Live Streaming County Cricket – with My Action Replay and CricHQ

Posted on 17 May 2017

After the huge success of My Action Replay at Somerset County Cricket club last season - where replays generated by our technology were watched quite literally millions of times – My Action Replay has taken another huge step forward. Not only do we provide the digital clips and highlights feature through our onsite hub and unique online studio for 8 counties – Somerset, Warwickshire, Northants, Notts, Glamorgan, Leicestershire, Gloucestershire and Surrey – we now are fully integrated with the CricHQ electronic scoring products.

Through integrating with these electronic scoring systems we are able to automatically understand every single piece of information that is pertinent to that ball – the scoring shot, the names of players involved, the delivery in the over. This enables us to generate replays with hugely rich information about them and also provide an automatic on screen score overlay for live streams. If we don’t say so ourselves the output is really rather stunning – all completed and automatically updated with no production effort or manual interaction.

Somerset County Cricket club with their custom overlay:

MAR replay at Somerset CCC

Somerset Cricket Replay clip highlights

The live streams produced from My Action Replay have been viewed hundreds of thousands of times already. it was kicked off with the Champion County game:

Lords using My Action Replay

Replays from the Champion County game accessed via the My Action Replay online studio were used across social media and the web:

Champion County Highlights

ECB using CricHQ TV Highlights

Warwickshire have been live streaming on their website and using the online My Action Replay studio to publish their highlights and clips.

Warwickshire Streaming using MAR

Warwickshire live streaming on the web with CricHQ.TV powered by My Action Replay

Surrey have also utilised the My Action Replay system to live stream their games, connecting directly to CricHQ as used by the Surrey scorer and automatically updating the score overlay and providing replays:

Surrey CCC using MAR

Surrey CCC using My Action Replay to provide a CricHQ.TV live stream

 

 

 

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How to: use My Action Replay responsibly

Posted on 16 Dec 2015

My Action Replay is a great tool for getting your content out there but like any tool needs to be used responsibly. For information about our privacy policy please click here.

 

The following points should be noted:

 

Information for accessing the system locally is contained in your Venue Information Guide only hand this information to the people you have determined should be able to create replays and access the local replays. The guide provides support details for My Action Replay.

 

 

The use of My Action Replay should be reviewed in line with your existing policy for use of photos and videos to determine if you need to make any changes. Ensure the officer or member of staff in charge of data protection is aware of the system.

 

 

 

Review the How To Guide for how you transmit replays online.

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How to: view replays online on a dedicated Venue digital channel

Posted on 16 Dec 2015

Some venues will have a dedicated channel – this will be specified in your Venue Information Guide. This is a web address which will direct to a website that contains all of your replays. An example is Lodway Cricket ‘Shark TV’ available at http://lodwaycricket.myactionreplay.com/

 

 

portal_digital_channel_example My Action Replay

 

To view from this channel users simply need to:

 

1. find out the address from local posters or their My Action Replay Manager.
2. Enter the address into the address bar of the browser.
3. Click on ‘Latest Match Replays’ for links to replays from the whole games.
4. Click on ‘Latest Replays’ for links to the individual replays.

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How to: view replays online from links on your Social Media channels

Posted on 16 Dec 2015

If you have set your replays to be transmitted online as match highlights you can also set them to automatically post from your Twitter and Facebook accounts. At the end of the game a link to the highlights will be automatically posted from your Twitter and Facebook account together with the name of the match. (For a ‘How To Guide’ on this click here). The Twitter and Facebook accounts of the venue will be specified in the Venue Information Guide.

 

Note that this is slightly different to broadcasting directly to Social Media as explained in this How To Guide. Viewing the replay highlights from here is very simple.

 

1. Follow the Venues twitter account, or like the Venues Facebook page.

 

 

2. Click on the link when it gets posted. You can then view the replays and move forwards and back through them. If your twitter handle has been entered in the team name you will even get notified when the tweet is made).

