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Getting started for Free/Basic users

Check out this full tutorial for a complete overview of Play by Metrica Sports:

Alternatively, you can follow the written tutorial below to create a playlist with visualizations:


Create a New Workspace

Once you've logged in, you start by creating a New Workspace:


The fastest way to work in Play is to analyze short clips individually.

You have 2 ways to start your presentation.

A. Do you already have short clips videos? Start here.

B. If you have a full game to start, please scroll down.


A. Create a Playlist

If you want to work on several short clips, you need to create a playlist. You can name the folder and the playlist itself, for example, folder named City x Madrid and Playlist named Goals.



When you click in the 3 dotted symbol of the Playlist, you choose "Add Video File As A Clip" and import the videos you want to work on. Once the check is over you can start the analysis work:


Now scroll down on this article to learn how to "Edit your playlist".

B. Import a full game

If you wish to work on a full match or a longer clip, you create a Local Video Project in the Plus button:



You can write a full description of the project and then click OK:



Now that the project is created you need to import the video you want to analyze in the Camera Button:


Once the check is over you can enter the Video Project by clicking on its name.

You can go back to the Video Manager by clicking back anytime.


Save clips from a full game

If you wish to save clips as you watch the game, you can do that with the R button or the S button.


You can choose any moment you want to watch in the timeline down here, then you click the R button to start recording - or this red button down here - and click again to save it to your playlist. If you don't select a playlist to save it to, this menu will pop-up and ask you which playlist you want to save it to:



The S button will record a pre-determined amount of time, in these two boxes you can choose how long. In this case, when I press the S button it will record 10 seconds before and 0 seconds after this exact moment of the video, a 10-second video cut in total:



You can play and pause the game with the space bar or the play button and change the speed of viewing using shortcuts J if you want to scroll back, L if you want to scroll forward and K to reset the speed. These shortcuts will make you work much faster along the time.


Edit your playlist

Once you have your desired Video Cuts in the Playlist, you can visualize and edit several options. You can hide or show the Video Cut in the Eye Icon to the left side, you can grab and hold the Video Cut and change its position on the playlist, you can Copy or Cut the clip and Paste it in another playlist of your choice and you can also delete it in the 3 dotted symbol in the right corner of the playlist:



You can change the duration of your clip by adjusting the left and right bars on your Video Cut timeline:



Add visualizations to your playlists

To start your analysis process you click on the Annotations Module button (Cmd+5 or Ctrl+5) to open the editing timeline of your clip. This is where you will add all your visualizations:



In the + button you can add your desired visuals to your work. Let's start by adding a Spotlight in Player Visualizations menu. We click the + button and choose Spotlight:



When you add a visualization, the software automatically detects the players in the image and creates a Bar in the timeline where your visual will be recorded and can be edited at anytime:



Once you click on the player, an Info Box pops up, so you can edit the look of your visual to your preference. You can move this Box anywhere you want for a clearer view of the visualization:



Depending on your plan, you can track the visual to the player manually, automatically or with ATD (Automated Tracking Data).


Present or export your playlist

In the 3 dotted symbol you can do several other actions, the most meaningful being Export Playlist as Video so you can export your work as a video file or you can Play in Presentation Mode so you can show your work directly from the software:



- Tips on how to present a Playlist in Presentation Mode.

- Export Clips and Playlists as video files.

- Dominate Play with these guidelines.

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