Make sure the athlete is in the frame of the video throughout the whole motion, without moving the camera. The best places to record from are between 3rd base and the pitcher’s mound from side-view, and from between home plate and the pitcher mound from front view, although behind the catcher also works.
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Yes, you can use either the front or back cameras for recording. You can record in portrait or landscape. If filming in landscape, make sure that your phone’s portrait orientation is Unlocked under your settings.
We recommend no more than 3 pitches per recording to have your pitches analyzed faster. 1 pitch at a time processes the fastest!
Video upload time is a combination of length of video and internet connectivity. Wi-Fi connectivity is recommended for uploading. If you are having trouble uploading a video out on the field, sometimes it is better to wait to upload until back on Wi-Fi. The app will prompt you to re-upload the video.
Right now, you cannot upload a video from your gallery on your phone. It’s on our to-do list!
If taking a video of yourself, use a tripod or balance your phone on something. We like to use the front camera when recording ourselves so that we can see if our body is entirely in the frame. Make sure there isn’t a net or fence in the way.
Once you’ve taken a video, you’ll be prompted to tag the user in the video. You will be the default user tagged, but you can also tag anyone that has the app, and the video will show up in their feed, or you can tag someone who doesn’t have the app, and the video will show up in their feed when they download the app. If you have athletes that you would like to get recommendations for, have them download the app!
We’re currently working on coaching features to make it easier to track your players and progression, but for now, we recommend that all your players get the app, and you can use the “tagging feature” when uploading pitches to be analyzed, and both of you can see the data on each Mustard Account.
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