They're only about 20 years behind the UK trying that sort of thing. Sky discovered very quickly viewers like the director to choose the best camera angle.
I’m not sure how often that happens for the US. But I seem to recall certain NBC sports events having the multiple camera angles.
Just looked back at some posts NBC Sports definitely has had different camera angles for the Olympics, NASCAR, and the Premier League.
Yeah, the first thought that came to mind was 'early days of red button'. Suprised that they had two 4K channels and neither were used for full match coverage.
Yeah that’s what baffled me. Why broadcast a 4K feed of a game when most of the picture is filled with graphics? I imagine most viewers would have preferred a 4K traditional game feed and the 4K skycam feed.
The only thing I can maybe think of is that early in the season when they were trying 4K they said every input/output in their router and switcher was populated and I think they’re still using quadlink HD-SDI. If they’re using quadlink that means the switcher would loose a quarter of its inputs. So having the normal feed in HD where you have the benefit of every camera angle makes sense as most viewers would watch the traditional feed.
Is there any professional switcher on the market be it SDI based (assuming 12G) or IP based where switching UHD video does not reduce the the number of workable inputs as there would be with 3G? I know Blackmagic has some but they aren’t really suited for professional full time uses.
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Don’t let anyone treat you like you’re a VO/SOT when you’re a PKG.