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Video Recording Matches: How do you do it?

Posted By: Taper_Mike
Date: Thursday, 4 July 2013, at 8:58 p.m.

In Response To: Video Recording Matches: How do you do it? (Matthew Gruman)

Best ustream backgammon match
The first of these links gives Yoshi’s setup.

Best ustream backgammon match
This is Mochy’s invitation for you to send questions to him or Kinchan (a.k.a. Yoshi).

Best ustream backgammon match
Ben shares some of his tips.

Camera setups for videorecording matches?
Yoshi describes a couple of different recording options: Low cost and higher cost.

Jeremy Bagai recommends a stand-alone digicam so you are not tethered to a computer. He shoots for his own use, however, not for broadcast. He uses a low, table-top, tripod that has an angled view. For this, he assures me, a wide-angle attachment is a must. Even then, the low camera angle sometimes obscures the dice, so you have to wait for the checker play before transcibing those moves.

IMO, Justin and Rynell Nunez shoot some of the best broadcast videos in the USA. They use an elaborate rig, with an overhead camera that sits on an inexpensive frame constructed from PVC pipes. All is lashed to the computer, of course, from which the live stream is transmitted. Justin’s black-and-white backgammon board is one nice feature that I did not appreciate initially. But then I saw how bad the color shifts are using the automatic white balance built into inexpensive most web cams. The auto WB locks onto the grays of his board perfectly.

At this time, however, no one can touch Yoshi. In the last year, he set new standards for all of us.



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