Beginning in the 2023-2024 season, NFL Teams will begin exchanging a fourth video angle. Each NFL Exchange Game will include Scoreboard, Sideline, End Zone Home Back Tight (EZHBT), and End Zone Visitor Back Tight (EZVBT). Updates have been made in Thunder to the Intercut process and GSIS Import process to accommodate the additional angle.
Updates have been made to the Intercut process to add the views and warn the user if they are proceeding with the incorrect views set.
1. Launch the Intercut Tool
2. There is a new button titled "Set NFL Exchange". Users should select that button to automatically set the number of tracks to four and set the views to SB/SL/EZHBT/EZVBT.
Note: The view settings are sticky between Thunder sessions.
3. After users add the Masters to each angle, please select "Next."
4. The user will be warned if the "Use Name Wizard" Checkbox is applied, and the NFL Exchange Views are not set.
Warning Message Displayed if NFL Naming Convention is applied, but SB/SL/EZHBT/EZVBT views are not properly set:
5. User Selects Publish
GSIS Import Updates
Once the users have uploaded the Exchange Game and exported it for trade, users will begin downloading opponent's exchange content.
1. When the user launches the GSIS Resolver, they will have the option to select Scouted Backs or Non-Scouted Backs as their EZ preference. Based on the selected preference, the NFL Exchange Views will be converted accordingly. The conversion will take place during the manual or auto-resolve process.
Scouted Backs Selected Conversion:
|Type||View 1||View 2||View 3||View 4|
|Home Scouted Edit||SB||SL||EZ (EZHBT)||EZ2 (EZVBT)|
|Visitor Scouted Edit||SB||SL||EZ (EZVBT)||EZ2 (EZHBT)|
Non-Scouted Backs Selected Conversion:
|Type||View 1||View 2||View 3||View 4|
|Home Scouted Edit||SB||SL||EZ (EZVBT)||EZ2 (EZHBT)|
|Visitor Scouted Edit||SB||SL||EZ (EZHBT)||EZ2 (EZVBT)|
Note: If "Non-Scouted Backs" is selected, this will have downstream impacts for Player Driven Search and API workflows.
With the NFL Exchange updates, additional changes were made to accommodate the NCAA video and .xchange import workflow.
A “Convert NFL Views” checkbox was added to the “Import Game Data Settings” dialog that displays when importing a pair of MP4/.xchange files via Import → “Import Raw Media File.”
When checked, if the source master’s .xchange file view sequence is set to SB/SL/EZHBT/EZVBT, the imported master will convert the view sequence to SB/SL/EZ/EZ2.
Please note that only NCAA teams should select the Convert NFL Views checkbox, as NFL views are set during the resolution process.
Note: This conversion will be available in the Auto-Import option in a follow-up release.
1. What should I do if my coach wants to leverage a specific end zone view during a meeting?
Users can manage views in the "Manage Views" dialog. To update views, they can select a View Sequence from the binoculars icon in the Playlist Tab. When a user selects a View Sequence from "Manage Views", it becomes sticky until they change it.
Users can also override the default view sequence on a play-by-play basis by enabling the "Set View for Play" option. Enabling this option allows users to perform the following actions.
- Choose a view sequence from the dropdown in the "View" column to update each play.
- To apply a view sequence to multiple plays, first select the plays you want and then click on the "View" column and select a view sequence.
2. How will the new views impact Player Driven Search and Thunder API?
The primary end zone angle will be determined during the game resolution process. If "Scouted backs to the camera" is selected, Player Driven Search results will display the searched-for players facing the camera. Thunder API calls will return the perspective of scouted teams set in Game Properties.
3. During the GSIS resolving process, will being the home or away team impact the views?
Regardless of the location, game views are consistently set based on the GSIS resolver setting.