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The X Factor 2013

(July 2013)

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tomo359 Border (England)
It would have been a rig set up. Too risky to use a helicamera in a room like that. Basically a big fixed in place Jimmy jib which would allow forward and backwards movment as well as up and down and turning possibly 360.
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The Nurse
Like a Technocrane you mean? The distance it traveled looked far too far for that. Also I'd have thought the wires of a "spidercam" would have got in the way, as it went very low, and was surrounded at one point by performers on the stage.

I need to find the bit on the ITV player thing where it's in shot!

Edit: Can't be bothered. Can't remember if I saw it on Saturday or Sunday and it makes you watch all the ad breaks! Life's too short. Anyway if you watch Sunday's episode you can see a shot from it fairly early on in the group number.
Last edited by The Nurse on 18 December 2013 2:44pm - 2 times in total
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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Greg Scott has a picture on his Facebook profile of the Spidercam being in use last year - the picture suggests it can go quite low.

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NickyS Founding member
Its probably one of those 'spider' cameras u get in aome football stadiums. It was discussed some time back on tvforum, if you can find it.

I was at Wembley on Sunday and the camera was on wires and did go for most of the length of the stadium to get those shots.
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The Nurse
Ah ok, thanks for the info guys. It looked great.

I still can't quite picture in my mind how it works in only 2 dimensions though! Has anyone got a direct link to this Facebook picture?
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globaltraffic24 Central Reporting Scotland
The individual shots with the spidercam, etc were great, but it all felt a bit disjointed and lacked fluidity. SVT nails it every year with Melodifestivalen. There is constant movement rather than cutting from a moving spidercam shot to a static camera shot.
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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Ah ok, thanks for the info guys. It looked great.

I still can't quite picture in my mind how it works in only 2 dimensions though! Has anyone got a direct link to this Facebook picture?

This is the shot I was talking about is here.

This image may give a better idea of how it works:
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