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Old 09.11.2017, 09:14 PM
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The dense fog that hovered inside Gillette Stadium during the New England Patriots’ Week 7 game against the Atlanta Falcons was a nuisance to many. Julio Jones complained about it, and the Patriots’ video team was forced to get creative. But for NBC, it might’ve been a blessing in disguise. The fog rendered the network’s traditional field camera angle useless for much of the second half, prompting it to utilize SkyCam as the primary angle. Well, NBC and its viewers apparently loved what they saw, as SkyCam will be used as the main camera angle when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Tennessee Titans in Week 11 for “Thursday Night Football,” the network announced Thursday. “We are excited to present a game with the majority of live-action coverage coming from SkyCam,” Fred Gaudelli, executive producer of NBC “Sunday Night Football” and “Thursday Night Football,” said in a statement. “After pivoting out of necessity to SkyCam in the New England fog, we’ve been aggressively planning and testing with the intent of utilizing the system for a full game.” The now-infamous fog game wasn’t the only factor in NBC’s decision, however. In fact, the network is looking to tap into the “Madden NFL” experience. “Younger generations of NFL fans have grown accustomed to watching football from this angle through their love of video games,” Gaudelli said. “This telecast will have a look and feel akin to that experience. We’ll still have our full complement of cameras and will revert to traditional coverage when situations dictate, but the primary viewing experience of the game will come from the SkyCam angle.” While it remains to be seen how effective SkyCam will be when used throughout an entire game, it’s tough to argue the angle doesn’t present an exciting break from the norm. NBC did not specify whether the Nov. 16 broadcast will be a one-off, or if the network plans to do something similar for future broadcasts.

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Old 09.11.2017, 09:44 PM
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we saw the single sky-cam during the fog game used for the whole 2nd half so maybe the dual one will make the "madden view" fun for a whole game ok.guess NBC are trying something new for TNF.
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Despite my initial reservations I could easily get used to this. The trajectory of the passes into open windows and the routes used by WR can be more appreciated by this angle.

My worry was that balls thrown deep made get lost but that wasn't the case. Mixed in with the more traditional camera angle, SkyCam showed it could be a more longer term thing
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Old 07.12.2017, 07:38 PM
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get ready for more Skycam in week 15.NBC have said the much anticipated Colts @ Broncos TNF game will also be primarily viewed from above or behind.
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Old 07.12.2017, 07:58 PM
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get ready for more Skycam in week 15.NBC have said the much anticipated Colts @ Broncos TNF game will also be primarily viewed from above or behind.
Like I needed another reason not to watch this game...
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Old 07.12.2017, 08:03 PM
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Like I needed another reason not to watch this game...
definetly a hard game to watch,we also have 2 Saturday games this week but the early one is Bears @ Lions which doesn't sound any better.
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Old 07.12.2017, 11:27 PM
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Wasn't a fan of this during Steelers-Titans the other week. It's good for replays but didn't like it as the default camera.
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one you get used to it, its a good way to view the game and judge the play.
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one you get used to it, its a good way to view the game and judge the play.
completely agree with this.
OP, thanks for posting and thanks for the link. found it useful!
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Detest it.
Thats from someone who plays Madden which uses that view too.
"floats" around too much. The movement is almost constant and zooming at the same time, making tracking the ball harder.

Never enjoyed watching sports from an end-on/north-south axis view.
Dislike away "ends" in soccer and prefer to be in a corner of a side.
My soccer season ticket has always been on a side approx 25 yards from goal for that reason.
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