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Trace vs Veo for Recording Soccer Games

See why teams prefer Trace over Veo for recording soccer games!

Trace is much more than a soccer camera. Unlike Veo's raw footage camera, Trace personalizes the video for each player by automatically clipping out players' top moments.

After a game, each player drops into their playlist of moments. Whether your player wants quick access to a recent goal or defensive stand, Trace is the easiest and fastest to relive the game.


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✂️ Automatic Editing

Trace

Trace sends a link to personalized playlists and player metrics to the inbox of every player, coaches, and parent in 14-16 hours after walking off the field.

Veo

Veo does not automatically deliver personalized moments or playlists. Users must tag manually on their own time.


⬆️ Upload Process

Trace

Trace delivers game results with a quicker turnaround time than Veo. This means that coaches and players can review game results within hours of walking off the field, Teams can record up to 8 games at events.

Veo

Veo takes longer to upload games off of the camera because of the larger file size of the videos. The times to upload varied drastically among the Veo users who have posted online on the topic.


🔦 Personalized Playlists

Trace

Trace breaks down the game into both geographical areas of play (box, offensive third, middle third, and defensive third), the time during the game (Half 1, Half 2), playlists for individual player moments, touch chains, progressions, and defensive breakdowns.

Veo

Veo users must tag themselves and create their own custom tags for things like attack, corner, defense, and anything a player might want to focus on. Players can create unlimited tags to sort their game highlights. Goals are flagged on the timeline.


🎥 Video Quality

Trace

TraceCam 2 shoots in 1080p and is powered by Trace's pro-quality computational capture engine for smooth panning, sharp resolution, and stability even in windy conditions.

Veo

Veo records in 1080p in a panoramic shot. The frame rate is good, and you can manually zoom in later when analyzing the video. But the larger files mean that the video takes a very long time to upload.


🎓 College Recruiting Tools

Trace

All Trace moments and metrics are integrated with Trace iD and National and Tournament Leaderboards, giving you more opportunities to get spotted. Trace iD is an online profile for showcasing each player’s best moments for college coaches or to organize memories. Trace iD allows you to compile/save your favorite moments or "highlights" from each match at the click of a button on your phone. Each Trace iD has a unique URL, and players can easily share this URL with college coaches and update their Trace iD with new match footage as they play more games.

Veo

Veo does not offer any features around college recruiting, but players can download highlights and use tools like iMovie to build highlight reels for college coaches. This approach can be time-consuming or even impossible for players and parents not skilled in editing software. For every new match, a player needs to manually find highlights, edit footage, and then upload that footage onto a video hosting platform to send to college coaches. Players tend to post their Veo footage on Youtube or HUDL to send to recruiters.


🍿 Video Utilization

Trace

Trace averages over 1,000 views per game. Trace delivers personalized moments to every player via email as soon as the game is finished processing. Players and coaches simply do not have the time or desire to re-watch a 60 to 80-minute match all over again. Trace users can also appear on Trace’s National Leaderboards of most viewed videos for any given week, so there’s a bigger incentive for Trace users to view and share their videos.

Veo

Veo has much lower video utilization rates. Official statistics are not publicly available, but a number of reviews online report numbers below 100 per match. Veo requires players and coaches to view raw game footage and tag their own moments, which means that time and effort surrounding editing the video falls onto the players and parents.


👫 Customer Support

Trace

Trace support staff are located in the United States and typically respond to email inquiries in under an hour. On-the-field phone support is available.

Veo

Veo operates primarily out of Europe, and their support staff can be very slow to respond if you're based in the U.S.A.


📪 Shipping

Trace

Trace will ship your camera within 14 days of placing your order, meaning you can start recording games within weeks.

Veo

Veo wait times differ from customer to customer, but many customers are now waiting months to receive the camera they ordered.