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Ruder WM in Plovdiv 2018- TV Probleme bei der Ruder WM

Letzte Woche gingen die Ruder WM in Plovdiv zu Ende. Viele haben die Rennen zu Hause am PC … read more

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Letzte Woche gingen die Ruder WM in Plovdiv zu Ende. Viele haben die Rennen zu Hause am PC verfolgt.

Ist Euch auch aufgefallen: Die Übertragung der Weltmeisterschaften in Plovdiv waren nicht so toll.

Hier ein Beispiel auf dem Laptop während die Rennen liefen. Die Einblendung der Geschwindigkeitsdaten verdeckt die Boote. Man kann noch nicht mal sehen wer in Führung ist.

World Rowing TV coverage Graphik verdeck die Bugbälle.

Und das war nicht das Einzige: Hinzu kamen die Uneinigkeiten und Zwischenkommentare der Übertragungs – Crew. An einer Stelle – man hört das – gibt der Produzent Anweisungen an die Kommentatoren. Der Ton ist plötzlich weg.

Focus auf die unwichtigen Dinge.

Manchmal zoomte die Kamera so nahe an die Personen und Athleten heran, dass man nicht mehr sehen konnte wie dieser gerudert hat. Keine Ruder zu sehen. Diese Szenen dauerten und dauerten. Und dann, wenn wieder zurück gezoomt wurde konnte man sehen, wie deutlich sich das Feld verändert hatte. Positionskämpfe und Führungswechsel wurden verpasst. Schade, das alles konnte man nicht mitverfolgen.

Probleme durch das Kameraboot bei der Ruder WM 2018 in Plovdiv.

Die Aufnahmen vom Kameraboot, insbesondere die Seiteneinstellungen waren von zu weit Vorne. Durch diese Einstellungen konnte man nur vermuten wer an Führung lag. Einige Athleten beschwerten sich sogar später über die riesigen Wellen, die das Kameraboot in den Bahnen machte. Ärgerlich auch deshalb, weil die Kamerabahn gleichzeitig die Aufwärmbahn der Boote war (schaut Euch das Bild oben an. Der Achter ist auf der selben Bahn wie das Kameraboot).  Für die Crews die nahe zur Kamerabahn ihr Rennen fuhren nicht war das nicht sehr schön.

Es liegt uns fern Kritik zu betreiben. Insbesonders von Hause aus.  Aber wir waren mit unseren Beobachtungen nicht alleine. Wir haben einige Kollegen befragt, die vor Ort waren. Hier einige Antworten:

World Rowing TV problems Rachel Quarrel antwortet auf Twitter.

Rachel Quarrel @RowingVoice war schnell und bestätigte was wir gesehen hatten.

It’s often a local production company and they have to learn on the job during the week.

Und sie markierte in den sozialen Medien Martin Cross (kommentierte für World Rowing in English). Auch er bemerkte diese Probleme.

Er sagte dazu, dass 2 weitere Meisterschaften in Bulgarien waren:
There were two other World Champs in Bulgaria at the same time and the producer Stefan Rapp did an amazing job in very very very challenging circumstances…

Martin Cross on Twitter Martin Cross confirms TV problems

Wir fragten FISA zur Ruder WM in Plovdiv

Andrew Couper, Marketing Director der FISA antwortete in dem er uns ein Email zeigte, dass er seinen Sponsoren gesendet hat:

You will have noticed, that we were facing some unusual audio issues during today´s LIVE feed of the 2018 FISA World Rowing Championships in Plovdiv (BUL).

  • Insufficient audio mix of FISA commentators and ambience sound
  • FISA´s Live producer´s voice occasionally hearable in the LIVE signal

These issues are absolutely not in line with FISA´s expectations of a high-quality World Feed production at the pinnacle event of the rowing season = the World Championship.

We deeply apologize for this, but as World Rowing Productions (WRP) is not host producing this event we have just limited influence on the quality of the production.

We have identified the reasons for the audio problems and will do our very best to avoid any of those issues to happen again at tomorrow´s final day of the regatta.

Später meinte Andrew zu uns, dass es immer schwierig ist, wenn lokale Produzenten die Übertragung verantworten. Obwohl man sehr stark unterstützt hat man nicht die Kontrolle über die Übertragung:
You will note that this host production was by Bulgarian National Television not by FISA. We did our very best to help them but much of their equipment was well past its sell-by date (as was their audio-mixer) and some aspects were completely out of our control or influence.

Enttäuschte Fans

Es ist ziemlich klar, dass wir nicht die einzigen Fans der Ruder WM in Plovdiv sind, die enttäuscht von der Übertragung waren. Wir – die Zuschauer der grossen Rudernationen sind professionelle Kameraeinstellungen gewöhnt. Vielleicht sogar verwöhnt. Die Rennen in England, in Luzern oder Linz haben gezeigt wie es gut gemacht wird. Nicht jeder lokale oder nationale TV Sender weiss worauf man beim Rudern achten muss; weiss nicht was für uns besonders wichtig ist. Aber hier kann man die Teams vor Ort schulen und einweisen. Und das sollte im Vorfeld der Rennen gut gemacht werden. Zeitig genug. Klar, das alles kostet Geld und zusätzlich Zeit. Aber wenn wir unserer weltweite Rudergemeinde ausweiten wollen und neue Fans gewinnen wollen, geht das nur mit einer spannenden Darstellung und Übertragung der Rennen. FISA weiss das und die Nationalen Verbände auch.

