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NancyP

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Re: New super tele
« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2018, 02:07:50 pm »

Sports is there already, what with all the wi-fi-ing (or other radio format) cameras hung off the rafters, goal posts, etc.
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shadowblade

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Re: New super tele
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2018, 03:20:08 pm »

Sports is there already, what with all the wi-fi-ing (or other radio format) cameras hung off the rafters, goal posts, etc.

Not really. They're the equivalent of blind, staring eyes focused on key points.

I'm talking about cameras intelligently focusing on designated subjects and other key subjects (similar to eye AF, but able to be told to focus on a greater variety of things), mounted on similarly-aware gimbals, rails or drones to be able to compose or seek better angles of view,. Basically a team of virtual photographers, all controlled from a central workstation, not just a network of dumb, staring cameras pre-focused at the goals and live-streaming whatever happens to occur there.
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Re: New super tele
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2018, 04:25:15 pm »

Those technologies are likely to be developped for the automatic video capture of large sports events.

That has less and less to do with photography because it removes from the capturing act the human decision.

Just like riding an antomated car cannot be called driving.

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Re: New super tele
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2018, 06:28:27 pm »

Those technologies are likely to be developped for the automatic video capture of large sports events.

That has less and less to do with photography because it removes from the capturing act the human decision.

Just like riding an antomated car cannot be called driving.

Cheers,
Bernard

They do represent photography. Unlike the driverless car passenger, the photographer isn't just there for the ride. Merely that the photographer becomes more like a shoot coordinator, deciding on what to shoot, what angles and compositions, etc. rather than having to hold the camera directly and manually adjust the lens and press the buttons. Basically, it's getting the camera and mount out of the way of the creative process.

You could do the same thing for wildlife, setting up cameras near waterholes or game trails, or mounting them on drones to seek out specific things.
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