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12-15-2007, 07:18 PM #18
Yeah, look at the ISO3200 performance That's what you need!
12-15-2007, 08:33 PM #19
but wouldn't we know already? have they already installed the lighting system? they had a test event in the stadium a few months ago, right?
12-15-2007, 11:05 PM #20
Oldhand, do you know what types of lighting are being used in badminton avenues? Is it fluorescent or other types? For really good colour reproduction when taking photos, the stadium's colour rendering index from the lighting must be close to Ra 100, which I don't believe fluorescents can deliver. For HDTV does the small size of a badminton court require 2,000 lux for one court?
12-16-2007, 02:46 AM #21
You must note that, as far as the area where the action takes place is concerned, the lighting design is always dictated by television.
In very basic terms, this design depends on:
a) the total number of cameras watching the action,
b) the new technology, if any, planned to be used, and
c) the quality of light required (and not the quantity)
I have very little information on the specifics demanded by the Beijing Games technical committee but Gilles Page, one of the world's top sports lighting designers, did say that the organisers' specifications for lighting installation was 40% higher than previously used for standard cameras (this is a bit less than the usual 1.5 times).
Interestingly, apart from HMI instruments, high-intensity vapour lamps, cool spots and high-power LEDs, China is also using an inexpensive light source to augment the electrical installation - as they say, no one lights like the sun (This system uses hundreds of fibre-optic light pipes, each more than half-a-metre in diameter, fixed in the ceiling... and the light is clean and truly amazing )
Take a look at one sample: http://en.beijing2008.cn/cptvenues/v...14196465.shtml
As for badminton's requirements, China is bound to focus a lot on this sport, simply because it is the powerhouse. If super-slow-mo is being installed for badminton (they have confirmed it for athletics, gymnastics and basketball - probably because of the large US audience), I'm sure the inner thirds of the courts will have at least 2,000 lux.
12-16-2007, 01:56 PM #22
Last edited by ctjcad; 12-16-2007 at 02:01 PM.
12-16-2007, 05:05 PM #23
What Oldhand refers to is light pipe technology. Light pipe technology is available in North America for residential and commercial buildings.
12-16-2007, 07:49 PM #24
At the minimum, I'd be quartered, guillotined and pulped (and not necessarily in that order) if I were to give out any specifics
The Non-Disclosure Agreements used by the Beijing Games organisers are unpleasantly strict. So far, the companies involved in the Olympic infrastructure projects have not been allowed to refer to their work, much less commercially brag about it (another term for advertising )
Of course, that will change.
We should be able to talk more about the 'inside' as we go along
12-17-2007, 03:32 PM #25
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01-06-2013, 11:22 PM #27
so how bright was it in terms of photo-exposure-speak? Trying to gauge the difference between a BWF-setup tourney vs local events here
01-06-2013, 11:42 PM #28
ISO 1600, 1/640th, f2.8 for the show courts.
Outer courts need ISO 2000 to maintain those same settings.
01-07-2013, 09:29 AM #29
That's actually pretty well lit . Makes the gyms over here seems like they are candle-lit
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