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#51 John Gorski

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:08 PM

The shot you have now is great if you could incorporate the lap counter on the screen during a race that would be cool.
A full shot of the race with active counter live, maybe see all the drivers in a full shot at a better angle, too. :D
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#52 Mark Wampler

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:10 PM

Yeah, that's where you need three remote operated cameras with camerman toggling around.
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:35 PM

Geez, you just can't make some people happy... LOL!!! We gotta walk before we can run, gents.

The bigger problem with multiple video feeds is bandwidth. If we tried to stream three camera feeds on this cable connection, the video quality would likely drop way off.

We're still trying to figure out what we're going to do when the racing start. One suggestion that's been made is to point the camera at the drivers at the panel and to have an announcer looking at the lap counter add commentary.

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#54 John Gorski

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:00 PM

Just do what you're doing. It's a great job and don't forget to relax and enjoy yourself in the middle of all your multitasking! ;)

Thanks for all the effort. All the viewers appreciate it.

Now go jet! :shok:
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:04 PM

So? You must sign up to join in the live chat area?

Great picture from home PC...

Gotta :wub: it!!

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:05 PM

Coming in loud and clear here in Oregon.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:06 PM

I see all are just prepping, no actual testing, but the quality is superb...
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:12 PM

Greg,

Looks great!!! Real nice and clear picture, and sound is good!!

Thanks for taking the trouble to do this for us. It makes it nice for the people, like us, that just can't get out.

Feels like we're right there with you guys!!!
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:17 PM

HEY! Eric B.
Whatever type of handwritten sign you just held up in front of the camera it was too far away to read!

Come in closer... or just say it?! :shok:

Edit: Thanks, Greg I hear you telling him!

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:24 PM

Guys,

That is so cool for you to set this up for us to watch. Picture is great and sound is fine.

Thank You,

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:30 PM

Geez, you just can't make some people happy... LOL!!! We gotta walk before we can run, gents.

Great progress, Greg :) . Looks fine. Wish I could be there and run cameras, switching, and all of that stuff that I do regularly.

Actually there is no need for extra bandwidth because only one camera feed can be shown at a time anyway, so it's a matter of a switching station and monitors.

Keep up the good work. :D
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:37 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments, folks.

I'll be killing the video stream in a few moments to move it to cover the flat track, using Noose's wireless laptop. We'll try ti have it back up real soon.

Don't change that channel!! LOL!!!

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:40 PM

OK ,Greg... Be sure and eat the other Chicago hot dog! :laugh2:

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:49 PM

Do I have time to grab a couple of cold beers and make some popcorn? :D
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 03:25 PM

Yes, Vic, you do.

OK, we've repositioned the camera to show the drivers panel at the flat track.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 03:27 PM

How do I log in to Twitter? Howie has the same walk he had 40 years ago...

Hi all... Wish I was there but I will be with you all weekend...
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 03:38 PM

I lost the chat window!
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Posted 16 October 2009 - 04:21 PM

Looking good in Cincinnati.

Many thanks to Cheater and everyone else involved in the streaming. It is very much appreciated on this side of the screen.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 05:03 PM

Bob,

I don't use Twitter so I can't answer your question.

I showed Howie your comment...

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 05:34 PM

Yes, Greg, good on ya! I understand the constraints about where Joe's laptop is positioned at the flat track.

PERHAPS... if it were to be put up on top of that cabinet/whatever that is next to the sales counter and wall...?.... it could look down at an angle and get all the track. I know the cars are "blurs" but we can actually see the racing then as we can tell who is on what lane.

Just givin' feedback, man... good or bad.

Above all, it is MAHVELOUS (my best Ricardo Montalban voice) having streaming video of a slot car race. I saw a bit of the Nats this year and some of an East Coast retro race earlier in the year... this is good stuff you're all doing!
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 01:08 AM

I'm jealous great looking track I hope I will have a chance to turn some laps on that one.
Great clips and love the concept to be able to see it on the computer.
Looking forward to see more thanks for sharing, Hi Howie. ;)

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 04:14 AM

Way to go folks!

Who has said there is no live coverage of slot car racing.

Just think, back in the early 60's Wide World of Sports started carrying NASCAR races and look what happened there!

I can just see it now, "Today, live coverage starts at 10 AM. Our broadcast team on This Week in Slot Car Racing - Cheater, Noose, Swiss and Hershman will be conducting interviews."

Start getting those typical media questions ready to ask.

This could be the start of someting big - kind of like "Slotblog-TV"

"Cheater here with the winner of Can-Am at Sano-III . . . Ron will you tell about the race?"

Hershman: "Well the Fast-Ones Kirby Ti-22 was really fast, we had some outstanding competition, but a good strategy, excellent driving and outstanding equipment paid off!"

Run with it!

I love it.

So, what shall we call the annual awards ceremony, "The Sanos" ?

I'm not poking fun, just looking at what can be done to help expand the coverage of slot car racing!

Thanks for all the outstanding effort.
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Posted 17 October 2009 - 08:59 AM

It's still pretty early here.
There's only about 10 guys practicing.

We won't put up the Webcam until it gets closer to qualifying for Can-Am on the Flat track later this morning.
(10:30-11:00) It really sucks up the bandwidth here at the shop.
When it's up and running, it really slows up cheater posting the results up here on the blog.

Question:
Can you guys watching hear me when I call out the standing between heats?
Can you hear the race announcing while the heat is going on with the fast times,etc.
Can you hear the "semi off-mike" comments I make to Hershman & Rande?

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 09:43 AM

During the flat track race I just heard cars wizzing around no fast times. Between heats the only time I heard the standings clear was when Noose gave the rundown. You need that deep smoker's voice I guess. You can hear the guys talking pretty clear between heats when they are near the mike.

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Posted 17 October 2009 - 10:02 AM

Yeah, the general background "hubbub" and your calling out the totals are pretty much the same volume, so your totals get kind of lost in the mix. We can HEAR you, just not make out clearly what you say. Sometimes we get it, most times not.
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