Is this the best camera angle?

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  1. rovex

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  2. whoopinstick

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    you just wanted to show another video of federer schooling somebody didn't you?


    but besides that it is one of the better camera angles out there or maybe the best they have used for an entire match. I liked it a lot
     
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  3. *Val*

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    Yes, really good video
     
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    Yes, nice point of view: shows the whole court but you almost feel as if you are down there with the players.
     
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    yes amazing camera angle my favourite.
     
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    Definitely awesome. I think it that is why I thought the matches that tournament looked so different. You can really see the speed and spin of the ball and how it moves through the court.
     
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    Yes, this is a good balance between those who like the lower angle and those who favor the traditional angle.. not too low so you can see placement pretty well and not too high so you get a little sense of how much the balls are clearing the net.
     
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    I really like that camera angle

    Hopefully someday more tournaments will show that angle instead of the more higher one
     
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    best angle, yes
     
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    i like it! u can see more
     
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    I love wish they would show every singles match like this, i can lay back and watch it comfortably
     
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    I love wish they would show every singles match like this, i can lay back and watch it comfortably
     
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  13. I don't remember this at all, whoa. But yeah it's great. It shows the action VERY well, and doesn't make the court look huge like some angles, or like you're watching giant ping pong.

    This camera angle should become an tour requirement for broadcast ;-P
     
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    Well nice find. I liked the camera angle as it makes you feel closer to players and you cant watch their movement easy.
     
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    Good find, I was thinking about this one as well. Maybe the angle in the video in the firtst post is the best compromise, but the angle of the Troicki-Nalby video is sick.
     
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  17. Peter Szucs

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    I agree... the OP cam angle is a better compromise.. but this one is the tough truth :)
     
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    This one is a little higher off the ground compared to the original link, but closer.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0FwoWEs_SY

    I also like how the styles of play contrast, robredo with his 1 hander vs nadal the loop-master. Too bad it's so short.

    Edit: Robredo didn't hit a single slice backhand!
    Edit: At :53 he probably should have...
     
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    Dislike it, too low.
     
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  21. Ocean Drive

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    Uh, that's definitely not higher off the ground.
     
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    At first, I thought it was Wii Grand Slam tennis from the graphics.
     
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    i liked the monte carlo view this year , wide and low
     
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    Anyone else agrees that of all grand slams, Roland Garros has by far the worst camera angle?
     
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    i think people who play tennis are more likely to like the low camera angles. I mean even playing compter game tennis I have to pla a low angle like i'm really playing. But watching on tv although some shots look better and you get a better idea of the pace and spin on the ball, any balls going away from the camera into the other side of the court are much harder to see and you end up not being able to tell if balls are landing in or out. Balls flying towards the camera look great, but the other way it's a pain in the arse. I also hate the tournaments where the camera tracks from side to side on the low angle so you don't have the whole court covered and it has to swing across to track a ball and you don't see where it goes.
     
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  28. rufus_smith

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    Originally Posted by Peter Szucs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChqLtLPCecg

    watch in HD and full screen mode


    very nice , just watching it can tire you out.
    note to self:do not play Nalbandian
     
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    Best part about these low angles vs the higher one is as a viewer you get a real idea of just how much spin the pros put on the ball. The way the ball moves when they hit is just so impressive and you dont get a real perspective on it from a 50-100ft view above court.
     
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    always love these like every true tennis fan....somehow the tournament guys just don't get it.....they really messed it up in Houston this year !!!
     
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    Houston was just as bad last year, that's why I didn't even bother to watch, just horrible.
    About as bad as challenger broadcasts.
    I'm more worried about the upcoming Roland Garros.
    They're angle at the main stadium court is just no fun to watch at all.
    Compare it to Wimbledon, Usopen and the Australian Open and it should be evident to everyone how crappy it really is.
    But they are most probably not going to fix this as its been like this for some decades now.
     
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    I can't stand the high court angle. Makes tennis look like a boring game of Pong (for those old enough to remember that, lol). As has been said the lower angles show you how hard the players work and the spin they put on the ball.

    Amazing the camera technology in other sports while half of tennis tourneys film it like you're watching from a blimp. Such horrible marketing IMO.
     
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  34. benjamins_80

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    Thanks for the links. I agree that it's the best angle. I love to see how they constantly change the trajectory on their shots. As well as being able to see the amount of top the get on the ball. Crazy what they can do.
     
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    Cool. The TV presentation of the current Stuttgart Porsche WTA event on the tennis channel has a court level camera view on some points. It really makes a difference in seeing the pace of the ball. Very nice.
     
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  36. Sartorius

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    I just came here to write about this. That court level camera in Stuttgart looks like even below court level (an exaggeration of course, the camera is literally on the court), I thought it was sort of annoying.
     
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