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I can't see the game.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by buckweaver, Nov 18, 2006.

  1. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    ESPN/ABC seems to be insistent on using some gawd-awful camera angles for the USC-Cal game. The problem? I can't see a fucking thing! The camera actions are soooo farrrrr awaaaay from the players -- especially on kickoff returns. An 'SC player slashed in to force a fumble earlier in the second quarter, and all the camera showed was a blur of a hit, and then another blur as they tried to pan back to the scrum for the ball.

    It's like they're using some classic broadcast view on a Madden game, from some weird angle and away from the action. This is terrible, terrible production. Am I the only one pissed off by this telecast?

    (And notice I didn't even start ranting about Paul Maguire. The camera frustration somehow supercedes the announcer frustration.)
  2. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Ohio St.-Michigan was also of questionable quality. I was watching in HD and if a ball was thrown to the sideline nearest to the camera, they simply missed it.
  3. Smokey33

    Smokey33 Member

    I don't know if this is the case in your games, but it seems like HD screws up the game for the non-HD viewers like myself.

    It looks like on those Fox Sports College FB games that they're using the same camera with the edges of the picture cut off for non-HD viewers. This seems to cause the cameramen to zoom in way too much. When a guy is running with the ball, you can't tell if any defenders are lurking 2 yards away.
  4. Leo Mazzone

    Leo Mazzone Member

    Slight thread jack...was watching USC-Cal in a wings joint with an HD and a regular TV showing the same game side by side. The difference was phenomenal.
  5. Oz

    Oz Active Member

    I experienced the same thing today. If only I had the money ...
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