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Old 16 Jul 2017, 17:26 (Ref:3751926)   #1261
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Ben doesn't scream like some do, he raises his tone more than his voice and his passion is there for all to see. Add to the fact that he's done plenty of other motorsports in his time and you see why people have often thought him the best. And it would be good to see Button do more punditry work in the future. Of course we first saw his broadcasting skills on ITV at Monaco in 2005 and he did a good job then
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Old 16 Jul 2017, 17:38 (Ref:3751936)   #1262
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I've the blinkers on with Edwards because he takes me right back to the glory days of Eurosport. So he could start speakin' in a Japanese shriek and I'd probably still let him off the hook. It's actually Coulthard that I have found annoying because he has (or had) the tendency to pepper his commentary with stock words and phrases.

I haven't watched any of Ch4's output this year in part due to my Jordanphobia and Sky's team are very strong. I'm also unsure as to what they are showing live so off to Sky I go for the convenience of it.

And diResta did well. His was a very solid effort considering the short notice. Good to see it was only a minor issue with Brundle.
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I've never been able to take to Edwards on this his most recent adventure into F1. Back in the F1 Digital days he was OK but I can't stand John Watson as a co-commentator.

I agree that Edwards commentary on other motorsports in the past has been very good.
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Ed Straw makes some good points on Autosport when talking about how TV could add more to the spectacle of FI and in particular the cornering speeds.
The big difference between F1 & Moto GP is that you can see what the rider/driver is doing in a corner. The actual corner speed will be much less on the bike than F1 and the skill of the F1 driver makes it look smooth and less spectacular so Straw is making suggestions of graphics to illustrate the speed.
Pictures of the cars through sweeping bends with direction change are good and I agree with him that comparisons between different cars and drivers through such a sequence would also be interesting to see.
I have said in other comments that I found the entry speed to Brooklands more spectacular with GP3 than F1 for some reason I could not fathom.
More must be done to add to the viewing experience.
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Old 21 Jul 2017, 13:37 (Ref:3753332)   #1265
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Yes, that has long been a problem, the TV pictures don't do justice to the speed of the car
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I think a lot of cameras are purely there for the purposes are providing coverage of a given area, so down a straight = have the camera at the end of the corner. Need to have more whip pan cameras towards the end of straights and also locked off cameras in corners with a low-ish shutter speed. Quite a number of motorsport cameras have their shutter speeds too high, you need it to be at the right level to introduce motion blur, but not too much that its unwatchable.
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I think a lot of cameras are purely there for the purposes are providing coverage of a given area, so down a straight = have the camera at the end of the corner. Need to have more whip pan cameras towards the end of straights and also locked off cameras in corners with a low-ish shutter speed. Quite a number of motorsport cameras have their shutter speeds too high, you need it to be at the right level to introduce motion blur, but not too much that its unwatchable.
A lot of these cameras at the end of straights are also to maximise advert coverage. Stick Rolex banners behind the cars and hold the camera on the straight for a while = $$
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A lot of these cameras at the end of straights are also to maximise advert coverage. Stick Rolex banners behind the cars and hold the camera on the straight for a while = $$
Oh yes, without doubt. I worked for a while for a motorsports TV company and was specifically told to hold shots and frame shots on advert hoardings.
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Monaco is a blatant example. Cameras really make ads stand out.
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