 

 

3. Feel free to join in with the ongoing commentary on the game!

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How to: view replays online on www.myactionreplay.com

Posted on 16 Dec 2015

Replays that have been configured for being transmitted online will be available through the www.myactionreplay.com portal. For the ‘How To Guide’ on how to set your My Action Replay system to send replays online automatically and how to control what goes on click here. To access the replays see the instructions below:

 


1. Go to www.myactionreplay.com and click on ‘Latest Replays’

 

 

portal_HomePage_pointers My Action Replay

 

 


2. The portal shows all of the latest match highlights from the different sites. If you have put an entry into your calendar then your replays will start to appear here as soon as they have been created. (Time at which they appear here will depend on the speed of your Internet connection and current usage)

 

 

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3. You can view all of the available match highlights through the portal just click on one of the thumbnails to show the screen below.

 

 

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4. Clicking on the double arrow buttons takes you to the next match. By clicking on the icon under the video window you can share directly on social media. You can also get the link to the match by clicking on the hyperlink icon.

 

 

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5. If you want to go to the next replay in the match, click on the video window and click on the forward and back arrows that appear within the video window.
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6. To view your Fav’d, Claimed replays (and any replays uploaded from the app) you will need to login. This will also enable you to Fav and Claim any replays you want through the portal. Click on the Login button at the top of the page. Fill in your details on the form.

 

 

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7. Once logged in you will see further tabs appear at the top of the page – ‘Favourites’, ‘Claimed’ and ‘Uploaded’. If you click on these the page will change to show the relevant replays. If you have claimed, fav’d or uploaded a replay from the app, they will show up here and vice versa.

 

 

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8. If you click on the thumbnail of any of these you will be able to share the replay by pressing on one of the icons beneath the video window:

 

 

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9. You can Fav, Claim and also un-fav and un-claim by simply pressing on the star icon for Fav, or the Claim button. If you have previously Favourited or Claimed it, it will remove the Fav or Claim.

 

 

If viewing a set of match highlights rather than an individual replay, it will Fav or Claim the replay that you are currently watching.

 

 

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10. The uploaded section will only be visible to you and not others but you are able to share the link by pressing on one of the share to social media buttons, or by clicking on the hyperlink icon. Anyone with that link will then be able to view it.

 

 

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How to: view replays on the App

Posted on 16 Dec 2015

How to view replays on the App

 

Download the Android or iPhone/iPad App. It’s FREE! Click below to get it.

 

 

Available on App Store Available on Google Play Store

 


iPhone / iPad App (scroll down for Android instructions)

1. Open the App and register whilst connected to the internet. This will also log you in.
(If you have no internet connection you can click Skip but you will not be able to share replays).

 

 

Register with My Action Replay


2. Already registered? Fill in username and password and click on Login – you will only need to do this once.
(If you have no internet connection you can click Skip but you will not be able to share replays).

 

 

Login with My Action Replay

 

 


3. Click on the venue list at the top to choose your own venue. The last few match highlights are shown in the window below. You can click on them for a quick view of the highlights

 

 

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4. For a more in depth view of the replays and to be able to ‘Favourite’ and ‘Claim’ them click on the ‘Find a Session’ button at the bottom and choose your criteria.

 

 

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5. You can choose to play the whole session as a playlist by clicking on ‘Play’ or get a list of individual replays by clicking on ‘Analyse’.

 

 

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6. After clicking on Analyse you have a list of the replays, by clicking on one of them you are then able to Claim, Favourite and share it.

 

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7. After clicking on one of the replays you can Claim, Favourite and Share it. These will then show up in your Fav and Claims list on the App and on the Portal after you log in.

 

 

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8. Any replays that you Fav or Claim will then be available in a dedicated section and easy to find on the App and the Portal. Just click on the ‘My Gallery’ icon at the bottom right and then the ‘My Online Replays’ button.

 

 

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9. You will then be able to easily retrieve all the replays you have ever Fav’d or Claimed – your whole My Action Replay career! You can press on ‘My Favourites’ or ‘My Claims’ at the top to choose which one. (Any replays you uploaded also show in this section).

 

 

ios_favsPage My Action Replay

 

 


Android App

 

1. Open the App, click on register and fill out your details whilst connected to the internet. This will also log you in.
(If you have no internet connection you can click Skip but you will not be able to share replays).

 

 

android_register My Action Replay

 


2. Already registered? Fill in username and password and click on Login – you will only need to do this once.
(If you have no internet connection you can click Skip but you will not be able to share replays).

