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Monte Carlo camera positioning (aka: Monte Carlo and its phantom ball)

Why is it always hard too see the tennis ball during a rally in this tournament especially when its sunny. I wish they would have a camera from the other side of the court or a closer position. I find it difficult to follow the rallies. Does anyone else find this to be an issue?
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Re: Monte Carlo camera positioning

Yes...... assuming you are referring to the camera of the main court.
Not only that, but what I find worse, is a sensation that the game is ocurring too fast.
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Yeah the main court. The other court is much better too see the rallies. Though when its overcast it is easier too see. I hope this week the weather is cloudy so i can enjoy the matches more than when its sunny....
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Re: Monte Carlo camera positioning

Prolly just the fact that a yellow tennis ball is difficult to see on red clay
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Prolly just the fact that a yellow tennis ball is difficult to see on red clay
Yes somewhat agree but at least in Rome, and Paris even when its sunny you can still see the ball much clearer than this tourney. It seems the way the sun is positioned on this specific main court and how the camera angle is.
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I recorded today onto DVD (despite Tim losing and Andy retiring i'm quite chuffed as I also got to see Tursunov lose) and I thought it was the quality of my recording as I had it on the lowest setting to be able to rec as much as possible. Sometimes you can see the ball and sometimes it just phases out as if it completely disappears.
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Yeah, Monte Carlo is quite bad in that regard. Even on TV it can be very difficult to see the ball. Now imagine how it must be for those ppl (like me) who have to rely on streams.

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Re: Monte Carlo camera positioning

It's only in the morning, I think, though - the angle of the sun first thing causes an odd reflective glare off the court and the ball does seem to disappear and reappear from it. But even when the sky is clear, in the afternoon it seems fine again.
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it's horrible and unwatchable , these people can't help themselves
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Re: Monte Carlo camera positioning

I agree...even last year during the epic Rafa/Roger final, it was SO hard to see what was going on...unless there was a passing cloud.
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Monte Carlo is better than Rome. Thats when you wait for the slow motion replays to exactly what kind of a winner was hit.
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Re: Monte Carlo camera positioning

The camera is terrible especially on center court. I can see the ball clearly on the other courts. What I like even better than a good aerial camera angle is the camera angle from behind the players.

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Monte Carlo is better than Rome. Thats when you wait for the slow motion replays to exactly what kind of a winner was hit.
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Yeah, Monte Carlo is quite bad in that regard. Even on TV it can be very difficult to see the ball. Now imagine how it must be for those ppl (like me) who have to rely on streams.
ouch, your eyes must be 10 degrees worse O_o
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Re: Monte Carlo camera positioning

I don't understand your complaints. I've seen all matches on centre court yesterday and not only the camera positioning was very good, but I was also able to see the ball as well. And I've been watching it on cable, not digital TV
Besides, courts here look more red than orange for me
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Just be happy , what about the people who can't see any
Monte Carlo on TV ?

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Agree 100%

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