The future of MX/SX broadcasting

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8/18/2020 4:54 AM

When will motocross start to follow video broadcasting of NASCAR and F1? Both disciplines incorporate a lot of on board footage to highlight battles and to really enhance what the athletes are enduring. Obviously race cars have a lot more more space and more importantly weight isn't AS much an issue. I also understand that MX doesn't have nearly the corporate influence and dinero as car racing which I love because we all see that it has destroyed NASCAR.
What if manufactures designated incorporated mounting on bikes specifically for cameras? The technology is there and cameras are getting tiny. Curious as to if other guys watching are constantly wishing for some POV or should I just STFU and enjoy the racing we have?

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8/18/2020 5:19 AM

Yes, we need more Filthy Phil and the Fram Cam.

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Mantis Toboggan, M.D

8/18/2020 8:14 AM

I think (and hope!) drone footage starts to become a more regular feature in the broadcasts. They give a good perspective on how fast the guys are going, how close they are ahead or behind each other, and a great visual on the affect a different line choice can have.

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Here's to feeling good all the time

8/18/2020 8:26 AM

I think the future is interactive viewing. For example, each rider has a camera showing on-board footage and as a viewer we can switch between each riders on-board footage allowing us to enjoy the actions from different angles. While also having the option of watching the regular broadcast. Well…at-least I hope this is the future, I think it would be a cool way to catch the action.

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8/18/2020 8:29 AM

I think it’s going to Wil when a pass for the lead is happening

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8/18/2020 8:30 AM

Unlike road racing you can't mount a camera to the bike because the video is too shakey even with advanced smoothing technology.

Digital video transmission is just getting small and good enough (look at new dji products) for real-time video transmission from rider mounted cameras.

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8/18/2020 9:14 AM

To do it correctly and not have it drop out in the live broadcast is pricey. There aren't a ton of companies knocking the door down to pay for motocross TV packages.

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8/18/2020 10:24 AM

MagMx08 wrote:

I think the future is interactive viewing. For example, each rider has a camera showing on-board footage and as a viewer we can switch between each riders on-board footage allowing us to enjoy the actions from different angles. While also having the option of watching the regular broadcast. Well…at-least I hope this is the future, I think it would be a cool way to catch the action.

I like the idea. I want to up the ante and have them run VR 180 cameras.so not only can I ride along I see it in 3d as well wink

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8/18/2020 10:25 AM
Edited Date/Time: 8/18/2020 10:27 AM

early wrote:

Unlike road racing you can't mount a camera to the bike because the video is too shakey even with advanced smoothing technology.

Digital video transmission is just getting small and good enough (look at new dji products) for real-time video transmission from rider mounted cameras.

Helmet mounted would do the job imho.

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8/18/2020 10:35 AM

More Ralph talking about cool facts.

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8/18/2020 10:37 AM

motomike137 wrote:

Helmet mounted would do the job imho.

You need a transmitter not just a GoPro on the helmet to broadcast it in real-time. That's why the helmet cam shots are always shown an hour after they are recorded.

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8/18/2020 10:48 AM

I think that time will definitely come. Imagine the analysis that could take place when a crash happens or lines get crossed or an amazing pass happens when theres helmet cams.

You cant lie, we all like the go pro videos of each riders perspectives. Rv & kr for example.

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8/18/2020 10:55 AM

Lets get the basics right first before even thinking about more advanced things to implement. Because they are struggling with the basics at the moment.

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8/18/2020 5:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/18/2020 5:34 PM

Its not off the hip announcing anymore. Personality is second and following a printed sheet of who and what to talk about has removed it. It has taken away from the great personality's and just hire someone to follow directions. Its only going to get worse.

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8/18/2020 5:39 PM

I was so happy to hear Weege and Langston instead of Ralph and RC (although RC really improved this year) that the handoffs to Wil didn't even bother me.

It is baffling how Ralph is still employed after listening again to the far superior coverage by Weege and Langston.

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8/18/2020 5:43 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/20/2020 8:20 AM

Mr. Info wrote:

Its not off the hip announcing anymore. Personality is second and following a printed sheet of who and what to talk about has removed it. It has taken away from the great personality's and just hire someone to follow directions. Its only going to get worse.

The old guard also did it in an audio booth watching an edited video a week or so later.

Weege and Langston do an amazing job.

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8/19/2020 9:23 PM

I started watching motogp this year and am amazed with the quality of the production, there was a huge crash and they had replays from multiple views, riders bikes etc.
No reason moto can’t have the same?

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8/19/2020 9:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/19/2020 9:42 PM

blockhead17 wrote:

I started watching motogp this year and am amazed with the quality of the production, there was a huge crash and they had replays from multiple views, riders bikes etc.
No reason moto can’t have the same?

I can think of millions of reasons...
https://the-race.com/motogp/how-much-does-it-really-cost-to-run-a-motogp-team/

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8/19/2020 9:45 PM

As long as the commentators let me know that a Honda is red, I’m ok with any camera.

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