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Power, speed and reliability. The ability to manage large amounts of information and perform at a high level under pressure. Important characteristics of every successful football player, without a doubt.
As a coach and technology coordinator of a high-profile program, how important is it for you to keep up with technological innovations that can help your teams keep winning?
It is extremely important to remain current with technological innovations in order to ensure our program’s continued success. With the technological advances today, there is always a new development to help us study, analyze, and prepare our program for success.
How has using the PowerEdit editing system from CoachComm helped you and your players succeed on the field?
Using the PowerEdit system from CoachComm has tremendously benefited our players, coaches, and program. Everything from inputting game film to analyzing data, tendencies, and stats are easier not only entering, but this simplicity speeds up the “breakdown” process. This allows coaches to establish a game plan and begin implementing it to our players immediately. We feel this increased preparation time is in direct correlation to our players’ success on game day. The user-friendliness of the PowerEdit system makes it possible for our coaches to get out of the film room and to our players, helping our team become more successful.
We have been using the PowerEdit system since CoachComm began distribution. Everyone at CoachComm, from our sales rep to customer service is second to none. We felt that if they were confident with the PowerEdit System, then we would be as well. To this day, it is still the best decision we’ve made regarding the technological aspect of our program.
Our coaches are divided into groups. One group breaks down an opponent’s offense, while the other group breaks down the opponent’s defense. With the multiple editors and coaching stations we have, this is a process that only takes a few hours.
The MPEG-4 video is great for storage, transferring and speed. It allows us to save video at a fraction of its original size, so we can store it on less and not tie up money in extra storage and memory. Also, the speed at which video can be moved and transferred is amazing. Not all editing systems have the ability to utilize MPEG-4 video, however, so you might ask why we save something in MPEG-4 when we often cannot trade it. Well, PowerEdit comes through with a feature that allows us to convert MPEG-4 video to AVI, which is the most common type of video and can be stored on a hard drive and shared with other systems. The user-friendliness of PowerEdit is top notch – all of this is done with a few clicks of a mouse.
The service that CoachComm provides is second to none. As a video coordinator at a large Texas 4-A school for the past four years, I can say that I have run into one or two issues, but CoachComm’s customer support turned what I thought was major issue into just a blip. Every phone call I have ever made was either answered and the problem diagnosed and a solution found immediately or my call was returned in a very reasonable time. Everyone from our local sales rep to the guys working the phones dealing with issues on the frontline, as I like to put it, are always punctual and very eager to help. In my four years using CoachComm products such as PowerEdit, Connex headsets, EZ Cameras, etc., I have had the opportunity to work with these people in finding solutions and developed friendships as well. It’s good to know you can count on friends when you need assistance. p
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