Panel Flows: An Evolution in Performance Analysis

By Nacsport

05-October-2017 on News

4 minute read

Nacsport update 2.4.5 was a milestone in the way data gets registered in video analysis software when we released Panel Flows for Templates. It was an exclusive and innovative function designed to ease the tagging process for any and all performance analysts and was not available in any other analysis software at the time.

 

Let's take a look at this amazing feature...

So...What Is It?

 

Panel Flows help users optimise the registering environment and create a tagging chain during this stage of the analysis process. With this tool, you will be able to reorganise huge templates, overloaded with buttons, into separate panels, which are shown in sequence following on your tags. Users will save space on the screen and registering actions becomes much simpler.

Another benefit of using this feature is the ability to maintain a specific order when extracting data. By using the Panel Flows we guarantee a structured sequence of registered data. This is especially important when we are part of analysis teams that needs order.

 

For example egistering:

 


Action X + Right wing + Player + Good

 

Is not the same as registering:

 

Action X + Good + Right wing + Player

Panel Flows can help maintain consistency in analysis teams.

 

This new feature is available in Nacsport Pro+ and Elite, and also in the app Tag&view. Nacsport Elite users can create as many panels as needed whilst in Pro+, the limit is three. It allows buttons to be divide into groups and the order of Panels will depend on the analyst and how they normally register actions.





 

What are the differences between Nacsport Pro+ and Elite? Click here to find out.

 

How Does It Work?

The above video shows a simple example based on football analysis. In the first Panel (Home), users register the following items: type of action (attack (Ataque)), kind of pressure (high (Presión alata)) and the outcome (ends with shot on goal (termina en tiro)). The third button activates the next Panel in the sequence (Panel 1), showing the outcome (Shot (Tiro)) and the shooting team (Own (Propio)). The next panel (Panel 2) in the sequence goes on to show the consequence of the shot, where it happened, etc..

It is logical to consider Panel 3 would be the next one to be shown. Yet, sequences do not need to be consecutive, as we will outline below. “Shot on goal” has caused the Panel 10 to show instead, showing a goal and possible destinations for the shot. Now, Panels 3, 4, 5 & 6 will display adding new data to our register. Panel 6 will finish the action and from there we go back to the Home Panel again.

Behaviour

Buttons in Panel Flows can have three different behaviours. By default, when a button is clicked it will open the next Panel. However, the user can select one of these two alternatives: (1) open a different Panel rather than the next one in the order (2) do nothing and, despite the tag, remain in the same Panel.


*Note: In Pro+ any tag will only display the next panel.

As you saw in the video, in the Home Panel three clicks were made before displaying the following Panel. This is what we call “Tolerance”, which is the maximum amount of clicks needed in any given Panel before automatically displaying the next. Tolerance will only affect those buttons with the standard behaviour, “Go to Next Panel”. 

 

Buttons can also have activation & deactivation links between them. For tolerance purposes, only “physical” tags are counted. That is, only one tag is counted despite the fact that buttons would have links and all have been registered.





Panel Flow in Tag&view

Panel Flows are also available in our mobile video analysis app, Tag&view. Tag&view is available for iOS and makes tagging on your iPhone or iPad a breeze. Your analysis can be easily sent to any and all Nacsport desktop program, including Basic (even though it descriptors are not included and buttons are limited to 25, and Basic+, which has a button limit of 50.

 

For a quick overview of Tag&view, check out this video.

 

 

Read more about Nacsport Tag&view in this article.

 

If you have any questions about Panel Flows, would like example templates or just want to chat, get in contact with our Support Team at support@nacsport.com.

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