Video Analysis Software
AP Viewer is an iPad app we created to directly answer the call of professional analysts at the forefront of performance. A timeline and matrix are two hugely powerful mechanisms to use for reviewing peformance, so we created an app that will give users the ability to review this data and the associated video wherever they are in the world. The app was initially field tested by the Welsh Rugby Union and Head Analyst Rhys Long during their Championship winning 2013 Six Nations tournament. All the players and coaches had the app, which enabled Rhys and his team to transfer analysed match and training footage onto their personal iPads for review and feedback sessions in many different environments. After the successful field testing in that tournament (we still count on the WRU as AP Viewer users), Rhys was again appointed as Head Analyst for the successful 2013 British and Irish Lions tour and chose to get all of the players and coaches using AP Viewer for their video analysis processes on that tour. We are thrilled to be able to count upon the WRU and Lions as successful users of AP Viewer, which we released to the public at the end of the Lions tour. Since that time, we have had a growing amount of users join the AP Viewer community from a range of sports and different settings.
A universal language used in many timeline based products and services is an XML file. AP Viewer uses this file and associated videos to display timeline and matrix data on an iPad, so you can use our app if you have any of the following products or services:
AP Viewer is focussed on giving the user access to the clips they want to review. So by having a recognisable layout of either a timeline or matrix to see the breakdown of your footage, you just need to tap on your selection from either area to start viewing those clips. AP Viewer has also the capability to show up to four different video angles of your footage if you choose to import that. When viewing the footage, you have tools to play/pause, skip between clips and use a jog shuffle to get to the key parts of that clip. As each clip plays, you will see the Category and Descriptor information associated with that moment. One of the more recent features added to AP Viewer also allows the user to utilise a drawing tool for highlighting key points. This has become really useful for the coaches and analysts who use AP Viewer to present feedback sessions out on the pitch or when connecting their iPad to a large screen. This following video will give you a brief look at AP Viewer in action.
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Purchase AP Viewer
AP Viewer is free to download from the App Store and is pre-loaded with some demo files which you can use to review how easy it is to playback clips and add drawings onto these. Please click this button to access AP Viewer in the store.
To use AP Viewer with your own footage and timeline and matrix data, you will require a licence for AP Viewer and also an AP Packager program for your team or organisation. We use a licensing process so that you can ensure your footage and data will always remain secure on the iPads you want to have access to it. For you to manage these licences and transfer footage onto registered iPads, you will need AP Packager.
This program runs on your PC or Mac and is required to use AP Viewer. When you purchase AP Viewer licences for your team or organisation, these will be associated with your AP Packager program. Your users can then download AP Viewer onto their iPad for free and register that device with a username. Once you have that detail, you will use AP Packager to assign one of your licences to that registered iPad. When you add a licence, you choose whether you want that licence to run continually or if you want it to deactivate on a certain date. The ability to add a deactivation date and also delete a licence from a registered iPad ensures that your data can only be accessed by the people you need to have it. So for example if you have a player with AP Viewer on their iPad who then leaves, once you delete the licence associated with that iPad from AP Packager, that player will no longer be able to access the footage and data.
Along with being your program for licence management, you use AP Packager to prepare your footage packages for transfer onto registered iPads. After placing your XML file and associated video into a folder, you then need to drop this onto AP Packager to licence it for use with your AP Viewers. Once the package is licensed, you can then transfer it over to your iPads through iTunes. This process ensures that you don't need to have all iPads coming to one computer for a physical transfer, as the licensed package can now be transferred through any computer with iTunes.
We also have an AP Content Creator which gives you the package preparation capabilities but not the licence control management. So in an organisation where you want different people creating and preparing packages, as long as you have one AP Packager, you can then supplement this with additional AP Content Creators.
If you are looking to purchase multiple iPads for your team or orgnisation, please contact us so that we can get you a reduced price through our associates.