Since Harbaugh’s arrival in Ann Arbor prior to the 2015 season, the program started integrating products from 8K Solutions, a technology provider that works with nearly a dozen college football teams and roughly a quarter of NFL franchises, including the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Philadelphia Eagles and San Francisco 49ers — the team he once coached.
8K Solutions’ MastRcam Mobile — which Michigan currently uses — essentially acts as a scissor lift replacement for graduate assistants and video coordinators, like the Wolverines’ Phil Bromley. The 55-foot high unit allows Michigan to capture footage from two separate cameras perched high atop a mobile cart, which can easily be moved around practice fields. Coaches and player can replay practice highlights in one-on-one meetings and film sessions.
While the MastRcam unit can work alone, it can also be paired with Lyvve Coach, a new technology from 8K Solutions that provides instant replays during practice and one that Michigan started implementing this year, according to 8K vice president of sales and marketing Bob White.