How many video cameras are used for cricket broadcasting?


The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 is kicking off now and it is possibly the biggest event on the cricket fanatic's calendar. The number of people who are going to watch the matches is amazing - according to Star Sports, which has the television and digital broadcast rights in many parts of the world including India, 2.5 billion people across the world have access to the live pictures, covering more than 200 territories. If you happen to be living in a country that does not broadcast the matches live on television, you can still follow the action along on the Internet.

The actual process of getting the action from the World Cup venues to your house is pretty cool too. This year, Star Sports confirmed that there are some special enhancements that have not been seen before which will add to the fun of watching the action at home.

The matches are being broadcast in HD, and aside from that seven matches will be broadcast in 4K, a first for the tournaments. These will be...

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Choosing how many cameras you would like to use in your broadcast is important to how the overall setup of your broadcast will be. When deciding how many cameras you need, please consider the following scenarios. Remember, the options listed below are not the only streaming options available, but will serve as a good example.

One Camera

The Web Broadcaster is a simple encoder that allows you to pull in the source from one of your cameras. This will generally work best with your built in web camera (if you have one). If you don't, USB cameras work best. The Teradek VidiU allows you to broadcast live video directly to the web without a computer. Some video cameras come ready to broadcast to Ustream directly from the Settings of the camera. Pros One camera broadcasts generally don't use much CPU usage from your computer. Cons This will limit the production value of your broadcast, as you will not be able to incorporate various shots into your stream.


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It’s almost time for the showpiece event of one of Britain’s most popular sports. The 2015 Ashes sees England once again battle Australia over 5 tests, with only victory enough for England to regain that sacred urn.

But what does that have to do with tech? Well, cricket is actually one of the leading sports in the world for embracing new technologies. Here is some of the tech we’ll see take to the field over the coming weeks.

Decision Review System (DRS)

One of cricket’s most revolutionary, and controversial, technologies was the introduction of the Decision Review System. Officially launched in November 2009, the DRS allows teams a certain number of challenges to an umpire’s decision. Should a fielding side disagree with a batsman being given not out, or a batsman beg to differ on being given out, they can use the DRS in an attempt to overturn that decision. Should the DRS be activated, the off-field third umpire is able to use a raft of technology...

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Who provides the technology and what is its background?

Hawkeye: Hawkeye Innovations, based in Basingstoke and owned by Sony, was founded by Dr Paul Hawkins and first used by Channel 4 for its cricket broadcasting during the 2001 Ashes. It will now provide goal-line technology in football.

Hot Spot: BBG Sports, a company based in Melbourne, developed Hot Spot along with Sky Sports. It is also used in Australia, where cricket rights are owned by Channel 9. Four specialist cameras are used at each match at a cost of around...

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Seeing today’s surveillance tecnologies, it can be concluded that there is a srongly growing industry trend towards replacing analog CCTV (Closed-Circuit Television) with IP (Internet Protocol) systems. Concerning to the fact that some level of protecting homes, working places, possessions and personal safety is inevitable, I’m more and more interested in building customized IP camera solutions. That’s why I’m going to outline one of the most important fields of IP camera programming in the form of this article.

Although any IP camera allows you to view its image in a webbrowser, it doesn’t enable to integrate that into your own website. In this article I’ll show how to build live IP camera streaming into your website to be able to monitor the area that is under video surveillance.

For protecting your property by installing an IP surveillance system, a high-quality security IP camera is essentially needed. An IP camera (also called ’network...

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The horse race that stops the nation, Australia's the Melbourne Cup, will this year be streamed live on Twitter Tuesday, competing with the Seven Network's stream and live TV broadcast of the race.

The Melbourne Cup is not the first sport that Twitter has live streamed, but is the first outside the United States.

Earlier this year the National Football League (NFL) in the United States announced Twitter as "its exclusive partner" to stream certain games to a global audience for the 2016 NFL Regular Season.

The deal worth US$10 million dollars for ten Thursday night games, far less than the US$45 million per game paid by CBS and NBC.

Some of the ten games have already been streamed and referred to by the hashtag #TNF on Twitter.

Reports of the success of the streams have varied, but the numbers are lower than for traditional television broadcasts.

The first stream averaged an audience of 243,000, with each viewer watching 22 minutes of the...

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This is the hilarious moment a Sky News presenter was caught on camera practising his cricket during a live broadcast.

In footage which has emerged online, Emmy award winning journalist Colin Brazier, unaware his actions were being broadcast to the nation, is seen playing what appears to be a cricket shot.

Simon Ricketts tweeted the video, complimenting Mr Brazier on his “nice cover drive”.

Even revered cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew had some kind words about the 48-year-old, saying he “shows promise".

However not everyone was so complimentary about the presenter, with one person adding "doesn't get his foot out anywhere near close enough to the pitch of the ball, bit wafty too".

