Nacsport 9.3 for Mac

By Duncan Ritchie

21-February-2024 on News

11 minute read

Nacsport 9.3 is now available for Mac users. 

 

This update continues our commitment to bringing advanced analysis tools, which were previously only available for the Windows version of Nacsport, to macOS.

 

With each update, we bring both platforms closer to parity, and this is the biggest yet.

 

In this blog, we’ll take a look at all the new features available in each environment of the software.

 

So, let’s get started…

 

Tagging Window

 

Let’s start with the tagging window environment. Here, there are two new tools which first appeared for Windows in the Nacsport 9.0 update. Now Mac has them too.

 

The first of these is cluster pins, which are now available in Nacsport Elite.

 

nacsport cluster pins on mac

 

Basically, cluster pins allow you to add a keyboard shortcut for tagging clustered buttons. This is a very useful feature which is guaranteed to speed up your analysis work.

 

Check out this video for more information:

 

 

The second tool,which is no less useful, is the auto add as descriptor function which is available on both Nacsport Pro and Elite.

 

This is a button behaviour that allows you to add an open manual category as a descriptor to any other clips that are tagged.

 

Again, check out this video to see the advantages of using this tool:

 



 

Tagging and Data Collection

 

One of the biggest changes you’ll find in Nacsport Elite after this update is that you can now perform a live joint analysis on Mac.

 

What does this mean?

 

Well, it means that you can use Nacsport Elite as a central receiver which collects data from other analysts who are tagging a game with other versions of Nacsport.

 

Also, after this update, Mac users using all versions of Nacsport will be able to open the clip editor directly from the control window when tagging a game.

 

Previously, the clip editor was only available in the timeline, but now you will be able to edit your clips on the fly whilst tagging by changing the duration of clips and adding text notes or simply checking which descriptors have been tagged.

 

To access the clip editor, click on the white play icon that appears in the list of clips in the control window.

 

 

 

Timeline

 

There are several new tools available in the timeline for Mac users.

 

The highlight of these is probably the ability to open the tagging window in the timeline. This is a great feature for Nacsport Elite users, as it means you don’t have to go back to the tagging environment to add information you missed first time around. It’s all about saving time, right?

tagging window in timeline

 

Sticking with Nacsport Elite, the clip time filter is now available on Mac. This tool allows you to filter your clips and descriptors by time. 

 

 

Want to see how many periods of possession that ended in a shot from the left that lasted more than 20 seconds? This is your tool.

 

Ok, moving on, the Anchor Clip feature is now available in all versions of Nacsport.

 

 

This is useful should your clip tags and video be out of synch with each other. Basically, you can use one of the clips as an anchor and move all the clips along the timeline by dragging this anchor clip.

 

Lastly, from Nacsport Scout onwards, you are now able to link two or more analyses of the same video together

 

Again, this is a useful feature if two or more analysts work together on different computers. Compile the full analysis in one place with this handy feature.

 

 

 

Dashboards

 

The dashboard is probably the environment which benefits most from this update. All the new features available in the dashboard signify a huge leap in functionality and usability.

 

Possibly the biggest change is that dashboards are now interactive. This means that, when using Nacsport Basic+ onwards, all charts, graphs and labels are linked to the relevant video click. Simply click on any element of the dashboard to see the related videos.

 

This interactivity extends to graphic descriptors. Yes, you can now add graphic descriptors to dashboards in Nacsport Pro and Elite for a whole new level of feedback.

 

 

graphic desriptors in dashboard

 

In terms of graphics, we’ve added half pie charts, both top and bottom, giving you even more data visualisation options. These are available in all versions of Nacsport.

 

In general, we’ve given the dashboard environment a complete overhaul in order to make them much more aesthetically pleasing and functional. As well as the new features mentioned above, there are now many more options for editing the colour, font and shape of charts and labels.

 

Overall, Nacsport dashboards on Mac are now more functional, more eye-catching and easier to work with.

 

Check out this video for more information:

 

 

How to Update to Nacsport 9.3

 

Important: Before updating your license, you should first check that your computer meets the minimum or recommended requirements for running Nacsport. This is especially important for those running Nacsport on macOS.

 

Remember that in order to apply this update, your Support and Update Service payments must be fully up-to-date. If this is not the case, please contact our sales team to discuss this.

 

In all other cases, follow these steps:




A) With Automatic Updates Enabled

 

The next time you open Nacsport, an Update Available message will appear. Download, install and…that’s it.

 

 

B) With Automatic Updates Disabled

 

On the main Nacsport menu, click Support and Licence and then Check for Updates. Download, install, and you’re good to go.

 

 

 

More Questions?

 

If you have any questions about this update or need help in any way, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our support team, who’ll be glad to help you out.

 

If you’re not yet a Nacsport user, why not download a FREE 30-day trial and try it for yourself? Click here to get started.

 

We hope you enjoy all of these new tools and features. 

 

Thanks for reading.

 

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