What is Nacsport for?
Watch this amusing video that will explain in less than three minutes what Nacsport software is for.
Which sports are suitable for Nacsport software?
Nacsport software has been created as a sports video analysis tool for coaches and is therefore suitable for any kind of sport, both individual and team ones.
How long does it take to use Nacsport software?
This will depend to a great extent on the Nacsport version you will be using. However, basic usage will take just a few minutes. With time, experience and habit you will be able to utilise multiple detailed analysis options from all the products we offer you.
Do I need previous knowledge?
Not at all. Any person who wants it will be able to handle the software in a few minutes.
What are the minimum requirements to use the software on my computer?
- RAM Memory: 2GB
- Processor: Intel i5 or similar
- Video memory: 256MB dedicated memory (not shared with general RAM)
- Screen resolution: 1366 x 768
The software currently runs in Windows 10, 8, 8.1 and 7 (all versions for 32 or 64 bits).
Nacsport cannot be installed directly onto Mac OS.
In case you need to run Nacsport on your Mac OS, it is necessary to previously install an emulation software, such as: Virtual Box© or tools with commercial license as: VM Ware Fusion©, Parallel Desktop© or Boot Camp© (this last software is already included in Mac OS X from Leopard v10.5). Once the emulation tool is installed, it is necessary to install Windows (preferably Windows 7, 8 or 10) and then install Nacsport on the Windows side.
More info here.
Can I run Nacsport on my Apple computer (Mac OS X)?
Nacsport is designed to install on computers with Microsoft Windows (Windows 8, 8.1 and 10) operating system but you can run on your Apple computer (with MacOS) following the next steps:
1. Active Boot Camp or install an emulation software
A) Activate Boot Camp
Boot Camp is installed by default on Apple computer if you have version MacOS 10.5 (Leopard) or higher. With this option you take advantage of the 100% of the hardware resources. You can start a session with the Microsoft Windows system. If you want you can contact Apple directly to know more about it: Contact.
B) Emulation software
You have different options: Parallels Desktop, VM Ware Fusion or Virtual Box. This type of programs are installed on MacOS and allow you to activate both operating systems at the same time, so the performance of the computer is lower. In this case we recommend to us Parallels Desktop.
2. Install Microsfot Windows
You must have a Microsoft Windows license to install in your computer. You can install it following the instructions that Microsoft provides. You must also install all operating system updates.
3. Install Nacsport
Once you have installed Microsoft Windows you can install Nacsport.
You can find more information in the following link: More information. And you can find the systems requirements in the following link: Systems requirements.
Can I test the software?
You can test Nacsport programs during 30 days. Click the link "Try it" which is in the top bar and fill the form. You will receive instructions via email to start enjoying the software. This 30-day free trial starts when you first run the software.
Has the demo version got any limitations?
A demo version works like the final license software. The only difference is that the demo version has a 30-day duration from the first use and exported videos contain a watermark.
Do I need to be connected to the Internet to run the software?
What should I do in case I cannot download or install correctly the software?
Does the software run with high definition (HD) videos?
Yes, it does. High definition videos can be run on Nacsport with up to 1920x1080 resolution. Correct playback of HD videos depends directly on the hardware of your machine (microprocessor, video memory…). It also depends on the video codecs previously installed on your computer. Take a look at the minimum and recommended hardware specifications in this section to confirm if your computer can run the software.
Can I make 16:9 videos with Nacsport?
Yes, you can make videos with 16:9 format with .mpeg and high quality .mp4 (1280x720 resolution) extension files.
Do I need a license number to use a demo version?
No, you don’t need one. A demo version is downloaded from our website (Nacsport Basic, Nacsport Basic Plus and Nacsport Scout Plus) or on request (Pro Plus and Elite) to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Once the demo is installed, you will be able to use it for 30 days.
Can a demo version be used in two different computers?
Yes, you can install the software in as many computers as you want. In all cases, they will only run for 30 days from the moment of the first run.
Do I need a video camera to use the software?
You will only need a video camera if you want capture and register actions in real time (live games). It is not necessary if you want to register your actions in one of these two options: register Without Video Source or register from File.
Can I install the software both in a PC and a laptop?
Yes, you can. Nacsport software can be installed in as many computers as you wish. But the usage will be restricted to the amount of licenses you have purchased. For instance, if you have just one license, you will only be able to work in one computer each time. To commute between computers, you need to deactivate first one license and then activate it in the other computer. It is a very simple task that will take some seconds and you will only need Internet connection. Once the license has been activated, you will not need Internet connection anymore to work with the software. It is only mandatory for the activation/deactivation process.
Is it possible to have two templates open at the same time?
No, you cannot open two templates at the same time. You must take into account the button limitations on our different products: with Basic you can only create 25 buttons and 50 with Basic Plus. The other programs do not have any limitation. If you need more space for your template, you can take a look to Panel Flows for templates, only available on Pro Plus, Elite and Tag&view.
Is it possible to insert a freeze frame in the video so it stops for some seconds and then the video continues playing? Can a video be subtitled?
Yes, both options are possible in Nacsport. If you want to insert frames, you can do it within the timeline and presentations environments by clicking the drawing tool. You can also decide how much time that freeze frame is going to appear for. Furthermore, you can draw onto a frame and write text over it so it either always plays (add from the timeline) or is in your exported movie (using the presentation window).
I have recorded a match but have multiple files because I stopped filming in time-outs and breaks. Is there any way to work with these files together? So rather than analysing each file, I could analyse them all together and create one timeline?
We recommend you to merge different video files and convert them into one file before registering. You can do this with Nacsport: In the main menu, click the “Tools” tab and you will find a tool called “Merge and convert video files”.
Alternatively, you could analyse each file separately then add registers from each timeline into a Presentation window. This workflow is possible from Nacsport Scout Plus as it allows you to work with up to five videos in timeline and presentations. Nacsport Pro Plus and Nacsport Elite allow you to work with unlimited videos in these environments.
If I register an action as an incorrect category, can I change it in the timeline at a later stage?
Is it possible to save drawings from a picture (frame) to work with them outside Nacsport?
Yes, it is. Every drawing can be saved in the database (so it is inserted into the video sequence) or as a JPG file on your computer. Select the icon marked in red in the following images to save it as a JPG file.