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Technologies used in cricket:

Technologies used in cricket Presented by:- Sanjay Mahato

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One of the most used technologies to judge the trajectory of the ball HAWK - EYE

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Hawk-Eye is a computer system used in cricket, tennis, snookers and other sports to visually track the path of the ball and display a record of its most statistically likely path as a moving image. Hawk-Eye is the most innovative technology provider in sports broadcasting and is a development that will reinforce the group's presence and influence. Introduction

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Hawk-eye can track any type of bounce, spin, swing and seam movement of the ball. Give a prediction as accurate as 99.99...
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BBC Test Match Special has live commentary on every ball of England's one-day and Twenty20 matches against India in January and February.

The one-day matches can be heard on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, BBC Radio 4 Long Wave and via the BBC Sport website and app, with updates on Radio 5 live, but the Twenty20 matches will not be available on Long Wave.

In addition, you can follow live text commentary on the BBC Sport website and sign up for wicket alerts on the BBC Sport app.

Our commentary team for the ODIs is Simon Mann, Charles Dagnall and Prakash Wakankar, with summarisers Simon Hughes, Isa Guha and Sunil Gavaskar. Simon, Charles Dagnall and Isa will be commentating on the T20s

England, who lost the Test series 4-0, play three ODIS and three T20s.

Online video highlights

The BBC has signed a new deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board to show online match clips and highlights.

The deal, for those in the UK only, covers...

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The production will be among the most sophisticated ever too, with 28 cameras, including seven ultra-motion cameras, Spidercam as well as graphics with key analytics, all of which will take the viewer right to the heart of the action.

The control room is where the story of a cricket match is written for anyone who isn't at the ground. The director is the narrator, and along with the producer, who sits in the commentary box, he crafts the story that the world sees.
Some of it is played by ear, especially in unscripted situations, such as the one after the final, but control room team is well prepared all the same. "When we get to crunch time, we know which camera will be on the batsman, which one on the crowds, another near the team dressing rooms, one on the celebrities," a prominent cameraman explains.
"It is very difficult to cut otherwise. You are trying to capture everything on the field, because remember, the viewer is only watching one camera. So you want him to feel...

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In Australia, TV is shot/transmitted at 25 frames a second – kind of. In fact much tv is shot at 50 interlaced 'fields' per second. The difference between progressive and interlaced has been covered here a fair bit, and if you are interested have a look at Wikipedia. Basically, 2 interlaced fields make up 1 frame.

The decision whether to shoot 25p or 50i is essentially a creative decision, but interlaced tends to reproduce fast action better, and progressive has a 'filmic' look. Sports and news are usually shot in interlaced, drama in progressive ( there's exceptions to most rules...)

I don't work on cricket on the whole but I believe they usually have 2 'super slo-mo' cameras – Sonys I think although Thomson/Grass Valley do make some; these shoot 150i or 75p I think? They also use 2 extreme slo-mo cameras, 1 each end. Previously they've used Phantom cameras such as the V640. The problem with these is they don't have a B4 mount which most television lenses use, so you...

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Camera system Hawk-Eye at the

Kremlin Cup

tennis tournament on 20 October 2012, Moscow

Hawk-Eye is a complex computer system used officially in numerous sports such as cricket, tennis, Gaelic football, badminton, hurling, Rugby Union, association football and volleyball, to visually track the trajectory of the ball and display a record of its statistically most likely path as a moving image.[1]

Hawk-Eye was developed in the United Kingdom by Paul Hawkins. The system was originally implemented in 2001 for television purposes in cricket. The system works via six (sometimes seven) high-performance cameras, normally positioned on the underside of the stadium roof, which track the ball from different angles. The video from the six cameras is then triangulated and combined to create a three-dimensional representation of the trajectory of the ball. Hawk-Eye is not infallible and is accurate to within 5 millimetres (0.19 inch) but is generally trusted as an impartial...

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At any Cricket match in today's generation you find a wide array of media and production teams interviewing or commentator providing the on going news scores and updates of many others.

Behind this a lot of work is done by respective production teams

Behind the scenes of production

What kind of cameras or equipment they use during the match. : An incredible amount of equipment is used to produce a telecast the match. Over 30 cameras are used,thousands if meters of cabling,numerous microphones and computer systems,all fed back to a tuck from which the broadcast is fed our to the world. With Stump cam,Do you need to check it after the wicket has hit : Absolutely the Stump cam is a robust camera protected by the Stump and of course we can see out it so it'll soon become apparent if it has broken.That said ,it has to been to be broken. With players now wearing microphones in some games,do they encounter issues?Do they train the players on how to use it? : They...
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Modern digital television camera with a DIGI SUPER 86II xs lens from


. The camera was used during a bandy match between Hammarby and GAIS in Elitserien, Zinkendamms IP (Stockholm) 2012-02-11.

A professional video camera (often called a television camera even though the use has spread beyond television) is a high-end device for creating electronic moving images (as opposed to a movie camera, that earlier recorded the images on film). Originally developed for use in television studios, they are now also used for music videos, direct-to-video movies, corporate and educational videos, marriage videos etc. Since the 2010s, most of the professional video cameras are digital professional video cameras.

With the advent of digital video capture in the 2000s, the distinction between professional video cameras and movie cameras disappeared as the intermittent mechanism became the same. Nowadays, mid-range cameras exclusively used for television and other works...

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