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Vialli
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Spurs v Man Utd

I'm usually a big fan of BT Sport but this low camera angle being used today is terrible. Looks like a lower league game.
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Re: Spurs v Man Utd

Probably because White Hart Lane isn't the most camera-friendly ground; there's a higher position but with the benefit of a stonking great pole in the way. Can't say the the lower angle bothers me though.

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Vialli
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I agree that the usual camera angle at WHL is a bit too high but this low one is almost unwatchable. The low camera angle is creeping into football games more and more, thought it was just a Sky Sports obsession, apparently not.
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Vialli
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And just to add, because the camera is so low the sun is now shining directly into it. Change of technical direction needed I think.
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Hands off the sun, it doesn't often shine on WHL.Smiley Very Happy You're right about Sky though. Just watched Soton v Chelsea, and the obsession with close-ups was in constant danger of missing some important action as well as being irritating. In-play close-ups rarely add anything to the viewing experience and they should be confined to replays, where they can indeed be very helpful.

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I thought the low camera positions were pandering to Sky's pushing of 3D?

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Vialli
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The Premier League League broadcast package which clubs have to sign up for stipulates that clubs must provide a low camera angle for 3D. Unfortunately, Sky, ITV and now BT Sport are starting to use this low angle for 2D broadcasts which are generally unsuitable for a viewing experience. Ironically, Sky hardly show any games in 3D anymore so all this messing about with camera angles has been a waste of time and the majority of viewers who don't care about 3D are stuck with a poor viewing experience.
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