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Features & Tutorials

Filtering, Favoriting & Tendency Reports play
Filtering, Favoriting & Tendency Reports
iPad Playback Features play
iPad Playback Features
Laptop Camera Recording (Pro & Premium Packages) play
Laptop Camera Recording (Pro & Premium Packages)
Telestration feature (Drawing on video) play
Telestration feature (Drawing on video)
Watching video @ halftime or post game offline play
Watching video @ halftime or post game offline
Deleting games off iPad play
Deleting games off iPad
iOS recording (Basic Package) play
iOS recording (Basic Package)
Deleting old games off laptop play
Deleting old games off laptop

Setup

Instructional video

What's Included

Requirements

  • 1 Laptop/computer (Windows or Mac) recommended specs:
    • An i5 processor
    • 4GB of RAM
    • Ethernet port or Ethernet adapter
    • 5GB of storage space (per game)
    • Operating System:
      • Windows: 7+
      • Mac: 10.10+
  • 2 iOS devices on iOS 12.0 or newer
  • Power source

Step By Step

  1. Plug the GameStrat Router’s black power block into a power source.
  2. Plug the red ethernet cable into the POE port of the black power block.
  3. Plug the other end of the red ethernet into the MAIN port on the GameStrat Router.
  4. Mount the GameStrat router using either the window mount or the velcro straps. Make sure it is facing and that there is a direct line of sight towards your sideline devices. To have a strong and reliable signal, there shouldn’t be any obstructions or obstacles in the router’s line of sight (no metal walls, poles or fans in the way).
  1. First make sure you have logged in on all devices with an Internet connection.
  2. Then you’ll need to connect to the GameStrat Wi-Fi network.
  3. Complete the GS Football device setup by selecting “Make this device the server”.
  4. Your devices should now all be connected.
  1. From the game lobby on your iOS recording device, you will need to tap the camera icon to become the camera operator.
  2. All other devices will choose to enter the Live Game.
  3. You are now set up and ready to begin.

Instructional video

What's Included

Requirements

  • 1 Laptop/computer (Windows or Mac) recommended specs:
    • 64 bit operating system
    • An i5 processor
    • 4GB of RAM or better
    • USB 3.0
    • Ethernet port or Ethernet adapter
    • 5GB of storage space (per game)
    • Operating System:
      • Windows: 7+
      • Mac: 10.10+
  • 1 Existing camera or 1 iOS device (iOS 12.0 or newer)
  • Power source

Step By Step

  1. Plug the GameStrat Router’s black power block into a power source.
  2. Plug the red ethernet cable into the POE port of the black power block.
  3. Plug the other end of the red ethernet into the MAIN port on the GameStrat Router.
  4. Mount the GameStrat router using either the window mount or the velcro straps. Make sure it is facing and that there is a direct line of sight towards your sideline devices. To have a strong and reliable signal, there shouldn’t be any obstructions or obstacles in the router’s line of sight (no metal walls, poles or fans in the way).
  1. First make sure you have logged in on all devices with an Internet connection.
  2. Next you’ll need to connect to the GameStrat Wi-Fi network.
  3. Complete the GS Football device setup by selecting “Make this device the server”.
  4. Your devices should now all be connected.
  1. Set up the capture device by plugging an HDMI cord from one end and into your camera. Then, use the blue USB to plug from the capture device into your laptop.
  2. In the GS Football application on your laptop, you will select the video feed from your camera.
  3. All of the recording will be controlled from the press box laptop.

Instructional video

What's Included

Requirements

  • 2 Laptops/computers (Windows or Mac) recommended specs:
    • 64 bit operating system
    • An i5 processor
    • 4GB of RAM or better
    • USB 3.0
    • Ethernet port or Ethernet adapter
    • 5GB of storage space (per game)
    • Operating System:
      • Windows: 7+
      • Mac: 10.10+
  • 2 Existing cameras
  • Power source

Step By Step

  1. Plug the GameStrat Router’s black power block into a power source.
  2. Plug the red ethernet cable into the POE port of the black power block.
  3. Plug the other end of the red ethernet into the MAIN port on the GameStrat Router.
  4. Mount the GameStrat router using either the window mount or the velcro straps. Make sure it is facing and that there is a direct line of sight towards your sideline devices. To have a strong and reliable signal, there shouldn’t be any obstructions or obstacles in the router’s line of sight (no metal walls, poles or fans in the way).
  5. Mount the GameStrat Bridge and face it towards your end zone camera, where your End Zone Station is located.
  6. Mount the End Zone Station facing towards the Press Box Bridge.
  1. First make sure you have logged in on all devices with an Internet connection.
  2. Then you’ll need to connect to the GameStrat Wi-Fi network.
  3. For your laptop that’s in the press box, Complete the GS Football device setup by selecting “Make this device the server” and also “Use camera on this device”
  4. For the end zone laptop, you won’t need to connect to any wireless network, but you will need to connect the black ethernet cable from the End Zone Station’s LAN Port directly into your laptop’s ethernet port.
  5. For your end zone laptop device setup, you will only select “Use camera on this device”, which will make it the second angle.
  6. Your devices should now all be connected.
  1. Set up the capture devices by plugging an HDMI cord from one end and into your cameras. Then, use the blue USB to plug from the capture device into your laptops.
  2. In the GS Football application on your laptops, you will select the video feed from your cameras.
  3. All of the recording will be controlled from the press box laptop. Whenever you begin recording, it will instantly begin recording on the end zone laptop, syncing and intercutting both angles.

