Originally Posted by advocate2
Tennis is a sport that really looks better in 3D. The perspective on the ball .becomes more defined in 3D. They use many more court level cameras behind the players to get the proper views.
Just got to see 3D Tennis. ESPN3D just reran 2011 Wimbeldon match between Murray and Nadal. Got to see all the good and bad and to test my equipment out. At the start of the match they had full sun and you could see really good 3d. In the first set I saw a couple of studders that weren't hardware related.
Towards the end of the first set the sun was dropping and the west side of the court became shaded. The 3D effect was less pronounced in the darker areas. I expected this to happen. Murray was serving to Nadal on the south side of the court. I saw a glare on the TV. At first I thought it was a reflection on the glasses or TV(I always watch TV in a light controlled room). I tilted my head to the left and then to the right. The glare did not go away. I realized that it was part of the broadcast. The camera moved to the right and the glare went away. Then the camera moved back to the left and the glare came back. Shortly thereafter the camera moved further to the left and 6 sided flares should up on the screen.
If you have ever worked with 35mm photography and wide angle lenses you would have seen these. Back in the 70's I took slides of Bridal Vale falls with a 28mm or 35mm lens. When I got back to Houston and processed the film, all of the slides of the falls from the base to the top taken with a wide angle lens had flares in them. I should have been prepared for that.
All in all it was a good experience and hopefully a forebearer of what's to come. Hopefully the 3D cameras have improved and the recording/broadcast techniques have improved. Regardless this is going to be an enjoyable Memorial day!
Time to watch Sharapova and Kvitova!