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    new camera angle for Hilton request

    What does everyone think the chances are of pollard being receptive to looking at switching the camera placement in Hilton? I think if he were to take a look at the pending hd change coming (gotta think isu games will be there eventually) he'd want to be in front of the curve.

    Watching the Illinois game over the weekend I just couldn't help but be in awe of the picture. I think getting our games looking better would do a lot to sell our program to fans and potential athletes.

    This may be a pipe dream but I gotta think it's outside the normal "get more games on tv" email he gets once a week. I'm sure the camera equipment is a large cost but we could take step one and put the existing ones in a better spot.
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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    Zero.



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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    Wins will be the only thing that bring this.



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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    The camera box is pretty set in stone (literally), so I don't see that going anywhere anytime in the near future.



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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    Telecasts of Cyclone games are absolutely the WORST in terms of picture quality I have seen this year. And I watch a lot of basketball. It wasn't always like this. Digital TV??? Something needs to be done. Another thing, why is it that with more channels, and more sports channels, we are seeing less Cyclone and Hawkeye basketball on TV?



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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    I guess I don't nessicarily understand your post. Do you want new cameras for the TV broadcasts or are you talking about simply moving the cameras around, or both? Also the TV crew is seperate from the video board crew. The video board crew is staffed by a company called Daktronics, but they are paid by the AD to come in. JP could push for better cameras there, but it wouldn't be much use without an HD video board in the arena. The TV cameras come from the TV stations, so it would have to be their decision to bring new cameras in. Sorry if this is too much or too long.



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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgeezer View Post
    Another thing, why is it that with more channels, and more sports channels, we are seeing less Cyclone and Hawkeye basketball on TV?
    Other than when the Cyclones are playing them, I can think of no reason to ever want to watch a Hawkeye basketball game on TV.

    Also, I don't pretend to understand all the economics of televising college basketball games in a small market, but I believe that the proliferation of sports programming packages that people must pay for has made it infeasible for local networks to show every game for free. Everyone needs a piece of the pie if they want to survive, especially in this economy.



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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgeezer View Post
    Telecasts of Cyclone games are absolutely the WORST in terms of picture quality I have seen this year. And I watch a lot of basketball. It wasn't always like this. Digital TV??? Something needs to be done. Another thing, why is it that with more channels, and more sports channels, we are seeing less Cyclone and Hawkeye basketball on TV?
    The broadcasts are probably bad BECAUSE of the switch to digital TV, actually.

    I still haven't decided if it's an equipment issue, or if the CTN's guys are just technically inept.


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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    I'm curious because I haven't seen where the cameras are placed for Illinois. Can you describe the location??


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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    I don't see many games on TV from Hilton, as we're usually there. Camera angle is bad because...?



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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    Outside the video board, there is little that Pollard can do about the quality of the camera, the cameras belong to the TV stations. As for changing the camera angle, the one at half court isn't going anywhere; but you may be able to convince them to move the camera on the SE side. The question is then, where would you move it to that would be better



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    Quote Originally Posted by wesley_w View Post
    I'm curious because I haven't seen where the cameras are placed for Illinois. Can you describe the location??
    I don't know the exact location but they are lower and closer.

    Fwiw....I realize the equip doesn't belong to isu. I was merely talking location. Yes I know they are literally set in stone. But anything is possible. It'd probably be more doable than one would think.

    I think what is key is the true hd broadcast. With the widescreen they can zoom closer but yet still be able to show more of the court.

    Agreed...camera angles while in Hilton r the best hands down. But stuck at home I need the best picture/sound to overpowers the stacks of my kids toys and their constant screaming. Actually if I could get them to scream bball related things it would kinda be like surround sound.
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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgeezer View Post
    Telecasts of Cyclone games are absolutely the WORST in terms of picture quality I have seen this year. And I watch a lot of basketball. It wasn't always like this. Digital TV??? Something needs to be done. Another thing, why is it that with more channels, and more sports channels, we are seeing less Cyclone and Hawkeye basketball on TV?
    Back in the day when every Cyclone game used to be on WOI and every Hawkeye game used to be on Fox 17. It used to be free and more games were available. Now we have cable/dish and sports packs and ESPN full court subscriptions that have purchased the rights to many of the games and make these games unavailable to people that don't want to spend $100 plus a month to watch these games. Just my opinion.



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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan50438 View Post
    Back in the day when every Cyclone game used to be on WOI and every Hawkeye game used to be on Fox 17. It used to be free and more games were available. Now we have cable/dish and sports packs and ESPN full court subscriptions that have purchased the rights to many of the games and make these games unavailable to people that don't want to spend $100 plus a month to watch these games. Just my opinion.
    And by purchasing the rights to those games, they are putting money into ISU's coffers.

    The vast majority of the games that used to be on WOI are still on WOI. Nothing has changed there.

    And nobody is watching Iowa play anyway, so I don't know that it matters that they aren't on 17 anymore


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    Re: new camera angle for Hilton request

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    I don't see many games on TV from Hilton, as we're usually there. Camera angle is bad because...?
    ...because it doesn't show us winning enough?

    I really don't know what the issue is. I just felt like posting a credit or two into my bank...


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