information about Boot Camp in the following link:

http://www.apple.com/support/bootcamp/

Emulation software 

Another way to install Windows on an Apple computer is by trying one of the following tools, known as “emulation software”: Virtual Box©, VM Ware Fusion© or Parallels Desktop ©.

Find more information on the following links:

- Parallels: http://www.parallels.com/
- VMWare Fusion: http://www.vmware.com/es/products/fusion
- Virtual Box: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Virtualization