Nacsport 9.0: Pro and Elite for macOS, Improved Dashboards, New Live Options and Much More

By Duncan Ritchie

28-June-2023 on News

15 minute read

You’re probably sitting there thinking “wasn’t Nacsport 8.0 just released a few months ago?”...and you’d be right. 


Nacsport 8.0 was released just last August, yet here we are with the ninth generation of Nacsport already. And this just goes to show how hard we’re working for you. 


New products, improved workflows, innovative tools, and much more, this update has it all.


So, without further ado, let’s take a look at what this new update includes…


Introducing Nacsport Hub


Let’s kick off with a brand-new product which has been designed to help you get the most out of your video analysis work whilst improving communication at your club at the same time…Nacsport Hub.


Well, maybe “brand-new” is doing some heavy lifting there, as some of you may have already heard of the Sharimg platform. Now rebranded as Nacsport Hub and brought into the Nacsport family of products, Hub is an online platform which allows you to upload your analysis to the cloud from where you can store, share and work on it.



Hub contains tools such as the Team Channel, which acts like a private social media platform to share your work easily and quickly with teammates, and the Team Tracking Area, which allows you to track the progress of your team or players and gives coaches and colleagues instant access to your analysis data.


We won’t go into too much detail here as there is a separate blog dedicated exclusively to Nacsport Hub but, if you’re serious about sports analysis, you owe it to yourself to check this out.


Read it here.


But that’s not the only big launch you’ll see with Nacsport 9.0…

Nacsport Pro and Elite on Mac


Ok, let’s continue on to some big news for the Apple community - Nacsport Pro and Elite are now available on macOS


Of course, Basic, Basic+ and Scout have been out on this platform since Nacsport 8.0, but now the two big lads from our pro range join them with all the powerful analytical tools you’d expect from our flagship software.


Which brings us to our next point…


Graphic Descriptors and Dashboards for Mac


So, here’s the other big bit of news for Mac users…dashboards and graphic descriptors are finally available on this system.


Graphic descriptors allow you to add accurate positional data to your analysis by simply clicking on a graphical representation of the field of play. In addition, this XY data can be used to create heatmaps, movement maps and area maps, adding yet another layer to your analysis.


And talking about data visualisation, dashboards, which have long been a staple of the analysts toolbox on Windows, can now be used on Mac.


Create eye-catching graphs, charts and labels which, as well as offering instant statistical data, are also interactive. Click on any element to see the associated video clips. An extremely useful tool for everyone.


Graphic descriptors are now available for all Scout, Pro and Elite users, whilst dashboards are available to everyone.


But that’s not where the news about dashboards ends…

A New Dashboard Interface for Everyone



Yep, that’s right, we’ve completely overhauled the dashboard creation environment to make it more intuitive and easier to create stunning looking data visualisation.


The process of creating and editing graphs and charts has been brought more into line with the tools used during tagging window creation, which we’re sure you’re all well acquainted with by now.


Another new tool is the ability to add a data matrix to the dashboard. Again, this adds another layer of information and will be especially useful when sharing a dashboard during a live analysis.



nacsport dashboard interface



New Live Analysis Options


There’s also been a huge update to the live video tagging environment. We’ve added the ability to live capture FOUR videos at the same time.


Whilst tagging, you can move between each video feed at will. All of this means that you’ll have every angle covered during a match or training sessions and you’ll always get the best possible view of the action, on or off the ball.


In addition, we’ve added the ability to stream live videos directly from YouTube. Simply enter the YouTube link you want to analyse and away you go.


If this wasn’t enough, Nacsport 9.0 also includes an option to export clips directly from the play-by-play to a folder in your computer. From here, you can share clips directly with your team using tools such as Google Drive or Dropbox.




A Roundup of Other New Features


There are many other new features released in Nacsport 9.0. We can’t go into them all in detail here but, rest assured, each one has been designed to speed up your video analysis workflows and make the whole process easier.

Quick Share Links


This is a new feature which will allow users to share tagging windows, analysis files and presentations quickly.


Pro and Elite users will be able to generate a link and send it to colleagues, who then simply click to download the relevant file. This means that users do not have to go through the process of exporting and importing their work.


And best of all, these links work automatically between Windows and Mac, so you don’t have to go through the process of converting them. Analysis workflows become quicker and easier with Nacsport.



Data Matrix Groups


Users will now be able to create groups in the data matrix for more advanced filtering of clips.


You can, for example, group clips of all players playing in some area of the field, such as defenders, midfielders or forwards. You can then see all these clips together in the same column. Additionally, a new row will be added to the timeline where, again, you can see all these clips grouped together. 


An Increase for Nacsport Pro


Nacsport Pro users will now be able to combine data from up to three games in dashboards and the clip filter tool.

Quick Drawings in Presentations


This new tool will allow users to add quick drawings to their video frames during presentations. These can be used to quickly highlight plays and will not be saved to the videos.


Cluster Pins


Pro and Elite users already know the value of cluster buttons, the ability to overlay buttons and tag various categories and descriptors with one click. But, up until now, it hasn’t been possible to tag cluster buttons with the keyboard. This update solves this, allowing you to add a pin to clustered areas and assign a keyboard shortcut to it when using Elite, making tagging a game faster and easier than ever before.




Improved Keyboard Shortcuts


The interface for adding keyboard shortcuts has been improved and some buttons which were previously reserved for video control can now be set as shortcut keys. More freedom and choice for Nacsport users.

Auto Add as Descriptor


This is a new feature for manual categories. When this feature is active, an open manual category will automatically be added to another category as a descriptor when the corresponding button is clicked.



Changes to English UI


Nacsport 9.0 brings a revised and updated vocabulary to the English version of the software. We believe these changes will make Nacsport more intuitive and accessible to all users.


Again, we won’t go into great detail about this change here, as we’ve got another blog post that is dedicated entirely to this topic. For more information and a glossary of all the changes, click here.

Summary of New Tools and Features


In this table, you can find a summary of everything we’ve discussed above and see which Nacsport programs they will be available for.





Important, Please Read


We have identified some issues which may affect how certain processes run in certain scenarios.


•    When sharing presentations via Quick Share that contain drawings made with KlipDraw Animate or Motion from Windows to Mac, the drawings may not be transferred correctly
•    Some tagging windows containing graphic descriptors may lose the graphic descriptor when importing them to Mac from Windows
•    Some parts of a dashboard the occupy the full screen may be left outside the visible area when editing with the new interface
•    In dashboards, data and text labels may get hidden behind other items such as matrixes and graphs
•    Drawings made with KlipDraw Motion that do not contain audio may produce an error when being exported
•    Upload video + XML from the timeline to Nacsport Hub in Mac
•    Upload presentations with images to Hub from Mac


We are currently working hard to correct these issues and will roll them out as soon as possible. Please activate the automatic update feature in Nacsport so you are always up to date with the latest releases.





How to Update to Nacsport 9.0




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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