HAWK-EYE technology may reduce the time it takes for a score review official to deliver a verdict, the AFL believes.
One of the criticisms of the current system is the time taken between a score and a final decision being made after a referral.
The original idea was for just 40 seconds to elapse in that period but many decisions are taking longer.
It was not used to make any decisions but was run in real time to see how it might operate during a game.
The Hawk-Eye technology being considered for use allows the score review official to manipulate the vision to ensure the best angles are available for a decision to be made.
It can also display all cameras together and synchronise them by time in order to gain a broader perspective on the ball as it crosses the line or passes a post.
Although the AFL said that capacity was a significant benefit for those aiming to make the correct decision, it was adamant there was not one technology that will provide a perfect solution.
"It needs to be acknowledged that it will not deliver a conclusive verdict on every occasion, and the AFL has not yet seen a system that can deliver a conclusive verdict for every scenario," an AFL spokesperson said.
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse was angered last Friday when asked for his thoughts on the trial being conducted, but his comments suggested he thought the test was going to be used for decision-making immediately.
"If you’re going to bring things in, bring them in at the beginning of the year," Malthouse said.
It remains to be seen whether another trial will be necessary once the results of last week's are assessed.
"The football operations department will assess in detail the vision from the weekend and then consider if it runs another trial later in the season," an AFL spokesperson said.