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08-31-2011, 11:54 AM
Why is the main camera's view so far back? :mad:

Can they not just zoom in a little bit so one can actually see the ball on the TV !!!

Definitely different from other tournaments.

08-31-2011, 11:58 AM
I've noticed this as well. It's hard to see the ball even in HD because the angle is so far back.

08-31-2011, 12:43 PM
I agree, I had to move my couch closer to the TV :)

08-31-2011, 01:53 PM
The camera is where it is owing to the architecture of the facility and a secondary need to not block sight lines. Zooming in from that distance will cause loss of part of the field and the need for jerky, abrupt side-to-side camera motions. It just doesn't work. You also lose depth of field, so part of the court will be out of focus.

08-31-2011, 05:21 PM
I miss the camera angles from the court surface during rallies.

Maybe ESPN is trying to recreate the experience of actually being at Ashe - all you see (unless you have the rich seats) is a speck in the distance.