1. Connecting the Hardware

    • Power and network cable (4th rack unit from the top) should already be connected as the Mac Minis are supposed to be permanently online.

    • Plugin the HD-SDI cables on the back of the system (3rd rack unit from the bottom) in case they are not connected yet. Please use the following order:

    • Time – Camera that records the score board

    • Multiview 1 – Main camera 

    • Multiview 2 – Over goal camera 1

    • Multiview 3 – Over goal camera 2

    • Multiview 4-6 – Additional signals

      Fig.1: Backside of the hardware system with power, network and video signal ports

  2. Starting the System

    • There are two toggle switches on the front of the system. One switch controls the power supply for the Mac Minis, screen and network switch. This switch needs to stay activated all the time. 

    • The other power switch should be deactivated after the recording is done and activated 1 hour before the next game starts. 

    • A push-button (2nd rack unit from the top, right side) allows you to switch screen and keyboard from one Mac Mini to the other. 

    • The keyboard (inside the drawer) has an “On / Off” switch at the backside. To save battery power you should deactivate the keyboard after using it.

      Fig.2: Front of the case with scree and power switches

  3. Starting the Software and Testing the System

    • The application (‚Sportlounge Argus‘) just has be to be started on one Mac Mini. The icon for the application is on the desktop of the 1st Mac Mini.

    • To check if all video signals are available please click on ‘Feeds’ in the tab bar navigation. You will see the available signals. The preview images get updated after a few seconds. 

    • In case a signal is not available please check the cable connections and restart the app ones.

      Fig.3: Tab "Feeds" to check the connected signals

      Note: We will integrate a speed test as add-on for the software which will be available on the “Overview” tab. Please run the speed test once after starting the application as soon as it is available to test the quality of the internet connection.

  4. Export and Upload

    • While recording you should not leave the “Overview” tab. 

    • You can stop recording by pushing the button “STOP Recording & Streaming” on the overview tab in case it hasn’t been stopped yet.

      Fig.4: Recording stopped / not started: Stop button is deactiveted

    • After you have stopped the recording you can go to “Upload & Export” to copy the recording to a USB drive and upload the video.

      Fig.5: Tab "Upload & Export" used for Export to USB-Stick

    • Click on ‚Create Mp4 on this Mac to save the selected camera as Mp4 file. A popup will appear giving you the chance to remove a part at the beginning of the video (e.g. the warm up) before exporting the file. Please enter the number of Minutes you want to remove and click on ‘Ok’.

      Fig.6: Window to enter minutes to remove from beginning of the stream

    • You can click on “Open folder with Mp4” as soon as the export is done (status bar at the bottom of the app; popup appears) to copy the file to a USB drive.

      Fig.7: Export folder with mp4-file - USB drives will be listed in "Devices" at the left side

      Note: There are two USB ports at the front of the system (2nd rack unit from the top). The USB port in the middle is connected to the 1st Mac Mini. Please connect USB drives to this port. 

    • Click on “Upload Mp4” to start the upload of the Mp4.

  5. Partial System Shut-down

    • Please deactivate one power switch after the recording is stopped as described in step 2. The Mac Minis, screen and network switch should stay activated.