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How they make the yellow line (Football Broadcasts)

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by Ken S, Jan 9, 2009.

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    Ken S

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    dbconsultant

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    Very cool! We've always wondered how they did that! Turns out it's a lot more complicated than we thought! We always thought there were sensors in the field markers! :lol:
     
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    paulman182

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    Thank you so much for the post. That's a very nice description of a process that is much more complex than I realized.
     
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    Nick

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    Very interesting...

    The question I have is how do they create a yellow line in snow? :p
     
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    spartanstew

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    Even I can do that.
     
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    RAD

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    Don't know if it was BS or not but I was talking with a Walt Disney Imagineer a few years ago and it came up that they did the original design work on the process for ESPN (both Disney companies).
     
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    cweave02

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    I've never tried, but have seen my Corgi do it well!
     
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    Mark Lamutt

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    That's pretty wild...
     
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    Michael D'Angelo

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    Thanks for the link Ken. I have always wondered what was involved and adding in the yellow line and I must see it is a lot more than I thought.

    I few years ago I was reading something talking about how much it cost to have it. I don't remember how much it was but I do remember it was a lot and now I can see why.
     
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    I wish they would apply some technology to make certain the officials spot the ball properly. How about an RFID chip in the ball that activates on the sound of a whistle? The chip signal could be captured/superimposed on a replay booth monitor to verify exact placement of forward progress/out-of-bounds decisions/crossing goal lines. Then we wouldn't have two officials who both missed the play standing there looking at each other waiting for one to have courage and make a decision.
     
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    by setting the color filter to only display on white. it was in the video. :)
     
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    Ken very good job finding that info. I am also amazed in all the work that is put in to make the line
     
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    Thanks. Brant! :sure:

    :lol:
     

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