 

 

android_login My Action Replay

 


3. Click on the venue list at the top to choose your own venue. The last few match highlights are shown in the window below. You can click on them for a quick view of the highlights

 

 

android_homePage My Action Replay

4. You can choose a different venue from the list by clicking on the drop down box. The app will remember your choice.

 

 

android_venueList My Action Replay

 

 


5. If you click on one of the match highlights it will take you to a screen which lists all of the replays in that match.

 

 

android_listOfReplays My Action Replay

 

 


6. Click on the thumbnail to play the replay back.

 

 

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7.  From the list of replays you can click on the start icon to ‘Favourite’ a replay and the Claim button to claim it as your own!

 

 

android_fav My Action Replay

 

 


8. Any replays that you Fav or Claim will then be available in a dedicated section and easy to find on the App and the Portal. Just click on the Action Replay icon at the bottom right and then the ‘My Online Replays’ button.

 

 

android_onlineReelplays_pointer My Action Replay

 


9. You will then be able to easily retrieve all the replays you have ever Fav’d or Claimed – your whole My Action Replay career! You can press on ‘My Favourites’ or ‘My Claims’ at the top to choose which one. (Any replays you uploaded also show in this section).

 

 

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10. You can also search for a session by clicking on the Find Session button at the bottom of the app

 

 

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11. Enter the details with the drop down boxes and the sessions found will be returned.

 

 

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How to: feature replays in your social media during events

Posted on 15 Dec 2015

How to feature replays in your social media during events

As well as automatically posting highlights of regular sessions you can significantly boost your social media interaction during big games and events by broadcasting selected replays to play automatically in your Social Media.  Posting individual replays into your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine accounts within moments of the action taking place will allow you to engage with fans and supporters on a new level.  Our video replays receive 500% more engagements than links and written tweets, enabling you to capitalise on the momentum of the event.

 

 

socialMediaEmbed_Tweet My Action Replay

 

 

 


 Android App Social Media Broadcasting

 

 

1. Ensure you have the My Action Replay App installed and you know how to view replays – use this How To Guide if you don’t know how.

 

 


2. Ensure that you have your social media Apps installed on your device – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine are all excellent for publishing video content.

 

 


3. After you have created a replay for a crucial moment navigate to the screen which shows all the replays:

 

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Check that you are connected to the My Action Replay wireless network if no cameras are showing. Click here for the How To Guide on how to view replays.

4.  Click on the Download button in the App and wait for the replay to download.

 

 

android_downloading My Action Replay

 

 


5. The button will now say ‘Downloaded’. Press the button and you will see a screen similar to below:

 

 

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6. If you now click on the share icon your downloaded replay will be uploaded directly to the social media site for all your followers. After clicking on the share icon you will see a list of the Social Media applications you can use:

 

 

android_shareReplay

 

7. Clicking on Twitter or Facebook will give you similar screens to below. All you need to is add a caption or hashtag and all your followers will get an instant replay of the action! All played back automatically in their timeline.

 

 

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iPhone / iPad App Social Media Broadcasting

 

1. Ensure you have the My Action Replay App installed and you know how to view replays - use this How To Guide if you don’t know how.

 

 


2. Ensure that you have your social media Apps installed on your device – Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine are all excellent for publishing video content.

 

 


3. Later versions of the App have it enabled by default but check that you have camera roll saving turned on. Click on the Home button in the My Action Replay App so you get to the screen below. Click on the small cog to get to the settings and then press Options:

 

 

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Click on Options after clicking on the Cog

4. Check that Camera Roll Saving is on and if not click the slider to turn it on. You’re ready to go.

 

 

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5. After you have created a replay for a crucial moment navigate to the screen which shows all the replays:

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Check that you are connected to the My Action Replay wireless network if no cameras are showing. Click here for the How To Guide on how to view replays.

6. Click on the download button on the app and wait until it has downloaded.

 

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7. Now you have the video file on your phone you can use any of your social media apps to post it directly to them. You can do this directly from your camera roll. For example to Facebook:

 

 

ios_facebook from camera roll

 

8. Alternatively you can open up your Social Media App and select the video you have on your camera roll. For example using Twitter just add a comment and then choose the video by clicking on the camera icon:

 

 

 

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By putting replays directly into your social media they will appear automatically in other peoples timelines grabbing their attention to the great things going on at your venue.

 

 

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How to: view replays online

Posted on 15 Dec 2015

Any replays created can be viewed locally (as detailed in this and this How To Guide) and can also be setup to transmit online automatically. Click here for the How To Guide that tells you how to setup your My Action Replay system to do this.

