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Old August 25th, 2012, 01:30 AM   #1
 
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The future of sports television?

This is taken for a big Australian newspaper regarding one of Australia's biggest sports. It sounds very exciting.

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Old August 25th, 2012, 02:16 AM   #2
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Visually, I'm not sure if this will give much more than cable cam, however, the upside is it wouldn't involve the rigging, with the expense and time involved in that.
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Old August 25th, 2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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I can't see them gaining permission to use it during sports, because no insurance company would sanction it. You could just imagine a fleet of these flying over the pitch and grounds...then a couple of them having mechanical failures or remote control/pilot problems and suddenly falling on the players or crashing into the crowds.
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Old August 25th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #4
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this is australia, and if the networks want it - they will get it.. especially if it is for sport..
there has been alot of inovation in sports broadcasting from australia, so i am sure that next years footy will certainly be interesting from a visual perspective. oh, i can't wait till we have cameras on the players..
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haha sounds very good Greg. What concerns me about these 'copters' is the health risks if they hit a player or the crowds?
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Old August 26th, 2012, 02:19 AM   #6
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this is australia, and if the networks want it - they will get it.. especially if it is for sport..
there has been alot of inovation in sports broadcasting from australia, so i am sure that next years footy will certainly be interesting from a visual perspective. oh, i can't wait till we have cameras on the players..
It'll only happen if the insurance companies and the aviation authorities are happy. Last thing they want is one of these things suffering a failure and hitting an extremely expensive footballer or crashing into the spectators. However, they may allow operations with restrictions, eg not flying over the crowd or field of play or set the closest distance to a person.
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It'll only happen if the insurance companies and the aviation authorities are happy. Last thing they want is one of these things suffering a failure and hitting an extremely expensive footballer or crashing into the spectators. However, they may allow operations with restrictions, eg not flying over the crowd or field of play or set the closest distance to a person.
Thats what I said.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 03:07 AM   #8
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With the addition of the organisations that could legally prevent the networks using them.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 04:12 AM   #9
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"without noise or downdraft"...

all the 'copters i fly make noise, even the tiny ones. the propellers move quite a bit of the air to keep it aloft.

"Qantas pilots"...

one crash into even a single person will kill this project I don't care who they have flying it

"it's not innovation if everyone is doing it"...

who writes this rubbish?? :-)
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Old August 27th, 2012, 08:57 AM   #10
 
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who writes this rubbish?? :-)
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Old August 28th, 2012, 02:06 AM   #11
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If a camera suspended on wires can fall out of the sky narrowly missing the players you can bet that the chances of a multirotor drone failing is about 100X more likely ESPN Skycam falls from the sky, tangles with football players | The Verge
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If a camera suspended on wires can fall out of the sky narrowly missing the players you can bet that the chances of a multirotor drone failing is about 100X more likely ESPN Skycam falls from the sky, tangles with football players | The Verge
Haha at least those fellas have protection, the rugby guys dont. whooosh

Anyhow I still cant see the link between a cam-copter and holographic tv. One would come before the other surely?
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