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02-13-2013, 09:31 PM
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I love it too.

I find I can see the shooting lanes open up, and the plays develop more easily than the side view.

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02-13-2013, 09:44 PM
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I really like it. Sometimes the cameraman controls it poorly, but the way it lets you see shooting lanes open and close, battles in front of the net, and the goalie's movements all at once is awesome.

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02-13-2013, 09:46 PM
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I love it besides that every time they show it behind a flyers goalie a puck goes in the net. But yea other then that

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02-13-2013, 09:51 PM
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I love it so long as they don't try and pan down and stay with the shot when the play goes behind the net, although it's not as good as when they used an aerial camera during a Winter Classic to do the same sort of thing from just behind the blueline on the PP.

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02-13-2013, 09:56 PM
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I really like it, honestly. Don't get all the hate for it, if they don't do it all the time.

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02-13-2013, 09:58 PM
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I find it disorienting, probably because I'm used to the main camera angle they use, then they abruptly cut straight to the one behind the net.

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02-13-2013, 10:00 PM
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Love the angle. Just dont like it when they cut in and out of it too quick.

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02-13-2013, 10:01 PM
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Every time it goes to that angle, I am left wondering which genius came up with that idea.
The TV guys have camera discretion when broadcasting a game, and they probably like to throw that dumb behind-the-net angle in just to break up the monotony of the constant side angle. They CAN go to it, so they do. Problem is, when they go to the behind-the-net shot, IT SUCKS!!!!!! You lose all perspective of what's unfolding on the ice. It's a HORRIBLE angle and I wish they wouldn't ever go to it!

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02-13-2013, 10:03 PM
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I'd like it better if it was above the blue line instead of behind the net.

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02-13-2013, 10:06 PM
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If the angle was from the center towards the net then I could live with it. But the angle from the net is exactly the view that the offensive team is trying to make difficult to see what's unfolding.

If you can easily see the play unfold from that angle, then the offensive team is doing it wrong!

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02-13-2013, 10:07 PM
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I see there is a lot of love for the camera angle.

Yet, I maintain my opposition.

I find that you only can see one-half of the ice with that camera angle. So basically, I can only see 3 players from the PP team and 2 players from the SH team, most of the time.

Depending on the formations, this sometimes is increased to 4 and 3, respectively.

I rarely see the open man though, until it gets to him and he blasts a shot at the net. Which makes sense, since offensive-minded hockey players have the instinct to be stealth-like in the offensive zone.

Part of the excitement in being a fan is sitting there, seeing the open man, and feeling either excited or depressed (depending on which team is on the PP) that he might get the puck passed to him.

This camera angle removes that anticipation.

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02-13-2013, 10:10 PM
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I love it, I hate when they move to a different camera when it happens. My favorite camera for hockey to be honest.
I am not a big fan, but I agree it's best when they use it and only it to cover the offensive play on the PP.

I just like the play being shown in same way for the duration of the game. Also get annoyed when they switch to certain angles only to miss an actual play.

What particular broadcasts use it the most? I lose track. Some games you'll see it once or twice and never again.

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02-13-2013, 10:23 PM
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I see there is a lot of love for the camera angle.

Yet, I maintain my opposition.

I find that you only can see one-half of the ice with that camera angle. So basically, I can only see 3 players from the PP team and 2 players from the SH team, most of the time.

Depending on the formations, this sometimes is increased to 4 and 3, respectively.

I rarely see the open man though, until it gets to him and he blasts a shot at the net. Which makes sense, since offensive-minded hockey players have the instinct to be stealth-like in the offensive zone.

Part of the excitement in being a fan is sitting there, seeing the open man, and feeling either excited or depressed (depending on which team is on the PP) that he might get the puck passed to him.

This camera angle removes that anticipation.


You can see the whole play very clearly. The problem is when the guy controlling the camera pans way over to one side and tries to keep the puck in the middle of the shot instead of letting the whole play fill the screen. The angle, itself, is awesome; it's the production that's sometimes a problem for you.

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02-13-2013, 10:25 PM
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I love it. The pucks eventually coming to you. Easier to see the PP/PK unit's strategies too. Changes it up from the usual side-view.

Wish they used it more often if not always.

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02-13-2013, 10:27 PM
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It's fantastic if you can see the whole width of the ice.

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02-13-2013, 10:28 PM
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You can see the whole play very clearly. The problem is when the guy controlling the camera pans way over to one side and tries to keep the puck in the middle of the shot instead of letting the whole play fill the screen. The angle, itself, is awesome; it's the production that's sometimes a problem for you.
That's not a very good example. A lot of times, there's board work on the half-walls and corners which forces the camera to turn in order to see. But the rest of the players on the ice are just as important to the developing play are now cut off entirely.

Likewise with any behind-the-net play.

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02-13-2013, 10:32 PM
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Hate it!

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02-13-2013, 10:38 PM
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Didn't like it at first, but it started to grow on me and it's my fave angle now!

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I hate it when they change camera angles. I like the main camera.

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It's fantastic if you can see the whole width of the ice.
But what about behind the net I don't see a trapezoid?

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02-13-2013, 10:51 PM
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I'm certainly not a fan. If that were the primary angle used I'm sure I'd get used to it, but as of now it interrupts the consistency of the broadcast too much.

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Best Camera ever.

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I don't mind it but I prefer the regular camera. I have seen times where they use a camera from the opposite end, facing the powerplay from the opposite goal, I like that more.

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02-13-2013, 10:57 PM
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That's not a very good example. A lot of times, there's board work on the half-walls and corners which forces the camera to turn in order to see. But the rest of the players on the ice are just as important to the developing play are now cut off entirely.

Likewise with any behind-the-net play.
So, again, it's a matter of the way the camera is used, not a matter of the angle.

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02-13-2013, 10:58 PM
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Hate it. It cuts off too much of the ice whenever the puck isn't exactly centered and/or out near the blue line - in other words, most of the time. It also is like sitting in the end zone at a football game - depth perception is affected the further away the puck is.

I'm curious what percentage of people who like it have grown up playing hockey video games and just being used to that view.

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