How do we make badminton more spectator friendly?

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  1. thumpsky

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    I say purpose built stadiums and live betting, like how they have it in Thailand at lumpini stadium with Muay thai
     
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    For the tv broadcasting and streaming they should definitely change the angle of the camera - doesn't do the speed of the game justice, in my opinion.
     
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    It's not just the 'angle' of the camera that is wrong ; it is the focal length of the lens which is always too long. This compresses the perspective and gives no sense of depth to the image. They have to use these long focal lengths
    because the camera position is so far away in those big halls. Contrast this with tennis (yawn) where the camera position is
    much closer, allowing a shorter focal length lens setting and thus giving a natural perspective with realistic sense of distance.
     
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    Instant improvement

    It's not just the 'angle' of the camera that is wrong ; it is the focal length of the lens which is always too long. This compresses the perspective and gives no sense of depth to the image. They have to use these long focal lengths
    because the camera position is so far away in those big halls. Contrast this with tennis (yawn) where the camera position is
    much closer, allowing a shorter focal length lens setting and thus giving a natural perspective with realistic sense of distance.
     
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    That's what I meant... :p
     
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    And it's such a shame. But what can they do? Building an elevated camera platform nearer the court would block the view of too many spectators. An overhead viewpoint would work perhaps, but look very unnatural.
     
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    Have you seen the videos from Denmark Open uploaded by BadmintonUniverse? Nice stuff!
     
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    No; will have to sign off here to go and have a look.... and why are you still awake at this hour anyway ?
     
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    I could ask you the same question... :D
     
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    Why not use the same lighting/camera rig they have for boxing?
     
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    badlandmovie on youtube is good too, 3/4 courtside view. bonus, get to watch yami playing xd.

    [video=youtube;63pZlJfQSaI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63pZlJfQSaI[/video]
     
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    They ought to try broadcasting side-on to the court, elevated 3-4 metres. Taking in the entire court, the speed and dynamics of the game can be better appreciated.
     
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    I think a camera view on the corner would be nice
     
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    On occasion they have an up-close ground view of the game where you can see exactly how fast they really are moving and the angle and technique they hit shots with. This is my favorite angle of all time. On even rarer occasions they have a camera that moves with the player so that when they move to a corner where the court isn't covered by the camera lens, the camera moves to adjust it.

    You miss out on so much with the birds-eye like view that they have now. It's really tough to appreciate badminton that way
     
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    why don't we see more angles like this?

    [video=youtube;Vd_U32hIzXI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vd_U32hIzXI[/video]
     
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    In the european games in Baku it was a nice angle :)
     

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