 

 

Once the replays are being transmitted online they are a number of different ways in which they can be viewed:

 


- My Action Replay App – click here for details

 

 

Available on App Store Available on Google Play Store

 

 


- www.myactionreplay.com portal – click here for details

 

 

Portal screenshot 


- Links published from the Twitter and Facebook accounts of your venue – click here for details

 

 

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- A digital channel for your venue – click here for details

 

 

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- Embedded into your website – coming soon

 

 

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How to: automatically upload match highlights

Posted on 15 Dec 2015

How to automatically upload match highlights

 

 

Once replays have been created they can be automatically shown online, meaning the highlights are instantly available to players, fans and sponsors to view and share. It turns your venue into an online TV channel.

 

To enable highlights to be viewed online the game or training session must be entered into the My Action Replay calendar before the session starts.

 

 


1. Open a web browser and put in the address of the My Action Replay calendar for your venue. This address and the username and password are available from your Venue Information Guide or from your My Action Replay Manager. It’s a good idea to bookmark this site from the PC you will administer the calendar on.

 

 

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2. You should now see a calendar page similar to the one below. At the top of the page it lists the cameras at your venue and their current status, including a snapshot from the cameras which will be up to 5 minutes old.

 

The calendar is the section beneath where you can enter in the games and training sessions that you want to go online.

 

 

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3. Ensure you have the correct date – you can move to different days by clicking on the left and right arrows.

 

 

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 Note  the pitches or courts are across the columns and the times are down the rows.

4. Left click in the section on the calendar in which the match or training session will start. Drag the box to the end of the session then release the mouse button.

 

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5. Enter the team names or training session title. If the team or players have a twitter handle you can put this in the box. This information will be used to label their replays.

 

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6. Make sure that you have the correct pitch or court selected from the drop down menu

 

 

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7. Select ia link to the match replays is to be sent from the venue Twitter and / or Facebook account – you will need to have authenticated the My Action Replay App to have done this.*

 

 

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7. Click ‘Save’ (you can always edit the details later.)

 


8. To edit the session you have just created move the mouse over the blue block and click on the pencil icon. To delete it click on the red cross.

 

 

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9. You can alter the time of the session by clicking on it and dragging it to a different time, or by click and dragging on the top or bottom side of the block to reduce or extend the time of the session.

10. Note that it can take 5 minutes for all cameras to be updated with the session information.  The earlier the details are entered in the calendar the better.

What happens next?

 

Once the match or training session is setup the replays that are created they will be uploaded online and be available to watch. You can really make the most of them then. For details on how to view the replays online see the ‘How To: watch replays online’ guide – click here.

 


* For details on how to allow My Action Replay to automatically post to your Twitter and Facebook pages please contact us on support@myactionreplay.com or call 0845 838 7427.

 

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How to: access replays through the web interface – Technical Guidance

Posted on 15 Dec 2015

How to access replays through the web interface – Technical Guidance
Accessing the replays with a laptop through a browser should only be completed by an IT technician.When viewing replays through the web interface Technicians should be aware that it is possible to delete all replays in error and reconfigure the My Action replay units.  Caution should be taken when carrying our this task.  If in any doubt contact support@myactionreplay.com or call 0845 838 7427.

 

From a laptop you can access a My Action Replay camera – which will only show you replays from that camera, or a Kiosk which is able to collect replays from multiple cameras. This ‘How To’ covers accessing a camera. For the ‘How To’ guide on how My Action Replay can be used with tagging, analysis, and downloading of replays please click here.

 

1. On your laptop or PC join the My Action Replay wireless network like you would join any wireless network. Refer to the Venue Information Guide or your My Action Replay Manager for information about the access details of the wireless network.

 

 

laptopWireless My Action Replay

 

 

2. In a web browser type in the address of the My Action Replay camera you wish to access e.g. http://10.145.32.11 . The addresses of the cameras are provided in the Venue Information Guide. You should see a screen similar to below:

 

 

laptopViewReplays My Action Replay

 

3. To view a replay click on the thumbnail and it will play back.

 

 

4. Click on the buttons at the bottom to peform actions such as ‘Download all’ – downloads all clips to a zip file for later use or storage on a USB drive.

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