Creating Custom Tags for Flow-Based Sports

Going into a game underprepared is not part of a winning strategy.  Scouting out information, compiling important data, and assembling that data into a solid and coherent game plan are the keys to a successful athletic campaign. The tags we offer you here at VidSwap provide the solid underpinnings of that great game plan, but there are even more tools at your disposal to further refine your plan and give you the specific information you're after: Custom Tags.

VidSwap's custom tagging options allow you to pinpoint any game event for further review, and you can search through individual games (or entire seasons) for those instances at the push of a button.  Best of all, any custom tag you create will not be shared, even if you send your game to another party outside of your team: all your custom tags will remain private.


In flow-based sports, the first step in creating your custom tags is taken in the SETTINGS application:

From this page, you will see a list of the system tags we log in each of your games.  To create a custom tag of your own, click on the 'Add Tag' button.

A section for custom tags will appear beneath the system tag list.  Enter a name for the custom tag.  You can set the 'Lead' and 'Duration' times for your tag, as well as a hotkey for it by clicking into those columns.

  • 'Lead' time will allow you to 'pad' the beginning of the tag with a number of seconds you choose to 'set up' the action.  By default, your custom tag will have a two second lead time.
  • 'Duration' will set the length of time that your custom tag will be.  By default, the 'Duration' is set to '0', meaning you will have to manually start and stop the tag.  Entering a numerical value as a 'Duration' will automatically create a tag of that length at the point that tag is set down.
  •  You can choose any key you'd like for your custom tag's hotkey except for 1) those already assigned to a custom tag and 2) those used for the keyboard controls of the video player - basically the bottom row of your keyboard keys: z, x, c, v, b, n, and m).

And that's it!  Your first custom tag has been created, and can be immediately accessed in both the 'timeline' and 'filter' views of your video editor.  But say you want more information to be associated with your tag...  Or maybe you're wondering how to clip your tag into a match...

For more step-by-step information on adding metadata to your custom tags in flow-based sports, please see our help article on this topic here.

For more step-by-step information on assigning your custom tags to specific clips in flow-based sports, please see our help article on this topic here.

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