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How not to film sport...

#1 User is offline   Simon Lewis 

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 11:09 AM

Short video here...
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Posted 01 January 2012 - 12:23 PM

Looks to me like he just wanted a close-up of the football player.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 02:25 PM

Ooh, embarrassing. No wonder the technician was looking a bit agitated. :rolleyes:

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:17 AM

Or this one from a recent cricket match in Australia: and again:
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:59 AM

IIR those knee segways were made 1st by the crew on the Russian eurovision*. There are some amazing shots on youtube of a 150m? run that ends with jumping off it and running round the stage.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:28 AM

Yes, this one: http://www.wimp.com/steadicamshot/

(Which has been linked on this board previously)
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:05 AM

So going back to the wire-operated overhead camera, was that a broken wire or operator error? I would have expected some safety features in the control system to prevent the camera operator crashing it into the ground, but I've never actually seen how they are controlled - you don't see them much in the UK but the americans seem to have them everywhere.

edit: found the skycam website http://www.skycam.tv where it says that yes, the control system has got all possible obstacles mapped, so presumably it was a broken wire or other malfunction...

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:12 PM

I have heard of these coming down in high winds, but surely it could remain up in the air from one wire breaking?

AFAIK, they are not cables, rather a Carbon Kevlar or similar material braid with a glass fiber running down the middle for data...

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Posted 20 January 2012 - 07:37 PM

View Postdeadpixel, on 20 January 2012 - 05:12 PM, said:

I have heard of these coming down in high winds, but surely it could remain up in the air from one wire breaking?

AFAIK, they are not cables, rather a Carbon Kevlar or similar material braid with a glass fiber running down the middle for data...


It would depend where it was, if the shortest cable was to break then it would have to hit the deck. I suppose it could be a reel/winch malfunction either.
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