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Charles Murray
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Re: BallCam
Charles Murray   3/22/2013 6:09:02 PM
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I'm sure you're right, Jack. The chances of this making it into a game are probably very slim. I think that commenter bobjengr got it right when he said this is about software that converts a chaotic video into a watchable one. Now the trick will be to figure out where else that capability can be put to use.

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Re: BallCam
Jack Rupert, PE   3/22/2013 5:16:35 PM
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I think the biggest challenge is not the technical one, but the one of actually getting it into the game.  I saw a TV program a bit ago about inventors.  One of the guys had a laser system to replace or enhance the measurement chains.  He had already gone to the NFL.  They had given him a list of reasons why they weren't accepting it. On this episode, he had made the necessary changes and the show hooked him up again with their NFL contacts.  He had this thing working in fog and snow and they still had no use for it.  Something actually going inside the ball seems to have a lesser chance, even with proofs that it doesn't change the dynamics.

Charles Murray
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Re: Not...
Charles Murray   3/12/2013 8:44:31 PM
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Good point, bonjengr. The real value in this technology is the way the software transforms a chaotic video into a watchable one.

Elizabeth M
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Re: Put a camera in both ends...
Elizabeth M   3/11/2013 5:17:52 AM
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Ah, ok, Chuck, good to know that this will probably not be applicable for replays. That shows you how much I know about football!

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bobjengr   3/9/2013 2:17:26 PM
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  I agree with you tmash on this one.  I can possibly see some use for officiating and coaching players but not much application for the fans.  Instant replay, at lest for me, gives me enough information relative to the game.  It is fascinating to witness how the software transforms the video.   This is the only way I can see real value-added to a game.

 

Charles Murray
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Re: BallCam
Charles Murray   3/8/2013 7:07:12 PM
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I couldn't agree more, William K. I do admit to watching the Super Bowl every year, but I find high school football far more interesting. I live across the street from a high school football field, and every Friday night in fall I am drawn toward the lights like a moth.  

William K.
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BallCam
William K.   3/7/2013 10:16:40 PM
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All of the MANY delays in televised football are why I think that High School football games are a much better value. No delays for hardly anything. Plus, the players are not such "Prima Donnas" as a few of the bigleague stars are. And most seats are closer to the action. You don't get to actually see the players faces at any NFL games. Way to far of.

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BallCam
apresher   3/7/2013 8:10:23 PM
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Don't think this is remotely appropriate for replay but only if the angle is really very unique. Waiting becomes even more of a deal breaker.

Charles Murray
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Re: Put a camera in both ends...
Charles Murray   3/7/2013 6:03:50 PM
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Actually, the technology's developer told me that it could be used for replays, but only after a few minutes of waiting. I don't know if impatient football fans will tolerate that. So you don't have to worry, Liz.

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Re: Put a camera in both ends...
Elizabeth M   3/7/2013 4:37:24 AM
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It just occurred to me...wouldn't having a camera in the ball now take replays to an entirely new level?? You could really see what's going on. This could open up a new can of worms (and makes football games drag on even longer! Sorry, not a fan!)

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