Why do the cameras at the grand slam make the balls seem like they fly faster?

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  1. RCizzle65

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    Just watching the French Open today and the balls fly faster than the cameras at the smaller tournaments, I remember at the Australian it was the same as well. Do they just have better cameras? I don't think it's the angle since they are placed pretty high
     
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    good question, it depends on the camera I guess, some seem to make the ball faster, some slower and some even slower than they really are

    this one for exemple: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6si8F70wf00

    thats how fast the balls should be on tv, but they actually seem waaaay faster imho
     
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    when rafa loses at FO this year, nadal_freak/veroniquem will use this thread as the excuse. ie: they sped up the courts.
     
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    The former already is.
     
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