Als Fan will ich letztenendes mitfiebern, will sehen wie das Wasser war, woher der Wind kam oder wann ein Team einen Druckspurt macht. Nach dem Rennen will ich mit Freunden diskutieren warum mein Team gewonnen oder verloren habt. Und dafür braucht es eine professionelle Übertragung.

Ich bin überzeugt die FISA war auch nicht zufrieden und arbeitet an diesem Thema.

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6 thoughts on “Ruder WM in Plovdiv 2018- TV Probleme bei der Ruder WM

  1. Hey, I assume feedback is left through this comment board.
    A few things:

    1. The spring in the handle looks like it could hit you in the middle of the abdomen if you draw too long. Has this issue been addressed?

    2. Surely it’s no trouble to secure the bit of foam/plastic to the seat; I really hope that comes into the product version.

    3. I really like what appear to be sculling grips on the handle. On my C2 model D ergo the blue plastic on the grip fell off with wear, I put on two grey croker sculling grips and they work much better: giving people the option to put on their own sculling grips would be a great change and fit in with your ‘indoor sculler’ theme.

    4. I really hope this version still moves, feels and is just like a rowing boat to the same degree as the last rowperfect. The only thing which looks like could alter is the new slide for the seat and their attatchment.

    I’m sure you’ve thought through all of this, I just thought some feedback could be useful.

  2. Hey, I assume feedback is left through this comment board.
    A few things:

    1. The spring in the handle looks like it could hit you in the middle of the abdomen if you draw too long. Has this issue been addressed?

    2. Surely it’s no trouble to secure the bit of foam/plastic to the seat; I really hope that comes into the product version.

    3. I really like what appear to be sculling grips on the handle. On my C2 model D ergo the blue plastic on the grip fell off with wear, I put on two grey croker sculling grips and they work much better: giving people the option to put on their own sculling grips would be a great change and fit in with your ‘indoor sculler’ theme.

    4. I really hope this version still moves, feels and is just like a rowing boat to the same degree as the last rowperfect. The only thing which looks like could alter is the new slide for the seat and their attatchment.

    I’m sure you’ve thought through all of this, I just thought some feedback could be useful.

  3. Does the seat still move, or is it fixed to the rear leg? Can’t quite tell from the video.

    Just a couple of thoughts to:
    a problem with the old row perfect, is that if you tilt the seat, it locks onto the rail, which actually makes it very easy (if uncomfortable) to row. An alternative.. ‘result’ might be more helpful.

    Similarly, unlike in a boat, only the seat tilts; it might be better to have the seat and foot carriage fixed to the rail and have the entire rail tilt; this would not only simulate a boat better, but it would be possible to have enough of a tilt to make it impossible to row. This may require some sort of balancing assistance. I suspect that a correctly selected/adjustable torsion spring would work best. That way, when the rail is almost level, it would remain so, but anything more than a degree or two of tilt would cause instability, as the rower’s weight is displaced further of centre.

    One other thing: the grips on the handle appear to be sculling grips. If so, they are the wrong way around! (I.e. the ends are under the pinkies, not the thumbs). A ‘G’ shaped handle might be a bit more bulky, but would give more space to draw further back at the finish and could have spring loading built into the handle, without needing any extra mechanisms.

  4. Does the seat still move, or is it fixed to the rear leg? Can’t quite tell from the video.

    Just a couple of thoughts to:
    a problem with the old row perfect, is that if you tilt the seat, it locks onto the rail, which actually makes it very easy (if uncomfortable) to row. An alternative.. ‘result’ might be more helpful.

    Similarly, unlike in a boat, only the seat tilts; it might be better to have the seat and foot carriage fixed to the rail and have the entire rail tilt; this would not only simulate a boat better, but it would be possible to have enough of a tilt to make it impossible to row. This may require some sort of balancing assistance. I suspect that a correctly selected/adjustable torsion spring would work best. That way, when the rail is almost level, it would remain so, but anything more than a degree or two of tilt would cause instability, as the rower’s weight is displaced further of centre.

    One other thing: the grips on the handle appear to be sculling grips. If so, they are the wrong way around! (I.e. the ends are under the pinkies, not the thumbs). A ‘G’ shaped handle might be a bit more bulky, but would give more space to draw further back at the finish and could have spring loading built into the handle, without needing any extra mechanisms.

  5. The seat does move, Mike but only along the shorter flange at the back of the bar (I guess this is about 50-60cm long)/

    You are right about people ‘locking’ the seat into place. I think this won’t happen because the new design instead of having four rollers under the seat – one on each corner – it will have two large ones spanning the width which will still allow the seat to move sideways but not to the same degree.

    I like your idea about the entire thing tilting… reminds me of trying to ergo while sitting on a wobble cushion. But since I’m not an engineer I won’t comment on whether this i possible or commercially viable.

    The grips are, I believe, sculling grips. Does it matter if they are the ‘wrong’ way round? How would you construct a G-shaped handle to allow grips to be put on and off?

    Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments.

    Best wishes

    Rebecca and Grant

  6. The seat does move, Mike but only along the shorter flange at the back of the bar (I guess this is about 50-60cm long)/

    You are right about people ‘locking’ the seat into place. I think this won’t happen because the new design instead of having four rollers under the seat – one on each corner – it will have two large ones spanning the width which will still allow the seat to move sideways but not to the same degree.

    I like your idea about the entire thing tilting… reminds me of trying to ergo while sitting on a wobble cushion. But since I’m not an engineer I won’t comment on whether this i possible or commercially viable.

    The grips are, I believe, sculling grips. Does it matter if they are the ‘wrong’ way round? How would you construct a G-shaped handle to allow grips to be put on and off?

    Thanks so much for your thoughtful comments.

    Best wishes

    Rebecca and Grant

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