FAQ

  • menu-right Does GameStrat work with Hudl?
    Yes GameStrat is perfectly compatible with Hudl. All of the video and breakdown data at the end of the game can easily be exported in a few seconds. Check out this article for more details.
  • menu-right How do I upload to Hudl?
    All of the video and tags at the end of the game will be stored on your press box laptop. You can either use Hudl’s Upload feature or Hudl Mercury to get the video imported into Hudl. Check out this article for more details.
  • menu-right Do I need Wi-Fi or Internet at my stadium?
    No you do not need any WiFi or Internet at your stadium. We provide you with all of the networking equipment necessary to run GameStrat whether you’re at home or on the road.
  • menu-right What type of laptop do I need?

    You will require at least 1 laptop to run GameStrat. This is what does all the heavy lifting for the entire system. Everything from encoding and transferring video, to making sure that all iPads always maintain a strong connection and receive every video.

    You can either use a Mac or Windows 64-bit operating system (we currently do not support Chromebooks). We always recommend testing out any school or personal computers you have prior to making any new purchase.

    Our recommended specs for laptops are:

    • i5
    • 4GB RAM
    • USB 3.0 or adapter
    • Ethernet Port or adapter

  • menu-right What iPads are compatible with GameStrat?
    GameStrat currently supports any iPad with iOS 12.0 or later, but we always recommend to update the iOS to the latest version, which is currently iPadOS (iOS 13.0+). Here is a list of supported iPads
  • menu-right How many iPads can I use?
    With GameStrat you can have up to 10 viewing devices (iPad or iPhone)
  • menu-right Do I need power in the end zone?
    You will require some sort of power source in the end zone, whether that’s by running an extension cord, having a portable battery pack or by running a generator.
  • menu-right What does GameStrat Cost?
    Depending on the package, GameStrat costs anywhere between $575 - $1675 in year 1, and then we also have discounted renewal tiers based on how early you make the next year’s payment.
  • menu-right How fast do videos download?
    Videos download INSTANTLY. Even if you have 10 iPads running and send a 60 second video down, they will download it instantly with no lag time. Check out this article for more info.
  • menu-right How long does setup take?
    Setup takes about 5-10 minutes total regardless of the package.
  • menu-right How many people are required to run GameStrat?
    Only ONE person is required to setup and run GameStrat for all of our packages.
  • menu-right Do you charge extra for shipping and what is the total cost?
    Shipping is included into the total cost and for any American schools there is zero tax on top, the price you see is the price you pay. No hidden fees.
  • menu-right How fast will we receive our hardware once we order GameStrat?
    We guarantee that within 2 weeks of receiving payment that you will have received your GameStrat hardware.

Supported iPads

Below is a list of iPads that are compatible with GameStrat for sideline replay viewing and recording devices. We always recommend having newer iPads that can be updated to the latest iOS when possible. The oldest iOS currently supported by GameStrat is version 12.0+. To find out what model you have, go into your iOS device settings -> General -> About and look at Model to determine which Model # you have. You can also check out Apple’s full list of iPads here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201471
iPad Compatible?
(Yes/No)
Final Supported
Operating System
Model Number(s) Release Date
iPad Pro (4th, 11"/12.9") Yes latest iPad OS A2229, A2069, A2232, A2233 March 25, 2020
iPad (7th generation) Yes latest iPad OS A2197, A2200, A2198 September 25, 2019
iPad Air (3rd generation) Yes latest iPad OS A2152, A2123, A2153, A2154 March 18, 2019
iPad Mini (5th generation) Yes latest iPad OS A2133, A2124, A2126, A2125 March 18, 2019
iPad Pro (3rd, 11"/ 12.9") Yes latest iPad OS A1876, A2014, A1895, A1983 October 30, 2018
iPad (6th generation) Yes latest iPad OS A1893, A1954 March 27, 2018
iPad Pro (2nd, 10.5"/12.9") Yes latest iPad OS A1670, A1671 June 13, 2017
iPad (5th generation) Yes latest iPad OS A1822, A1823 March 24, 2017
iPad Pro (1st, 9.7") Yes latest iPad OS A1673, A1674, A1675 March 31, 2016
iPad Pro (1st, 12.9") Yes latest iPad OS A1584, A1652 November 11, 2015
iPad Mini 4 Yes latest iPad OS A1538, A1550 September 9, 2015
iPad Air 2 Yes latest iPad OS A1566, A1567 October 22, 2014
iPad Mini 3 Yes iOS 12.4.5 A1599, A1600 October 22, 2014
iPad Mini 2 Yes iOS 12.4.5 A1489, A1490, A1491 November 12, 2013
iPad Air Yes iOS 12.4.5 A1474, A1475, A1476 November 1, 2013
iPad (4th generation) No iOS 10.3.4 A1458, A1459, A1460 November 12, 2012
iPad Mini No iOS 9.3.6 A1432, A1454, A1455 November 2, 2012
iPad (3rd generation) No iOS 9.3.6 A1403, A1416, A1430 March 16, 2012
iPad 2 No iOS 9.3.6 A1395, A1396, A1397 March 11, 2011
iPad No iOS 5.1.1 A1219, A1337 May 3, 2010